Anna graduated from University College London with a Masters in Chemical Engineering. During the final year of her undergraduate study, she completed a research project investigating the performance of a fuel cell system with a chemically regenerative redox cathode (i.e. a hybrid fuel cell / redox flow battery technology) at the Electrochemical Innovation Lab at UCL. She is now continuing to pursue her interest in electrochemical engineering as a PhD student at the Electrochemical Science and Engineering group at Imperial College London.
Her PhD focuses on modeling the degradation mechanisms in Lithium-ion battery cells under fast charging conditions. She's particularly interested in how charging protocols can be designed to improve both charging time and cycle life of Li-ion cells used in electric vehicles. The project is supervised by Dr Billy Wu and sponsored by Shell University Technology Centre.
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