- Improved modelling of battery open circuit voltage (OCV) for battery management systems.
- A system for measuring electrochemical impedance using existing power electronics to excite a battery - this can be used for temperature estimation in cells amongst other things.
- Development of advanced battery management systems (BMS) that use electrochemical models for state estimation (also relevant for supercapacitors)
- Modular BMS/power electronics/battery systems that enable matching different types of cells together to get the most out of each of them.
- A novel electrical system for measurement of convective heat transfer in motors.
- Impedance measurement for diagnostics (e.g. temperature)
- Thermal modelling and thermal properties of batteries
- Fast electrochemical modelling
- Parameter estimation and system identification of models
- Model-based battery management systems
- Capacity fade of batteries in 'real-world' use
- Condition monitoring and fault detection/diagnosis
- Design of battery packs and battery management systems\
- Decentralised control and balancing systems
- Energy management systems for storage on microgrids
- Automotive, power grid and off-grid applications
- Degradation modelling and monitoring
- Thermal modelling and thermal management
- Homogenisation approaches for windings
- Simulation and measurement of air-gap convection
- Direct electrical heat flux and temperature measurement techniques
- Co-I: Resilient HYbrid Technology for High value Microgrids (RHYTHM), funded by EPSRC, 2016-2019, £1m
- Co-I: Automated Module-to-pack Pilot Line for Industrial Innovation (AMPLiFII), funded by OLEV, 2015-2017, £14.6m
- Co-I: Stability and Control of Power Networks with Energy Storage (STABLE-NET), funded by EPSRC, 2014-2017, £1m
- PI: Intelligent Management of Multiple Decentralised Solar/Energy Storage Systems, funded by KETEP (Korea), 2014-2017, $1.2m
- Co-I: ADvanced Electric PowerTrains (ADEPT), funded by the EU under the Marie Curie ITN scheme, 2013-2017, €3.5m
- Co-I: Developing FUTURE Vehicles, funded by EPSRC, 2011-2016, £3m
- PI: Global Research Outreach (GRO) Award, funded by Samsung (SAIT), 2012-2013, renewed 2014-2015.
- Editor, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
- Guest Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy - Special Section on "Integration of Electrochemical Energy Storage in Sustainable Energy Systems"
- Invited Session Chair, 13th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modeling and Experimental Validation (ModVal 12), 22-23 March 2016, EPFL, Switzerland
- Organiser and Chair of Special Session on Thermal Management at ICEM 2016
- At Oxford: Peter Bruce, Charles Monroe, Mike Osborne, Stephen Duncan, Malcolm McCulloch, Maria Bruna
- Outside Oxford: Pierre Jacob (Harvard), Johan Gyselinck (ULB, Brussels), Greg Offer, Paul Mitcheson and Nigel Brandon (Imperial College London)
- International EV Batteries, IMechE, London, UK, 6-7 Dec 2016 - Invited speaker on ' Advanced battery management systems'
- EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 7th Sept 2016 - Seminar on 'Performance evaluation of an extended Kalman filter for state estimation of a pseudo-2D thermal-electrochemical lithium-ion battery model'.
- Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK, 14th Jan 2016 - Invited speaker on 'The next generation of battery management systems'
- UK Energy Storage Conference (UKES) 2015, 25th Nov 2015 - Invited keynote speaker on 'The next generation of battery management systems'.
- OCI Headquarters, Seoul, South Korea, 21st Sep 2015 - Seminar on 'PV and Energy storage system simulation'.
- TU/Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 15th Sep 2015 - Seminar on 'Battery management systems'.
- University of Cambridge, UK, 3rd Jul 2015 - Seminar on 'Advanced battery management systems'.
- Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, 8th June 2015 - Seminar on 'Advanced battery management systems'.
- Open University, UK, 2nd June 2015 - Invited speaker on 'Behaviour and modelling of batteries and super-capacitors'.
- Future Powertrain Conference 2015, 25th Feb 2015 - Invited speaker on 'Integrating batteries into automotive applications: what's coming next?'.
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I am an Associate Professor in Engineering Science and a Tutorial Fellow at St Hilda’s College Oxford. Within EPG, my team's primary interest is in the modelling and management of electrochemical energy storage devices for automotive applications such as electric and hybrid vehicles, and also grid and off-grid power systems. We also have a small amount of research on electric machines. We develop novel instrumentation, diagnostics and modelling approaches that enable operation closer to performance limits, which is essential in order for these systems to reach commercial viability and make a positive impact on society and the environment. Our lab includes a range of battery test equipment, thermal imaging and calorimetry, data acquisation, scopes, 4Q power supply/loads, a dSpace battery simulator, and a 3D printer. Some examples of work include:
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