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Serena Cussen


Serena Cussen

University of Sheffield, UK

Serena Cussen is Chair of Functional Nanomaterials at the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

A recipient of the RSC Journal of Materials Chemistry lectureship in 2017, her research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials in particular for applications in energy storage and the environment, with an emphasis on understanding their intimate structure-property interplay. She leads multiple multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research activities, including the UK Faraday Institution project on Next Generation Cathodes for Li-ion batteries (FutureCat). She is deeply committed to early career researcher mentoring, the promotion of women in science and engineering and public outreach activities, sitting on the Faraday Institution Diversity Panel, EPSRC’s Energy Strategic Advisory Committee & RSC’s Equity in Publishing group. She also sits on multiple beamtime access panels in the UK and EU.