Adam Chase leads E4tech’s work on energy policy and low carbon vehicles and has degrees in Economics, Engineering, Energy & Environmental Technology. Adam has been a Director of E4tech since joining in 2001. His project work often relates to corporate or national strategy and involves an understanding of how energy systems operate, rather than technologies in isolation. Adam’s particular interest is low carbon innovation in the energy and automotive sectors. He also has operational responsibility for the London office. Adam was previously a manager with the global management consulting firm A.T.Kearney, where he took part in and led teams engaged in a wide range of strategic and operational projects across the international energy and chemicals sectors. Prior to this, Adam worked for seven years in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry and also spent time as a journalist with the Financial Times organisation, focusing on energy, environment and automotive issues.
Akeel is an Application Engineer at ANSYS. He focuses on electrification initiatives and multiphysics Simulation in EMEA. He is currently leading a few EV projects with industry in the UK.
Prior to joining ANSYS, he completed a PhD focused on low noise electronics. He has an interest in the design and simulation of power inverters coupled to 3D-physics.
Dr. Andreas Würsig has been Deputy Head of the Business Unit "Power Electronics" and Head of the "Battery Systems for Special Applications" Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) in Itzehoe since 2017. For more than 15 years, he has been involved in the development of advanced lithium ion batteries, particularly in the fields of cell fabrication, system integration and characterization.
Before joining the Fraunhofer Institute ISIT, he completed a one-year postdoctoral degree at the University of Basel. His career at the Fraunhofer Institute began with the development of lithium polymer accumulators and their adaptation to a wide range of applications, from medical technology to the automotive industry. His current research focuses on new LTO anode materials for high performance applications, post-lithium-ion technologies and water-based binder systems. Dr. Würsig holds 2 patents and published more than 20 publications.
Athan is passionate about science and technology that adds value to society and the environment. He is a PhD graduate in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, and he also holds a First Class BSc in Chemistry and MPhil in Analytical Chemistry.
Following his PhD, Dr Fox worked as a trainee patent attorney, a Laboratory Manager at Cambridge University, and a Technology Transfer Associate at Cambridge Enterprise. He joined Aurelius as Technology Director in February 2016. His experience includes organic and analytical chemistry, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, managing intellectual property and technology transfer.
“Ben, partner at intellectual property firm Potter Clarkson LLP, is a Chartered UK Patent Attorney (CPA) and European Patent Attorney (EPA) with particular expertise in the fields of battery technology, fuel cells, telecommunications, semiconductors and electrical grid systems.”
Dr. Billy Wu is a lecturer at Imperial College London in the Dyson School of Design Engineering where he works on electrochemical devices and manufacturing. Within the School he is the part of the Robotics and Manufacturing theme and also jointly leads the Electrochemical Science and Engineering group. He also co-leads the Imperial College London Additive Manufacturing Network and is part of the management team for the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace. His research activities include:
- Lithium-ion batteries
- Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
- Electric vehicles
- Grid scale energy storage
- Redox flow cells
- Metal-air batteries
- Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
- Manufacturing techniques
He is currently course leader for the 1st year Productions and Materials course in the Dyson School of Design Engineering.
Dr Brendan J. Howlin joined the University of Surrey in September 1987 to teach on the new computer aided chemistry degree course. He currently teaches IT skills, advanced mathematics, molecular modelling and DNA profiling.
He graduated with BSc and PhD from the University of Essex, having studied the inorganic chemistry of microbial iron transport compounds, using Mossbauer spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. He also carried out postdoctoral pharmaceutical and protein modelling studies at Birkbeck College in the University of London and Pfizer Ltd.
An Industrial Cyber Physical Security Advisor, Speaker, Evangelist, Engagement Manager,
Solution Architect, Systems Manager, Consultant with over 20 years in Industry, managing
solutions and teams in a wide range of markets and industries. He is well known in the
Security, Cyber, Automation and Industrial Information Industries and an Accredited Systems
Architect. Cevn recently created and managed the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
Facility and the TRUST Security Explorer Facility for Thales UK.
Previously he worked on projects with EDF, Sellafield, National Grid, BP, KOC, Network Rail,
Thames Water, Dwr Cymru, Welsh Water, London Underground, Jordans Ryvita, Shell, Ford
and many more.
