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The 2022 event website is still available to view.

Faraday Institution ECR Conference and Training Event 2024
Network, Learn, Contribute, Action

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March 2024
The Slate Conference Centre, University of Warwick

Faraday Institution Early Career Researcher Conference and Training Event 2024

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Join us! The Faraday Institution Early Career Researcher Conference and Training Event 2024 is open to any UK-based researcher identifying as an early career researcher (ECR) and working in the field of energy storage in academia or industry (whether as part of a Faraday Institution project, or not) is eligible to attend and present at the conference.

Registration now open!

Registration deadline extended! Register by 23 February 2024 to join us at our Early Career Research Conference and Training Event, 26-27 March 2024 at the University of Warwick.

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By ECRs for ECRs

The programme has been designed by Early Career Researchers to give you the most value: boost your researcher ID, improve your networking skills, attend research talks, interactive break-out sessions, training sessions, and career development opportunities.

Here's what our 2022 conference delegates thought:

Outline programme

The outline programme is now available. It will be updated regularly as speakers and features are confirmed.

0900 - 1000

Registration

1000 - 1010

Welcome | Professor Pam Thomas, CEO, Faraday Institution

Find out more about Pam.

1010 - 1040

Keynote Talk | Professor Magda Titirici, Chair in Sustainable Energy Materials, Imperial College London

Find out more about Magda.

Chaired by Dr Rhod Jervis.

1045 - 1115

Early Career Researcher Selected Talks

10:45-11:00 | Katie Lukow, Research Assistant, Imperial College London: "Leveraging Real-World Data for E-Mobility Battery Digital Twins"

11:00-11:15 | Dr Adam Lovett, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London: "Silicon Nitride Anodes for Li-ion Batteries: Understanding the Origin of Enhanced Cycle Stability Over Silicon with Operando AFM"

1115- 1145

Break

1145 - 1245

Early Career Researcher Selected Talks

11:45-12:00 | Syeda Ramin Jannat, PhD Researcher, Imperial College London: "The Nucleation of Dendrites in Lithium-Ion Batteries"

12:00-12:15 | Dr Huseyin Sener Sen, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Warwick: "Atomistic Simulations of Interfaces within All-Solid-State Batteries: A special case of Lithium Thiophosphates"

12:15-12:30 | Dr Jana Beatrice Fritzke, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge: "Spectroscopic Insights into Soft Short Circuit-based Degradation of Lithium Metal Batteries"

Faraday Institution Notices

12:30-12:45 | Francesca Long, Head of Training and Talent Development, Faraday Institution

1245 - 1345

Lunch

1345 - 1630

Professional Development Training Workshops

Attendees can select a professional develop workshop to attend. Each workshop will focus on an area of interest specific to early career researchers that aim to help develop professional identities.

View the training workshops

1630 - 1700

Keynote Talk | Carlton Cummins, Entrepreneur and Design Engineer

Find out more about Carlton.

Chaired by Dr James Robinson.

1700 - 1800

Break

1800 - 1900

Networking

1900 - 2100

Conference Dinner

0900 - 0930

Keynote Talk | Professor David Howey, Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

How I got into Battery Engineering

During this presentation Professor David Howey will discuss his journey from engineering undergraduate interested in sustainability, through doing a PhD (not on batteries!), to leading an academic research group focused on battery engineering. He'll reflect on what success means professionally and personally, and give some examples - from diagnosing battery health in off-grid systems in sub-Saharan Africa, to co-founding a spin-out company (Brill Power), and 'greening' their family house.

Find out more about David.

Chaired by Dr Nicola Courtier.

0945- 1245

Parallel selected 10 minute talks and flashtalks (including break)

1245 - 1345

Lunch

1345 - 1430

Exploring the commercial potential of your research

This themed session will hone in on commercial aspects of research, looking at IP, Open Source and Data Exploitation in particular. The panel will be chaired by Ian Ellerington, Technology Transfer Director at the Faraday Institution, and will feature the following panellists:

1430 - 1515

UK National Research Facilities: Access, Use and Impact

This session will showcase the capabilities of multiple UK National Facilities that can further aid battery research. Chaired by Dr Jen Hack, our panel includes:

1515 - 1545

Keynote Talk | Professor Ana Sobrido,  Professor of Sustainable Energy Materials, Queen Mary University of London

A Lab from Scratch - Insights Into a [More or Less] Successful Journey

Ana will share her journey as an academic, her career transition from postdoc to independent researcher and promotions since she joined QMUL in 2016. Ana hopes to be able to give you some useful tips on starting a research group, research lab and support network, but also challenges. Prof Sobrido will also talk about the always important collegiality in academia, and how she tries to manage teaching and research duties in a maintainable way.

Find out more about Ana.

1545 - 1600

Wrap up

1600 - 1700

Career Café

We've invited a number of industry partners to speak to delegates about the latest career opportunities at their respective companies - a great chance to network and gain important contacts into the battery sector.

Find out more about the Career Café and the companies taking part.

About the Faraday Institution

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis, and early-stage commercialisation. It brings together research scientists and industry partners on commercially valuable projects to reduce battery cost, weight, and volume; improve performance and reliability; and develop whole-life strategies including recycling and reuse.

Visit the Faraday Institution website

The Faraday Institution

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis, and early-stage commercialisation. It brings together research scientists and industry partners on commercially valuable projects to reduce battery cost, weight, and volume; improve performance and reliability; and develop whole-life strategies including recycling and reuse.

Visit the Faraday Institution website.

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