£300k investment to drive hydrogen technology at St Andrews University

The Scottish Government is investing £300,000 in a new hydrogen accelerator which will be located at the University of St Andrews. Drawing on the expertise of the University, and in partnership with institutions across Scotland, the new initiative will propel innovations in hydrogen technology and encourage knowledge-sharing to support transport applications and sustainable mobility. Transport … Read more

Professor John T S Irvine elected as a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society!

John has been elected as a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). The Electrochemical Society is a learned  society based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of electrochemistry and solid-state science science and technology.  John joins other important and famous scientists and inventors in the area, including Thomas Edison and … Read more

Article Selected to Feature in Advanced Energy Materials March 2020

A recent article published in Advanced Energy Materials was selected to feature on the inside back cover: Replacement of Ca by Ni in a perovskite titanate to yield a novel perovskite exsolution architecture for oxygen-evolution reactions”. JG. Lee, JH. Myung, AB. Naden, OS. Jeon, YG. Shul, JTS. Irvine. Adv. Energy Mater. 2020, 1903693 Inside Back … Read more

The £12m project, NEXGENNA, to be led by the University of St Andrews

A University of St Andrews-led project to create a safe, cheap, long-lasting battery which could revolutionise electric travel and renewable energy storage has been given £12m from a major funding body. The Faraday Institution announced the funding today (Wednesday 4 September) as part of a £55m funding round for research into energy storage. The £12m project, … Read more

Featured Article in Nature Communications

  A recent publication in Nature Communications: “Lattice strain-enhanced exsolution of nanoparticles in thin films” has been chosen as a featured article by the editor Jacilynn Brant in Energy Materials focus published 9 April 2019 Nature Communications Highlights  

4th Meeting of the Energy Materials Discovery Characterisation and Application Group

The group held a meeting on the 30-31st October at Atholl Palace, Pitlochry, in order to showcase all of the research performed from every researcher in the group (every talk may be found in the 2018 Programme). Two fantastic keynotes from Professor Philippe Vernoux and Dr Steve Hull were one of the highlights of the … Read more

Welcome to our New Starters

We would like to welcome our newest PhD students. Cameron will be working in conjunction with the Faraday Project on solid state batteries. Welcome also to Matthew who will be working on thermal batteries. Also welcome to Maria who will be working as a post-doctoral researcher on the Critical Mass project.   We also welcome … Read more

From Fish Waste to Fuel

An interesting news article has been published on the Fish Site based on one of the groups research projects: REFLOW, funded by Innovate Uk.  Featuring Co-Investigator, Dr Damiano Bonaccorso, the article outlines the interesting research “from fish waste to fuel” which aims to convert waste products into biodiesel for use in several applications.