Chris is a true engineer at heart, able to realise complete solutions from physical systems through to multi-complex software platforms and algorithms. In 2001 he gained PhD from University of Bath in Digital Signal Processing on Internal Combustion Engines where he developed non-intrusive sensors to gain knowledge of physical processes within a cylinder head using advanced wavelet analysis and adaptive neural networks. From 2003 to 2013, he spent 10 years helping to build a successful engineering consultancy and technology business which was sold to EDIF/ERA. Chris was the TD and responsible for cyber-security, video processing systems, electronic signature management systems to various government programs. He started Blueskytec in 2013 to build upon the cyber-physical knowledge he has in Automotive, Industrial Control Systems and Industrial IoT. He has a special interest in the cyber-physical aspects of Batteries-Control-Drive-MGU power train of personal transport and renewable energy systems.
Chris Moghtader is Head Analyst at NewsBase Research (NBR). He created and leads the NBR Global Oil Forecasting Service, advising international companies and governments on long-term trends in the supply, demand and price of oil. Chris also has experience working in political and security risk, and spent several years in country intelligence and conflict analysis roles.
He has previously worked at Chatham House and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Chris has regional expertise in Latin America, South East Asia and North Africa, although his remit is now global.
Darran Messem has 25 years experience leading business development in energy, transport and the environment, and is the Director and Head of Madano's transport practice. He advises transport clients on the challenges and opportunities posed by issues including emerging technologies, new infrastructure, pollution and fleet optimisation. He also leads the agency’s sustainable development work.
David Greenwood is Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems at WMG, The University of Warwick. His research spans batteries, electric motors, power electronics, and the integration and control of these for propulsion and energy applications.
Professor Greenwood holds advisory and board positions for the Advanced Propulsion Centre, Innovate UK (Faraday Challenge and IDP), EPSRC (Energy), and the Faraday Institution. He co-ordinates the University's activities as the Advanced Propulsion Centre's Electrical Energy Storage Spoke. He also provides academic leadership for the development of R&D activities for the National Automotive Innovation Centre.
Professor Greenwood joined WMG in 2014 from engineering consultancy Ricardo UK Ltd where he was Head of Hybrid and Electric Systems leading advanced technology projects for OEM and Tier 1 customers in passenger cars, defence, motorsport and the clean energy markets.
Dr Howey is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science and a Tutorial Fellow at St Hilda’s College Oxford. Within EPG, his team's primary interest is in the modelling and management of electrochemical energy storage devices for automotive applications such as electric and hybrid vehicles, and also grid and off-grid power systems. The team also have a small amount of research on electric machines. They develop novel instrumentation, diagnostics and modelling approaches that enable operation closer to performance limits, which is essential in order for these systems to reach commercial viability and make a positive impact on society and the environment. The lab includes a range of battery test equipment, thermal imaging and calorimetry, data acquisation, scopes, 4Q power supply/loads, a dSpace battery simulator, and a 3D printer.
Some examples of work include:
David studied engineering specialising in electrical and information sciences at Queens’ College, Cambridge University. After working as an engineering consultant, he undertook a PhD at Imperial College London on the subject of thermal design of electrical machines. Subsequently he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial on two automotive projects investigating electrically assisted turbocharging and advanced battery condition monitoring before being appointed at Oxford in 2011.
The NewsBase Group produces a number of high quality publications, reports, data and forecasting for companies around the world, providing industry leaders with awareness, insight and foresight for their target markets. In doing so, the team help to reduce costs by avoiding the wrong decisions and generate revenue by making the right ones.
Professor Gavin Don is working to develop deep actionable insights into the global energy economy for NBR clients, leveraging data and new algorithms to take Insight and Foresight to new levels.
George Pappas is a Research Fellow in the Energy Innovation Centre at WMG, Warwick University. His background is in Materials Science and Chemistry with focus on the synthesis of organic and inorganic particle, polymer chemistry, carbon materials (graphene, CNTs) and analytical techniques. During his PhD he developed novel hybrid materials and heteroatom-doped carbons for electrochemical energy storage applications. He is currently working on an EPSRC-funded project for the development of innovative Li-S pouch cells with focus on novel energy materials and the scale-up manufacturing.
ZapGo has developed new type of fast-charging battery. Called Carbon-Ion (C-Ion®) in contrast to Lithium-ion, it combines advanced nano-carbons with a novel electrolyte. The result is ultrafast charging – in 5 minutes or less.
