Events Update – July 2020

Details of recent, forthcoming, and postponed events at which members of the Faraday Institution participated or are organising and other events being organised by and for the wider battery research community.


ACS Energy Letters recently published an article entitled “Fostering a Sustainable Community in Batteries” outlining the considerable successes of the team that organised the virtual Oxford Battery Modelling Symposium in March and the ongoing community building and discussion enabled over Slack and Zoom. The team, with Venkat Viswanathan (at Carnegie Mellon), has since introduced a weekly Battery Modelling Webinar Series attracting 100-200 people most weeks. The webinar series brings together talks centred around modelling batteries, both physics-based and data-driven. The forum is for early career scientists to showcase their latest research. Sign up here.

The Imperial Electrochemical Science and Engineering Group 2020 Research Showcase on the 15th July was a big success with >200 people dialing in. The event sought to explore how the group’s cutting-edge research and innovative ideas can support technological advancement in the industry of automotive and stationary power applications and outline potential collaboration opportunities. Sessions were held on fast charging, cell/battery cooling and the group’s Innovate UK projects, with many Faraday Institution researchers presenting and chairing sessions. Watch a video of the event.

In honour of Chemistry Nobel Laureate John B. Goodenough’s 98th birthday the editorial teams at Advanced Energy Materials and Advanced Functional Materials held a virtual symposium with presentations from many of the leaders in lithium-ion battery research. Prof. Yunhui Huang (HUST and Tongi University), Prof. Arumugam Manthiram (University of Texas at Austin), and Editor Dr. John Uhlrich hosted the symposium and Mike Thackeray and Peter Bruce were amongst the invited speakers.

The Faraday Institution is contributing to a Faraday Battery Challenge initiative to host a series of webinars aimed at an industrial audience. Paul Shearing presented “Lithium-sulfur batteries a game changer for aerospace, defense and automotive?” on 30th July. The other events “Update on the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre,” with presenter Jeff Pratt of the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, and “Growing a UK battery business across sectors,” with presenter Nick Russel of Denchi Group have been viewed a total of over 3,500 times on the KTN youtube channel.

Stephen Gifford presented, “A battery gigafactory in the UK: potential for EV and battery cell production” as part of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s EV Supply Chain Festival in May (watch video) and at the Minex event “Disruptive Forces and Rapidly Transforming the Energy Metals Industry’s Future” on 1st July.

The Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart has been postponed to 14-16 October 2020. Allan Paterson will be presenting.

Fully Charged Live in Farnborough has been postponed again from 30 October 2020 to June 2021. We will be reaching out to STEM Ambassadors again nearer the time to participate in activities at our stand in the Family Zone.

The Faraday Battery Challenge will be speaking and exhibiting at the LCV on 18-19th November, whether it is a virtual or in-person event…

The IOM3 Nanomaterials Committee has postponed their event Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Meeting, Nano4EVs - Energy Storage until 17 November. This aims to showcase the latest developments in nanomaterials and nano-coatings related to batteries and supercapacitors. Contact organiser. The call for papers closes 28 August 2020.

Allan Paterson has submitted an abstract to speak at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany 17-21 January 2021. Will your project be represented there?

Posted on July 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Louise Gould is a marketing and communications professional who has centred her career around technology-based organisations. She joined the Faraday Institution after 5 years as Marketing Communications Manager at the renewable fuels company Velocys.


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