Energy Hybridisation Research Centre

The challenge

Current research in energy storage devices is either focused on the component and individual device level, aiming for improved performance of the individual device, or on specific applications. Little to no feedback exists between these research activities that are often conducted in disparate groups. Our work addresses the gap by uniting the entire research chain from fundamental research on energy storage materials and device components to integration in final applications.

 

Why this research is valuable

The transition to net zero energy will involve a massive investment in new infrastructure – estimated by the International Energy Agency to be the order of US$2.4 trillion per year for the next 15 years. This work is developing processes to maximise the value delivered by this investment in the energy transformation.

 

Research themes

  1. Material development and component design: develop new material which can improve the performance of batteries / supercapacitors and fuel cells
  2. System integration and control: optimal integration of various energy storage components into a hybrid system and their power / load sharing
  3. Health management and degradation: estimation and prediction of remaining useful life using machine learning algorithms

 

Want to know more?

To come.