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.

Outputs from Cohort 1


Methodology to determine the heat capacity of lithium-ion cells. Thomas S. Bryden, Borislav Dimitrov, George Hilton, Carlos Ponce de León, Andrew Cruden, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, and Peter Bugryniec, Solomon Brown, Denis Cumming, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield, Journal of Power Sources Vol 395, pp. 369-378,

Optimal placement, sizing, and dispatch of multiple BES systems on UK low voltage residential networks. Richard C.  Johnson, Martin Mayfield, Stephen Beck, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, J. Energy Storage Vol 17 June 2018

Electric vehicle fast charging station usage and power requirements. Thomas S. Bryden, George Hilton, Andrew Cruden, Tim Holton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton. Energy Vol 152, Accepted June 2018 ISSN 0360-5442

What are Smart Grid Optimised Buildings? Andreas Georgakarakos, Martin Mayfield & Steve Jubb, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, Craig Wootton, Building Services Surveyor University of Sheffield, and Alex Buckman, Energy Technologies Institute. Living and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of Design and Building Practices, Locally and Globally,Volume: AMPS Publication Series 9

A simple, fast and accurate in-situ method to measure the rate of transport of redox species through membranes for lithium batteries. Nina Meddings, .John R.Owen, Nuria Garcia-Araez, Chemistry, University of Southampton. Accepted August.2017

Comparative analysis of domestic and feeder connected batteries for low voltage networks with high photovoltaic penetration. George Hilton & Andrew Cruden, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, and Jeremy Kent, Swanbarton Limited, The Old Cake House, The Dairy Farm, Pinkney, Wiltshire SN16 0NX. Accepted July.2017 

Measuring the permeability of lithium-protective membranes. Nina Meddings, John R.Owen, Nuria Garcia-Araez. International Battery Association 2017 Conference, Nara, Japan

Quantitative Galvanostatic Intermittent Titration Technique for the Analysis of a Model System with Applications in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Journal of ChemElectroChem. James W. Dibden, Nina Meddings, John R. Owen, Nuria Garcia-Araez.

An aluminium battery operating with an aqueous electrolyte. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry A. Holland, R. D. Mcerracher, A. Cruden, R. G. Wills

Project videos and posters from year 1 of the training programme:

3 Minute Thesis Presentations from the CDT Conference Sep.16

3 Minute Thesis PDF (for videos above)