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.


New video featuring our lab

Our lab is featured in a new video by Shell called ‘The Quest for Better Batteries’, including our spin-out company Brill Power. See if you can spot some familiar faces from the group.

New pre-print on control of grid batteries

Our new pre-print Improving optimal control of grid-connected lithium-ion batteries through more accurate battery and degradation modelling is available. Check it out, let us know what you think!

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.