Our ambition for energy systems research is to optimise the process of generating, distributing and utilising energy. Current research priorities are focused on ways that we can move towards a more sustainable and resilient system for key areas including transportation, manufacturing and grid storage. This requires major improvements in three key research areas:
We are engaged in many projects with partners across a range of sectors and stages of system development:
- AMPLiFII: Creating a UK supply chain for automotive battery pack manufacturing.
- ELEVATE: Developing a technology innovation chain for electrochemical storage and power systems.
- HVEMS: Manufacturing and assembly methods for automotive electric machines.
- Off-Highway Intelligent Power Management: Technologies to increase the energy efficiency of off-highway vehicles.
- RESOLVE: Enabling the development of cost effective, energy efficient electric L-category vehicles.
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Our state-of-the-art research facilities support the team's work with collaborative partners from industry. See full details of the technical equipment we have available.
Working in partnership with Technical Experts from Jjaguar Land Rover, the Energy Systems team have develpoed a range of modules as part of the Technical Accreditation Scheme (TAS). The Masters-level modules deliver high impact, relevant, specialised, state-of-the-art solutions in the fields of future vehicle technologies and virtual engineering. More information>>
- Barai, A., Chouchelamane, G., Guo, Y., McGordon, A. and Jennings P. (2015) A study on the impact of lithium-ion cell relaxation on electrochemical impedence spectroscopy. Journal of Power Sources 280.
- Marco, J., Kumari, N., Widanalage, D.W. and Jones, P. (2015) A cell-in-the-loop approach to systems modelling and simulation of energy storage systems. Energies 8:8.
- Birrell, S.A., Wilson, D., Yang, C.P., Dhadyalla, G. and Jennings, P. (2015) How driver behaviour and parking alignment affects inductive charging systems for electric vehicles. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.
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