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Professor Peter Slater
Professor Peter Slater

The Birmingham Energy Institute would like to congratulate Professor Peter Slater on being awarded a Faraday Industrial Fellowship to work with Echion Technologies.

Professor of Materials Chemistry and Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, Professor Slater will work closely with Echion Technologies Ltd to improve lithium-ion battery energy densities and charge times.

Through the Industrial Fellowship Professor Slater and Echion will identify new mixed metal niobium oxide phases for possible use as anode materials. These will be assessed for performance and promising materials will be taken into Echion’s product development cycle.

Speaking about the new fellowship Professor Slater said: I am really excited to get back into the lab to develop new high power anode materials for future Li ion batteries through this Faraday Industrial fellowship with Echion Technologies.

This is one of three new industrial fellowships awarded by the Faraday Institution. Each fellowship enables academics and industrialists to undertake a mutually beneficial, electrochemical energy storage research project that aims to solve a critical industrial problem and that has the potential for near- and longer-term benefit to the wider UK battery industry.

Further information about the other Faraday Institution industrial fellowships can be found here.