SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Materials

Abstract

Energy storage is more important today than at any time in human history. It has a vital role to play in storing electricity from renewable sources (wind, wave, solar) and is key to the electrification of transport. However, current energy storage technologies are not fit for purpose. No single energy storage technology can meet the needs of all applications, but many of the research challenges to improve performance and reduce costs are common across electrochemical, mechanical and thermal devices: new materials need to be developed and tested, thermodynamic processes have to be optimized, and lab-based prototypes must be suitable for scale-up. These technologies have to be integrated into robust and cost effective systems. In response to the situation, especially within the UK context, we propose to establish a SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub. The consortium will bring together investigators with strong international and national reputations in energy storage research and spanning the entire value chain from the energy storage technologies themselves, through manufacturing, integration, and evaluation of the whole system in which the energy storage would be embedded. The consortium will address a number of the critical barriers that face progress towards the commercialisation of energy storage and its widespread exploitation in the UK and elsewhere. Members of the consortium cover areas in which the UK has both the scientific capability and an energy system need. The activities will embrace energy policy, as well as a roadmap and a vision for energy storage research in the UK stretching into the future, thus setting the agenda for UK energy storage. Through extensive networking, including strong engagement with all stakeholders in industry, NGOs and government the hub will not only remain informed and inform others about the latest developments in energy storage it will also bring the energy storage community in the UK as a whole closer together and through wide dissemination engage the public. Through the strength of the Hub and its links will come more effective pathways for the exploitation of new research and new ideas in commercial products.

Planned Impact

The SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub will work with its industrial partners and the wider community to ensure maximum impact to the beneficiaries of the Hub.
The initial participating companies that have joined the Advisory Board include leading players in key energy storage technologies including batteries (with a predicted market of £60 bn.) and liquid air (with a predicted market of £1 bn.) and in major end user sectors including grid scale storage, transport and consumer goods/built environment. The combination of these companies, and the clear route to market that they provide, with the major energy storage research programmes at the participating universities and the bright and committed researchers and students that will be recruited offers huge potential to create new products, services and, in some cases, markets. These will have a direct and quantifiable positive impact on the economic, environmental and social performance of companies, initially participating and accessing the Hub through the networking activities. This feeds into a positive impact on national performance.
Selected policymakers e.g. DfT have joined the Advisory Board and we have strong links with intermediary organisations (e.g.: IChemE, IET, RSC and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) to enable outreach and the HVM Catapult to enable exploitation.
The research undertaken and enabled by the Hub will lead to significant new knowledge in the underpinning science, the technologies and important innovations in systems integration and specific applications. This knowledge will be promulgated to the global academic community, enabling the research to be extended to new national and international collaborations and research programmes, reinforcing the UK's strong standing in this 'great technology'.
Energy storage is a key challenge facing policymakers and legislators, grappling with increasing energy and mobility demand against a national target to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, a challenge requiring innovation to every sector of energy generation, supply, use and regulation. We will work closely with policymakers and legislators to understand and address this challenge. Accordingly, energy storage is a major issue in society, facing increasing energy costs, worried about energy security and concerned about the environment. The Hub will engage in public understanding activities to inform the public and help them to contribute to the debate. This will include working with local schools and colleges.
Each of the partner universities delivers taught education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level which will benefit from the incorporation of new collaborative R&D knowledge and the feedback of 'industrial relevance' from organisations exploiting the knowledge.

Publications

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Anagnostopoulos A (2020) Effect of SiO2 nanoparticle addition on the wetting and rheological properties of solar salt in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

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Anagnostopoulos A (2021) Simplified force field for molecular dynamics simulations of amorphous SiO2 for solar applications in International Journal of Thermal Sciences

 
Description The SUPERGEN Energy Storage Research Consortium comprises 11 academics from 7 different research institutions with complementary expertise in the energy storage field. The consortium covers a wide range of research activities from electrochemical, mechanical to thermal energy storage and spans the entire energy storage value chain through manufacturing, scaling-up, integration and an evaluation of the whole system. Increasing the performance and reducing the cost are challenges across a number of technologies represented in the consortium:
- Understanding of loss mechanisms at the electrode surfaces is essential to increase the performance of novel hydrogen-vanadium flow batteries. Thanks to this study and a better optimization of the electrode design, an increase of two fold in power density was achieved compared to the first generation of commercial vanadium redox flow batteries
- Developing low cost, safe electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries that deliver high and stable capacities and to understand their properties.
- Mill scale combined with a scalable spray technique was used to fabricate supercapacitor electrodes
- A prototype magnetic scroll was made with radial direction of magnetic field distribution
- An economic model was optimised to resolve the conflict from the interaction of energy storage services in energy markets
- Thermal energy storage for efficient peak shaving and wind power utilisation
Exploitation Route The Advisory Board of the Energy Storage Supergen consortium consists of a variety of stakeholders from industry and government that can exploit our findings. The findings from this consortium will have an impact in various research directions.
The development of battery materials and the fundamental understanding of their mechanism are of significance in various industrial applications including transport, electronics and grid energy storage.
The manufacture of low cost supercapacitor electrodes is paramount in the automotive sector for regenerative breaking and might be of use in devices in the future grid.
The optimisation of thermal energy storage devices will increase the penetration of renewable energies into the grid.
The magnetic scroll increasing the efficiency of the compression process could become a useful element in the next generation of compressed air energy storage installations for power savings.
New economic models in energy markets are needed to take into consideration energy storage as services for the grid; utilities, transmission and distribution system operators are very much in need to take into account energy storage and remove regulatory barriers for further exploitation.
Sectors Energy,Environment,Transport

 
Description Findings have been disseminated within the SUPERGEN consortium to our industrial partners and government bodies in the transport sector and for grid scale applications. The research has informed and produced roadmaps for next-generation energy storage development, and some of the investigators have advised government bodies in this area of energy storage both in the UK and in Brussels. The research outcomes helped establish links between the members of the Supergen consortium and a number of energy and automotive companies for the development of energy storage devices. Some of the findings on the economic model have been used by energy companies for modeling the optimal utilisation of ancillary services incorporating energy storage assets on the electricity grid.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Chemicals,Energy,Transport
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description "UK Research Needs in Grid Scale Energy Storage Technologies". The White Paper,
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact The White Paper has provide the government in research investment to meet the national need.
URL http://energysuperstore.org/esrn/latest-news/energy-storage-for-low-carbon-grids-consortium-launches...
 
