Dr. Charl Jafta is an Associate R&D staff in the Energy and Transport Science Division (ETSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since April 2019. Before joining ETSD he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Chemical Science Division (CSD) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory since April 2017 where he worked on a BES funded project focusing on ‘Materials and Interfacial Chemistry for Next Generation Electrical Energy Storage’. Prior to joining ORNL, he worked as an instrument scientist at the V4 SANS instrument at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Physics at the University of Pretoria and M.Sc. degree in Surface Physics at the University of the Free State where he also received his B.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons) degrees in Physics and Applied Mathematics. His current main focus is on studying the interfaces in solid state battery systems and using operando neutron scattering techniques to characterize known and novel battery chemistries. The general direction of his research is in energy storage materials. Dr. Jafta has published over 80 peer reviewed articles in prominent journals, has 2 granted patents, and 2 patent applications, authored 3 book chapters.