About us

The Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES) brings together research expertise from across the University to drive innovation from the laboratory to market. The Centre was established in 2013 with a £12 million investment by UK industry and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under its Eight Great Technologies Capital Programme.

The Centre consists of two components: the Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage and the Birmingham Centre for Thermal Energy Storage; both of which draw on capacity in materials, thermodynamic processes, application development, smart grid and policy economics. 

People

MemberRole
Professor Yulong Ding Director (Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage)
Professor Peter Raymond Slater Co-Director (Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage)
Dr Jonathan Radcliffe Co-Director and Centre for Low Carbon Futures Programme Director
Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang Co-Director (Grid Integration)
                  Dr Karl Dearn Co-Director (Novel Thermodynamic Cycles and Processes)
Dr David Book Co-Director (Novel Materials)
Dr David Boardman Head of Strategic Projects (College of Engineering and Physical Sciences)
Dr Ahmad El-Kharouf Energy Research and Development Manager
Ilaria Di Fresco

Ilaria Di Fresco

PhD Student
Adriano Sciacovelli

Adriano Sciacovelli

Research Fellow

 

 

Daniel Smith

Research Technician

 

 

Dr Helena Navarro

Research Fellow
Geng Qiao

Geng Qiao

PhD Student
Guanghui Leng Dr Guanghui Leng Post Doc Research Fellow
Chuan Li

Chuan Li

PhD Student
Yaoting Huang

Yaoting Huang

PhD Student