Dr. Luke Saunders

Dr Luke Saunders received his PhD from Newcastle University. His PhD work was based upon researching the use of calculating diffusion coefficients from electrochemical data for gas sensors. He previously worked within the battery manufacturing industry before joining the research group. Currently, he is working on researching the degradation characteristics of Li-ion batteries.  

Research Interests

Battery applications and materials, analytical electrochemistry methods, battery manufacturing technology. 

Work Experience

2020 – present: Research Associate, Newcastle University (Electrochemistry of Li-ion batteries)

2018 – 2020: Chemical Engineer, Total (Battery manufacturing and research)

2013: Laboratory Technician, MacDermid Offshore Solutions (Product testing)

2012-2013: Research Assistant, WD-40 (Product testing and development)


2014 – 2018: PhD in Chemistry, Newcastle University (Electrochemical analysis and diffusion characteristics of gas sensors)

2008 – 2012: MChem in Chemistry, Northumbria University (Demonstrating isomeric specificity in enzymes)