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Updates for Project Teams – December 2018

CORRECTION Save the Date – 12-Month Review – 20-21 February 2019 Many thanks to those of you that completed the on-line questionnaire giving us feedback on the 8-month review. It confirmed what we were hearing at the event; that most attendees considered it to be a step up from the 4-month review, that there are…

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The Royal Institution – Where Science Lives

Since 1799, the Royal Institution (Ri) has helped the pubic explore and form opinions about issues that matter to them. As a specialist in the production and dissemination of scientific content, the Ri curates over 80 dramatic science engagement events each year to capture the imagination and curiosity of the general population – whether through…

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The Royal Institution – Where Science Lives

Communications Specialist, Louise Gould, introduces the three thought-leadership events we are co-curating in 2019 with the Royal Institution. Since 1799, the Royal Institution (Ri) has helped the pubic explore and form opinions about issues that matter to them. As a specialist in the production and dissemination of scientific content, the Ri curates over 80 dramatic…

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Access to Infrastructure and Skills- and Capability-Development

Neil Morris comments on the infrastructure report, led by the University of Liverpool, as we distribute it to our community. The Faraday Institution recently commissioned a study, led by Nigel Browning of the University of Liverpool, to report on the infrastructure currently available to researchers in electrochemical energy storage in the UK. Do take a…

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Training and Outreach Update – December 2018

Education and Training Co-ordinator, Fran Long, summarises the successful start to the PhD Cluster training programme and our plans for outreach activities. PhD STEM Ambassador Training and Williams Tour In November the Faraday PhD Cluster students joined us at headquarters at Harwell to begin their STEM Ambassador training, which was facilitated by Claire Hamnett of…

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Building on a Successful First Year

CEO, Neil Morris, looks back at what we’ve achieved in 2018 and ahead to what 2019 will bring. The first anniversary of the publishing of the Industrial Strategy White Paper was two weeks ago. This makes the Faraday Institution just over one year old. And we’ve come a long way in that year. From an…

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Oxford Battery Modelling Symposium – 18-19 March 2019

Electrochemical batteries are crucial for a wide and growing range of applications from electric vehicles to grid energy storage. Yet despite huge advances in battery science and technology over the past 30 years, there is still much that is not well understood about their underlying operating principles. Mathematical modelling and simulation of batteries offers the…

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Meet Michael, the Supercomputer Designed to Accelerate UK Research for EV Batteries

Media Contact: Louise Gould louise.gould@faraday.ac.uk 01235 425126 (office) 07741 853073 (mobile)   First research challenges include the fast-charging of batteries, low temperature operation and thermal management of cells within battery packs HARWELL, UK (November 22, 2018) – A new supercomputer designed to speed up research on two of the UK’s most important battery research projects has…

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BIG BANG FAIR – BIRMINGHAM – 13-16 MARCH 2019

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. The Big Bang Fair aims to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) the exciting and rewarding opportunities out there for them with the right experience and qualifications, by bringing classroom…

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Thank you for the success of the 8-month review

I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who attended the 8-month review for the part you played in making the event the success that it was. It proved to be a great forum for building relationships and ongoing collaborations. Thank you for your preparation and your willingness to engage with people across our…

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