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UCL has an international reputation for work on advanced propulsion comprising excellent electrochemical power systems and advanced combustion technologies. Our expertise is multi- and cross-disciplinary and brings together chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and chemistry, conducting engine research and developing high-performance materials for batteries and fuel cells at production scales never before possible. This is supported by outstanding research from both a policy and technological storage perspective within the UCL Energy Institute.

The Advanced Propulsion Laboratory is a unique offering. No other research facility in the world develops combustion engine technology alongside electrochemical technologies, integrates them, and applies these new innovations to a wide range of mobility and transport modes. 

As well as providing a leading hub for research and development, the APL will blur the lines between teaching, research, commercial innovation and outreach. Our philosophy is centred on the provision of: 

  • A crucible for collaboration 
  • Research-based teaching 
  • Enterprise and innovation 
  • Outreach and public engagement 

all set within London’s Global University.