Roza Bouchal, Ph.D.
I was born in Algeria, where I had my entire education until I obtained my Master's degree. Then I moved to France for my Ph.D. studies at Charles Gerhardt Institute of Montpellier, under the supervision of Dr. Peter Hesemann. My Ph.D. work was on the synthesis and physical chemistry of ionic liquids and silica materials (molecular synthesis, sol-gel chemistry, material synthesis using soft templating approach, ion exchange). During my first postdoctoral position, I have discovered another fascinating scientific field where I was involved in studying aqueous electrolytes for energy storage devices with Dr. Frédéric Favier and Dr. Olivier Fontaine. I am currently a researcher at the Chalmers University of Technology within Patrik Johansson's group, where my focus is on electrolyte design and characterisation for next-generation batteries such as Li-S and Na-ion batteries. My goal as a researcher is to combine material synthesis and electrochemistry to construct safer, performant, and suitable batteries. Through this amazing network, I wish to transfer the knowledge I gained during these years to young students and, at the same time, interact with other talented female scientists.