Hugh is a highly experienced technical leader and scientist with a track record of delivering complex development programmes. His expertise includes fundamental research into low-carbon energy devices, polymer synthesis and other relevant technologies. Immediately prior to joining Zap&Go, he was working on technology, market and business strategies to facilitate the spin-out of low-carbon energy businesses from leading UK research institutions. Since then Hugh has augmented research and development capabilities allowing his team to accelerate toward Zap&Go’s ambitious technology targets. In addition to his doctorate in polymer chemistry, he holds an MBA from Henley Business School.
Dr Ian Hamerton's research is concerned with developing polymeric materials with improved performance suitable for use in demanding environments and technologically relevant applications (e.g. satellites, military and civil aerospace, high performance automotive applications, micro-/opto-electrionics and polymer filters). This may take the form of novel synthesis (of monomers) or blending of existing commercial materials.
He graduated from the University of Surrey in 1987 having completed a 4-year BSc (Honours) Chemistry programme including a year of professional training (spent in the analytical laboratories of the Elastomers Division of Esso Chemicals Ltd. at Fawley near Southampton). His PhD was also obtained from Surrey (1987-1990) with sponsorship from the US Navy (designing coatings for surface acoustic wave sensors) and the Ministry of Defence (high temperature polymers). He carried out postdoctoral research based at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (later DRA/DERA at Farnborough) on the development of toughened high temperature polymer composites based on bismaleimides and cyanate esters, before joining the Department of Chemistry at Surrey in 1991 (eventually becoming a Reader in Polymer Chemistry in 2012).
James Frith is an analyst focusing on energy storage at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, predominantly covering energy storage within the EMEA region.
Leveraging his background in battery research, he provides key insights into the chemistries, applications and markets for li-ion batteries. His current focus is on tracking the development of the energy storage industry and analyzing the technologies that are participating in this sector.
Prior to joining BNEF, he completed a PhD at the University of Southampton. This work focused on lithium-oxygen batteries as next generation energy storage devices. He then went on to work as a research fellow at the University of Southampton for two years. He holds a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Electrochemistry.
James Kirimy is the Lead for Electric Vehicles for Uber's UK division.
John Weir highly entrepreneurial professional with extensive experience of running businesses both large and small, including launching The Wearable Technology Show in the UK and USA - the largest events for emerging technology.
This year sees him and CEO Lisa Doerr launching The Battery Technology Show for its inaugural event in London.
Since his introduction to quantum physics during his first degree, Jon has been fascinated with energy related solutions across the spectrum. Initially he worked on piezoelectric materials making actuators or sensor devices, and then went on to study and develop energy-based modelling of coatings and thin films during his doctorate. Having developed proton exchange membranes in the Fuel Cells arena, he then pioneered Friction Stir Welding of thick section steel, in conjunction with The Welding Institute. After completing an MBA, Jon was founder member of Zap&Go, where he worked on producing supercapacitors. Jon continues his work today as part of the AMTE Power team, working within the AGM Batteries facility. John is leading product development with interest in Smart cells and development of management systems, he is enthusiastic about the progression of Cell Technology, in what he sees as an exceptionally exciting industry.
Dr Jonathan Winfield has worked in the field of Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) for ten years. He completed his PhD in 2011 investigating the potential of scaling up MFCs for wastewater treatment. He is now senior researcher and lecturer at the Bristol BioEnergy Centre (University of the West of England). MFCs use bacteria to degrade organic matter (pollutants) in waste liquids. As the organic matter is broken down, bacteria release electrons resulting in the production of electricity. The result is power generation with concomitant wastewater treatment. The research centre have focussed on the practical application of the technology and have used MFCs to power robots, lighting and charge mobile phones. Currently the team are running a number of field trials in developing countries such as Uganda and Kenya where ‘Pee Power’ toilets deliver lighting and sanitation to areas in need.
Jose Lazuen is responsible for Roskill’s electric vehicle, battery and downstream supply chain market analysis. Jose joined Roskill in 2017 having previously been involved in electric vehicle and real estate market analysis. In 2016 and 2017, Jose worked for SATIF Partners, a venture capital firm focussed on electric vehicle technology and infrastructure investment. At SATIF, he undertook research and analysis of markets and start-ups. Jose has a Double Bachelor of Business Administration and Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Josh Gilbert is an analyst focused upon emerging innovation trends in industrial verticals. His current research focuses on the Advanced Manufacturing & Materials side of the Energy industries. Outside of this, his sectoral focuses include space & spacetech and next-gen industry.
Cleantech cares deeply about sustainable innovation, with a passion for helping innovators solve the world’s biggest problems by partnering them with some of the world’s biggest companies
Julien is the Head of Smart Cities for Veolia UK: a role which also puts him at the head of the company's Energy Storage initiatives - a sustainable city is a smart city.
