What's on 

Our events are open for all to attend and there is no need to book (unless otherwise stated). 

Tuesday 8 May Professor Laurence Hardwick from the University of Liverpool will deliver ‘Spectro-electrochemistry of battery electrode interfaces’ on Tuesday 8 May 1.00 - 2.00pm LT22 in Robert Hadfield Building, University of Sheffield.  
Thursday 10 May  Professor Handan Tezel from the University of Ottawa will deliver ‘Thermal Energy Storage using Adsorption’ on Thursday 10 May 1.00 pm-2.00pm LT20 in Robert Hadfield Building, University of Sheffield. 
Friday 11 May  4th year students are scheduled to present their research project posters (as a part of their research project module) 11 May 2.00pm - 4.00pm in the Ideas Space Robert Hadfield Building. 
Wednesday 16 May

What Can Vehicle-to-Grid Technology do for the UK? Wednesday 16 May 5.00pm - 8.00pm The Diamond, University of Sheffield, buffet & networking (Workroom 2, 5.00pm), 6.00pm start (Lecture Theatre 7). 

Electric vehicles are beginning to make their presence felt on UK roads; will their impact soon be felt on our electricity system?  This event will explore the effects of Electric Vehicles on the network and UK supply and how we might make use of the battery capacity in the future UK vehicle fleet. What are the options for controlled charging, demand and generation management and how much might be delivered in the real world?

Wednesday 27 June 

'Polymer nanocomposites: coupling dynamic and structural hierarchies Polymer nanocomposites: coupling dynamic and structural hierarchies' Wednesday 27 June, 1.00pm - 2.00pm Design Studio 1 - D07 (24) in Pam Liversidge Building.

Nanoparticles can dramatically improve the mechanical and other physical properties ofpolymers and other matrices. Some properties emerge when nanoparticle concentrations reachthe semi-dilute regime. These emergent properties are associated with the formation of ananoparticle network, which can display a hierarchical structure. For instance the brilliance ofinks have been tied to this emergent structure as have the dynamic mechanical properties andlarge amplitude extension in tires. Despite an obvious link between this emergent structure andproperties, little progress has been made in directly connecting, for example, dynamics andstructure

29 June 

Dr Dimitrios Gerogiorgis from the University of Edinburgh will deliver 'Progress and Challenges in Continuous Pharmaceutical and Green Manufacturing' Friday 29 June 1.00pm - 2.00pm LT20 in Robert Hadfield Building, University of Sheffield.

Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (CPM) emerges as a ground-breaking technology which can invigorate the global pharmaceutical industry by sustainably fostering its agility and the affordability of healthcare for large populations: advances in continuous organic synthesis routes which induce demonstrations of full (end-to-end) continuous pharmaceutical production and comparative economic analyses explicitly illustrate CPM advantages, thus attracting the strong interest of global pharmaceutical corporations and authoritative regulatory bodies. Remarkable corporate investments in production-scale CPM facilities illustrate the value of this novel paradigm.

Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 September  The 3rd CDT Conference in Energy Storage and Its Applications, is to be held Tuesday 11- Wednesday 12 September 2018 at The University of Sheffield. 

This conference, organised by the CDT, has been running since 2016 and is open to all researchers in the energy storage community in the UK and international to attend - we welcome PGRs, early and senior academics and industrialists to attend and discuss progress on energy storage research and applications in the power and energy sectors.