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Materials Chemistry Group


Sarah Alya Firnadya

Research Interests

My research interest is mainly about materials for energy storage for off-grid and on-grid applications. The main objective is to obtain a battery that has considerable capacity with longer life-time, better safety, and more affordable prices to be another alternative of the commercial Lithium Ion Battery. Currently, I am working on Zinc-ion batteries.

Before joining the MPhil program in University of Cambridge, I focused on Lithium Titanate (Li4Ti5O12) for Lithium battery anode for my bachelor’s degree thesis in Universitas Indonesia. Afterwards, I spent 2 years working for Akuo Energy Indonesia, a renewable energy company, working on off-grid projects in Indonesia’s rural villages.

Non-research Interests

My interests apart from my research is traveling, swimming, learning new languages and occasionally diving.