Description Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Physics, 2009-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Advisory Board, Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability, Cambridge University, 2011-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Contribution to POSTnote on energy storage
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pn-0688/
 
Description EASAC
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL http://www.easac.eu/
 
Description ETIP SNET - ENERGY SECTOR INTERFACES
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Editorial Board, Journal of Materials Chemistry, July 2009-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Editorial Board, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Electricity Engineering Standards Review Independent Panel Terms of Reference
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact UK industrial strategy has articulated a grand challenge of clean growth: realising our decarbonisation objectives, including electrification of transport sector and maintaining reliable, secure and resilient electricity supplies at minimum cost. A key part of this is delivering an efficient electricity network within a whole electricity system, which maintains high levels of reliability and security of supply in Great Britain at least cost to consumers. In order to unlock benefits, BEIS and Ofgem launched an independent review of electricity system standards. The objective of the review is to consider how the planning and, where appropriate, operational and investment engineering standards should be updated in the face of our changing electricity system, whilst maintaining security of supply to consumers
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/8199...
 
Description Member of EPSRC Energy Scientific Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://epsrc.ukri.org/research/ourportfolio/themes/energy/programme/further-information-about-the-pr...
 
Description Member of the Emerging Technologies Panel for the World Economic Forum (2012 - present)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL http://www.weforum.org/reports/energy-harnessing-new-solutions-sustainability-and-growing-demand
 
Description Member of the Steering Committee of the Smart Grids EU Technology Platform
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Oral evidence to House of Commons Select Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/event/17108/formal-meeting-oral-evidence-session/
 
Description Participation in Alistore ERI.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL http://www.alistore.eu/
 
Description Prof Goran Strbac appointed as Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact This will provide evidence to all governments related to the climate change mitigation, assessing methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is expected that work will be the core for the development of national and International policy frameworks to ensure cost effective reduction of carbon emissions at the global level.
 
Description Prof Goran Strbac appointed as a member of SAPEA - "Science Advice for Policy by European Academies" Working Group member of "A systemic approach to the energy transition in Europe"
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Informing the EU about many possible pathways towards a carbon-neutral future - it is demonstrated that it can be achieved by 2050, but this requires urgent action. This is the central conclusion of SAPEA's evidence review report on the energy transition, and the corresponding Scientific Opinion of the European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
 
Description Professor Goran Strbac appointed as a member of the Joint EU Programme on Energy Systems Integration of the European Energy Research Alliance
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Joint Programme in Energy Systems Integration seeks to bring together research strengths across Europe to optimise EU energy system, in particular by benefiting from the synergies between heating, cooling, electricity, renewable energy and fuel pathways at all scales. The energy elements of the water and transport system are also included, as well as the data and control network that enables the optimisation. The Joint Programme in Energy Systems Integration is designed to develop the technical and economic framework that governments and industries will need to build the future efficient and sustainable European energy system. It is fully aligned with the recently published SET Plan Integrated Roadmap and potential impact include increased reliability and performance, minimisation of cost and environmental impacts and, in particular, increased penetration of renewable energy sources. This is informing the EU about the development of future energy research projects.
 
Description Royal Society "Net Zero" visit to Japan, November 2022
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Has helped to informed Japanese academics, politicians and business people about UK strategies in terms of adopting "Net Zero" policies and practices. Learning from the Japan will help contribute to the development of strategy for the Royal Society.
 
Description Smart Systems Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact BEIS and OFGEM developed plans to remove barriers, improve market and regulatory framework, catalyse innovation, and shape roles and responsibilities in the shift towards a smart, more flexible energy system which meets the needs of consumers and businesses now and in the future.
 
Description The Royal Society Briefing Note for COP26 - CLIMATE CHANGE : SCIENCE AND SOLUTIONS: Low-carbon heating and cooling: overcoming one of world's most important net zero challenges
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description member of project evaluation committee for Brazilian energy regulator ANEEL
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact 23 projects were selected for funding by the regulator; as the projects are executed, the results will feed into future policy and regulation such that the Brazilian energy system can be operated efficiently and sustainably.
URL http://www.aneel.gov.br/sala-de-imprensa-exibicao-2/-/asset_publisher/zXQREz8EVlZ6/content/agencia-a...
 
Description A New UK Battery Research Centre - The Faraday Institution
Amount £13,673,800 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R02720X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 04/2021
 
Description A multi-scale, high-resolution, tri-beam facility for fast machining and 3D characterisation
Amount £1,970,212 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T031379/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description A new high-temperature carbon- based anticorrosive coating material
Amount £468,711 (GBP)
Organisation Baowu Steel 
Sector Private
Country China
Start 05/2021 
End 04/2023
 
Description Abengoa Solar NT
Amount £22,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Abengoa - TOK - Leeds 
Organisation Abengoa 
Department Abengoa Solar
Sector Private
Country Spain
Start 05/2010 
End 05/2011
 
Description DEcarbonisation of Low TemperAture Process Heat Industry, DELTA PHI
Amount £2,004,075 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T022981/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description Development of an in-situ characterisation facility for both proton and neutron irradiation
Amount £1,296,308 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V035649/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 09/2023
 
Description EPSRC Programme Grant
Amount £4,227,886 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P00945X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2021
 
Description EPSRC Programme Grant
Amount £5,590,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K002252/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2017
 
Description Ebergy Storage Capital Equipment related call
Amount £4,013,527 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N032888/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Electro- Intrusion - Simultaneous transformation of ambient heat and undesired vibrations into electricity via nanotriboelectrification during non-wetting liquid intrusion-extrusion into-from nanopores
Amount € 3,651,381 (EUR)
Funding ID FETPROACT-EIC-07-2020 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2024
 
