Energy materials and devices

The energy materials research explores applications related to energy generation and storage as well as development of novel electrically conducting materials.


Our research on generating materials and structures explores a variety of functional materials for batteries and supercapacitors, vibration energy harvesting and thermal energy harvesting, fuel cells and electrolysis of water.

Research on novel energy storage material architectures gives rise to improvements in electrical storage capacity and power delivery alongside potential to deliver multipurpose energy storage systems capable of not only storing electrical energy but also acting as structural components.

The work on novel conducting materials, not based on conventional metallic materials, focuses on delivering conductive ceramics, transparent conductors, and ultra-flexible conductors. The energy materials research theme brings together all branches of materials to deliver unique solutions for the energy sector.

Energy harvesting work focuses on the design and production of solid state devices based on phenomena such as piezoelectricity, thermoelectricity and triboelectricity.

Meet the team

If you are interested in finding out more about our research, or have a query then please contact Professor Robert Dorey.

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Professor Robert Dorey

Head of School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Professor of Nanomaterials

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Professor Constantina Lekakou

Professor in Energy, Multiphase and Multifunctional Materials and Devices