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.