Enabling next generation lithium batteries

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Materials

Abstract

Energy storage is a great research challenge of our time: the rechargeable Li-ion battery (LiB) has transformed portable electronics; it is the technology of choice for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, and it has a key role to play in grid scale storage applications where it can facilitate more effective and greater use of renewable energy. However, today's consumer electronic Li-ion batteries cannot simply be scaled-up for electric vehicles or grid storage, and new generations of lithium-ion batteries are required that deliver enhanced combinations and improved balances of: cost (<£100/kWh), energy density (>300 Wh/kg), power density (> 2000 W/kg), safety (especially fire resistance), calendar life (> 10 yrs) and lifetime (> 3000 cycles). In the past, efforts to address these challenges have often been based on individual researchers or groups focused on science OR engineering. Our vision is that success requires basic research to tackle these hurdles, but one that employs an integrated programme across a range of science and engineering uniting materials chemists, materials modelling across lengths from the nano-scale to the device-scale, manufacturing engineers, skills in in-situ characterization techniques, in communication with supply chain companies and end-users. Our research spans step-changes in LiBs as well as more radical ideas and technologies beyond LiBs, such as the lithium-air battery.

We will

- Identify new classes of anode materials to overcome the disadvantages of poor safety and low power inherent to the graphitic anodes currently used in almost all commercial LIBs.
- Develop 3D polymer/ceramic interpenetrating networks as protective membranes for lithium metal electrodes, transforming the energy density of the anode.
- Develop novel polymer electrolytes and methods to process them, leading to the viable (and much safer) solid-state alternatives to flammable liquid electrolytes in lithium batteries.
- Identify and reduce sources of resistance in solid electrolyte-electrode interfaces
- Enable the use of higher voltage cathode materials via the use of solid-state electrolytes and coatings.
- Address the major hurdles facing the realisation of the game changing lithium-air battery by investigating new redox mediating molecules to reduce charging voltages and electrocatalysts to increase discharge voltages.
- Use innovative manufacturing methods to produce 3D and structured composite electrodes to achieve increased energy density, and higher rate performances and lifetime.
- Integrate the new materials and electrode structures into lab scale battery devices thus demonstrating the potential of our advances
- Engage with all stakeholders in lithium batteries in the UK and abroad - be an advocate for Li batteries, disseminate results.
-Train a new cohort of people with experience of working in a team spanning a wide range of science and engineering skills

Planned Impact

Policy and societal impact
The Programme Grant activities will be publicised through social media, webpages and exploitation through our industrial partners, both present and future. We will exploit and expand out links with policy-makers e.g. through PGBs role on the Low Carbon Vehicle Steering Committee and the TSB Advisory Panel on Low Carbon Vehicles. Our research will impact through direct access to the networking, workshops and conferences (including open public meetigns) of the Energy Storage Research Network (headed by NPB and to be included in the new EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage Hub directled by PGB). The Programme Grant will play an important role in advocacy and feeding into the UK national roadmap in energy storage innovation e.g. through the Supergen Energy Storage Hub which will undertake a major roadmapping exercise with a clear focus on opportunities for lithium batteries. The roadmap the Supergen will initiate under PGB will inform policy makers, industry and the public, and help public understanding of lithium battery research and technology, including safety, sustainability, cost and performance. Strong engagement with the Programme's Advisory Board, which consists of key stakeholders from industry, will ensure that research priorities and key technology trends in industry are engaged to drive collaborative industry-academic R&D.

Ultimately, the wider and direct societal impact of our research will come through the translation of our ideas, insights and technologies into products used by society. The societal benefits of reduced emissions and greater efficiency in vehicles, and the enabling of deeper penetration of renewable energy generation in electricity grids of all scales, are well-known, and our work has the potential to accelerate, improve performance and reduce life cycle cost for the enabling energy storage technologies required. Over time, energy storage could improve the environment for many people, and play an important role in mitigating some of the more catastrophic scenarios that might arise from both intense local pollution and global climate change. Our reseach also has potential to impact on portable electonic devices, whcch are today a major and embedded part of our society.

