Our ambition for energy systems research is to optimise the process of generating, distributing and utilising energy. Current research priorities are focused on ways that we can move towards a more sustainable and resilient system for key areas including transportation, manufacturing and grid storage. This requires major improvements in three key research areas:
We are engaged in many projects with partners across a range of sectors and stages of system development:
- AMPLiFII: Creating a UK supply chain for automotive battery pack manufacturing.
- ELEVATE: Developing a technology innovation chain for electrochemical storage and power systems.
- HVEMS: Manufacturing and assembly methods for automotive electric machines.
- Off-Highway Intelligent Power Management: Technologies to increase the energy efficiency of off-highway vehicles.
- RESOLVE: Enabling the development of cost effective, energy efficient electric L-category vehicles.
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Many of our Energy Systems facilities are co-ordinated as part of our Energy Innovation Centre.
More information on individual equipment and capability is available from our directory:
Working in partnership with Technical Experts from Jjaguar Land Rover, the Energy Systems team have develpoed a range of modules as part of the Technical Accreditation Scheme (TAS). The Masters-level modules deliver high impact, relevant, specialised, state-of-the-art solutions in the fields of future vehicle technologies and virtual engineering. More information>>
- Barai, A., Chouchelamane, G., Guo, Y., McGordon, A. and Jennings P. (2015) A study on the impact of lithium-ion cell relaxation on electrochemical impedence spectroscopy. Journal of Power Sources 280.
- Marco, J., Kumari, N., Widanalage, D.W. and Jones, P. (2015) A cell-in-the-loop approach to systems modelling and simulation of energy storage systems. Energies 8:8.
- Birrell, S.A., Wilson, D., Yang, C.P., Dhadyalla, G. and Jennings, P. (2015) How driver behaviour and parking alignment affects inductive charging systems for electric vehicles. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.
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