Join us! 11-13 September
We warmly invite participants from across the battery energy storage research, development and innovation ecosystem to attend, from the UK and beyond – whether working in academia, industry or policy. Whether you’re directly involved with Faraday Institution projects or not, join us as we grow our community.
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We invite organisations with an interest in electrochemical energy storage research to support the conference by becoming a sponsor and exhibiting. Take a look at the wide range of opportunities available and get in touch to discuss.
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The Faraday Institution Conference 2023 is SOLD OUT! However, you can express your interest to join the waiting list or receive updates about a potential online option.
POWERING BRITAIN'S BATTERY REVOLUTION
About the Faraday Institution
“The Faraday Institution 2021 conference successfully convened the UK battery science and innovation community, facilitated future collaborations, and further surpassed our expectations for a virtual event. We now look forward to welcoming our researchers and members of the wider battery research and innovation ecosystem back in-person for 2023. In partnership with hosts University of Birmingham, in this year’s conference we look forward to creating a forum to showcase the latest energy storage research from academia and industry, from the UK and beyond.”
THE FARADAY BATTERY CHALLENGE
Bringing bold and transformational change
Invited speaker: Professor Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo
"Next Generation Batteries for e-Mobility and Grid Storage: What’s New?"
Session chair: Professor Pam Thomas, CEO, Faraday Institution
Invited speaker: Professor Emma Kendrick, University of Birmingham
"Sustainable Battery Design"
Session chair: Professor Magda Titirici, Imperial College London
Session chair: Professor Magda Titirici, Imperial College London
Jawwad Darr, University College London
Gwen Chimonides, University of Sheffield
Halima Khanom, University of Birmingham
Jacqueline Edge, Imperial College London
Sandro Süß, TU Braunschweig
A fast-paced session of 4-minutes flashtalks giving sponsors the opportunity to outline products or services they offer.
Bio-logic Science Instruments
Session chair: Ian Ellerington, Faraday Institution
Professor Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham
Invited speaker: Dr Jerry Barker, Faradion
"The Commercialization of some Advanced Battery Technologies"
Session chair: Professor Emma Kendrick, University of Birmingham
Invited speaker: Dr Roger Morton, European Metal Recycling (EMR)
"Creating a circular EV battery supply chain for the UK"
Session chair: Professor Paul Anderson, University of Birmingham
Mona Faraji-Niri, University of Warwick
Shahid Rasul, Northumbria University
Jennifer Hartley, University of Leicester
Matthew Keyser, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Invited Speaker: Dr Sarah Ball, Technology Manager, EV Metals Group
"Development of High Nickel Cathode Active Materials at EV Metals UK"
Session chair: Dr Ben Morgan, University of Bath
Bo Dong, University of Birmingham
Andrey Poletayev, University of Oxford
Kit McColl, University of Bath
Alice Merryweather, University of Cambridge
Invited Speaker: Dr Edmund Dickinson, About: Energy
"What is metrology? Why does it matter to battery science?"
Session chair: Professor Serena Cussen, University of Sheffield
Nicola Courtier, University of Oxford
Sam Gray, University of Birmingham
Faezeh Zarrin Khat, Teraview
Sam Hare, University of Birmingham
Invited Speaker: Wasim Sarwar, Director, Rimac Energy
"Engineering a cleaner future with advanced energy storage solutions"
Session chair: Dr Isaac Capone, Jaguar Land Rover
Galo Paez Fajardo, University of Warwick
Alex Ferguson, FAC Technologies
Katie Lukow, Oxford Brookes University
Philip Johns, Exponent International
• Professor Paul Anderson, University of Birmingham (chair)
• Alex Groombridge, Echion Technologies Ltd
• Caspar Rawles, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
• Jacqui Murray, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland
• Scott Robinson, BASF
Isabella Stephens, University of Birmingham
Lou Cooper, University of Birmingham
Sophie Kempston, Warwick University
A fast-paced session of 4-minute pitches giving industry organisations the opportunity to outline the challenges they're currently facing in battery research, and the skills, experiences or equipment that they're seeking to overcome them.
Dr Letian Li, ThermoFisher
Dr Stephen Price, Finden Ltd
Dr Chris Moore, HGF Limited
Huseyin Yigit Cem Altintas, Ford Otosan
Paul O'Meara, Emerson & Renwick
Dr Felix Hanke, Dassault Systèmes
Alan Colledge, Amte Power Plc
Aaron Wade, Exawatt
Varnika Agarwal, Rho Motion
The Great Hall, University of Birmingham
18:45 – Make your way over to The Great Hall from 18:45 for a pre-dinner drink and networking.
19:30 – Call to dinner
19:45 – Welcome address from Professor Stephen Jarvis, Provost and Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham
21:10 – A few words from our dinner sponsor, Simon Moores, CEO of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, followed by the Faraday Institution Community Awards presentation
23:00 – Carriages
Invited speaker: Martin Dowson, WMG, University of Warwick
"Strategic Industry Drivers for Academic Research"
Session chair: Professor Jawwad Darr, UCL
Govinder Pawar, UKBIC
Scott Millen, Queen's University Belfast
Iain Aldous, Swansea University
Haijun Ruan, Coventry University
Dr Yashraj Tripathy, About:Energy
Daisy Thornton, Rimac Energy
Dr Laura Driscoll, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC)
Session chair: Fran Long, Faraday Institution
Invited speaker: Professor Mary Ryan, Imperial College London
Talk title TBC
Session chair: Dr Ivana Hasa, WMG, University of Warwick
Tengfei Song, University of Birmingham
Dr Xuhui Yao, National Physical Laboratory
Samantha Southern, Imperial College London
Darren Ould, University of Cambridge
Invited speaker: Professor Dame Clare Grey, University of Cambridge
"New spectroscopic approaches to study batteries: intercalation mechanisms, fast charging, and long-term degradation mechanisms"
Session chair: Dr Phoebe Allan, University of Birmingham
Emily Reynolds, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Nikolay Zhelev, Southampton University
Yundong Zhou, National Physical Laboratory
Alistair Hales, University of Bristol
Professor Paul Shearing, ZERO Institute, University of Oxford
A schools' outreach event with the objective of inspiring the next generation of students (ages 16-18). This session will comprise of a lecture on the topic of energy storage, followed by the opportunity for students to engage with those involved within this field and learn more about potential careers.
Researchers involved in STEM Outreach that would like to take part in this event are invited to contact Elizabeth Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.