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 2

Pursuing safer batteries: Thermal abuse of LiFePO4 cells. Peter Bugryniec, Denis Cumming and Solomon Brown, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Jonathan Davidson, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, DOI:

A review of magnesiothermic reduction of silica to porous silicon for lithium-ion battery applications and beyond. Jake Entwistle, Anthony Rennie and Siddharth Patwardhan, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield. DOI: 10.1039/C8TA06370B (Review Article) J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 18344-18356

Effects of market dynamics on the time-evolving price of second-life electric vehicle batteries. Susan Sun, Andrew J. Chipperfield, Mahdi Kiaee, Richard G.A.Wills, Faculty of Engineering & The Environment, University of Southampton

Towards in-situ TEM for Li-ion Battery Research. Laura Wheatcroft, Beverley J Inkson, with Dogan Ozkaya & James Cookson, Johnson Matthey. Johnson Matthey Academic Conference 2017 & STFC Batteries Early Career Researchers Conference, 2017

Calculating the MacMullin Number of Li-ion Battery Separators at High Temperatures, Peter Bugryniec, STFC Batteries Early Career Researchers Conference 2017

Achieving both Economic and Environmental Objectives for a Solar Farm with Co-located Battery. Susan Sun, M. Kiaee, A. Cruden. 1st International Conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India

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