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Assistant Professor


University of Warwick
T:   02476575928

Research Interests

Energy storage and management for electric and hybrid vehicles;


Since joining WMG in August 2011, Dr Anup Barai have established a successful research theme in the area of developing methodologies for next generation characterisation of energy storage system for transport and stationary applications. Dr Barai deliver research which has tangible impact on industrial and academic researcher's success, making fundamental changes in the way energy storage systems are characterised. In the past, he delivered multiple commercial research packages, authored high impact journal articles and led funded research projects in the area of lithium-ion battery characterisation. Prior to joining WMG Anup graduated with a First-Class MSc degree in Embedded Systems Design and a BSc (Honours) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. While working full time for WMG, Anup studied part-time for a PhD degree, which he completed in February 2016.


  • Grandjean, Thomas, Barai, Anup, Hosseinzadeh, Elham, Guo, Yue, McGordon, Andrew, Marco, James, 2017. Large format lithium ion pouch cell full thermal characterisation for improved electric vehicle thermal management. Journal of Power Sources, 359, pp. 215-225, View
  • Uddin, Kotub, Moore, Andrew D., Barai, Anup, Marco, James, 2016. The effects of high frequency current ripple on electric vehicle battery performance. Applied Energy, 178, pp. 142-154, View
  • Barai, Anup, Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Uddin, Kotub, McGordon, Andrew, Jennings, Paul, 2016. The effect of average cycling current on total energy of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Journal of Power Sources, 303, pp. 81-85, View
  • Barai, Anup, Chouchelamane, Gael H., Guo, Yue, McGordon, Andrew, Jennings, Paul, 2015. A study on the impact of lithium-ion cell relaxation on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Journal of Power Sources, Volume 280, pp. 74-80, View
  • Barai, Anup, Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, McGordon, Andrew, Jennings, P. A. (Paul A.), 2016. The influence of temperature and charge-discharge rate on open circuit voltage hysteresis of an LFP Li-ion battery. 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, USA, 27-29 Jun 2016, Published in 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), View
  • Barai, Anup, McGordon, Andrew, Jennings, Paul, 2015. A study of the effect of short-term relaxation on the EIS test technique for EV battery cells. International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy 2015, Chemnitz, Germany, 23-25 Sep 2015, View

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