Kariem has over 10 years of marketing experience in providing strategic marketing change and development. He is a recent graduate of Masters in Marketing at Brunel University London with specific interest in the areas of electric vehicles, sustainability and innovative entrepreneurship. His academic research investigated consumer purchase intentions towards Electric Cars in the UK. The research considered consumers environmental concern as well as their attitudes, social influence, perceptions and moral obligation towards electric cars.
Kariem is currently a Strategic Marketing Consultant at Marketing Arrow, a London based consultancy working with start-ups and non-profits. In the past he has worked with several automotive companies such as Volvo, Mack and Isuzu.
Kiel joined Moixa as Head of Growth in 2018 and is responsible for market development, project implementation and client management. Prior to joining Moixa, Kiel worked in the US Department of Energy's Commercialisation Office, started an energy efficiency advocacy non-profit in Texas, led major utility programmes across North America delivering over 80 GWh of annual savings in clean energy projects, and provided executive level consulting on clean energy trends and strategies.
Louis Brasington is the Energy & Power Analyst at Cleantech Group, a market intelligence company which has been at the forefront of sustainable innovation since 2002. He is responsible for keeping on top of the emerging trends, leading innovation and key players in sustainable innovation. He is also responsible for business development opportunities in the Energy & Power division of the company.
Mark is leading the technical and operations side of the business, and the thermal storage technology.
BSc (Hons) Physics with Electronics at UMIST. Member of the Chartered Management Institute, and Institute for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship. A dynamic and experienced business consultant and senior manager with a proven track record of success within many market sectors and functions. Both commercially and technically innovative and results orientated. Strong skills and well balanced track record of success in strategic planning, operational leadership, business improvement, R&D, marketing, manufacturing, procurement and supply chain, sales and capital investment. Set up three business units for Bombardier
Transportation, in non-destructive testing (for which he initiated and managed the R&D), workshop engineering and logistics. Immense number and range of contacts in diverse industries. Currently working as an innovation, marketing and management consultant primarily in renewable energy, energy storage, electrical products and chemicals. Was SME Project Manager of an EU financed R&D and commercialisation programme. Advisor on retaining intellectual property for renewable energy. Managed multi-site, multi-functional teams including technical experts in diverse fields.
Mr. Martin Anderlind serves as Head of Business Development at Northvolt AB. Mr. Anderlind co-founded Itrim Sverige AB in April 2003. He served as Managing Director of Itrim International. He was active in executive positions at Itrim since April 2003. In 1995, he co-founded the consultancy company Netsolutions which 1999 merged with Framtidsfabriken (later name changed to Framfab) and was floated on the Stockholm stock exchange. During this time, he was mainly involved in sales, marketing and PR, but also dealt with personnel, management and board issues both in good times and in bad, and served as Managing Director of the venture capital company Framfab Innovation. He served at Framfab until 2001. From 1994 to 1995, he worked for EF Education in Boston.
Mr. Anderlind has extensive experience from board work from finance company Captive Finance Ltd. (Hong Kong, sold to Fortis Lease), market research company QuickWise AB and child products company Baby Björn AB among others. Mr. Anderlind has a Masters Degree in Business and Economics from Uppsala University. He studied at MIT Sloan and Harvard Business School.
Mathew Finuf has been with NUBURU Inc since 2015 where he oversees the application development. Mathew works closely with partners and clients to develop applications as well as strategic long-term relationships.
Prior to NUBURU Inc Mathew was a project engineer in the renewable energy market sector. He has graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2007 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Pivot Power’s mission is to accelerate the UK’s transition to a lower carbon electricity and transport future. The team embody the high levels of skill, expertise and commitment needed to achieve our aim: to change the way our society accesses power and uses energy. Matthew Boulton is COO for the company, with a strong track record of designing and implementing structural change (teams, processes, tools) to deliver outstanding operational performance.
Mr. Bradfield is Managing Director of HEVO Power Europe Ltd.
Matthew began his career in the sciences, receiving a BS in Marine Biology and a graduate degree in Environmental Engineering. During his time as a research scientist developing alternative commodities, he worked for a number of renewables-focused companies in the UK. Matthew then moved to Bermuda where he was director of the Bermuda Bioenergy Project (BBP), a publicly-privately funded development business focused on alternative energy for island communities, based at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS).