Commercial and economic impact
We are committed to retaining the maximum commercial impact in the UK of the innovations developed in this Programme by recognising, protecting and exploiting the value of our basic research. Indeed, rather than pursuing novel chemistries and materials in isolation, manufacturing, and lab scale device testing and close links to UK-based exploiters in all parts of the supply chain are embedded in the Programme from the outset. We are resolved to retain manufacturing opportunities from our research in the UK, consistent with UK government aspirations to grow employment and revenues in high value markets, and a growing UK commercial presence in energy storage. Impact is not limited to LiBs, but may also enable breakthroughs in sister technologies such as Na ion batteries and supercapacitors, as well as more orthogonal areas such as fuel cells, catalysts and membrane/filter technologies. Exploitation of our research will be enhanced through the participation of key industry partners Sharp, JLR, Arup, AVL Powertrain, EDF Energy, Nokia, QinetiQ and Johnson Matthey who represent both potential end users and developers of next generation lithium batteries. We recognise that significant opportunities for IP generation exists, which we will pursue through patents and/or the translation of our work through researcher exchange with our industry partners.

Publications

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Description a. Low capacity, poor rechargeability, and premature cell death are major setbacks in the operation of LiO2 battery, hindering its practical application. A promising approach of meeting those challenges is via the use of redox mediators (RMs), promoting Li2O2 solution phase formation upon cell discharge and an efficient oxidation on charging. The use of dual RMs decouples the electrochemical reactions at the cathode with formation/decomposition of Li2O2, resulting in improved discharge capacity
Exploitation Route New generations of lithium batteries are required that deliver one or more of the following: lower cost, higher energy and power density, greater safety, and longer lifetimes. These are extremely challenging technology requirements. Here we develop new materials and ways to process them, a knowledge that can later be transferred to battery manufacturing partners.
Sectors Chemicals,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Transport

URL http://pgbgroup.materials.ox.ac.uk/publications.html
 
Description The grant has also had very high impact beyond direct research outputs: it is the progenitor of the Faraday Institution and several of the programme grant investigators are founding members of the FI. We proposed an early plan for a UK research institute on electrochemical energy storage. Significant further work by members of LiBatt developed the concept, drawing on the LiBatt experiences. The model presented to government contained a number of key LiBatt features. It recognized that to tackle the big strategic challenges in electrochemical energy storage, it is necessary to build strong consortia with experts inside and outside battery science working closely together. It recognized that such research consortia must focus on the key fundamental scientific challenges, which if addressed would unlock the door to significant advances in lithium battery technology. The case was accepted by the UK government and the Faraday Challenge was created, with funding of £250M over the first 3 years, of which £80M supports the Faraday Institution, with its mission to carry out fundamental research on lithium batteries.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Chemicals,Energy,Transport
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Chair of Advisory Board of Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Stuttgart
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.mpg.de/153319/festkoerperforschung
 
Description Chair of Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planc Institutie for Solid State research 2018-
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Government consultation on batteries
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Israel National Research Center for Electrochemiacal Propulsion (INREP)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.inrep.org.il/
 
Description Participation in EASAC, working group on decarbonisation of transport 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation in the Royal Society Public Engagement Committee (2019-)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Impacts on Royal Society's policies and activities in public engagement
 
Description Presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group event
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Helped shape grid storage policy.
 
Description Chinese Exchange Student
Amount ¥337,000 (CNY)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department China Scholarship Council
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2018
 
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 Manifest
Amount £4,013,527 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N032888/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2020
 
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 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
 