Description Electro-Intrusion - Simultaneous transformation of ambient heat and undesired vibrations into electricity via nanotriboelectrification during non-wetting liquid intrusion-extrusion into-from nanopores
Amount € 3,651,381 (EUR)
Funding ID FETPROACT-EIC-07-2020 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2024
 
Description Energy Stoage Grand Challenge
Amount £924,591 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003435/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description External collaboration grants
Amount £430,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGRI Project No 1 
Organisation State Grid Corporation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 01/2015 
End 10/2017
 
Description External collaborative research
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGRI Project No 2 
Organisation State Grid Corporation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 12/2015 
End 11/2018
 
Description External research grant
Amount £470,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CRRC Project No 1 
Organisation CRRC Corporation Limited 
Sector Private
Country China
Start 10/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description Generation Integrated Energy Storage - A Paradigm Shift
Amount £1,040,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P023436/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 11/2021
 
Description Heat transfer under supercritical conditions
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Air Products 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
Amount £19,903,412 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V027050/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 03/2024
 
Description Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE)
Amount £5,094,437 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003605/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2021
 
Description Korean academic visitor funded by Unist university
Amount £63,400 (GBP)
Organisation Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology 
Sector Academic/University
Country Korea, Republic of
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2020
 
Description Korean academic visitor funded by Unist university (2nd)
Amount £63,400 (GBP)
Organisation Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology 
Sector Academic/University
Country Korea, Republic of
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description MECS - Modern Energy Cooking Services
Amount £18,800,000 (GBP)
Funding ID IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300123 
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2023
 
Description Newton Fund Institutional Links - Energy Storage Prioritisation Assessment for Mexico
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 332240317 
Organisation Government of the UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Newton advanced fellowship, Royal Society, Prof. Zhangquan Peng can visit several times this year to conduct research on Li-O2 electrochemistry on single crystal electrodes
Amount £111,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NAF\R2\180603 - Newton Advanced Fellowships 2018 Round 2 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description Next Generation Solid-State Batteries
Amount £1,735,133 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003532/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description PCM based Thermal management of battery systems
Amount £26,000 (GBP)
Organisation Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Europe GmbH 
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2022
 
Description Reduce of End Use Energy Demand
Amount £1,573,522 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P004709/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Description Research on high temperature thermal energy storage device with high effective storage densities for flexible heat supply
Amount £208,333 (GBP)
Organisation Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Europe GmbH 
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 08/2020 
End 01/2023
 
Description SOLBAT - The Solid-State (Li or Na) Metal-Anode Battery
Amount £10,176,687 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R042047/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Salt Science - Physical Properties
Amount £164,874 (GBP)
Funding ID NNL/NIP/031 - Lot 3 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description Salt Science - Salt Handling
Amount £239,667 (GBP)
Funding ID NNL/NIP/031 - Lot 4 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description Shell-Cambridge-Imperial-Oxford sodium/redox flow battery project
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Shell International Petroleum 
Department Shell UK Ltd
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2019
 
Description Supergen Storage Network Plus
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S032622/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Supergen Storage Network Plus 2019
Amount £1,012,009 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S032622/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description UK-China Workshop on Renewable Energy and Latent Heat Storage Integration for Buildings
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 2019-RLWK11-10724 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description UK-Indian Collaboration
Amount £5,094,437 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003605/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Utilising Composite Phase Change Materials
Amount £131,124 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
End 05/2022
 
Description n-COSH
Amount £924,591 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003435/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Title Whole electricity system model 
Description This model takes into account spatial and temporal characteristics of the energy system 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Informing industry and government about the whole system value of distributed energy resources 
 
Title Research data set supporting "Direct observation of ion dynamics in supercapacitor electrodes using in situ diffusion NMR spectroscopy" 
Description This data is related to the measurement of diffusion coefficients of species in porous carbon materials through an in situ NMR technique. The data provided here consists in: - electrochemistry measurements data (classical cyclic voltammetry for the supercapacitors outside of the NMR setup, and chronoamperometry for the supercapacitors while doing in situ NMR) - NMR measurements data (exchange spectroscopy and Pulse Field Gradient NMR) - SEM images - Sorption isotherms (used for the determination of the pore size distributions) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Research data supporting "High-Rate Intercalation without Nanostructuring in Metastable Nb2O5 Bronze Phases" 
Description Bond valence sum data calculated in BVSMapper by Max Avdeev at ANSTO, Australia; details in article. MAS NMR data on 6Li and 7Li in a static magnetic field of 4.7 T or 16.4 T, at room temperature and VT up to 425 K, EXSY spectra with mixing times as denoted in the title of and within each file, pseudo2D T1 saturation recovery files. All collection parameters in the article and data file. Electrochemical cycling data of T-Nb2O5 collected in coin cells without additives in 1 M LiPF6 in EC/DMC (1:1, v/v); details in article. Raw TGA data as plotted in SI of article. Raw XRD data as plotted in article. BET surface area reports yielding results tabulated in the article. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description CCM Technologies 
Organisation CCm Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industrial research on energy storage and power generation
Collaborator Contribution Funding for research and guidance for applications
Impact Confidential so cannot report here
Start Year 2021
 
Description CRRC 
Organisation CRRC Corporation Limited
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of next generation air-conditioning technology based on thermal energy storage for train carriages
Collaborator Contribution Provision of application conditions and funding
Impact Results not allowed to report before the project is completed - will report in the future.
Start Year 2015
 
Description China General Nuclear Power Group 
Organisation China General Nuclear Power Group
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Advice on the integration of TES with nuclear power plants
Collaborator Contribution Advising them possible route for peak shaving of nuclear power plants using TES technology
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description China Recycling Energy Corporation 
Organisation Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The work provide guidance to the company in shaping their strategy for future R&D and product development in energy storage and related areas
Collaborator Contribution Provide guidance in terms integration of TES with industrial processes
Impact Reported in NexGen-TES project
Start Year 2014
 
