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Meet the team




Prof. Peter Bruce

Wolfson Chair, MA, DPhil, FRS, FRSE
Director of the UK SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub
Director of the Wolfson Centre for Energy Science - Oxford

​Peter's primary research interests are in the fields of solid state chemistry and electrochemistry; particularly solid state ionics, which embraces ionically conducting solids and intercalation compounds.

Peter is the Principal Investigator for the project.


Project Leader

Prof. Mauro Pasta

Mauro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. Mauro's research interests lie in electrochemical energy storage and conversion, with an emphasis on:

  1. Energy storage: Li and Na-ion batteries, grid-scale energy storage.

  2. Energy conversion: power from salinity gradients (blue energy), seawater desalination and delithiation.

  3. Electrocatalysis: organic molecules electroxidation, ORR and HER reactions, carbon dioxide sequestration and electroreduction.

Mauro leads the coordination of the project across the four work packages.

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Work Package Leader (WP1)

Prof. Charles Monroe

Charles is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Oxford, whose interest focusses on the development and modeling of electrochemical devices for energy storage and conversion. Charles is primarily interested in batteries and fuel cells, which his research group explores through both theoretical and experimental routes.

Charles leads work package one of the project, Plating and stripping Li or Na at the alkali metal anode||solid electrolyte interface.

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Work Package Leader (WP2)

Prof. Charlotte Williams

Charlotte is a professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Associate Head of Department (Research) in Oxford Chemistry. She is an EPSRC Established Career Research Fellow. She heads-up a research group investigating polymerization catalysis and polymer chemistry with a particular focus on improving polymer sustainability. Her work involves close collaboration with scientists and engineers in both academic and industrial laboratories. In 2011, Charlotte founded econic technologies which sells catalysts and processes facilitating carbon dioxide utilization (Econic). From 2003-2016, Charlotte was an academic in the Chemistry department at Imperial College London, serving as Head of Inorganic Chemistry teaching and Head of Materials Chemistry. Earlier in her career, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Cambridge University (2002-2003), working with Andrew Holmes and Richard Friend (Organometallic polymers for electronics), and at the University of Minnesota (2001-2002) working with Bill Tolman and Marc Hillmyer (zinc catalysts for lactide polymerization). She obtained her BSc and PhD from Imperial College London, the latter supervised by Vernon Gibson and Nick Long on ethene polymerization catalysis. Her work has been recognised by prizes and awards including an OBE (2020), Macro Group UK Medal (2019), The Dechema Otto Roelen Medal (2018), The UK Catalysis Hub Sir John Meurig Thomas Medal (2017), the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday Morgan Medal (2016) and the Women in Science and Engineering Tech-Start Up Award (2015).


Work Package Leader (WP3)

Prof Matthew Rosseinsky

Matthew Rosseinsky obtained a degree and a D. Phil in Chemistry from the University of Oxford in 1990. He was a Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff at A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories then in 1992 was appointed University Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Oxford. In 1999 he moved to the University of Liverpool as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2008, and was awarded the Hughes Medal of the Royal Society in 2011. In 2013 he became a Royal Society Research Professor. He was awarded the inaugural de Gennes Prize for Materials Chemistry (a lifetime achievement award open internationally) by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2009, the C.N.R. Rao Award of the Chemical Research Society of India in 2010 and gave the Muetterties Lectures at UC Berkeley and Lee Lectures at the University of Chicago in 2017. He was awarded the Davy Medal of the Royal Society in 2017.


He is currently a member of the governing Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. His work addresses the synthesis of new functional materials in bulk and thin film form for energy and information storage applications, and has been characterised by extensive collaboration with many academic and industrial colleagues. Current areas of interest include materials for batteries and solid oxide fuel cells, multiferroics, thermoelectrics, superconductivity, materials for separations and catalysis, high-throughput materials discovery, and materials for solar energy conversion. His group is developing an integrated computational and experimental approach to materials discovery, including new tools for crystal structure prediction.


Work Package Leader (WP4)

Prof. Patrick Grant

Patrick is Head of the Department of Materials at Oxford University. Patrick's research takes place at the interface between advanced materials and manufacturing, and concerns a wide range of structural and functional materials. Current applications include structured porous electrodes for supercapacitors and batteries, 3D printed materials with spatially varying electromagnetic properties for microwave devices, and advanced metallics for power generation. Recent work has also concerned X-ray imaging of microstructural evolution, especially of solidifying alloys.

Patrick leads work package four of the project, Integration of solid state electrolytes in full cell architectures.

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