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Energy Storage and Management Team

Academic Staff

 Professor Paul Jennings

Professor Paul Jennings

Energy and Electrical Systems Research Leader
Paul dot Jennings at warwick dot ac dot uk

Professor Jennings is head of the Energy Storage and Management research focus of WMG's HVM Catapult programme. He manages a number of staff working on projects in the catapult including the scale up of novel battery chemistries from laboratory to production line. Some of the research projects Prof Jennings team are currently working on in the Catapult include: future cells, battery tab joining, battery module development, battery pack development, battery ageing, battery modelling, battery management systems.
Professor Jennings has been involved in research with the automotive industry for over 20 years and now leads work in Experiential Engineering and also on hybrid and electric vehicle technologies and the factors affecting their successful introduction. He has been principal investigator for over 20 research grants and awards, worth over 5.5m, and has authored over 70 research publications.
Dr James Marco

Dr James Marco

Reader, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
James dot Marco at warwick dot ac dot uk

A Chartered Engineer with over 15 years’ industry/academic experience of low carbon technologies for the transport and energy storage sectors. Specific areas of research include: systems engineering, real-time control, systems modelling, design optimisation and the design of energy management control systems
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Dr John Low

Assistant Professor, Energy for Low Carbon Vehicles
Profile | Recent Publications

Dr Low's work involves the design, build, test, characterisation and post-mortem analysis of electrochemical energy storage devices. They include stationary batteries, flow batteries and supercapacitors for electric transportation and grid-scale energy storage. Research focuses on accelerating the advances in electrochemistry research through to electrochemical engineering scale-up including cell design engineering, battery manufacturing and process optimisation.




Principal Engineers

Mr Mark Amor-Segan

Mr Mark Amor-Segan

Principal Engineer
Mark dot Amor-Segan at warwick dot ac dot uk

Over 25years experience in the development and validation of fault-tolerant embedded processing platforms. Areas of expertise include complex electronic and software based systems, telecommunications and diagnostics.
Gunwant Dhadyalla

Mr Gunwant Dhadyalla

Principal Engineer
G dot Dhadyalla at warwick dot ac dot uk

Over 20 years’ experience in the automotive electronics industry. Managing technical research in the areas of embedded systems and high voltage architectures modelling.
Dr Andrew McGordon 

 

Dr Andrew McGordon

Principal Engineer
A dot McGordon at warwick dot ac dot uk
Profile | Recent Publications

A physicist with industrial experience of modelling in the steel industry, applying modelling to hybrid vehicles and components, specifically battery technologies and energy management. Supervising the installation of test facilities for hybrid vehicles and electrical energy storage.



Research and Project Staff

Anup Barai

Mr Anup Barai

Research Assistant
A dot Barai at warwick dot ac dot uk

Experience in energy storage systems testing and validation; and development of next generation ‘testing strategies’ for future energy storage systems.
Dr Stewart Birrell

Dr Stewart Birrell

Senior Research Fellow
S dot Birrell at warwick dot ac dot uk

Expertise in automotive ergonomics and human factors, from the design and evaluation of in-vehicle HMI to understanding how users interact with vehicle systems.
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Dr Thomas Grandjean

Research Fellow
T dot Grandjean at warwick dot ac dot uk

Thomas's current research is focussed on developing models combining the electrochemical and thermal characteristics of lithium-ion battery packs in electric and hybrid vehicle applications.
Dr Yue Guo

Dr Yue Guo

Energy Innovation Centre Facilities Manager
y dot guo at warwick dot ac dot uk

With a doctorate from the University of Warwick, experience and expertise in modelling of automotive electronic systems, automated model based testing, battery modelling and characterisation using new and existing techniques.
Andreas Hoffrichter

Dr Andreas Hoffrichter

Research Fellow
a dot hoffrichter at warwick dot ac dot uk
Neelu Kumari

Mrs Neelu Kumari

Research Associate
Neelu dot Kumari at warwick dot ac dot uk
Mr Andrew Moore

Mr Andrew Moore

Lead Engineer
Andrew dot D dot Moore at warwick dot ac dot uk

Andrew Moore has been operating in industrial electronics design/research/development for 3 decades providing electronic designs and expertise in a diverse ranging of industrial areas, ranging from Automotive, Aerospace & Rail ATE systems; to Product designs for RADAR, LASERs, MIG Welders, Robotics and Microbiology. His research interests are in Parasitic effects on system behaviour in high power systems (predominantly inverter based) and Battery Electro-chemistry characterisation.
Dr Vijay Pasupuleti

Dr Vijay Pasupuleti

Research Fellow
pasupu-v at wmg dot warwick dot ac dot uk
Dr Mazuir Shah

Dr Mazuir Shah

Research Fellow
M dot Ahsan-Shah at warwick dot ac dot uk
Sina Shojaei

Mr Sina Shojaei

Project Engineer
S dot Shojaei at warwick dot ac dot uk

Experienced in modelling, and evaluation of electro-mechanical hybrid powertrains, control strategy development and powertrain optimisation.
Dr Ravichandra Tangirala

Dr Ravichandra Tangirala

Research Fellow
R dot Tangirala at warwick dot ac dot uk

Experienced in electrical and electrochemical study, characterisation, testing and development of batteries.
Dr James Taylor

Dr James Taylor

Research Fellow
J dot E dot Taylor at warwick dot ac dot uk

Data mining and predictive analytics expert: experienced in working with large-volume, information-rich data sets from automotive and other industries for the development of diagnostic and prognostic systems.
Dr Kotub Uddin

Dr Kotub Uddin

Senior Research Fellow
K dot Uddin at warwick dot ac dot uk
Profile

Theoretical physicist by training with industrial experience specialising in applied mathematical modelling and scientific computing.
Dr Dhammika Widanalage

Dr Dhammika Widanalage

Senior Research Fellow
Dhammika dot Widanalage at warwick dot ac dot uk
Profile

Research interests are in the areas of lithium-ion battery modelling, electric vehicles and mechatronics. Dr Dhammika is specifically interested in developing modelling techniques for battery dynamics and mechatronic systems by viewing them within a dynamic system framework and an inverse problem setting.

Dr Chek Pin Yang

Dr Chek Pin Yang

Research Fellow
C dot P dot Yang at warwick dot ac dot uk
Profile

System modelling and performance analysis of high voltage architectures including powertrain and motor control using Simulink, Dymola, COMSOL and PSPICE; wireless charging systems for HEVs.






Technical Staff

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Mr Nigel Curtis

Instrumentation Technician
International Digital Laboratory

Over 30 years' experience as an electronics designer in automotive, EV and energy storage systems.

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Mr Adrian Taylor

Precision Engineer
International Digital Laboratory

VEF precision engineering technician with 40 years experience in both mechanical and electrical engineering, covering precision toolroom, aerospace and polymer manufacture fields.


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Mr Terry Timms

Facility Officer
Energy Innovation Centre

Technician with technical expertise in mechanical & electrical engineering also proven automotive & engine CAD design.