Britishvolt has appointed Dr Allan Paterson as its chief technical officer as the company continues its bid to build a lithium-ion gigafactory in the UK.
Paterson is a specialist in automotive batteries and next-generation technologies and holds a PhD in Chemistry on advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
He joins Britishvolt from The Faraday Institution where he led research into lithium-ion batteries and garnered industry, academia and government resources to accelerate progress.
He has also been chief electrochemist at both Cummins and Johnson Matthey Battery Systems.
Britishvolt CEO, Orral Nadjari said: “We are delighted that someone with Dr Paterson’s experience is joining us at this crucial phase of our development.
“With plans now advancing for our manufacturing gigaplant base, our partnerships and capital already being deployed, we are becoming well placed to create a brighter future for the British automotive industry.
“This momentum will ensure that the UK is at the epicentre of electrified, zero emissions transport and advanced energy storage solutions. It’s the next industrial revolution.”