Improved batteries will be a key enabling technology for the decarbonisation of transport to meet net zero commitments. However, the growing industry is placing significant demands on raw materials, and battery manufacture is energy intensive.
16 NOVEMBER 2021
This day gives PhD researchers and Faraday Institution Research Fellows the opportunity to present their work. This day will be a closed-door event just for Faraday Institution researchers and we particularly encourage early career researchers to attend.
17 - 18 NOVEMBER 2021
This is an open event for the Faraday Institution’s 450-strong researcher community, any UK-based academic, anybody working in industry, government or policy in the UK battery space, and selected overseas industry and academic partners.
Prof. Serena Cussen, PI FutureCat and Training & Diversity panel member, will set the scene for the early career researcher day.
ATOMIC SCALE INSIGHTS
Practical guidance on how to increase researcher identity and open the door to career opportunities. Create a professional image, harness the power of LinkedIn, and grow your network.
ADVANCED X-RAY AND NEUTRON TECHNIQUES
Hear from researchers working in industry about the career opportunities that exist in the UK battery technology sector.
ELECTROLYTES AND INTERFACES
NEW APPROACHES TO EXTEND BATTERY LIFE
Faraday Institution CEO, Prof. Pam Thomas, will open the conference.
Videos to be released two weeks before the conference.
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
'A Net Zero energy system.' Baroness Brown will share her insight on the energy transition - for transport, homes, industry, infrastructure, commerce, and defence - highlighting the importance and ubiquity of batteries. Chaired by Prof. Pam Thomas, Faraday Institution
Safety and recycling of Li-ion batteries
'Energy storage is key to attainment of fossil-free energy'. Chaired by Prof. Louis Piper, University of Warwick
Discovery and design towards higher performing, lower cost batteries
Data – challenges and opportunities
Electrodes for Li-ion batteries
Join this session to hear the latest updates on the Faraday Institution’s EDI work and from expert Jayne Little (CEO of Skills4) as she outlines three ways we can all become a better inclusion ally.
Towards sustainable batteries
Safety and performance from sensing, prediction and characterisation
Next generation chemistries
Hear from the Faraday Institution policy team on battery technology market sizes and dynamics and our approach to assess early-stage commercialisation potential.
'The Battery: Still the Great Unknown.' Chaired by Isobel Sheldon OBE, CSO Britishvolt and member of the Faraday Institution Board of Trustees.
CEO Prof. Pam Thomas will present Faraday Institution community awards and close the conference.
Around 60 PhD Researchers and Faraday Institution Research Fellows and 50 undergraduate interns are presenting posters at the conference. A list of researcher posters can be downloaded here. Delegates will be able to explore the depth and breadth of FI research programmes by engaging with this content from the beginning of November.
THE FARADAY BATTERY CHALLENGE
Bringing bold and transformational change
Would you like to attend the conference?
How and when
If you are a member of the Faraday Community, you should receive an email invitation to register during the w/e 24th September. Please use the link in this email as it includes a code that confirms that you are a member of the community.
If you do not receive an invitation, you can register your interest to attend via the registration page that will go live on Wednesday 22nd September.
We warmly invite individuals in the following eligible groups to join us the Faraday Institution community for our conference:
- Academics based at a UK university,
- Anybody working in industry, government or policy in the UK battery space, and
- Selected overseas industry and academic partners.