Dr Kwan San Hui
Reader in Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering
Emerging Technologies for Electric Vehicles (EV)
Energy Materials Laboratory
The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate emissions, accounting for about 23% of global carbon dioxide emissions in 2010 (IPCC, 2014 & WHO).
Decarbonizing transport is one of the largest challenges in the global response to climate change.
This research group is developing emerging, promising, sustainable technologies to accelerate mass-market adoption of electric vehicles, aligning with the scopes of Industrial strategy: building a Britain fit for the future (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, November 2017) and Road to zero (Department for Transport, Office for Low Emission Vehicles, July 2018).
Current staff contributing to this research theme:
Salman Abdi Jalebi: design and development of new EV motor
Matthew Alexander: high-resolution electrostatic inkjet printing technology for battery electrodes
Alex Askounis: thermal management of battery
Nigel Clayden: determination of ion-diffusion in battery materials by muon techniques
John Fielden: new materials development for battery electrodes
Oscar Hui: design and development of new hybrid metal-air battery for EV by additive manufacturing
Eleni Kaplani: PV-battery system for EV
Dianzi Liu: optimisation of PV-battery system
Andrew Mayes: formulation of nanomaterials for printing battery electrodes
Sonia Melendi-Espina: graphene materials for battery electrodes
Aram Saeed: prototype development based on computer-aided designs and formulations for additive manufacturing