Description Composite PCM production and demonstration 
Organisation Nanjing Jinhe Energy Materials Co Ltd
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have helped with the process design of the world first large scale commercial demonstration plant using composite phase change materials for the use of the curtailed wind power.
Collaborator Contribution The partner has helped us in the development of our materials for engineering applications. We have also be able to access their facilities for measuring our materials properties.
Impact The collaboration has led to a new collaborative project funded by Innovate UK and Jiangsu Provincial Government.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESCN Inner Mongolia Power Group 
Organisation Inner Mongolia Power Group
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The outcome of the research provide guidance to the company in forming their strategy in energy storage area
Collaborator Contribution They have helped advising from application perspective particularly integration of thermal energy storage with power grids
Impact This has been reported in NexGen-TEST programme.
Start Year 2014
 
Description EU Project StoRIES 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a consortium led by KIT with many other partners
Collaborator Contribution Funding via the EU project, access to expertise and facilities on energy storage
Impact Various workshops, infrastructure call, funding for infrastructure etc
Start Year 2021
 
Description Highview Power Storage - RAEng Industrial Research Chair in Cryogenic Energy Storage 
Organisation Highview Power Storage
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the industrial chair holder, working specifically on cryogenic energy storage, from materials to process integration.
Collaborator Contribution They provide finanical support to the project, offering advice and creating networking opportunities.
Impact This has provided opportunities to interact with industrial partners, which have been reported in other sections
Start Year 2014
 
Description Highview Power Storage - RAEng Industrial Research Chair in Cryogenic Energy Storage 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am the industrial chair holder, working specifically on cryogenic energy storage, from materials to process integration.
Collaborator Contribution They provide finanical support to the project, offering advice and creating networking opportunities.
Impact This has provided opportunities to interact with industrial partners, which have been reported in other sections
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oxford-UNIST collaboration 
Organisation Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Had extensive discussions with the Korean counterpart and agreed to host postdocs here at Oxford.
Collaborator Contribution Sending Korean postdocs to Oxford, organizing Oxford-UNIST workshops and visits.
Impact Discipline: Materials Fruitful collaboration between nations which might result in scientific discoveries, journal articles etc. in the future.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Pnu Power 
Organisation Energetix PNU Power
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is done through collaboration in a project on next generation thermal energy storage technologies
Collaborator Contribution They help advise the work on compressed air energy storage area with integrated thermal energy storage
Impact It is reported in another project.
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Nottingham 
Organisation Institute of Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of a collaborative project in thermal energy storage
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to the knowledge in coupling mechanical and thermal energy storage
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Warwick 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The use of thermal energy storage in compressed air energy storage
Collaborator Contribution Providing integration conditions
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Title ENERGY GENERATION 
Description A method of converting thermal energy to electrical energy, the method comprising the steps of harvesting thermal energy from a source;using the thermal energy to drive one or more chemical reactions;using one or more reaction products of the one or more chemical reactions to drive an electrochemical cell to produce electrical energy. 
IP Reference WO2019158948 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Considerable commercial interest and further R&D projects
 
Title SCROLL EXPANDER WITH ELECTRICITY GENERATING SCROLLS 
Description A device (1, Fig. 9) for generating electrical power, the device comprising a scroll expander (10) with first and second scrolls (11a, 12a) configured to move relative to each other when a fluid is provided to an inlet at a higher pressure than a pressure at an outlet. The first scroll is configured to provide a magnetic field and the second scroll comprises one or more conductors (22) in which electric currents are induced when the first and second scrolls move relative to each other. 
IP Reference WO2014162150 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed No
Impact .
 
Title VEHICLE CHARGING 
Description Disclosed is a vehicle charging station (1) comprising a first reservoir (5) arranged to contain a first charging fluid and a charging fluid delivery system (3) arranged to deliver at least part of the first charging fluid (5) into a heat exchange relationship with a vehicle thermal energy storage material (108) of a vehicle (100) selectively connected to the vehicle charging station (1), thereby charging the vehicle thermal energy storage material (108) by changing its temperature and/or phase and/or chemistry. 
IP Reference WO2019162680 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Significant interest from commercial companies; leading to several subsequent research and development projects
 
Company Name KELVIN THERMOTECH LTD 
Description It is set for holding Ups related to cold storage, cold chain technologies, thermal energy storage, consulting. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact Just started, to be updated next year
 
Description "Decarbonising UK Energy" Joint Royal Society/RAEng/BA meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks and discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/10/decarbonising-uk-energy/
 
Description 1st CPFL International Workshop for Energy Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The "1st CPFL International Workshop for Energy Storage" gathered technical, commercial and regulatory knowledge, approaching how Energy Storage is being discussed internationally. The event also aimed to share experiences and knowledge about the theme for the electrical sector and show the importance of energy storage systems associated or not to Distributed Generation. This opportunity was to bring knowledge of another component of Smart Grids and allow evaluate the possibilities of new business, in addition to the improvement in the electrical energy supply.
Over 50 people attended the workshop with live streaming of the event. Questions and discussions followed presentations, informing participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.rge-rs.com.br/energias-sustentaveis/inovacao/workshop-energy-storage/Paginas/default.aspx
 
Description 2022 International Conference on Niobium Based Batteries, Cambridge, December 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference brought together experts from industry and academia to discuss innovations in niobium technology for batteries. The conference explored the progress being made to develop more advanced, high-power, and faster-charging batteries. These improvements are contributing significantly to the energy mix we need to support the global effort to reduce emissions and transition to a net zero economy.

