We design systems and develop diagnostics and control algorithms for electrochemical energy devices such as batteries and supercapacitors, in applications from electric cars to grid power systems. Find out more

Our aim is to improve performance and cost by predicting dynamics and lifetime, estimating temperatures and faults, and measuring how and why devices perform in the real world. This requires us to address fundamental issues in modelling, instrumentation and data processing.

The group is led by Associate Professor David Howey within the Energy and Power Group at the Department of Engineering Science in the University of Oxford.


Welcome to Han and Federico!

We’re delighted to have two Oxford students spending the summer in our team, working on some super exciting skunkworks projects: Han Zhou, who is just finished his 2nd year at St Hilda’s, and Federico Ferrari, who has just finished 4th year at LMH.

Congratulations to Christoph and Adrien!

We’re delighted that Christoph Birkl and Adrien Bizeray have recently passed their D.Phil viva examinations - very well done indeed.

Off to Aachen

It’s spring time and the conference season is beginning - this week a number of us are off to the lovely German city of Aachen to present recent work at the Battery Power conference.

Best poster prize for Jorn at UKES!

Graduate student Jorn Reniers won a best poster prize for his work on grid services and battery degradation modelling at the UK Energy Storage Conference 2016 last week - congratulations! Check out the winning poster.

Conferences (again)

Adrien Bizeray heads to Hawaii to present a paper on ‘Pitfalls in Simulating the Diffusion Potential of Li-Ion Cells’ at PRIME 2016 organised by ECS, and Rob Richardson heads to Minneapolis for the ASME DSCC 2016 conference where he is presenting on impedance based temperature monitoring of batteries.