Fossil-fuel shortages and greenhouse effects demand the pursuit of sustainable energy alternatives, comprising renewable energy sources and sustainable storage technologies. The success of clean energy sources depends on improvements in energy storage technologies.
The chief factor in achieving a compelling and affordable market Battery Electric Vehicle is its relative cost. The largest cost of Battery Electric Vehicles is the power train –the battery pack. In order for Battery Electric Vehicles to become cost-competitive with internal combustion vehicles, the cost of battery packs needs to fall below ~150 US$ per kWh.
With the goal of improving society, I try to address relevant scientific questions embracing materials science, chemistry, physics and engineering. My research attempts to understand and design materials for novel battery electrodes and electrolytes, harnessing the power of computational methods and supercomputers.
My scientific work has been supported and awarded by the following agencies and institutions.
Open-source code leads to sharing of best practices and robust software.
J-ICE: the 1st online viewer for Crystallographic and Electronic properties.
Dr Pieremanuele Canepa
Department of Chemistry
University of Bath
Room 1 South 1.15, Claverton Down
BA2 7AY, United Kingdom