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EPSRC Reference: EP/L016818/1
Title: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage and its Applications
Principal Investigator: Brown, Dr S
Other Investigators:
Cruden, Professor A
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
ABSL Space Products ACAL Energy Ltd Alexander Dennis Limited (UK)
Arup Group Ltd C-Tech Innovation Ltd Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Defence Science & Tech Lab DSTL E A Technology E.ON E&P UK Ltd
Electricity Storage Network Ltd Energy Institute Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)
GS Yuasa Battery (UK) Isentropic Ltd ISIS
Johnson Matthey Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Liquid Air Energy Network
Lotus Cars Ltd Mast Carbon Ltd National Grid
Oxford Instruments Plc Oxis Energy Ltd Parsons Brinckerhoff
QinetiQ REAPsystems Ltd Ricardo Group
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Scottish Power SgurrEnergy Ltd
Technology Strategy Board (Innovate UK) TSL Technology Ltd Uni of Southampton Malaysia Campus
University of Southampton
Department: Chemical & Biological Engineering
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Scheme: Centre for Doctoral Training
Starts: 01 April 2014 Ends: 31 March 2023 Value (£): 4,142,001
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy Storage
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy Transport Systems and Vehicles
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
23 Oct 2013 EPSRC CDT 2013 Interviews Panel C Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The ability to store and release energy on demand is essential to an energy future that is based on clean, non-polluting and sustainable renewable energy. This includes both electrical and thermal energy and a large number of technologies are being developed to fulfil this need.

Energy storage will become a major industry in our century and will employ hundreds of thousands of people globally. Energy storage will be everywhere - in large scale batteries connected to electrical networks, in homes to store energy generated from solar panels and in cars, replacing petrol engines.

In order to meet this challenge and to ensure that UK plays an important role in this industry we will form a Centre of Doctoral Training in to train researchers at the highest level to help form and influence the direction of Energy Storage technologies.

Our students will receive training in all aspects of energy but concentrating on the core technologies of electrochemical storage (batteries and supercapacitors), mechanical storage, thermal storage and superconducting magnetic energy storage. They will have the opportunity to interact with industrialists and gain experience in running a grid connected Lithium-ion battery. They will also undertake a major three-year research project allowing them to specialise in the topic of their choice.

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