The first conference session presented fundamental research and its importance in the discovery and development of new materials for battery applications. The second session was a showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship, with European companies presenting how they are commercializing new Niobium-based battery technologies, explaining how they are increasing the scale of production and uptake by end users. The final session took a more holistic look at the supply chain exploring resilience, sustainability, and the importance of the circular economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://niobium.tech/en/2022-international-conference-on-niobium-batteries
 
Description 2050 Calculator Update 'The MacKay Carbon Calculator" workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact about 20 attendees at workshop in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to provide input/advice on government-developed tool for public engagement around energy; discussions informed updated tool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 28th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In this event, experts in energy systems - electricity, gas, transport (mainly on decarbonising the future) were invited and we discussed present and future challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, Breckenridge, July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A talk at Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Goran Strbac and myself were invited to Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission to give a talk on the development of Energy Storage in UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description APC Electrical Energy Storage Roadmap Development Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Confidential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Adlinger Center, Princeton University, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and interactions with Faculty at Princeton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Aurora Energy Research conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panel debate session on technology, revenues streams and business models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Automotive Council / APC Joint Workshop on UK Battery Supply Chain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Confidential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Inside Science discussing battery research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 Inside Science discussing battery research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000pqdk
 
Description BMW, Munich Battery Discussions, Munich, March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BP meeting on 'Storage: Why, What, When?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions in Chatham House Rule format
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bauerman Lecture, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The Department of Materials, Imperial College London, has established a distinguished annual prize lecture - the "Bauerman Lecture" - named after Hilary Bauerman (one of the seven original students to enter the Government School of Mines in Jermyn Street in 1851).

The lecture is intended to be the annual highlight of a series of events that bring the whole Department of Materials together academically and socially. The event is going from strength to strength attracting over 400 guests to hear the most prominent speakers in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/materials/conferences--events/the-bauerman-lecture/
 
Description Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, at Foreign Ministry, Berlin, Germany, March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was on energy transition, where many high-level policy makers from 200 countries participated. In this regard, representative of different countries explained how the energy transition in their country is, and what are the challenges and obstacles in this regard.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Beyond Lithium VIII, Oakridge, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Council workshop on "Bilateral Cooperation between Mexico and the United Kingdom in Energy Sustainability" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A bilateral workshop to identify the strategic priority areas where UK and Mexican researchers can collaborate in joint R&D projects, which led to a call for research proposals under the Newton Fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description British Geological Survey and Cambridge Workshop, March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered talk at the British Geological Survey and Cambridge Workshop, March 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description CBI Policy Sprint at UoB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CBI organised a 'Policy sprint' on 'What actions can be taken to encourage international businesses to increase investment in late stage R&D throughout the UK's regions', hosted by the University of Birmingham, with c. 20 participants mostly including business, and also policy makers. This led to publication of a policy briefing by CBI: 'Don't wait, Innovate'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CIRED Conference - Flexibility from distributed energy resources: generation, storage and responsive demand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting modelling related to importance of flexibility and smart operation in future low carbon energy systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chair of IoT Meeting, 12 April, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Chair of the CAM-IES Industry Workshop on Energy Harvesting for Sensors and IoT, held at Trinity College, Cambridge on 12 April 2018. Talks were given by speakers from ARM, CDT, Perpetuum, Lightricity, wordl-leading companies in IoT and energy harvesting. The workshop was to bring industry and academic researchers together to agree on metrics, performance targets, and how to bring basic research into downstream product development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cam-ies-industry-workshop-on-energy-harvesting-tickets-40779069294
 
Description Chair of student and early career scientist event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chaired a day of non-technical presentations of research work and impact by early career scientists at "CAM-IES Science Day"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference on Energy Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Setting out the role and value of energy storage in future low carbon energy system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Contribution to IEA Expert Group on R&D Priority Setting and Evaluation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The goal of the workshop was to learn from examples of how the transition from blue skies research to application has been successfully undertaken in other sectors for example, space research, medicine or solid state physics in the context of microelectronics, and to identify from current basic research selected areas or ideas that might potentially have a huge impact on the energy sector. This should inform an understanding of how different governments engage in, fund, and structure their investments in energy-related basic science programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ieadsm.org/wp/files/IEA_EGRD_Blue_Sky_Workshop_Final.pdf
 
Description Discussion Meeting (Royal Society) on energy materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk and discussion session on "Energy materials for a low carbon future", held at the Royal Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2018/09/low-carbon-future/
 
Description Discussion at UK Redox Flow Network Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion panel at second annual UK Redox Flow Battery Network Meeting, where the research community explored challenges in the field and methods for collaboration to overcome such challenges, increase visibility of the research field, attract further funding, generate commercial ventures etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sites.google.com/view/ukrfbnetwork/home
 
Description Dupont CR&D, Wilmington DE, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EPSRC blog & UKRI filming 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog and UKRI film generated significant impact, with over 10 industrial companies coming to Birmingham seeking for collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://epsrc.ukri.org/blog/the-renewables-conundrum/
 
Description EU BRIDGE Working Group on Regulations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BRIDGE is a European Commission initiative which unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage Projects to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues which are encountered in the demonstration projects and may constitute an obstacle to innovation. The Regulation WG is providing evidence and advice to the Commission through discussion meetings and reports.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.h2020-bridge.eu/
 
Description EU BRIDGE coordination meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BRIDGE is a European Commission initiative which unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage Projects to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues which are encountered in the demonstration projects and may constitute an obstacle to innovation. The coordination meeting engaged with Commission officials to inform policy on energy systems, with a number of H2020 projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.h2020-bridge.eu/bridge-coordination-meeting-march-2019-brussels/
 
Description Energy Research Partnership meeting on 'Net Zero' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by me, followed by discussion in plenary, on the role of energy storage in 'net zero' scenarios for the energy system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Energy Storage Roadmap launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The UK Roadmap for Energy Storage Research and Innovation was launched in an open webinar with a presentation on the Roadmap, and contributions from stakeholders, including industry and academia. A panel Q&A followed. Over 50 attended the event, which was recorded and made available publicly through YouTube, viewed so far by 150+
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvHvr6RX-Y
 
Description Energy Storage Seminar Series, INEEL, Brasilia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A series of seminars over four days, delivered to industry, policy makers and regulators in Brazil, describing technical and non-technical aspects of energy storage. This has led to joint proposals being submitted and further invitations to present in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Energy Storage Workshop for Lloyd's Register Foundation (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop with about 30 attendees to inform a Foresight review on the impact of energy storage on the safety of life and property at sea, on land and in the air, leading to the publication of a report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy lunch at British Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chatham House Rule
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy systems challenges in a world in transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Energy systems challenges in a world in transition, role of energy storage, electrification of transport and heat sectors, March 2016, Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Euromar 2014, Zurich, June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Faraday Institution announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Government announced investment into energy storage research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/faradayinstitution/
 
