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Research

Electrochemistry

We work to secure a sustainable energy infrastructure for tomorrow

Our scientists apply specialist measurement expertise to accelerate development of net zero energy technologies

We support the development of electrochemical energy storage and hydrogen technologies such as high energy density batteries, fuel cells, and electrolysers, helping to build a greener and more sustainable infrastructure to power industry and society in the future.

We lead the establishment of international standards for materials selection in the hydrogen, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), and nuclear industries, ensuring integrity of net zero energy infrastructure.

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Our research

Our team of experts work closely with the research community and industry to develop novel in-situ diagnostic techniques, modelling tools and standard test methods to support a more sustainable energy infrastructure for the future.

Electrochemical energy storage

We support the development of cheaper, safer, better-performing and longer-lasting batteries and supercapacitors through specialist measurement expertise

Hydrogen technologies

We develop measurement and modelling techniques to maximise the performance, durability and safety of the next generation of hydrogen fuel cells and water electrolysers

Corrosion and environment induced cracking

We provide confidence that new structures and designs will withstand their environment by developing standard test methods for material selection in hydrogen, nuclear, and CCUS applications

Interfacial chemistry and catalysis

We support the design of efficient, cheap and sustainable catalyst and electrode materials by developing state-of-the-art characterisation tools to better understand their interfacial properties

Our services

Our multidisciplinary team of experts provides a range of bespoke tests and consultancy to improve the performance of materials and designs in challenging environments, including corrosion, fuel cell and battery testing.

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Making rapid, portable diagnostics possible

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Analysis extends lifetime of new low cost fuel cell

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Preventing lithium-ion battery explosions

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Increasing the lifetime of hydrogen technologies

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Our resources

Whether you’re looking for good practice guidance, more information on our research, or our latest publications, we have made a broad range of resources freely available.

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Our team

Our people are leaders in their fields. Take a look at the Electrochemistry team.
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