We want to understand the chemistry that underpins advanced batteries and use this to unlock a new generation of energy storage technologies for electrification of the automotive sector. The target is to enable alternative, sustainable technologies that can supersede the lithium-ion battery. Our approach to address these challenges combines materials chemistry and electrochemistry and is delivered in collaboration with leading stakeholders in the energy storage sector, including the Faraday Institution and the SUPERGEN energy storage hub.
We focus on the synthesis of organic, inorganic and hybrid molecular systems for applications in small molecule conversion, energy storage, photo-catalysis and the development of functional materials.
We make and study all different classes of molecular compound, from small organic redox mediators to complex assemblies of inorganic clusters
Projects in our group involve the use of electrochemical methods for solving a range of chemical problems. We are particularly interested in developing electrochemical methods that will support the move towards net-zero carbon emissions, and we develop advanced materials for clean energy-conversion devices such as lithium batteries, H2 fuel cells, water electrolysers, and supercapacitors.