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WMG partnership to improve automotive energy storage
Assistant 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.