A new UK based £6.65 million research grant aims to accelerate the discovery and application of new advanced materials for the energy sector.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Grant has been awarded to a team led by Professor Matthew Rosseinsky of the University of Liverpool, UK.
It will support a programme that will focus on designing and testing new materials at the atomic level.
The team will combine computation and experiment to discover new materials, developing methods that combine calculation with chemical understanding.
The programme will exploit its discoveries and share its approach with its commercial partners via the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry and the new Materials Innovation Factory, a materials research facility for both academic and industrial users.
Professor Rosseinsky said: “We aim to address problems such as how to create materials for sustainable energy production and storage such as safer new battery technologies or the efficient capture and utilisation of solar energy.