Academic, Industry & Fund Holders Collaborations
The Chalmers team working on structural power composites led by Leif E Asp, Patrik Johansson, and Peter Linde, research into structurally integrated energy storage focusing on; multifunctional materials implementation, efficient design methodologies, damage tolerance modelling, structural analysis, design and certification methods. The research in lightweight composites materials and structures aims to increase analysis capability to allow increased virtual testing, and hence reduce cost related to physical testing.
IMDEA team working on structural power composites led by Juan José Vilatela. IMDEA’s researchers have carried out work on the fabrication and study of structural power composites since 2013. The team from IMDEA Materials and IMDEA Energy Institutes combines expertise in nanomaterials synthesis, laminated composite fabrication and simulation, fire retardancy, electrochemical energy storage processes and multi-scale characterisation. Through partnership with companies from the transport sector, the team addresses challenges such as scale-up, performance in service, fire safety and analysis of weight reductions.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH team led by Dan Zenkert, Göran Lindbergh, and Mats KG Johansson, is investigating how to improve structural batteries through the study of each cell’s components, from electrolytes, electrodes and separators, to encapsulation. Current studies include the evaluation and modelling of the total multifunctional material properties over conventional monofunctional materials, and the energy generation potential of multifunctional materials.
Durham University team is led by Natasha Shirshova researching into functional polymeric materials for energy applications. Research interests cover all aspects of the cell architecture but with a focus on the separators and electrolytes for use in structural batteries and supercapacitors.
University of Bristol
The Graded Multi-matrix Composite Group at the University of Bristol is led by Dmitry Ivanov. Research interests include multi-scale analysis, structural mechanics of textile preforms and innovative techniques for next-generation composite manufacturing.
University of Vienna
The Polymer and Composites Engineering (PaCE) Group at the University of Vienna is headed by Alexander Bismarck. The group's research interests are diverse, and their main focus for multifunctional energy storage materials is the development of scaleable production processes.