Activities at the APL
Combining research, demonstration, teaching and outreach projects, activities at the APL will include:
- Collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in translating research into battery and fuel cell safety into new international safety and quality standards.
- World-leading translational diagnostics for batteries and fuel cells from lab to vehicle.
- Metrology and forensics: embedding ‘research grade’ instrumentation in the design and quality control process, and enabling unique post-mortem analysis to enable safety improvement.
- Emissions monitoring and analysis for air quality standards.
- Large-scale marine engine research and development for the shipping industry.
- ‘Olympic lab’ projects: using the QEOP site to test road, marine, unassisted aerial vehicle (UAV) and mobility technologies.
- Rapid prototyping and manufacture for next generation electrochemical power trains.
- Tailored materials discovery, development and manufacture at scale.
- Hydrogen engine and alternative fuel research and development.
- A ‘hydrogen hub’ refuelling station and outreach centre.
- Working with UCL’s Global Disability Innovation Hub, research to develop new modes of transport at the most human level: powered exoskeletons for people with limited or no mobility.