Institutt for energi- og petroleumsteknologi
David Hall is an Associate Professor in Battery Technology at the Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering. His research focuses on fundamentals and applications of interfacial electrochemistry for sustainable energy storage. His scientific interests are especially related to improving understanding of physico-chemical processes at electrode-electrolyte interfaces.
Before joining UiS in 2023, he studied chemistry and materials science at Western University in London, Canada. He then researched nickel-based catalyst materials for sustainable hydrogen production at the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Ottawa, supervised by Prof. Barry MacDougall and Dr. Christina Bock. He received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, where he researched electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries. He then joined the Nuclear Waste Management Organization in Toronto as a Corrosion Scientist and Project Manager of academic, government, and industrial research projects. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Dalhousie University, he then studied characterization methods, electrolytes for fast charging, and additive synthesis for lithium-ion batteries. Hall moved to the University of Cambridge in 2019, where he was a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry and the Joint Project Lead for the Faraday Institution Degradation Project, a UK-wide research consortium studying lithium-ion battery lifetime. He was also a By-Fellow and a Director of Studies in Natural Sciences at Hughes Hall, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge.
- Electrolyte oxidation pathways in lithium-ion batteries | Journal of the American Chemical Society
- Prospects for lithium-ion batteries and beyond—a 2030 vision | Nature Communications
- New chemical insights into the beneficial role of Al2O3 cathode coatings in lithium-ion cells | ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
- Synthesis and evaluation of difluorophosphate salt electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries | Journal of the Electrochemical Society
- Ester-based electrolytes for fast charging of energy-dense lithium-ion batteries | Journal of Physical Chemistry C