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Rising to the Battery Challenge
Wednesday 31st October 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm£70.66 - £96.54
The UK is heading towards a tipping point when the electric vehicle is set to become the preferred mode of transportation, and continued electrification will reinvent sectors from transport to power generation and distribution to banking.
Oxford: In 1980, Prof John Goodenough, a visiting professor at the Department of Chemistry, developed the cobalt-oxide cathode, which became the basis of every lithium-ion battery built. Sony commercialised it and the rest is history. Now, the UK aims to re-assert its position as a leader in the field.
Debate and discussion will be led by:
- NEIL MORRIS, CEO, the Faraday Institution, with over 30 years of international business and commercial experience at BP plc before recently taking the helm of the Faraday Institution.
- ROB MILLAR, Head of Electrical at Williams Advanced Engineering, responsible for all electrical and battery projects, including the Formula-E battery programme, government-funded projects like Netfficient and ALISE and vehicle projects such as the Aston Martin Rapide E.
- GRAEME PURDY, CEO, Ilika plc, a pioneer in solid state battery technology and materials innovation, which has a roadmap for miniature thin film batteries for wireless sensors and larger format cells for motive power.