Description Give a talk in China Electric Power Research Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Goran Strbac and Dr Fei Teng were invited to CEPRI to give a talk on the Electricity Market Design and Energy Storage. We also held a discussion with the researchers regarding the electricity market design experience for China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Government Expert Workshop on the EU's Energy Market Design (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of the workshop, with c. 30 stakeholders from policy and industry, was to seek views on the market that may be needed in the future when there will be significant levels of mature low carbon technologies, and the potential for the European Commission's forthcoming Energy Market Design initiative to address this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IEEE Power and Energy Society - General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Setting out Market design requirements for Energy Storage and flexible demand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMLB 2014, Como, June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISE Lausanne, September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISMAR Lecture, 20th Meeting of the National Magnetic Resonance Society (India), "NMRS-2014", Assam, India, February 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISMAR, Shanghai, August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Industry and Parliament Trust seminar for the UK-Canada Chambers of Commerce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An educational - energy focussed - seminar for the UK-Canada Chambers of Commerce in UK Parliament with a panel debate discussing renewable energy covering: Challenges and opportunities of renewable penetration in different countries; Who are the main investors, what incentives are there in place, what are the challenges for the grid (eg in the UK with connecting either big offshore wind sites to the transmission network, or small-scale renewables at the distribution level); What is the role of energy storage and how can the intermittency be dealt with.
Participants from Canada were informed of progress on energy storage technology and policy in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Energy Agency's Grid Integration of Variable Renewables (GIVAR) Programme meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to the International Energy Agency's Grid Integration of Variable Renewables (GIVAR) Programme meeting in Paris with World Bank Consultation on Energy Storage Partnership; about 30 people at the meeting, with discussions to inform decisions made by the World Bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Institute for Energy Systems Integration - annual workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the role and value of energy storage in supporting cost effective transition to low carbon energy systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Workshop on Advanced Materials, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and workshop participation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence on solid-state batteries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence on solid-state batteries, 11 Sept 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by Tom Whipple, Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by Tom Whipple, Times, 13 Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by the Financial Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by the Financial Times, 16 Aug 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview by Fully Charged 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 43,000 views on Youtube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW1Xugey8j0
 
Description Interview on BBC World Service programme "Click" (August, 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was interviewed on BBC World Service programme "Click" (August, 2018) about fast charging of batteries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswhdm
 
Description Interview on Radio 4 Programme "The Life Scientific", March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was interviewed in "The Life Scientific" Radio 4 Programme on "The Big Battery Challenge", March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09tdr0r
 
Description Invited talk at MEP-2018, Fudan University, Shanghai China, 20-23 Sept 2018, title: Lithium Batteries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at MEP-2018, Fudan University, Shanghai China, 20-23 Sept 2018, title: Lithium Batteries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Japanese Battery Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Joint Anglo-German Discussion Meeting, Darmstadt, September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Labs to Riches 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Royal Society's flagship industry dinner
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/events/2015/02/labs-to-riches/
 
Description Lecture at Tokyo University of Science Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Long-duration storage workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact My talk was focused on presenting evidence related to the importance of storage capacity, including the need for long-duration storage on the GB system and regulatory implications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Munich Discussion Days, Munich, March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk and participated in discussions at Munich Discussion Days, Munich, March 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nanqiang Lecture, Xiamen, October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Opening Ceremony of SKKU Institute of Energy Science & Technology (SIEST) and 1st SIEST Forum, Korea (online), May 2023 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave an online talk at the Opening Ceremony of the SKKU Institute of Energy Science & Technology (SIEST) and 1st SIEST Forum, Korea, May 2023.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Oxford University Energy Storage Materials Research Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The equipment was promoted through the Royce Institutes community day for industry and academic that was held at the University of Manchester in January 2018 with over 300 delegates. I led a session of those interested specifically in Energy Storage Mterials and accessing the new equioment that we are in the process of installing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.royce.ac.uk/research-areas/energy-storage/
 
Description PETRA IV Campaign Kick-off, Science Panel, Hamburg, September 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PETRA IV project involves building a new state-of-the-art facility in the existing 2.3-kilometre particle accelerator tunnel housing PETRA III. The upgrade and the subsequent operation will be particularly energy- and resource-efficient. The accompanying scientific symposium held at DESY's site in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld had the motto "PETRA IV: New Dimensions in Research and Applications", and some 150 experts from a wide range of research fields registered to discuss the PETRA IV project and the multitude of completely new findings that the facility will make possible, for example in the field of new materials.

PETRA IV's outstanding analytical facilities will provide researchers in numerous disciplines - from physics, chemistry and biology, through medicine, engineering and geosciences, to art and cultural research - with previously unattainable insights and help companies develop their innovations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.desy.de/news/news_search/index_eng.html?openDirectAnchor=2371&two_columns=0
 
Description Panelist - BBC Radio 4 Programme "Putting Science to Work" - episode on Air Pollution 21/12/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As the recent VW scandal reminds us, the exhaust from petrol and, in particular, diesel cars are damaging our health. So what can science do to help? Jim Al-Khalili invites three scientists into the studio to explain how their research or technology could help reduce pollution from dirty car exhausts. Professor of Chemistry, Tony Ryan makes the case for smart materials that absorb noxious gases. If only everyone could treat their jeans with nanoparticles that that clean up the air as they walk around town. Professor Clare Grey and her team are working on the next generation of batteries for electric cars. And engineer, Bernard Porter is a champion of hydrogen fuel cells. So, which technology is best designed to help us reduce air pollution in our cities? Who deserves the lion's share of Jim's imaginary pot of research funding to help us tackle this problem?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06rxyct
 
Description Panelist, BBC World Service, "The future of renewable energy" for the programme, "the Forum", September 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How do we develop a practical, reliable, cheap and globally relevant supply of renewable energy and improve on the meagre 10% of our power needs which renewables currently provide? Quentin Cooper travels to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy meeting in Cambridge, UK, to hear about ideas and latest research results from Brazilian authority on bioenergy Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Cambridge University's creator of better batteries Clare Grey, Harvard pioneer of artificial photosynthesis Daniel Nocera and research director of the UK Energy Research Centre Jim Watson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01g94yj
 
