Royce Technology Platform Lead Dr Robert House named in Forbes 30 under 30 list

Dr Robert House, Royce Technology Platform Lead for Inert Sample Preparation and Characterisation has been listed amongst Europe’s top scientists and innovators under 30. 

Forbes magazine has this week released its 30 Under 30 list for 2023, unveiling the most talented people under 30 years-old in the fields of entertainment, science, healthcare, technology and finance. Royce Technology Platform Lead Dr Robert House has been recognised amongst the top young innovators in the Science and Healthcare category.

In order to find the Europe’s most promising young talent, Forbes review thousands of applications through several rounds of evaluation. Factors including candidates’ impact on their industry, market, society, and future potential are considered throughout the selection process. Quantifiable data such as funds raised, awards won, revenues and number of people impacted are also taken into account.

Robert works as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Materials at Royce Partner University of Oxford. Following a first degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, Robert completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford, focused on cathode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries. In 2021, he was awarded an independent research fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering to establish his own research group which focuses on understanding the structural and electrochemical properties of materials for energy storage.

In his work, he employs a wide range of tools including spectroscopy, diffraction, synthetic techniques, and other advanced materials characterisation methods.  He has also collaborated with several internationally recognised companies in the battery industry. Since 2021, Robert has been leading Royce’s Inert Sample Preparation and Characterisation Technology Platform at the University of Oxford.

The Inert Sample Preparation and Characterisation platform Robert manages enables seamless transfer under continuous inert atmosphere from preparation stage through to a range of characterisation techniques, eliminating the risk of reaction with ambient moisture, CO2 or O2. The platform aligns into the Royce research area for Electrochemical Systems research and facilitates a range of activities including inert preparation, bulk and surface characterisation, spectroscopy and atom probe capabilities.

For access enquires to the Inert Sample Preparation and Characterisation Platform, please contact royce.access@materials.ox.ac.uk.