Dr Mahdokht Shaibani is an expert in materials synthesis, engineering, and scale-up for next-generation energy storage systems. Mahdokht specializes in Lithium-Sulfur batteries, Flow batteries, Supercapacitors, and Lithium-ion capacitors. She has conducted research in developing Expansion –tolerant (ET) architectures for ultra-high capacity electrode materials such as sulfur and silicon, fabrication of Permselective membrane separators, synthesis of Graphene and Carbon materials for supercapacitor applications, and exploring the use of lithium-sulfur batteries for more sustainable and clean transportation and grid storage.
Mahdokht is the lead researcher and coordinator of a scale-up manufacturing and commercialization lithium-sulfur battery project between diverse research, industry, and R&D partners across Australia, Thailand, China, and Germany. She leads a research group of PhD students working on different aspects of a diverse range of energy storage systems including lithium-sulfur battery, lithium–silicon battery, and Vanadium redox battery.
Mahdokht’s educational background includes a BSc in Materials Engineering from Shiraz University, an MSc in the same discipline from University of Tehran, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on Energy Storage Systems from Monash University, Australia.