UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


EIL Faraday Laboratory opened by Provost

31 May 2019

Launched this week by UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, the EIL Faraday Lab will enable the group to develop technologies for the electrification of vehicles as part of a £65 million government-backed initiative.

EIL Faraday Lab

UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, along with Dr Celia Caulcott and Professor Ivan Parkin were given a tour of the new EIL Faraday Lab by Prof. Paul Shearing, Dr Julia Weaving, Toby Neville and PhD students Zahra Rana, Theo Suter and Emanuele Magliocca. The research projects in the lab, which are all funded by FI, focus on discovering materials for batteries with improved cost, capacity and safety; developing new ways of fabricating and scaling-up batteries and understanding how batteries operate and performing through advanced characterisation and diagnostic techniques to help us understand the key degradation and safety challenges.

As the driver of an electric car myself, I am a believer in the technology and need to electrify the transport sector. UCL is proud to be a founding university of the Faraday Institution and through the recruitment of five new academic staff in this field and new facilities at the UCL Faraday Laboratory, we look forward to finding real-world solutions to the energy problems facing humanity,” said UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur.

Prof Dan Brett and Prof. Paul Shearing, directors of the Electrochemical Innovation Lab, welcome the continued support from the Department and Faculty in their work to develop new electrochemical technologies that will decarbonise the transport and energy sectors.



  • Dr Celia Caulcott, UCL Vice-Provost (Enterprise), UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur open the new UCL Faraday Laboratory. Credit: UCL.