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Reference Number EP/P007821/1
Title Multiscale tuning of interfaces and surfaces for energy applications
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 10%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 60%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells, Stationary applications) 10%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 10%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor J Irvine
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University of St Andrews
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2017
End Date 30 June 2021
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £2,075,702
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor J Irvine , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (99.991%)
  Other Investigator Dr M Cassidy , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Dr PA Connor , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Dr CD Savaniu , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Professor SC Parker , Chemistry, University of Bath (0.001%)
Professor J Binner , Inst of Polymer Tech and Materials Eng, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr PS Clegg , Sch of Physics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor W Poon , Sch of Physics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr J Thijssen , Sch of Physics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor TW Button , IRC in Materials Processin, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
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Abstract 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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Added to Database 30/01/19