Noticeboard – July 2020

Press coverage referencing the Faraday Institution and its research programmes, and details of what else is going on around the UK’s battery research community.


Intercalation station

Enterprising engineering science PhD researcher at the University of Oxford, Andrew Wang @ndrewwang, who works on the Multi—scale Modelling Project, has started a monthly battery newsletter, The Intercalation Station, with Nicholas Yiu. Well worth a read. Register for diary of battery seminars.

Press coverage

News coverage of the Faraday Institution and its researchers from April to July includes:

Experimental Design Awards

The STFC Global Challenge Network in Batteries and Electrochemical Energy Devices has launched this year’s Experimental Design Awards (for up to £8,000 for research consumables). Case studies of previous awardees can be found here. Deadline for applications is 25 September 2020. For more information, T&Cs and to apply here.

The Engineer’s "Collaborate to Innovate" Awards

The Engineer’s "Collaborate to Innovate" awards are now open. Could you put forward your project for nomination, for example in one of the categories for automotive, aerospace, energy and environment, manufacturing technology or young innovator?

Collaborate to Innovate was established over 5 years ago to uncover and celebrate great examples of engineering collaboration, both between different businesses and between academia and business. The organisers are looking for projects that are both innovative, collaborative and which are likely to have (or are already having) a significant impact in their intended application area.

The deadline for entries is Friday 18th September. Shortlisted and winning entries are covered extensively in The Engineer. For more details click here.

Launching soon: £9M grant competitions to demonstrate clean technologies in Brazil

Up to £9 million of grants will be awarded to a number of demonstration projects in solar and storage, smart grids and bioenergy sectors. The first competition will be launched on 17th August 2020 for projects to be delivered in early 2021. 

The first funding opportunity will involve the installation of photovoltaic panels, batteries and smart monitoring systems to provide energy to low income families in a community in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area. The project involves strong community engagement and will be executed in association with a utility company. Check back here for the latest updates.

Resources available on

Besides being an access point for videos from Masterclasses, our on-line networking tool remains a valuable repository of information and other opportunities available to all Faraday Institution researchers. Project brand guidelines. Career development plans. Researcher handbook. Code of conduct.


Please continue to send advertisements for vacancies (including PhD studentships) on Faraday Institution projects to Louise Gould, who will help publicise via our channels. Current vacancies.

Posted on July 28, 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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