While living in Bermuda, Matthew began providing consultant and due diligence services for investment funds in the UK, Bermuda and USA. Primarily, this involved technical and financial diligence on renewables and clean tech projects as well as providing market analysis and advisory services to investment managers around the world.
In 2017 Matthew returned to the UK and was brought in as Managing Director of Hevo Power Europe Ltd. a subsidiary of HEVO Inc., based in Brooklyn New York. Built on the vision of creating the global standard for wireless charging, the mission of HEVO today is to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles through the deployment of our wireless charging network. By offering a wireless charging option for electric vehicles (EVs), HEVO will provide a safe, fast and cost affordable method of charging EVs that eliminates the hazards and inconveniences associated with plug-in charging.
To this end, HEVO has developed a wireless charging solution for electric vehicles to overcome problems like driver error in remembering to plug-in the vehicle, faulty connections between cords and vehicle charging terminals, cluttered sidewalks and tangled loading bays. This proprietary technology provides users with an embeddable wireless charging station and vehicle receiver that is accompanied by a user-friendly mobile app and telematics platform that will allow drivers to simply park and power up. It is called, The HEVO Power Network (HPN).
Matthew Capper is a research associate within the Optical and Thermofluids Research Group at Loughborough University. He is currently working with enterprise funding to further develop and commercialise the award winning ACCT technology. He has expertise in thermodynamics, optical diagnostics and sensor development, established through his PhD work on gas turbine mixers and previous research associate work on heavy duty diesel engine cooling systems.
With 15 years experience in the low carbon energy and transport sectors, Matthew Lumsden founded Connected Energy to commercialise a range of energy storage and control systems developed by parent company Future Transport Systems. In the emerging energy storage sector, a key focus of Connected Energy is to provide customers with end to end expertise and support in developing their projects.
Matthew worked in the renewable energy sector from 2000 for 10 years as Business Development and Managing Director of energy consultancy TNEI where he also delivered a wide range of projects primarily focussing on the introduction of new clean technologies and business models including marine renewables, biomass systems, small scale/urban wind and electric vehicles. In so doing he realised that electric vehicles represented a potential risk to grid stability as well as a clean technology and environmental opportunity.
In 2009 he founded Future Transport Systems to provide specialist consultancy and project management in the field of electric-mobility with an emphasis on the relationship between electric vehicles and energy networks
In 2014 Matthew founded Connected Energy to provide energy storage systems and operating services.
Matthew has a 1st Class degree in Business Administration and spent his earlier career in sales and marketing in the construction industry.
Melanie Loveridge is a materials chemist with a proven background in new materials development and characterisation in the disciplines of energy storage systems (batteries) and corrosion inhibition in coated metal systems. She completed an Engineering Doctorate sponsored by Akzo Nobel & Tata: An in-situ Scanning Kelvin Probe Applied to Mechanisms of Corrosion-driven Coating delamination in Organic Coated Steels (2004).
Melanie has been involved with successful funding applications for EPSRC and TSB grants and collaborated in projects with top UK research groups. A significant time spent within industry (including a university spin-out company) has given her experience of being a specialist, leading teams and generating journal publications and inventions in international patents. Her research background is multi-disciplinary enabling cross-pollination and successes in taking concepts to material realities.
Mikey is a passionate engineer combining a healthy mix of entrepreneurship and best practice engineering.
He has significant sector experience across the built environment, power sector, renewable energy, energy storage and electrification of transport. Pivot Power is bringing these disciplines all under one roof to develop something very special.
Miles Freeman is a former Operations Director, in a division of Ecobat Technologies (the world’s largest producer and recycler of lead). Over his career, he has amassed extensive marketing and commercial knowledge of the battery recycling market and operational delivery of various recycling technologies, logistics, and management systems. He holds a BSc in Chemistry, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Diploma in Health & Safety.
Miles’s vision, embodied within Aurelius, is to develop a fully sustainable closed loop business model for end of life materials “where nothing but waste enters, and nothing but products leave”.
Natasha Robinson is the Head of the Government's Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) - a cross-whitehall team, responsible for placing the UK at the Global Forefront of the development and deployment of Ultra-low emission vehicles.
OLEV is responsible for developing and delivering a package of measures in order to create an early flourishing market, and charting a long term path to mass market, ensuring that the UK makes the most of the economic opportunity this offers.
Neil joined BP plc in 1985 and has led large, globally diverse teams, consistently delivering sustainable performance improvement in a wide range of challenging roles. He has excellent strategic, analytical, leadership, management
and communication skills. He has a track record of driving sustainable change through distilling complex issues to establish a clear improvement strategy and engaging teams at all levels in the organisation in delivery.