Title Supporting Data - Niobium Tungsten Oxides for High-rate Lithium-ion Energy Storage 
Description Supporting data for "Niobium Tungsten Oxides for High-rate Lithium-ion Energy Storage". Experimental details are given in the article. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description Collaboration with Prof. Peter Olmsted, Georgetown University (USA) 
Organisation Georgetown University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Strong collaboration in the area of dynamics, structure and transport properties in oligomers and polymers. Experimental work performed by the Leeds research team.
Collaborator Contribution Computational approaches (calculations, computer simulations) complementing the experimental work in Leeds
Impact "Chain-length, flexibility and the glass transition of polymers", D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson, arXiv:1911.13278v1 [cond-mat.soft] 29 Nov 2019 (submitted, in review) A series of related publications in preparation/submission stage. A range of joint presentations of the related work at conferences and workshops, as outlined in the presentation section.
Start Year 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 Abstract submitted for presentation by Jordan Hobbs: "Investigation of the dynamics and dielectric properties of a nematic tripod liquid crystal" at the 28th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Lisbon 26-31 July 2020; authors: Hobbs, J., Reynolds, M., Mallasandra Krishnappa, S., Govindaswamy, S., Mattsson, J., Nagaraj, M. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Abstract submitted for presentation by Jordan Hobbs: "Investigation of the dynamics and dielectric properties of a nematic tripod liquid crystal" at the 28th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Lisbon 26-31 July 2020; authors: Hobbs, J., Reynolds, M., Mallasandra Krishnappa, S., Govindaswamy, S., Mattsson, J., Nagaraj, M.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 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 presentation; talk, "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming polymers", D. Baker, R. Masurel, M. Reynolds, P. Olmsted, J. Mattsson. Presentation by P. Olmsted 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation; talk, "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming polymers", D. Baker, R. Masurel, M. Reynolds, P. Olmsted, J. Mattsson. Presentation by P. Olmsted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Development of Battery Technology Over the Next Five Years 
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 two day conference for energy management professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 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 on BBC Radio 4 The Life Scientific 
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 Radio interview on my research and scientific career
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009rhg
 
