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Ronak Janani

Dr Ronak Janani

Research Associate


Summary

Ronak started her PhD at SHU in 2014 in the field of sol-gel chemistry and energy storage. Her PhD was focused on sol-gel fabrication of ionogel electrolytes for double-layer supercapacitors. Following her PhD, Ronak used her background in sol-gel chemistry to enter the field of biomaterials by researching into bioactive glass ceramics for healthcare applications. She is currently part of the iPSpine project which aims to design a novel therapy for chronic lower back pain related to disc degeneration.


Publications

Key Publications

Janani, R., Mader, K., Roberts, A.J., Farmilo, N., & Sammon, C. (2018). Fast-cure ionogel electrolytes with improved ion transport kinetics at room temperature. Journal of Power Sources, 406, 141-150. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.10.049

Janani, R. (2019). Synthesis and characterisation of sol-gel based ionogels as electrolyte forsupercapacitors. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Farmilo, N. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00192

Deng, W., Backhouse, D.J., Kabir, F., Janani, R., Bigharaz, M., Wardlow, A., ... Bingham, P. (2019). An ancient technology could help deliver decarbonisation. Glass International, 42 (7), 47-49. https://www.glass-international.com/issues/view/july-august-2019

Janani, R., Farmilo, N., Roberts, A., & Sammon, C. (2021). Sol-gel synthesis pathway and electrochemical performance of ionogels: A deeper look into the importance of alkoxysilane precursor. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 569, 120971. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2021.120971

Boyes, V.L., Janani, R., Partridge, S., Fielding, L.A., Breen, C., Foulkes, J., ... Sammon, C. (2021). One-pot precipitation polymerisation strategy for tuneable injectable Laponite®-pNIPAM hydrogels: Polymerisation, processability and beyond. Polymer, 233, 124201. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2021.124201

Journal articles

Janani, R., Deng, W., Backhouse, D.J., Kabir-Kazi, F., Wie-Addo, G., Jones, A.H., ... Bingham, P. (2022). Paving the way to Net Zero by repurposing waste. Glass International, 45 (1), 39-43.

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