Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Research Postgraduate



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Charlotte Roe is a PhD candidate in the Dyson School of Design Engineering, where she works with Dr Billy Wu and the Electrochemical Science and Engineering group on lifetime degradation studies for immersion-cooled systems in electric vehicles. She is funded by EPSRC and is part of the Shell University Technology Centre.

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Her work focuses on primarily the effect single-phase immersion fluids have on the lifetime and performance of lithium-ion cells through COMSOL physics-based modelling and experimental validation.

Charlotte has recently written a review paper on Immersion cooling which has been published in the Journal of Power Source. This paper discusses important areas of thermal management for lithium-ion electric vehicles and highlights some of the areas within immersion cooling which require further investigation.

Previously she has been awarded a first in Physics at the University of Leeds for her MPhys and BSc degrees,  where she presented her Master's thesis on PET-CT image reconstruction at the Royal Society.


Roe, C., Feng, X., White, G., Li, R., Wang, H., Rui, X., Li, C., Zhang, F., Null, V., Parkes, M., Patel, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, H., Ouyang, M., Offer, G., & Wu, B. (2022). Immersion cooling for lithium-ion batteries – A review. Journal of Power Sources, 525.