He has extensive experience of the downstream oil business and deep knowledge of refining and high hazard petrochemical operations. He has held executive management positions at a number of large operating sites, including Plant Manager at a petrochemicals facility in Canada. He was Head of Engineering and Technology for BP’s Global Refining Business, the 4th largest refiner in the world, driving significant improvements in safety, reliability, efficiency and project performance across the portfolio.
His business experience includes developing strategy for
BP’s Gas, Renewables, Supply and Trading business,
leading multi-million-dollar M&A transactions, establishing
a downstream research program including successfully negotiating partnerships with universities and other companies to commercialise a number of new technologies.
Neil’s corporate experience includes supporting the Group CFO during the quarterly financial close process, investor relations briefings, major M&A transactions and developing corporate finance strategy. He was also Deputy General Auditor and has engaged with BP Executive Management and Board members on governance, internal controls and risk management.
After leaving BP in 2014 Neil was Chief Executive Officer of a privately owned downstream oil company with refining and trading operations in Germany, London
and Geneva. He significantly improved performance by driving operational improvements, making changes in the sales strategy and active risk management of exposure to refining margins.
Neil holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University and an MBA from Edinburgh University. He is a Chartered Engineer
and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Nigel started his career at the Ministry of Defence AQD Labs working on advanced aeronautical projects firstly as a student engineer and then on graduating he was responsible for quality on Harrier and Hawk aircraft with British Aerospace at Kingston and Dunsfold.H
e moved to Hunting Engineering working on conventional and nuclear weapon systems where he specialised on developing automatic test equipment. He was seconded to Hunting Plc and Conoco UK to develop systems for the Hutton Field R&D oil platform, including included spending a year in Japan. On his return he specialised in software engineering where he introduced an integrated project support environment for software development, attained AQAP 13 and co-authored the STARTS: Software Tools Applied to Real Time Systems Handbook. He won and then project managed the software development for UK’s Radiation Monitoring Network (RIMNET) in a joint venture with Siemens to provide a fully integrated emergency response system across government.
Hunting integrated its Communications Technology business (HCTL) and Nigel was the Director of this Division for 13 years providing MODs Design Authority for communications across the vehicle fleet, developing the BOWMAN Local Area System, Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and the Skynet5 ground station. The Directors of Hunting Engineering created the MBO INSYS and successfully sold the business to Lockheed Martin in 2005 where Nigel continued as Operations Director.
At Ultra Electronics, Nigel was the Marketing and Sales Director of their Communications and Information Systems business and he secured the MOD/GCHQs battle space crypto replacement programme. He was appointed Group Cyber Security Strategy Director where he was responsible for building Ultra’s crypto and cyber capability acquiring businesses in the UK and USA. On completion of that project he moved to MASS to develop their cyber capability in defence and intelligence before taking his current role of Chief Executive of BlueSkyTec, a hi-tech provider of products and services in the cyber-physical domain utilising hi-grade encryption to secure critical national infrastructure, automotive and autonomy, IoT and special projects for satellites and aircraft.
Pat Hayes brings more than two decades of successful coalition building across government, industry, NGOs, local communities and academia.
?Pat was the driving force behind an innovative partnership to equip state and local policymakers with sound, unbiased toxic materials and product safety information. He championed several collaborations to shape recycling and materials management policies across the U.S. including California’s landmark green chemistry initiative.
?His strategic counsel has been sought after by Fortune 100 executives, clean tech entrepreneurs, and economic development agencies. He has held leadership positions in public and government affairs, environmental science and sustainability, and product safety at two of the world’s most recognized consumer products companies.
?Pat served on the Council of State Governments Governance Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures Foundation Board and chaired the Business Board of Advisors for National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and holds a masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois and a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.
Paul is an innovative and experienced powertrain engineer, with over 20 years' experience in developing high efficiency internal combustion engines and energy management systems, leading programmes from initial concept demonstration through production development and on to post-production support.
Always seeking to find creative and elegant solutions, and to develop and build knowledge and understanding further.
Prof Paul Shearing is the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Battery Technologies for Next Generation Energy Storage, based in Dept. Chemical Engineering at University College London. He is a co-director of the Electrochemical Innovation Lab and from 2012-16 he was a holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship.
His research interests cover a broad range of electrochemical engineering themes with a particular interest in the relationship between performance and microstructure for energy materials: an area in which he has published more than 170 papers.
