Early Career Researchers Conference 2017
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Early Career Researchers Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce the third installment of the STFC Early Careers Research Conference (ECRC) on electrochemical energy devices.
The conference will be held this year again at The Cosener's House, Abingdon on the 28th and 29th of March.

The ECRC continues to provide an opportunity for those in the early stages of their research career, PhDs and Post-Docs, to present and discuss their work in a relaxing environment and creating links and collaborations with their fellow peers as well as keynote talks from three more senior researchers.

If you would like to apply for an oral or poster presentation (or both), please download the abstract template on this page, and submit by completing the form below before 1st March. Please ensure you register for the event on Eventbrite using the booking link below before 10th March.

Speakers

Though the majority of talks will be from Early Career Researchers, we have 3 senior keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Denis Kramer
  • Prof. Patrick Grant
  • Prof. Christoph Rau
  • Prof. Laurence Hardwick
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Annual Meeting 2016
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Annual Meeting 2016

The success of the Annual Meeting continued with a wide range of high quality talks frmo speakers from across the UK and further affield

Speakers

Prof Peter Hall - University of Sheffield
Prof Craig Banks - Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Claire Villevieille - Paul Scherrer Institut
Prof John Varcoe - University of Surrey
Prof Jeff Gostick - McGill University
Prof Peter Slater - University of Birmingham

Images from the event can be viewed here

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Early Career Researchers Conference 2016
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Early Career Researchers Conference 2016

The Early Career Researchers Conference, taking place at The Cosener’s House Abingdon, 5th – 6th of April, offers PhD students and Post-Docs in the early stages of their careers the chance to discuss their work on electrical energy devices with their peers. The ECRC was created with the aim of fostering an environment in which young academics can present with confidence to an audience of like-minded researchers. In addition, plenary speakers consisting of experienced academics will attend to provide insight, direction, and constructive input to conference delegates.

Photos from the conference can be found here.

Speakers

Professor Magdalena Titirici – Queen Mary University of London
Professor Peter Lee – The University of Manchester
Dr. Mirella Di Lorenzo – University of Bath
Dr. Ian Whyte – Director at WhEST (Wh Energy Storage Technologies)

Further info

Thomas Heenan
Email:   thomas.heenan.11@ucl.ac.uk

Dr. Rhodri Jervis
Email:   rhodri.jervis@ucl.ac.uk

Harini Hewa Dewage
Email:   harini.hewa-dewage11@imperial.ac.uk

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Annual Meeting 2015
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Annual Meeting 2015

The meeting was held on 30th June/1st July 2016 at Cosener's House in Abingdon. The meeting included key note speeches on current research challenges in batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen storage, as well as presentations on the latest development at STFC facilities and user presentations of their applications to research in electrochemical energy devices.

Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mike Thackeray – Argonne National Lab
  • Felix Buchi – Paul Scherrer Institut
  • Edwin Garcia – Purdue University
  • Angus Kirkland – Oxford University
  • Nigel Brandon – Imperial College
  • Massimo Santarelli – Politenico di Torino
  • Nick Van Dijk – ITM Power
  • Rohit Bhagat – WMG
  • Harry Hoster – Lancaster University
  • Martin Jones – ISIS Neutron Facility

Further info

Attendance at the meeting is free – registration can be completed below.

Please note that the meeting will begin at 10.30 AM on 30th June allowing time for local attendees to travel to the venue on the day.

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Satellite Event: 3rd Conference in Advances in Li Battery Research
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Satellite Event: 3rd Conference in Advances in Li Battery Research

The Advances in Li Battery Conference: UK 2015 recently organised by Dr. Pooja Panchmatia hosted 70 participants at Burleigh Court, Louhgborugh University 09-10 April 2015. Sponsored by STFCbatteries (STFCbatteries.org), CCP5 and SSCG – RSC division, the meeting was over 2 days.

It boasted prominent speakers including, Prof. Peter R. Slater (Birmingham), Dr. Mark Copley (Johnson Matthey), Dr. Edmund Cussen (Strathclyde), Dr. Peter Baker (STFC), Dr. Jawwad Darr (UCL), Prof. Jon Goff (RHUL) and Dr. Alodia Orera (Zaragoza) among many others covering a wide range materials research as well as advanced characterization techniques that could be used in optimising Li battery materials.

