Dr. Farheen Sayed spoke at the ‘Energy and Light’ symposium organised by the Royce Ambient Cluster Tool. – Cambridge

Prof. Paul Shearing spoke at the Royal Institution. Talk title: ‘From Galvani to Gigafactories: how batteries have tamed electricity to power the modern world. – London

Prof. Emma Kendrick gave a Faraday Masterclass. Talk title: Career stories from the Battery Sector’ – Didcott

Prof. Emma Kendrick spoke at #EADebates by Euractiv – Brussels

Prof. Peter Bruce gave a talk at the 240th ECS meeting. Talk title: O-Redox Cathodes the Role of Trapped O2 – New Jersey, USA


Prof. Saiful Islam and Pam Thomas (CEO, FI) were invited speakers an event at the Royal Institution celebrating 200 years of Michael Faraday’s electric motor

Prof. Paul Shearing spoke at Faraday Institution battery characterisation project event – Didcott

Prof. Emma Kendrick spoke at Irvine review Lectures. Talk title: ‘Making sustainable batteries’ – St. Andrews

Prof. Paul Shearing and Dr. Rhod Jervis spoke on a panel with James Cookson of Johnson Matthey – UCL


Dr. Weixin Song spoke at the Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) Meeting 2021. Talk title: ‘Direct Imaging of Oxygen Sub-lattice Deformation in Li-rich Cathode Material Using Electron Ptychography – Oxford

Lizzie Driscoll presented virtually at the IUCr25th conference in Prague, as part of ‘Social Media and New Frontiers for Spreading Crystallography’. – Prague


Prof. Emma Kendrick gave the keynote talk at Materials for Energy Technology by SCI. Talk Title: ‘Interfaces in battery manufacturing– Birmingham (link)


Dr. Greg Rees gave a talk on Structural Elucidation of Anionic O-Redox Cathodes for Li-ion Batteries at the Oxford Instruments Symposium on Quantum Technology, Semiconductors, and Power Generation – Oxford

16th June – CATMAT Full Project Meeting – Virtual


A poster by Emma Hedley has been accepted for MMC conference titled ‘The Applications Fast Electron Detectors and 4D -STEM Imaging for Understanding Structural Changes in Li-ion Cathode Systems’. To be presented during the virtual conference 5-9th July.

Emma Hedley presented at the Atom 16 conference. Talk title: ‘Quantitative 4D-STEM of Li-ion battery materials.’ – University of Antwerp, Belgium

Weixin Song presented at the Atom 16 conference. Talk title: ‘Direct imaging of oxygen sub-lattice deformation in Li-rich cathode material using electron ptychography.’University of Antwerp, Belgium


Prof. Emma Kendrick spoke at the battery challenge cohort event, run by Innovate UK. Talk title: ‘Perspectives in battery recycling and reuseSwindon

Prof. Paul Shearing gave a talk at JCESR. Talk title: ‘The Role of Advanced X-ray Characterisation in Understanding Degradation and Failure in Li-ion Batteries’Argonne, Chicago, USA

Dr Pezhman Zarabadi-Poor gave a talk at the University of Bath. Talk title: ‘Automated, Reproducible, and Accelerated Discovery of Next-Generation Cathode Materials’Bath


Prof. Emma Kendrick gave a virtual Keynote for the Austrian Embassy for their ‘New Battery Materials’ workshop– London

Prof. Saiful Islam spoke at an Annual Joint Research + Equality/Diversity Seminar at the University of York – York

Dr Dorota Matras attended WMG Battery school – Warwick

Lizzie Driscoll was selected to represent the RSC at the Voices of the Future 2021 –Birmingham

Prof. Emma Kendrick gave a talk for International Women’s Day for the University of Birmingham. Talk title: ‘SHE Engineer’ – Birmingham

Lizzie Driscoll has been chosen to give the Parkin Prize lecture at this year’s BCA meeting. Talk title: ‘The Building Blocks of Battery Technology: Inspiring the next generation of battery researchers. – Birmingham

Prof Peter Slater gave a talk titled ‘The Importance of Electrochemistry in the future Green Economy: a guide to fuel cells and Li ion batteries’ to Teachers as part of a REDOX and Electrochemistry New teacher subject day organised by the PTI – Birmingham


Prof. Emma Kendrick gave a Plenary talk at Silverstone Technology Cluster. Talk title: ‘state of play of batteries’Towcester

Prof. Emma Kendrick attended a battery materials symposium – Pavia

Prof. Paul Shearing gave a webinar at Georgia Tech – Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Lizzie Driscoll delivered a Teachers CPD session on electrochemistry, including Li ion batteries (41 teachers attended the session) – Birmingham


21st January – CATMAT Full Consortium Meeting- Virtual



Emma Kendrick gave a talk at the CSCT (Centre for Sustainable & Circular Technologies) Winter showcase – Bath

Lizzie Driscoll participated in an accessible science online practical session for visually impaired students explaining Li ion batteries using jenga – Birmingham

Prof. Emma Kendrick moderated a panel discussion at Battery cells and Systems Expo – for ‘BCS: Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) for Li-ion alternatives’– Birmingham

Lizzie Driscoll gave an outreach talk on battery research at the Discover Materials winter event – Virtual


24th-26th November -The Faraday Institution Conference – Virtual

3rd November -The Faraday Institution Expert Panel Meeting – Virtual


Prof. Peter Bruce presented at PRiME 2020: ‘Superstructure Controls First Cycle Voltage Hysteresis in O-Redox Cathode‘ – Pennington, New Jersey, USA

Prof. Paul Shearing spoke at Colorado School of Mines – Golden, Colorado, USA

Dr Farheen Sayed presented her high voltage spinel work at a one day webinar on Thin film Solid State Batteries organised by IIT Kharagpur and University of Cambridge

Prof. Emma Kendrick gave an STFC talk: ‘From Pigments to Batteries’UCL


Prof. Pete Nellist presented results on the imaging of battery materials at the ATOM 15 online conference

Birmingham PhD student Lizzie Driscoll gave an online talk on Li ion batteries and teaching resources to the West Midlands Chemistry Teachers Centre – Birmingham

Prof. Peter Bruce & Prof. Paul Shearing  gave a webinar at the Israel Nation Research centre for Electrochemical Propulsion (INREP) conference – Ramat Gan, Israel



17th July – CATMAT Full Consortium Meeting- Virtual

9th July – The Faraday Institution Expert Panel Meeting – Virtual



Prof. Saiful Islam (PI) presented one of the FI Masterclass online talks with 190+ logged on. Talk title: ‘Size Matters – Atomic-Scale Insights into Battery Materials


3rd – 4th March – The Faraday Institution Review Meeting – De Vere Latimer Estate, Chesham


31st January – Kick off meeting – University of Bath

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