Three further Industry Fellowships awarded to improve and commercialise battery technology

The Faraday Institution has awarded a further three Industry Fellowships to join the thirteen previously awarded in 2020, February 2021 and October 2021.

Each fellowship enables academics and industrialists to undertake a mutually beneficial, electrochemical energy storage research project that aims to solve a critical industrial problem and that has the potential for near- and longer-term benefit to the wider UK battery industry.

Dr Abbas Fotouhi of Cranfield University with partner Delta Cosworth will build upon the work from their existing Industry Fellowship. The aim of this work is to explore the artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in a battery thermal management system (BTMS) in order to improve temperature estimation and prediction accuracy. It is particularly critical in the applications such as EVs, where the LIBs are exposed to dynamically changing conditions which influence their thermal behaviour.

Dr Tazdin Amietszajew of Coventry University's Centre for Advanced Low Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS) will collaborate with Breathe Battery Technologies to advance battery management systems and cell behaviour tracking capabilities. Advanced real-life battery internal operating conditions will be tracked, with the aim of supporting the validation and development of new battery management and control approaches for electric cars. The project will focus on bespoke in-situ cell monitoring techniques, which will allow for deeper and clearer insights into a battery’s operating conditions. These insights will support Breathe Battery Technologies’ continued development of battery management software that is compatible with today’s embedded systems in cars and electronics, where only standard temperature, voltage and current sensors are available. These solutions will be applicable in the automotive industry and in other sectors where performance and safety are crucial.

Read about Breathe’s innovative battery management software, developed under an Entrepreneurial Fellowship here.

 

Dr Ann Huang from Imperial College London is partnering with Hitachi High-Tech Europe to develop, refine and commercialise innovative electrode manufacturing equipment. This will optimise ion diffusivity for both lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and solid-state batteries (SSBs), with the potential for making a step increase in energy densities at fast charging for both LIBs and SSBs.

 

Contact for Faraday Institution Industry Fellowships: Sylwia Walus



Posted on February 24, 2022 in Blog, Uncategorized

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Sophia Constantinou is starting her career in science communications. She was a Faraday Institution undergraduate intern in 2020 and won an award for the infographics and podcasts she created to explain lithium-ion battery manufacturing.

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