Research from the Faraday Institution’s programme is internationally recognised as a mark of excellence. Scientific discoveries have led to highly cited publications, a suite of patents, and commercial spin outs. Since its inception, the Faraday Institution has contributed over 777 publications to the scientific literature, more than 85 of which represent collaborative work across Faraday Institution research projects.

The following statistical data derives from the SciVal record from April 2018 to October 2023, which recognises 733 papers and 2,228 authors. 90.2% of publications are in open access journals, with 17.3% categorised as gold open access. 45 papers were published in collaboration with an industry partner. Almost half (44.1%) of the published research coming out of the Faraday Institution has international collaborators, spanning over 391 institutions, 39 countries and 6 continents. Key countries that collaborate most frequently with the Faraday Institution include the USA, China, Germany, France, Sweden, South Korea and Spain in that order.

Faraday Institution publication map. North America - 104, South America - 7, Africa - 3, Europe - 800+. Asia - 151, Australia - 10.

Number of Faraday Institution papers involving an international collaboration, per country, October 2023, source: Scopus via SciVal

Overall, Faraday Institution publications are of measurably high quality. 91.5% appear in the top quartile journals, with 64.6% in the top 10% of journals. Notably, 47.5% fall into the top 10% most cited publications worldwide, which serves to raise the UK average Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) in the research domains in which the Faraday Institution operates (chemistry, materials science, energy, engineering, chemical engineering, physics & astronomy, environmental science). Faraday Institution publications have 19,601 overall citations, with 26.7 citations per publication on average. In the UK, research in 2022 carries a FWCI of 1.54. Faraday Institution research is on target to be ahead of this with a FWCI of 2.4 (as of October 2023).

Technology Roadmaps

The following Faraday Institution technology roadmaps present an overview of the fundamental challenges impeding the commercial development of a range of energy storage technologies, the necessary advances to understand the underlying science, and the multidisciplinary approach being taken by our researchers in facing these challenges. It is our hope that these roadmaps will guide academia, industry, and funding agencies towards the further development of such batteries in the future.


A full list of publications to October 2023 for each project can be found below.


Papers from the Lithium-ion Battery Projects

The Faraday Institution’s portfolio of research includes seven projects that aim to optimise the performance of lithium-ion technologies.

Papers from the Beyond Lithium-ion Projects

The Faraday Institution’s portfolio of research includes three projects that explore new battery chemistries.

Papers from the Characterisation Projects

Link to Characterisation Projects Papers