Bringing together the energy storage research community, inspiring future collaborations.
Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University

Final Agenda Announced

Please download the Final Agenda


The Energy Storage Research Network (ESRN), the Energy SUPERSTORE and the STFC Network in Battery Science and Technology, all funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), are hosting the fourth UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES2018), providing an inclusive platform for all researchers in Energy Storage to present their work through talks and poster sessions. In line with the ethos of the Energy SUPERSTORE, the conference endeavours to bring together researchers from academia, industry and policy across the whole field of energy storage, inspiring collaborations for future research.


Previous UKES websites: UKES2014  UKES2015 UKES2016

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at PhD students, early career and senior researchers in Industry, Academia, Research Institutes and Government, both in the UK and internationally.


Please contact the CESI team at [email protected] if you have any questions or queries.

Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Tim Hughes, Siemens

Gregory Poilasne, Nuvve

Adam Whitehead, redT


Prof. Phil Taylor

Newcastle University

Prof. Nigel Brandon, OBE, FREng

Imperial College London

Jim Cardwell

Northern Powergrid

Professor Phil Blythe

Department for Transport and Newcastle University

Professor Peter Littlewood

University of Chicago

Eric Brown

Head of Innovation, Energy Systems Catapult

Francisco Jose Carranza Sierra


Dr. Jonathan Radcliffe, BSc PhD

University of Birmingham

Dr Sara Walker

Newcastle University


REGISTRATION – CLOSING DATE Wednesday 28th February 2018

Registration for the conference includes refreshments throughout, networking drinks and lunches.

Registration fees are £200 for a student and £300 for a non-student.

Registration will close on Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Registration fees do not include accommodation or travel costs, which must be booked independently. Information on suitable local accommodation and travel advice is available in the “Accommodation” section.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner takes place on the evening of Wednesday 21 March 2018, and includes a 3 course meal at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Places at the dinner cost £50 per head for both students and non-students. These must be booked on the “Further Options” tab of the Online Registration Form.

Payment Options

You can pay by credit card through this form (once you hit Register, you will be redirected to a payment page), or by purchase order: just fill in your purchase order number in the appropriate field below, or contact us if you need a quote to start the process.

Register for UKES2018




UKES2018 will be in the new, exciting Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University, indicated by the green markers on the map below. Click on the markers for more information. You can also download a map here, showing the building and Newcastle University Campus.

The conference Dinner will be held at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, indicated by the red marker on the map below.

Registration for the conference starts at 11:30 am on Tuesday, 20th March, in the foyer of the Urban Sciences Building. Lunch will be served from 12:00 pm.

You can travel from any city in the UK to Newcastle University by train. The Urban Sciences building is close to the city centre and under a 10 minute walk from the railway station. If you are flying to Newcastle International Airport, hop on the Metro and it’s a short walk from St James’ Metro Station.

More information about how to get to Newcastle

URBAN Sciences Building

1 Science Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TG

+44 (191) 208 6000 | [email protected] |

Urban Sciences Building
Urban Sciences Building

Newcastle University

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

+44 (191) 208 6000 |

Newcastle Railway Station

Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead, United Kingdom


There is no on-site accommodation during the conference period, however we have teamed up with NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau who are able to supply us with a range of accommodation with preferential rates.

Make your hotel reservation here

URBAN Sciences Building

1 Science Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TG

0191 208 6000 | [email protected] |

Urban Sciences Building
Urban Sciences Building


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, NEWCASTLE CITY CENTRE Waterloo Square / St.James Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4D


Hotel Indigo, Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5XN


JURYS INN NEWCASTLE CENTRAL St James' Gate / Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AD,


MOTEL ONE NEWCASTLE 15-25 High Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW



UKES2018 Science Board

Dr Haris Patsios

Newcastle University

Dr. Dan Rogers

Dr. Greg Offer

Imperial College London

Dr. Jonathan Radcliffe, BSc PhD

University of Birmingham

Dr. Laurence Hardwick

Dr. Léonard (Len) Berlouis

University of Strathclyde

Dr. Natasha Shirshova

Durham University

Dr. Rebecca Todd

The University of Manchester

Dr. Rohit Bhagat

The University of Warwick

Dr. Serena Corr

University of Glasgow

Dr. Vladimir Yufit

Imperial College London

Dr. Nuria Garcia-Araez

University of Southampton

Prof. Andrew Cruden, BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIET

University of Southampton

Prof. David Howey

University of Oxford

Prof. Harry Ernst Hoster

Lancaster University

Prof. Nigel Brandon, OBE, FREng

Imperial College London

Prof. Seamus Garvey

Prof. Yulong Ding

Dr David Greenwood

Newcastle University

Dr Damian Giaouris

Newcastle University

Dr Sara Walker

Newcastle University

Professor Phil Blythe

Department for Transport and Newcastle University

Professor Tony Roskilly