A programme of speakers can be downloaded here: Advances in Li Batteries

Jaguar Landrover, Alstom, Johnson Matthey, Renishaw and Qinetiq were among the industrial representatives at the meeting. Dr. Panchmatia would like to thank the many people at Loughborough – Chemistry whose support and guidance was key in making this meeting a great success.

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Event Programme

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Early Career Researchers Conference 2015
Mar
18
to Mar 19

Early Career Researchers Conference 2015

The first Early Career Researchers Conference (ECRC) took place at Coseners House Abingdon in March 2015 . ECRC2015 hosted over 70 delegates with 30 speakers and 18 poster presenters across a range of disciplines and from various national and international universities and institutions. The event provided the opportunity for those at the early stages of their career to converse with similarly experienced researchers of interdisciplinary fields associated with electrochemical energy devices. The networking opportunity resulted in long lasting links and collaborations between groups and individuals. To view the schedule of events, speakers, attendees and abstracts, please download the Conference Booklet:

The ECRC2015 event was documented by the public engagement team UCell from the Electrochemical Innovation Lab at UCL, who kindly showcased their fuel cell system and provided hydrogen powered tea, coffee and mulled apple juice to conference attendees.

Plenary speakers

We were delighted to welcome 3 plenary speakers to the event:
Prof. Bill David (University of Oxford, STFC Senior Fellow at ISIS)
Dr. Kevin Fahey (CEO, Zeiss)
Dr. Ralph Clague (Head of Systems and Architecture at Intelligent Energy)

For further information, contact

Donal Finegan
Email: donal.finegan.13@ucl.ac.uk

Sam Cooper
Email: samuel.cooper08@imperial.ac.uk

UCell demonstrated the fuel cell and powered tea, coffee and mulled apple juice at the STFC early career researchers conference in Abingdon. Watch a summary of the conference and what the STFC is all about, as well as our fuel cell glowing in the dark.
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Industry Day 2014
Jan
15
9:30 AM09:30

Industry Day 2014

To engage with industrial researchers interested in the application of large scale facilities research, we have organised a focused meeting from 10am-4pm on January 15th 2014, at the Rutherford Appleton Lab (Harwell, Oxfordshire).

The event will be held at the Research Complex at Harwell, based on the RAL site – directions can be found here.

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Industry Day Programme

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Annual Meeting 2014
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Annual Meeting 2014

Following the success of last years meeting, the annual meeting and conference will be held on 2nd/3rd June at Cosener’s House in Abingdon.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – PLEASE EMAIL PAUL SHEARING TO ENQUIRE ABOUT CURRENT AVAILABILITY

p.shearing@ucl.ac.uk

The meeting will include key note speeches on current research challenges in batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen storage, as well as presentations on the latest development at STFC facilities and user presentations of their applications to research in electrochemical energy devices.

Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Stephen Harris – LBNL
  • Eberhard Lehman – Paul Scherrer Institut (SINQ)
  • Stephen Skinner – Imperial College London
  • Ralph Clague – Intelligent Energy
  • Paul Quinn – Diamond Lightsource
  • Martin Jones – ISIS

Further info

A conference dinner will be held at Cosener’s House on the evening of 2nd June

Attendance at the meeting is free and support for travel, accommodation and subsistence is available

Please note that the meeting will begin at ca. 11 am on 2nd June allowing time for local UK attendees to travel to Cosener’s that morning.

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Satellite Event: 2nd Workshop in Advances in Li Battery Research
Apr
10
to Apr 11

Satellite Event: 2nd Workshop in Advances in Li Battery Research

  • The University of Liverpool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We warmly invite you to participate in the 2nd Workshop in the Advances in Li-Battery Research, 10th and 11th April 2014. The event will be hosted at the University of Liverpool and has been made possible through funding from the Global Challenge Network in Batteries and Electrochemical Energy Devices.

The focus of the meeting is to bring together the academic and industrial UK battery and large-scale user facilities communities to discuss the current fundamental scientific research on Li – batteries, both experimental and computational.

We have 50 places available and would encourage participation from those in the early stages of their research careers, such as Postdocs and PhDs.

Places will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis are free of charge which also includes one nights accommodation, lunches and workshop dinner. Unfortunately we are unable to cover your travel expenses.

To register, please complete the 2nd workshop booking form and return to g.p.wall@liverpool.ac.uk by Friday 28th February 2014.

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Information Sheet

Workshop Booking Form

Poster

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