Research project 'Silicon based materials and new processing technologies for improved lithium-ion batteries' SINTBATfunded by EU H2020 has started, and supported by VARTA. The SINTBAT project aims at the development of a cheap energy through a lithium-ion energy storage system offering in-service time for 20-25 years. More information on the project objectives and partners can be found here. The materials modelling activities in the project are led by Dr. Dhammika Widanalage (WMG) and Dr Figiel (IINM/WMG).
Research project BI-STRETCH-PLLA-WS2-FOR-BIOMED (BIaxial STRETCHing of PLLA-WS2 nanocomposites FOR thinner and stronger BIOMEDical scaffolds) has started. The project is funded by the Horizon 2020 MC RISE action, and it involves the ENEA in Italy (Dr Di Luccio), Queens University Belfast (Dr Menary), University of Warwick (Dr Figiel, Dr Schiller and Prof McNally), and the California Institute of Technology in the USA (Dr Kornfield).