Energy Storage and its Applications

The ground-breaking Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage and its Applications at the Universities of Sheffield and Southampton opened in October 2014, funded by the EPSRC, to tackle industrial challenges and develop new technologies and skills that will enable the UK to meet its low carbon targets.

 Industry Advisory Board members

  • Industrial Advisory Board meetings include a minimum quorate of 8 members drawn from industry sectors that cover the engineering and scientific range of interests of the CDT. 
  • The Board meets twice a year to;
    • Provide an effective route of communication between the relevant parts of the CDT and industry sectors.
    • Offer critical review and guidance on the relevance of its teaching and research - ensuring both are in line with industry requirements.
    • Maximise the opportunities for industry input to the CDT training program, for the benefit of student learning as well as recruitment.
    • Provide strategic advice on future trends and influences, and guidance on corresponding translational research.
    • Offer support and advice on other areas of mutual interest as the Board sees fit.

The Centre received substantial funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2014, who identified energy storage as a UK priority area with a major skills shortage. This funding compliments other grant funded projects in the energy storage area linked to the ESA-CDT, such as the Grid Connected Energy Storage Research Demonstrator (EPSRC, 2013) and many UK and European research institutes.