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 Invited talk at international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2nd World Conference on Solid Electrolytes, Shizuoka, Japan, Sept 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk at international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ECS Electrochemical Conference on Energy & Environment, Glasgow, July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Oral presentation at the 8th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxations in Complex Systems, 23-28 July, 2017, Wisla, Poland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation with the title:"Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming oligomers and polymers" given by Johan Mattsson (University of Leeds) at the 8th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxations in Complex Systems, 23-28 July, 2017, Wisla, Poland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 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 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 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 Popular talk for the general public on polymer electrolytes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Popular talk for the general public on an "Energy" night within the "Pint of Science" series of events will be given on 16 May in Leeds by J. Mattsson within the theme of Polymer electrolytes, battery technologies and energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster presentation at the 15th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes, Uppsala, Sweden, 15-19 August, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A poster presentation titled: "Polymer electrolytes based on polymer gels" was presented by J. Mattsson at the 15th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes, Uppsala, Sweden, 15-19 August, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation at the 19th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2018), Kyoto, Japan 17-22 July, 2018, "Solid polymer electrolytes based on polymer blends", presented by Tingzi Yan (University of Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation with the title "Solid polymer electrolytes based on polymer blends" accepted for the 19th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2018), Kyoto, Japan 17-22 July, 2018. The poster was presented by Tingzi Yan (University of Leeds)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Poster presentation by Matthew Reynolds: "Chain-Length dependent relaxation dynamics and transport properties in glass-forming oligomers and polymers", SoftComp Annual Meeting, Portonovo, 8-10 Oct. 2019; authors: M. Reynolds, D. Baker, P. Magusin, J. Mattsson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation by Matthew Reynolds: "Chain-Length dependent relaxation dynamics and transport properties in glass-forming oligomers and polymers", SoftComp Annual Meeting, Portonovo, 8-10 Oct. 2019; authors: M. Reynolds, D. Baker, P. Magusin, J. Mattsson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Poster presentation by Peter Olmsted: "Molecular weight dependence of polymer glasses", Gordon Research Conference on "Soft Condensed Matter Physics", Colby-Sawyer College, New London, USA, 12-16 Aug 2019; Authors: D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation by Peter Olmsted: "Molecular weight dependence of polymer glasses", Gordon Research Conference on "Soft Condensed Matter Physics", Colby-Sawyer College, New London, USA, 12-16 Aug 2019; Authors: D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Poster presentation by Zhaopeng Zhang: "PVDF-HFP/PVDF-based polymer blends and gels for Li-ion battery electrolyte applications", International Soft Matter Conference, Edinburgh, 3-7 June, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation by Zhaopeng Zhang: "PVDF-HFP/PVDF-based polymer blends and gels for Li-ion battery electrolyte applications", International Soft Matter Conference, Edinburgh, 3-7 June, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Poster presentation with the title: "PVdF/PVdF-HFP based gels and polymer blends for Li-ion battery electrolyte applications", 19th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, 17-22 June, 2018, Kyoto, Japan, presented by Zhaopeng Zhang (University of Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation with the title: "PVdF/PVdF-HFP based gels and polymer blends for Li-ion battery electrolyte applications", 19th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, 17-22 June, 2018, Kyoto, Japan, presented by Zhaopeng Zhang (University of Leeds)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Poster presentation: "Solid polymer electrolytes based on polymer blends", International Soft Matter Conference, Edinburgh, 3-7 June, 2019, presentation by Tingzi Yan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation: "Solid polymer electrolytes based on polymer blends", International Soft Matter Conference, Edinburgh, 3-7 June, 2019, presentation by Tingzi Yan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation (poster+short talk), "PVDF/PVDF-HFP based gels and polymer blends for Li-ion battery electrolyte applications", 16th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-16), 24-29 June, 2018, Yokohama (Japan), presentation by Zhaopeng Zhang (University of Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation (poster+short talk), "PVDF/PVDF-HFP based gels and polymer blends for Li-ion battery electrolyte applications", 16th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-16), 24-29 June, 2018, Yokohama (Japan), presentation by Zhaopeng Zhang (University of Leeds)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the University of Darmstadt, Physics Department, "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming oligomers and polymers", Talk given by J. Mattsson, 9 July, 2018 
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 the University of Darmstadt, Physics Department, "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming oligomers and polymers", Talk given by J. Mattsson, 9 July, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation by Peter Olmsted: "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming polymers", APS March meeting, Boston (USA), 4-8 March 2019; authors: D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by Peter Olmsted: "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming polymers", APS March meeting, Boston (USA), 4-8 March 2019; authors: D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation by Peter Olmsted: "Chain-length, flexibility and the glass transition in polymers", TU Eindhoven, Netherlands, 29 Oct. 2019; authors: D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by Peter Olmsted: "Chain-length, flexibility and the glass transition in polymers", TU Eindhoven, Netherlands, 29 Oct. 2019; authors: D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation by Peter Olmsted: "Puzzles in the Mw dependence of the glass transition in polymers", Telluride meeting on polymer physics, Telluride, USA, 8-11 July, 2019: authors: D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Peter Olmsted: "Puzzles in the Mw dependence of the glass transition in polymers", Telluride meeting on polymer physics, Telluride, USA, 8-11 July, 2019: authors: D.L. Baker, M. Reynolds, R. Masurel, P.D. Olmsted, J. Mattsson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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, talk: "Solid polymer electrolytes based on polymer blends", 16th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-16), 24-29 June, 2018, Yokohama (Japan), presentation by Tingzi Yan (University of Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation, talk: "Solid polymer electrolytes based on polymer blends", 16th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-16), 24-29 June, 2018, Yokohama (Japan), presentation by Tingzi Yan (University of Leeds)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation: "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming oligomers and polymers", International Soft Matter Conference, Edinburgh, 3-7 June, 2019, presentation by J. Mattsson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming oligomers and polymers", International Soft Matter Conference, Edinburgh, 3-7 June, 2019, presentation by J. Mattsson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Royal Institution Friday Discourse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research lecture to broad audience.
Now on Youtube with >24,000 views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjJMYDL9wKE&t=566s
 
Description Seminar: "Chain-Length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming polymers", "Workshop on dynamics in disordered materials", University of Dortmund, 25-27 Aug, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar presented by Johan Mattsson: "Chain-Length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming polymers", "Workshop on dynamics in disordered materials", University of Dortmund, 25-27 Aug, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar: "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming polymers", Soft Matter Physics Research Group, University of Amsterdam, 25 Oct, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar presented by Johan Mattsson: "Chain-length dependent relaxation dynamics in glass-forming polymers", Soft Matter Physics Research Group, University of Amsterdam, 25 Oct, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019