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EPSRC Reference: EP/P007821/1
Title: Multiscale tuning of interfaces and surfaces for energy applications
Principal Investigator: Irvine, Professor J
Other Investigators:
Clegg, Dr PS Binner, Professor J Connor, Dr PA
Savaniu, Dr CD Cassidy, Dr M Parker, Professor SC
Button, Professor TW Poon, Professor W Thijssen, Dr J
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Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of St Andrews
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 January 2017 Ends: 31 December 2020 Value (£): 2,075,702
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioenergy Energy Storage
Fuel Cell Technologies Materials Characterisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
27 Jul 2016 Advanced Materials for Energy Generation and Transmission Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The aim of this proposal is to establish a Core Activity within the UK Centre for Advanced Materials for Energy Generation and Transmission along the lines of the national Supergen Consortia in Energy Engineering. We anticipate being one of three Cores comprising an overall Centre activity and expect to play an important role in delivering such a Centre. Here, we build our case around the most critical element in many manifestations of Energy Materials applications, the interfaces between the active elements. The interface between active components and, indeed, the surface are usually of great importance in determining the functionality of any energy materials application. For example, the critical region determining the performance and lifetime of most electrochemical systems is normally at the electrode side of the electrode/electrolyte interface.

The proposal is split into three components: (1) Platform Research within the Core (60%); (2) Flexible Funding for collaborative research with University & Industry Partners outside the Core (30%), using which we will seek to build up capability through pump-priming and proof of concept studies. Thirdly, this will be strongly supported through interactions and collaborations through (3) Networking and Outreach (10%). The grouping not only offers strong expertise in a broad range of Energy Materials, but also brings together diverse skills and disciplines in a highly complementary manner to address exciting research challenges at Energy Materials interfaces.
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