How we generate, storage and use energy is becoming increasingly important as fossil fuel reserves dwindle and renewable sources of energy become cheaper. Energy exists in many different forms from electrical to thermal, yet as grow as a society these systems are becoming increasingly more complex and thus we require more efficient devices and systems.

In the Energy sub-theme we work from the fundamentals of how to design better energy storage devices and systems to understanding how we use energy and thus how to use this information to design better large scale systems.

Research areas broadly include:

  • Manufacturing processes for energy storage and conversion devices
  • Condition monitoring techniques for electrochemical energy storage/conversion devices
  • Novel and optimised designs for electrochemical devices
  • Design of large scale energy systems

Example research



Visualising energy usage in homes


Low Carbon Grids

Designing better low carbon grids