He is a pioneer of ‘4-D Tomography’ and has used most of the world's major synchrotron light sources; at UCL he has established a leading facility for multi-scale X-ray imaging.
He leads the UK’s STFC Global Challenge Network in Batteries and Electrochemical Devices, which brings together leading international researchers from industry and academia, and was a co-founder of The Faraday Institution.
In 2006 he graduated from Birmingham with the top first in Chemical Engineering, and in 2009 he took a PhD from Imperial College. He is the recipient of the Salter’s Graduate Prize and the Janet Watson memorial prize for research excellence. In 2014 he was named the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Young Chemical Engineer of the Year in Academia and in 2016 the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year.
Degree qualified engineer with 35 years in the automotive engineering sector 31 of which has been spent in R&D.
Paul specialised in automotive powertrain and specifically engine controls/emissions development, working at Weslake Developments, Ricardo, SAGEM and Revolve.
Paul is currently the Technical Director for Revolve Technologies and is passionate about developing low carbon and emissions compliant vehicles to combat climate change. Paul has lead the development of key systems in a variety of EV and Hybrid applications ranging from Bicycles through to Double deck buses. These have been for a range of customer from the large OEM’s such as Ford and LEVC through the medium sized manufactures such as Wright Bus, and on to the low volume companies such as TEVVA Motors.
Dr. Pirmin Ulmann is a co-founder and CEO of
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Richard is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. His responsibilities include industrial strategy, energy, nuclear, oil and gas, low carbon generation and security of supply. His portfolio also covers electricity and gas wholesale markets and networks, smart meters and smart systems, international energy, energy security and aerospace.
Robin is an Engineer in the Manufacturing New Technologies Team at HSSMI, specializing in electrochemical systems. He has a career in Lithium Ion Cell development and manufacture and holds a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from Heriot Watt University. His previous experience includes product scale up, production line specification and optimisation, supply chain assessment and product design.
He is currently working on the Innovate UK co-funded VALUABLE (Value Chain and Battery Life Cycle Exploitation) Project developing manufacture/remanufacture techniques for battery packs and modelling the value-add to the battery supply chain. Robin is a key member on the APC co-funded project E:PRIME leading HSSMI’s work on developing a battery pack pilot facility at Ford.
He also presents the Lithium Ion Cell and Battery Pack modules of HSSMI’s Electric Vehicle Powertrain School.
Dipl. Engineer ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Name: Rolf Huber
Function: Chairman, founder
Company: H2 Energy AG, Switzerland
Address: Boulevard Lilienthal 42,
For 12 years, Ross has been engaged in industry analysis and strategy consulting for leading global industrial players, manufacturers, retailers, regulators and governments in the following sectors: energy and power, automotive and transport, oil and gas, mining, and retail.
Over this period, Ross has specialised in providing: expert industry analysis and strategy consulting; business development; marketing strategy development and execution; and project team management.
Ross has conducted significant analysis into global energy and manufacturing markets, and has actively contributed to the development of government strategy for socio-economic development and change in developing countries. A significant degree of his experience rests in assisting government departments, inter-ministerial task forces, and utilities identify global best practice operations and technologies, in order to meet mandated efficiencies and over-arching government targets.
Ross, further, has extensive experience in the development of corporate growth strategies through the identification and prioritisation of new growth opportunities in markets, technologies, product lines and geographies.
Dr.Sandeep Unnikrishan is a Program manager of R&D program on Solid-state batteries at TNO-Holst Centre in the Netherlands. He has an engineering background on manufacturing technology, and later did his PhD on solid-state fuel cells. He has more than 15 years of experience in technology development for nano-engineered devices, including organic electronics, fuel cells and batteries. His current focus is on the development of innovative materials, designs as well as fabrication technologies that can enable the high-performance batteries of the future.
Techmet is building projects to secure the supply of the key metals critical to the future growth of electric vehicles, battery storage, renewable energy and other disruptive technologies. It has both producing and development assets involved in the mining, processing and recycling of these metals.
Simon is a geologist by training but has spent the last 15 years in the world of mining finance: analysing, researching and investing in various sectors of the natural resource space. Having completed a M.Sc. at the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College), he spent time as an exploration geologist in Europe. After this, he moved into mergers and acquisitions in the metals and mining sector before spending time as a Mining Analyst for two stockbrokers, and a stint as part of a team manging multi-billion dollar natural resource funds at Investec Asset Management. He believes that the move to electrification of transportation will be transformative for the metals and mining space and is excited to be part of a team that is creating the supply chain to feed it.
