Author Archives: Umesh Tiwari


Dr Umesh Tiwari is the Regional Application Specialist for Malvern Panalytical Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. In his role, he provides application support to customers. Not only in terms of recommending the type of instrumentation, but also helping them to expand their materials research through the use of complementary experimental techniques. He has close to 20 years of experience in X-ray analytical methodology, instrumentation and analytical techniques. Prior to joining Malvern Panalytical, he worked with Tata Research as well as the Solid State Physics Laboratory as a senior scientist India. Dr Tiwari has a PhD in Material Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru Vishvavidyalaya University. His focus was on structural defect engineering in semiconductors and characterization through X-ray Diffraction and other analytical techniques. He specializes in materials analysis using X-ray diffraction, particularly for thin films research, energy and data storage, pharmaceuticals, cement, metals and industrial minerals.

Published 31 Dec 2020

Our top 2020 battery stories

2020 is coming to an end – and what a year it’s been! At Malvern Panalytical, among other activities, we’ve been busy blogging about batteries – with stories ranging from the history of battery material analysis to the trends that…READ MORE >

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Published 19 Aug 2020

Battery analysis – an energetic research area

Energy is something that we all need and most of us depend upon electricity. We also need to store this electrical energy so that we can use it when and where we need it. We have become accustomed to mobile…READ MORE >

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Published 21 Jul 2020

Closing the gap – how to solve the battery market’s sustainability problem

It’s one of the paradoxes of the energy transition: while, on the one hand, green energy solutions provide an answer to the escalating climate crisis, these innovations often create new environmental challenges of their own.

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Published 16 Jun 2020

Evolving batteries for evolving markets

It’s a typical Monday morning in 2040. You wake up, turn on the light – linked to your city’s renewable battery-powered grid, of course – grab your smartphone, and continue browsing cheap electric-motorized flight deals for your next holiday. Because…READ MORE >

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Published 12 May 2020

Powering battery research to new levels

Behind every historically game-changing invention, there’s a story few of us ever get to hear. It’s the tale of back-breaking research and development, of years of methodical testing, and of gradual, inch-by-inch improvement, with a few noble failures thrown in…READ MORE >

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Published 8 Apr 2020

Trends shaping the decade of the battery

What a difference a decade makes. By the end of the 2010s, battery technology had evolved from powering small, low-risk consumer devices such as smartphones to becoming integral components in vehicles and energy grids around the world. Falling prices of…READ MORE >

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Published 5 Mar 2020

Unlocking the age of the battery

Oftentimes, a simple underlying solution can unleash a tidal wave of change. Breakthroughs in steam power in the late 1700s sparked a global industrial revolution delivered on the backs of steam trains and ships, before crude oil greased the wheels…READ MORE >

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Published 10 Oct 2019

Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for research on lithium-ion batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino share the prize for their work on rechargeable

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Published 13 Nov 2018

Which XRD technology is most suitable for my materials research?

Addressing concerns about data quality, space, throughput and user experience More research institutions are moving towards a central laboratory model of shared analytical equipment. It encourages optimal usage of the technologies, building of expertise in techniques and ensuring the upkeep…READ MORE >

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