£2.95M funding for UCL in Grid Scale Energy Storage

19 July 2013

The EPSRC has awarded £2.95million to UCL for the establishment of a new experimental and computational facility to study and develop new materials and devices for electrochemical energy storage.

The UCL bid, led by Dr Paul Shearing, Dr Dan Brett (Department of Chemical Engineering) and Prof Xiao Guo (Department of Chemistry), is part a new national Centre for Grid Scale Energy Storage composed of nine universities (Imperial College London, University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, Newcastle University, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of St Andrews, University College London) with total capital equipment funding of £14.3million.

The announcement was made by Rt Hon David Willetts, the UK's Minister for Universities and Science, at the Global Intelligent Systems conference in London, where he said: “For Britain to get ahead in the global race we have to back emerging technologies and ensure our universities have the latest equipment. This capital investment will help scientists make new discoveries and take their research through to commercial success. It will drive growth and support the Government’s industrial strategy.” (

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