Stephen has substantial experience in technology development and product delivery having worked in tier one automotive supply chain companies, OEMs and engineering consultancies. He wrote his degree thesis on electric and hybrid vehicle technology almost 20 years ago and is a founding director of Hyperdrive Innovation.
Steve Christensen brings deep public and private sector experience ideal to ensure we achieve our mission through impactful multi-stakeholder partnerships and programs.
He has worked seamlessly across government, academia, and business to both improve communication on complex issues and to fundamentally address them. As a senior official at the USDA, Steve was responsible for working closely with the White House, Congress, and stakeholders to develop science-based public policy to support U.S. agriculture.
Since his time at USDA Steve has advised numerous industry organizations and corporate clients, among them some of the world’s leading commodity groups, chemical manufacturers and energy providers.His work has included:
Steve is a graduate of Harvard University’s JFK School of Government and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Steve Simplay is currently CTO of a China Based EV Startup. He was previously heading the automotive strategy at Tata Technologies. He has more than 14 years of automotive experience with a number of global OEMs such as Toyota, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover and Tier 1 Suppliers, where he held a variety of engineering positions.
Steve has worked on a number of multi-million dollar complete vehicle programs from initial design to full production and utilising frugal engineering techniques through offshoring the product design and development activities.
Steve holds a PhD in Engineering Strategy and Management and a Master of Science degree, both earned from Coventry University, United Kingdom. He is also a Chartered Engineer registered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Dr. Thomas Krausse is the Managing Director of energy storage specialist company BlueSky Energy. Dr Krausse has worked with multiple companies in the past in leading positions. His main focus is on establishing, growing and transforming companies towards a successful future.
Tim is a Principal Scientist for Batteries within Siemens Corporate Technology. He is responsible for driving the R&D activities for batteries within Siemens. After spending the previous 10 years in Germany, responsible for a number of projects within the Energy, Industrial and Medical sectors, he returned to the UK in 2015 to setup a new Corporate Technology facility. The aim of this new facility is to develop Future Energy Systems with a particular focus on Energy Storage technologies.
an innovative engineering service company for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers of the automotive industry as well as for additional industries. The company operates test facilities and test laboratories for electric storage devices with the TÜV SÜD AG (TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH).
As a high-quality engineering service company, LION Smart also offers advisory services in lithium-ion storage technology and performs a promising research program in this field. The company facilitates the use of lithium-ion storage technology for each vehicle model and has a strong link to research centers and universities.
Toby Schulz serves as Chief Technology Officer for Vantage Power. He co-founded the company in 2011 and has since led the product and technology development. With the goal of providing connectivity and electrification technology for commercial and heavy-duty vehicles, the company has focussed its development in the areas of powertrain system design and integration, battery systems, embedded system control and telemetry data systems.
Toby has led numerous development projects in the area of lithium-ion battery systems with a particular focus on thermal management techniques and battery control. These have ranged from early stage TRL3 projects through to market introduction activities.
He has a 1st class honours degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College London and is passionate about the low carbon vehicle sector and seeking out new opportunities to bring innovative technology to the market place.
Tracy Westall is a non-executive member of the Department for Transport Board.
Tracy is also:
From 2013 to 2017 Tracy was the Director of Corporate Services for SCC, an international technology infrastructure services organisation. She was also the Director of the UK Public Service from 1999 to 2013.
In 2016 Tracy was one of the Digital Leaders Top 100 and named by CRN as one of the Top 50 Influential Women in IT Channel.
Dr Wasim Sarwar is a Senior Battery Systems Engineer at Williams Advanced Engineering, where he is responsible for the design and development of a range of high performance battery systems, which include OEM hypercars, multiple high-profile motorsport batteries, and novel aircraft. He is also active in the plant design and commissioning of a new UK-based battery manufacturing facility. He gained his PhD in Electrochemical Engineering from Imperial College London, and formerly worked for Jaguar Land Rover.
Speciality topics: Supercapacitor Modelling, Electrochemical System Testing, High Precision Testing, Hybrid Braking Systems, High Performance Braking Systems, Project Management, Event Management, Business Development, Marketing and Publicity, Motorsport Analysis, Engine Acoustics, Engine Simulation (1D, 3D and coupled)
We are currently researching and finalising the programme for the forthcoming World Aluminium Conference. If you feel that your organisation is currently undertaking something that would be of interest to attendees from a commercial or technical perceptive then please feel free to contact: Dominic Halahan
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