Professor David Stone is Acting Director for the CDT at the University of Sheffield, and has interests in power electronics and energy storage; particularly the development of ‘smart’ battery packs for all-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, based on both Li-based chemistries, Ni-MH and VRLA cells, and second life operation of EV batteries for Grid support.
Professor Andy Cruden, CDT Co-Director (University of Southampton) is the head of the Energy Technology Research Group (ETRG), covering electrochemistry, cryogenics, superconductivity and combustion technology across electric vehicles, energy storage, renewable energy and condition monitoring.
Professor Peter Hall has stepped down from active engagement with the CDT due to ill health. Peter has research interests are in carbon materials developments that will hasten the introduction of clean, carbonless and sustainable energy in electrochemical energy storage via batteries, supercapcitors and fuel cells.
Dr Solomon Brown (CDT Deputy Director, University of Sheffield) has ranging from the mathematical modelling of transient multiphase flows, to uncertainty quantification to the development of fast, robust and accurate numerical techniques for process modelling.
Professor Suleiman Sharkh (CDT Deputy Director University of Southampton) is Professor of Power Electronics Machines and Drives and Head of Electro-Mechanical Engineering research group, with intersts in high performance electrical machines and power electronics, electric marine thrusters, control systems, modelling and electric vehicles and energy storage/battery technology.
Professor Martin Mayfield is Professor of Engineering Design, PI of the EPSRC ENCORE Network+ Engineering Grand Challenge for Risk and Resilience and specialises in energy storage characterisitics of cities, energy patterns, smart grid optimised buildings and integrated infrastructure.
Professor John Owen is Professor of Electrochemistry within Chemistry and head of the Solid State Electrochemistry Group which researches into electrode and polymer electrolyte materials for batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and electrochromic devices.
Dr Denis Kramer’s research is in electrochemical energy conversion technologies such as fuel cells and batteries, combining state-of-the-art computational materials design (based on DFT) with advanced electrochemical characterisation and synthesis techniques to discover technology-enabling materials for these devices.
Professor Yifeng Yang is Professor of Cryogenics and Applied Superconductivity within the Energy Technology Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. He returned to the Institute of Cryogenics as a lecturer 1995 and became a Professor in Cryogenics and Applied Superconductivity in 2004.
Professor Tom Markvart is Professor of Energy Conversion within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. He is the UK representative on European Platform of Universities Engaged in Energy where he is member of the Steering Committee.