Description Participant of BIG-MAP consortium workshop in Copenhagen on 18/1-2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participant of BIG-MAP consortium workshop in Copenhagen on 18/1-2019. "To achieve our ambitious goals, we need to bridge fundamental understanding of battery materials, reactions and interfaces with all elements of the discovery and innovation cycle, and to establish a unique data- and science infrastructure for accelerated discovery of future batteries. This can only be achieved if we unite leading and cross-disciplinary competences across Europe."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participate in ENERGY STORAGE & CONNECTED SYSTEMS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave keynote speech on "Energy storage: a game changer for the energy market"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participate in Energy Storage conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Transforming the energy system with energy storage "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in IEEE International Energry Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Role and Value of Flexibility in supporting a cost effective transition to a lower carbon energy future "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Smart Power Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Paradigm shift to smart, low carbon energy future: Opportunities and Challenges"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participate in Smarter Network Storage Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Energy storage - making it happen" and inform the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Peter Bruce attending an engagement event at the Royal Institution, London, 12 Mar, This event is part of a three-part series entitled 'The Batteries are Coming!' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Peter Bruce attending an engagement event at the Royal Institution, London, 12 Mar, This event is part of a three-part series entitled 'The Batteries are Coming!'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Peter Bruce host at the Creating Connections, business leaders dinner by the Royal Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Peter Bruce host at the Creating Connections, business leaders dinner by the Royal Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Plenary talk at International Battery Association Meeting, San Diego, March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave plenary talk at the International Battery Association Meeting, San Diego, March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://iba-2019.org/
 
Description Power our Future-14, CIC energigune, Vitoria, Spain, April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation at International Flow Battery Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The purpose of the IFBF is to raise the profile of flow batteries as a crucial technology within the electrical energy storage sector, to educate and inform a wide audience of the benefits, features and attributes of flow batteries. >200 delegates from 24 countries attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.flowbatteryforum.com/ifbf-2017/
 
Description Presentation on energy to a meeting of Dorridge U3A and the British Science Association (Dorridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact a talk on energy to members of the U3A and British Science Association in Dorridge (near Birmingham), with lively Q&A and discussion afterwards - audience reported that they understood the issues better and had been well-informed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group event, 'Energy storage and the transition to a low carbon economy', Houses of Parliament, London, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appccg/news/energy-storage-and-transition-low-carbon-economy-summary
 
Description Presentation to meeting of Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (Kegworth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Raise awareness of energy storage technologies and innovation with energy industry. subsequently requested to write an article for the IDGTE magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof. J. W. McBain Memorial Lecture, Pune (online), India, March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered the Prof. J. W. McBain Memorial Lecture, Pune (online), India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUvXf8vm_Sw
 
Description Quoted in BBC online news article on energy storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed and quoted by journalist for an article on novel energy storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60066690
 
Description Radio 4 Programme on Mitigating Air Pollution in Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Putting Science to Work" Radio 4 Programme on Mitigating Air Pollution in Cities, with Jim Al-Khalili. As described in the BBC website: As the recent VW scandal reminds us, the exhaust from petrol and, in particular, diesel cars are damaging our health. So what can science do to help? Jim Al-Khalili invites three scientists into the studio to explain how their research or technology could help reduce pollution from dirty car exhausts. Professor of Chemistry, Tony Ryan makes the case for smart materials that absorb noxious gases. If only everyone could treat their jeans with nanoparticles that that clean up the air as they walk around town. Professor Clare Grey and her team are working on the next generation of batteries for electric cars. And engineer, Bernard Porter is a champion of hydrogen fuel cells. So, which technology is best designed to help us reduce air pollution in our cities? Who deserves the lion's share of Jim's imaginary pot of research funding to help us tackle this problem?. Outcome - lion share of funding allocated to CPG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06rxyct
 
Description Renewable, Flexible and Resilient Energy Grids 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The central theme of this conference was to discuss how to obtain the right mix between flexibility and robustness necessary to operate energy systems with greater presence of renewable generation in a reliable and resilient way, considering several sources of uncertainty in the short and long term. The focus was on latest advances in the use of innovative forms of operation and in the design of electrical systems (including new technologies such as storage and demand control), market instruments and appropriate policies for this new context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cesworkshop.cl/18/es/inicio
 
Description Royal Society "Net-zero" visit to Japan, November 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conducted meetings with academics, politicians and business people about the adoption of "Net Zero" policies and practices in Japan. This is in line with the Royal Society's desire to "look outward" from the UK in promoting a "Net Zero" environment:
""There is also recognition of the need to look outward. We should build on partnerships with the likes of Japan, Canada, and our closest collaborators in Europe, to drive research, build supply chains that underpin net zero technologies and galvanise public and private investment to limit further warming and protect nature." - Professor Sir Peter Bruce FRS, Vice President of the Royal Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://royalsociety.org/news/2023/01/response-independent-review-net-zero/
 
Description Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers Company Prize Committee member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact member of committee
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Scottish Renewables Low Carbon Heat Conference (Perth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Describing research on using variable renewables in Scotland through distributed thermal energy storage to an audience of policy makers and technology developers, and others from research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Shell Collaborative Research Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Confidential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Solid State Ionics, Colorado, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at 23rd International Conference on Solid State Ionics (SSI-23), Boston, July 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Conference on Solid State Ionics is a major event in the field, attracting a worldwide audience every two years. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to gather leading international scientists and engineers, top-level industrial, management and business executives, as well as students and young scientists, to discuss all aspects of the science, technology and applications of ion-conducting materials. The Conference facilitates the exchange of ideas between people with different backgrounds and fosters the development and professional growth of both young and experienced researchers alike.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mrs.org/ssi-23
 
Description Talk at 26th Solvay Conference, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Solvay conference on Chemistry, Brussels, Belgium, October 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk at the 26th Solvay Conference. The Solvay Conferences ("Conseils Solvay") are prestigious conferences in physics and chemistry that have been running for a century - this conference marked the 100th anniversary of the first Chemistry conference - and have played a key part of the history and development of science.

