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Ziyauddin Khan

Principal Research Engineer, Docent

About Ziyauddin

Ziyauddin earned his PhD in Chemistry from the department of chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India, in 2013 on topic hydrogen generation by semiconductor photocatalysis. After, a short period of visiting postdoc at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, he joined as postdoctoral research associate at Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Republic of Korea in early 2014. At UNIST, he worked in the areas of hybrid Na-air batteries and hybrid supercapacitors.

Following three-year postdoc at UNIST, Ziyauddin joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics to work with Prof. Xavier Crispin, in 2017, where his work focused on the development of highly concentrated polymer electrolyte for multivalent organic batteries. In 2020, he received research grant from ÅForsk foundation for the development of aqueous Zn ion batteries.

He is interested in fundamental and applied studies/research that relate to the development of multivalent organic batteries based on aqueous, non-aqueous and solid-state electrolytes. He is serving as an associate editor for "Frontiers in Nanotechnology" and guest editor for "Frontiers in Energy Research". He also served as a guest editor for a special issue in journal “Catalyst” published by MDPI in 2019-2020. 

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Divyaratan Kumar, Leandro R. Franco, Nicole Abdou, Rui Shu, Anna Martinelli, C. Moyses Araujo, Johannes Gladisch, Viktor Gueskine, Reverant Crispin, Ziyauddin Khan (2024) Water-in-Polymer Salt Electrolyte for Long-Life Rechargeable Aqueous Zinc-Lignin Battery Energy & Environmental Materials Continue to DOI
Pallavi B. Jagdale, Sai Rashmi Manippady, Rohit Anand, Geunsik Lee, Akshaya Kumar Samal, Ziyauddin Khan, Manav Saxena (2024) Agri-waste derived electroactive carbon-iron oxide nanocomposite for oxygen reduction reaction: an experimental and theoretical study RSC Advances, Vol. 14, p. 12171-12178 Continue to DOI


Divyaratan Kumar, Ujwala Ail, Zhixing Wu, Emma Björk, Magnus Berggren, Viktor Gueskine, Xavier Crispin, Ziyauddin Khan (2023) Zinc salt in "Water-in-Polymer Salt Electrolyte" for Zinc-Lignin Batteries: Electroactivity of the Lignin Cathode ADVANCED SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS, Vol. 7, Article 2200433 Continue to DOI
Aiman Rahmanudin, Ziyauddin Khan, Klas Tybrandt, Nara Kim (2023) Sustainable stretchable batteries for next-generation wearables Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 11, p. 22718-22736 Continue to DOI
Ziyauddin Khan, Anna Martinelli, Leandro R. Franco, Divyaratan Kumar, Alexander Idstrom, Lars Evenas, C. Moyses Araujo, Xavier Crispin (2023) Mass Transport in "Water-in-Polymer Salt" Electrolytes Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 35, p. 6382-6395 Continue to DOI


Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices

Batteries and Supercapacitors

Water in salt electrolyte
Organic polymers, hard carbon and metal oxides as electrodes
Zn-ion battery
Zn-air battery


Positions and education

2019: Principal Research Engineer, LOE, LiU, Sweden
2017-2019: Post doc scholarship, LOE, LiU, Sweden
2014-2017: Post doc, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsa, Republic of Korea
2013: Visiting researcher, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
2013: PhD, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India
2007: Master of Science, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India