Monday, 7 December 2020
Saturday, 5 December 2020
I recently recorded a podcast with Ryan Maughan of AVID Technology. You can find the podcast here:
or via the AVID Technology webpage, which also has the links to the various platforms at the bottom of the page.
Friday, 27 November 2020
Yesterday (November 26) I participated in the Faraday Institution's annual conference for 2020. This year's conference was delivered on-line:
I gave an invited presentation in the session entitled Pathways to Commercialization and early Faraday Institution Successes, chaired by Ian Ellerington. Here is the first slide:
Friday, 31 July 2020
Thursday, 23 July 2020
Here is a summary graphic of my career commercial highlights - starting with the electrodeposition of II-IV compound semiconductors for BP Solar in the early 1990's up until the present-day Na-ion Battery Technology at Faradion. I decided to include the Tiamat highlight as this company is using my NVPF cathode material - discovered and patented during my time at Valence Technology in the early 2000's.
It has been quite an eventful ride - but that is 6 commercial successes so far. There must be one or two more still to go!
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Nice article in ACS Chemical and Engineering News (July 13, 2020) by my friend Alex Scott on the current status of Li-ion manufacturing in Europe:
Today, Europe’s share of that market is a mere 3%. But with the battery making up about 40% of the value of an electric vehicle, Europe is waking up to the notion that whoever controls a region’s lithium-ion battery supply chain also wields much control over its lucrative car industry and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that go with it.
Some nice quotes, later in the article (where does Alex get these from?):
The challenge for the UK, as with other European countries, is that it has to put together a battery supply chain that Asian producers already have in place.
“We rely on supplies of some of the critical cell components and precursors from the Far East,” says Jerry Barker, chief technology officer for the UK sodium-ion battery firm Faradion. “It would be far better if we had a reliable, local, UK-based supply chain for cathode, anode, and electrolyte as well as the cell hardware such as separator and current collectors.”
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Thursday, 4 June 2020
Monday, 1 June 2020
COMMERCIAL-SCALE DEPLOYMENT OF SODIUM-ION BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
Monday, 4 May 2020
Just wanted to include a summary slide on my career highlights:
This shows the important milestones, in terms of R&D projects and commercial successes, I have enjoyed since my PhD in 1984. How time flies! My apologies for this being an eye-test - but just click on the image to get a full-size version (much easier to read!).