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Academic Publications and Presentations

My most recent publications and presentations have come about via E.ON-funded energy storage research projects I have led; I also have a number of papers produced during my DPhil at Oxford. My Google Scholar page also lists all my papers.

Energy Storage Conference Presentations

I have presented E.ON’s energy storage work at a number of international conferences over the last five or so years. These include:

The Carbon Trust Energy Storage Report

I was asked to act as one of the Technical Specialists for a recent Carbon Trust report entitled:

I ended up providing a lot of the technical input to the report, especially on the solar PV topics.

The Community Battery Project

This was a 2-year project I designed and successfully obtained funding for within E.ON, and then commissioned and delivered in conjunction with the University of Nottingham. The aim of the project was to calculate the economically-optimum battery storage system for a given community of homes, and develop intelligent control algorithms to maximise the value of the battery for homeowners when operating in a real community. One of the other important outputs of the project was a collaborative review paper of the field of community energy storage.

The Supercapattery Project

I oversaw and managed a collaborative project between E.ON and the Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Chemical Engineering Departments at the University of Nottingham, seeking to develop a novel energy storage technology, the Supercapattery (combining the best performance parameters of both a supercapacitor and a battery). This was initially funded through the ‘E.ON Research Initiative’, and after promising early results, I managed to secure further funding for the University team to continue the project for another couple of years to see if we could get to a functioning ‘at scale’ device.

DPhil & Part II work

I had a few papers published which directly from my research work at University looking at the effects of very small magnetic fields on the rates and products of chemical reactions:

  • Spin-locking in low-frequency reaction yield detected magnetic resonance. (DOI: 10.1039/C3CP52019F)
  • Radiofrequency Polarization Effects in Low-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. (DOI: 10.1039/b907915g)
  • Radiofrequency Polarization Effects in Zero-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. (DOI: 10.1039/b906102a)
  • Determination of radical re-encounter probability distributions from magnetic field effects on reaction yields. (DOI: 10.1021/ja068209l)