Publications & Awards


Chatzidakis, M., Botton, GA,. (2019) Towards calibration-invariant spectroscopy using deep learning. Scientific reports 9 (1), 2126

Lin Ma, Scott Young, Leah D Ellis, Que Huang, Xiaowei Ma, Michael Chatzidakis, Hongyang Li, Lauren Thompson, Ahmed Eldesoky, Christopher RM McFarlane, Gianluigi A Botton, Ian G Hill, Jeff R Dahn. (2018) Impact of a Titanium-Based Surface Coating Applied to Li[Ni0.5Mn0.3Co0.2]O2 on Lithium-Ion Cell Performance. ACS Applied Energy Materials

Chatzidakis, M., Prabhudev, S., Saidi, P., Chiang, C., Hoyt, J., Botton, G. (2017). Bulk Immiscibility at the Edge of the Nanoscale. ACS Nano

Li, J., Cameron, A. R., Li, H., Glazier, S., Xiong, D., Chatzidakis, M., … Dahn, J. R. (2017). Comparison of Single Crystal and Polycrystalline LiNi 0.5 Mn 0.3 Co 0.2 O 2 Positive Electrode Materials for High Voltage Li-Ion Cells . Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164(7), A1534–A1544.

Prabhudev, S., Stambula, S., Chinchilla, L., Chiang, C., Chatzidakis, M., Liu, H., … Botton, G. A. (2016). Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Catalysts and Energy Storage Materials. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22(S3), 854–855.

Prabhudev, S., Bugnet, M., Chiang, C. N., Chatzidakis, M., Zhu, G. Z., & Botton, G. A. (2015). Atomic Resolution Imaging and Spectroscopy of Pt-alloy Electrocatalytic Nanoparticles. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 21, 2247.


  • (2017) Accepted speaker at the Materials Research Society (MRS). Characterizing Segregation in Doped NMC Cathode Interfaces Using Machine Learning. Boston, United States.

  • (2017) Invited Career Panelist. McMaster Engineering, Technology, Research & Innovation Conference (METRIC)

  • (2016). The Nanoscale Structure of Ni Deposited at Glancing Angle Conditions. Ni Electro Can, Toronto,Canada

  • (2015). Invited Speaker. Phase Separation in Au-Pt Nanoparticles. Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf Seminar, Dresden, Germany

  • (2014). Invited Speaker. Phase Separation in Au-Pt Nanoparticles. NDConnect 2014, University of Notre Dame, United States

  • (2013). Invited Speaker. The Corrosion Behavior of ZEK100 coated via Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation. Graduate Departmental Seminar (MATLS 701), Hamilton, Canada

All Awards

  • (September 2016) Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology ($15 000)

  • (September 2016) The Ashbaugh Scholarship

  • (September 2016) Materials Science Graduate Scholarship

  • (April 2016) Awarded The University Prizes for Special Achievement for exceptional originality and creativity in solving an engineering problem in an industry project ($500)

  • (June 2015) Awarded a RISE-DAAD fellowship (3 month stipend) to work on a research project of my choosing in Germany and the McMaster Engineering Travel Grant ($4000).

  • (November 2014) Research achievements highlighted in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail

  • (October 2014) 2nd Place winner in the North America wide nanotechnology contest NDConnect2014 ($2000 USD) at the University of Notre Dame

  • (Summer 2014) 1st Place in McMaster’s Materials Science and Engineering & Engineering Physics Undergraduate Poster Session

  • (Summer 2014) Awarded The Mark John Stojcic Scholarship ($1800) for outstanding academic achievement in level III of my program.

  • (Summer 2014)Awarded The Denton Coates Memorial Scholarship ($750) for excellence on my senior thesis

  • (Summer 2013) 1st Place in McMaster’s Materials Science and Engineering & Engineering Physics Undergraduate Poster Session