In terms of organisation, an international scientific committee has << carte blanche >> for defining the general theme of the conferences and selecting the chair person. The conference chair sets up the programme (i.e., decides specific subjects and sessions) as well as the invitations.

One characteristic feature of the Solvay Conferences is the emphasis on discussions over presentations. Typically, Solvay Conferences are divided into half-day sessions. Each session begins with one or two reports reviewing the state-of-the-art of the subject (and distributed to the participants before the start of the Conference), followed by vivid discussions steered by the chair of the session.

Participation to the "Conseils Solvay" is by invitation only. In addition to the guests selected by the chair of the conference, a number of Belgian scientists working in the field of the conference are invited to attend as auditors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://www.solvayinstitutes.be/html/solvayconference.html
 
Description Talk at ACS Central Science Disruptors and Innovators Prize China Roadshow, China (online), September 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave an online talk at the ACS Central Science Disruptors and Innovators Prize China Roadshow, China, September 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk at ACS Central Science Disruptors and Innovators Prize Symposium, US (online), September 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a Disruptors Lecture at this virtual symposium, during which she also accepted the ACS Central Science Disruptors and Innovators Prize 2022.

The ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators Prize has recognized individuals who, through their innovative research, are advancing the central science of chemistry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://axial.acs.org/2022/05/09/announcing-the-winner-of-the-2022-acs-central-science-innovators-an...
 
Description Talk at Chemistry Department, University of Sydney, June 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave talk at Chemistry Department, University of Sydney, June 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk at Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, February 2023 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a talk at the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Talk at Gordon Research Conference on Batteries, Ventura CA, US, June 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Batteries, Ventura CA, US, June 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.grc.org/batteries-conference/2022/
 
Description Talk at IBA 2022 - International Battery Association Hybrid Conference, Bled, Slovenia, October 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBA22 provides a great opportunity to learn about progress in basic research with practical applications in the field of advanced battery materials, advanced characterization techniques for battery materials, and new systems. World-renowned representatives from academia and industry from all continents come together to share insights on their recent advancements and stimulate discussions on interdisciplinary battery research and development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iba2022.org/index.php
 
Description Talk at IMLB 2022, Sydney, Australia, June 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk at 21st International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB), Sydney, Australia, June 2022

IMLB is the premier international conference on the state of lithium battery science and technology, as well as current and future related battery systems for application in transportation, industry, grid storage, aviation, aerospace, biomedical, and other promising sectors. Convening in Sydney, the conference drew more than 1,000 experts, researchers, and company representatives involved in the advanced battery field.

IMLB 2022 provided a stimulating forum to discuss recent progress in advanced lithium and alternative batteries for energy storage and conversion. The meeting focused on both basic and applied research findings that have led to improved battery materials, and to the understanding of the fundamental processes that determine and control performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.showsbee.com/fairs/30648-IMLB-2022.html
 
Description Talk at Royal Australian Chemical Institute National Congress, Brisbane, July 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk at the 2022 RACI National Congress held in Brisbane from 3-8 July, 2022. This is a meeting of chemistry professionals from across Australia and the globe, and is organised through the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). RACI is the national professional body for chemists in industry, academia and government and is the primary voice of chemistry in Australia. It advocates the importance of chemistry to the public, all levels of education, industry and government and promotes the critical role of chemistry in tackling global challenges.

Every five years the RACI brings together chemistry professionals from across all its divisions, academia, industry and government to showcase the latest breakthroughs in Chemistry, explore new opportunities for collaboration, and network with preeminent members of the international chemistry community. The theme for the 2022 National Congress was "Chemistry: Catalysing solutions to global challenges". The Congress engaged members from all fields of chemistry in efforts to formulate genuine and sustainable solutions to our biggest global challenges including alternative energy sources, climate change, food security and antibiotic resistance through presentations and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/45245/royal-australian-chemical-institute-national-congress-2022
 
Description Talk at Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Groningen, Netherlands, May 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Groningen, Netherlands, May 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk for U3A Macclesfield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact About 35 attendees to a online talk on energy storage for Macclesfield U3A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk to Austrian School Teachers, Vienna (online), February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Delivered talk to Austrian schoolteachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk to Chemistry Undergraduate Society, University of Oxford, January 2023 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave invited talk to the Chemistry Undergraduate Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk, NanoScience & Chemistry Society, University of Cambridge, February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Delivered talk to the NanoScience & Chemistry Society, University of Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description UK - China Future Energy workshop in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a presentation on "Ancillary service requirement and optimisation in the future low carbon system" and the message was well received by the audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK Energy Storage Conference, UKES2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Many of the ES4LCG Co-Is participated in UKES2016, by being on the Scientific Advisory Board, by chairing sessions and by giving talks/posters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description UK-Brazil Energy Storage meeting (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to a delegation from Brazil who were exploring the potential of energy storage. This has led to further detailed discussions with stakeholders in Brazil on how research could be transferred, and for new collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK-China Energy Storage Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop is to bring together academia, industrialists, policymakers, NGOs and government officials between UK and China, building close links for future collaborations, and trading relationships. Over 100 participants attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK-China Workshop on Clean Energy Utilisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is for building close and sustainable collaborations between UK and Chinese early career researchers working on clean energy generation, storage and utilisation. Over 70 people attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UK-France Joint Smart Energy Technology Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact At the 2018 UK-France leadership summit, the two countries agreed to hold a bilateral smart energy technology workshop, bringing together industry, academia and policy makers to share ideas on common challenges in this area. The workshop comprised about 40 participants from UK and France, across industry, policy and research, to discuss future bilateral activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKES 2016 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Brings together national and international researchers from the academic, industry and policy sectors, and facilitate discussions on every aspect of energy storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) was commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Ministers to develop the first national research and innovation infrastructure roadmap. About 30 people at the workshop on energy infrastructure, providing input and expertise that informed the roadmap.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ukri.org/research/infrastructure/
 
Description WE Heraeus-Seminar "Analytical Tools for Fuel Cells and Batteries", Bad Honnef, Germany, March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014