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WMG partnership to improve automotive energy storage

John LoweAssistant Professor John Low has been awarded an EPSRC First Grant to develop a more modern approach to design and manufacture automotive energy storage, targeting Lithium-ion battery and supercapacitor devices.

The project will focus on ‘a designer approach to structuring electrodes’ for improved energy storage performance so that low-carbon plug-in and electric vehicles can travel a longer distance per charge. The new electrodes are expected to gain a significant improvement in the final ‘usable’ energy density (Wh/kg) and ‘usable’ capacity (Ah) at device cell level.

The new and improved energy storage devices will be designed, manufactured and tested at our state-of-the-art battery prototyping WMG Energy Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick.

The 12 month-long project, starting in July, is a partnership between WMG, DZP Technologies Ltd, LVH Coatings Ltd, High Value Manufacturing Catapult and the UK Institute of Materials Finishing.

John was also a very worthy winner at our end of year celebrations and Star Awards last week where he was recognised as our Early Career Researcher of the Year 2017.

Fri 14 July 2017, 11:23 | Tags: Energy Systems Partnerships Research