Work packages

WP1 – Porous Materials

The ambition of this work package is to master the details of structure/function relationships in porous materials, to break the ‘power or energy’ paradigm and enable higher-power devices. Both experimental and theoretical avenues are explored through experimental investigations of pore structure design and synthesis, porous electrode characterisation and operando microscopy, and porous-electrode modelling.

WP2 – Mixed Conductors

The aim of this work package is to combine experiments with multi-scale modelling to understand structure/function relations in mixed ion conductors, including perovskites. Both experimental and theoretical avenues will be explored through the evaluation of long-term behaviour of devices, material characterisation focused on transport dynamics and redox rates, and 1D simulations of ion/electron transport informed by atomistic studies.

WP3 – Single-ion Conductors

The objective of this work package is to understand transport in ‘unconventional’ electrolytes through both experimental and theoretical avenues. These include the synthesis of alkaline ion-change membranes and solid superionic conductors, characterisation using operando environmental specstroscopy, and modelling through multicomponent transport theory.

WP4 – Translational Challenges

The ambition of this work package is to explore how the understanding gained in WP1–3 can be translated into manufacturable devices, and to analyse how advances in charge-transport materials can benefit generation and transmission of energy.