About us

The Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES) convenes researchers from across the University of Birmingham to drive innovation from the laboratory to market. Established in 2013 with a £12 million investment from UK industry and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Centre has grown significantly over the past seven years.

Today we are leading the Supergen Energy Storage Network+, a partnership between 12 institutions in the UK, focused on creating and sharing expertise on energy storage. As a Centre, we are currently involved in over twenty international research projects and thirty national research projects with a combined value of £90m.



Professor Yulong Ding

Professor Yulong Ding

Director (Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage) and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Cooling. 

 Professor Emma Kendrick

Professor Emma Kendrick 


Co-Director (Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage) 

Professor Peter Slater

Professor Peter Raymond Slater

Co-Director (Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage)

Jonathan Radcliffe

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe

Energy systems and Policy Analysis Group Lead 

Xiao-Ping Zhang

Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang

Co-Director (Grid Integration)

Dr Adriano Sciacovelli

Adriano Sciacovelli

Thermal Mechanical Research Group Lead

 Dr Grant Wilson

Dr Grant Wilson

Energy Informatics Group Lead 

Dr Yongliang Li

Dr Yongliang Li 

Recyclable & Renewable Energy Storage and Transformation Group Lead

Professor David Brook 

Professor of Energy Materials


Professor Karl Dearn 

Head of Civil Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Antzella Fivga Antzela Fivga

Supergen Energy Storage Network+ Manager

Omar Saeed Omar Saeed Project Manager
Lada Zimina Lada Zimina Project Manager, Energy Research and Innovation