Ali has been working on the characterization of materials in the atomic and sub-atomic scale by advanced (scanning) transmission electron microscopy, (S)TEM. He joined the University of Oxford in Feb 2020 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantitative (S)TEM and Phasing Methods. He is working with Prof. Angus I Kirkland and Prof. Peter D Nellist. Ali is carrying out research in the development of advanced (S)TEM quantification and phasing methods within the framework of a large European project (ESTEEM3). He will also support the experimental programs of external users in the David Cockayne Centre for Electron Microscopy (DCCEM) and the National electron Physical Sciences Imaging Centre (ePSIC) who have been awarded instrument time through transnational access.
His research interests include atomic resolution (S)TEM/EELS/EDS, quantitative STEM, crystallography, defects and interfaces.