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Bos Group - Energy Materials

  Welcome to the Bos group pages. We are an experimental solid state chemistry group with an interest in materials that may underpin current and future energy technologies.  

Left to right: Jan-Willem Bos, Maryana Asaad, Sonia Barczak and Srinivas Popuri.



  • Jan-Willem is Guest Editor for a Special Issue on "Half-Heusler, Silicide and Zintl-type Thermoelectric Materials" in Materials. For manuscript submission please follow this link.

  • June 2018 - The Special Issue in Materials is now up to eight published papers, including great work on half-Heuslers and silicides by some of the leading academic groups. The deadline has been extended to end of July.

  • May 2018 - Congratulations to Kathryn MacIntosh for winning the AWE prize for best materials chemistry project for her work on half-Heusler thermoelectrics. Also to Mary Jones for winning the Watt medal for best student in the graduating year. Well done!

  • April 2018 - Sonia's successfully defends her PhD thesis. Well done Dr Barczak, many congratulations!

  • March 2018 - Sonia's paper on the impact of interstitial Ni on the electrical and thermal properties of TiNiSn is published in the Special Issue on Half-Heusler, Silicide and Zintl-type Thermoelectrics in Materials.

  • March 2018 - Jan-Willem is on the programme committee and chairs the Physical Crystallography Group "Hot Topics" session at the BCA Spring Meeting at the University of Warwick.


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