Research into the next generation of mobile devices

The Departments of Engineering Science and Materials have been awarded a three year research contract worth approximately US$1.5m over three years by Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) to open a new paradigm of flexible energy storage and generation systems.

The award is the first to follow from an earlier workshop in Oxford with KETEP and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly on a range of future energy research challenges.

Professor Jong Min Kim
Professor Jong Min Kim, Department of Engineering Science
Professor Jong Min Kim, Principal Investigator of the project, will lead the flexible energy generation, device design, integration and testing. Professor Kim said: “This research will be based on a new concept of flexible energy generation/storage for the next generation of mobile devices”.

Professor Patrick Grant
Professor Patrick Grant, Department of Materials
Professor Patrick Grant will lead the research on the manufacture and characterisation of flexible energy storage, materials and sub-systems using recent developments in carbon and other nano-materials.

The research will also involve close collaboration with Professor Han Soo Kim at Hanyang University in South Korea, who is an expert in energy storage devices. The final stages of the research will involve translating the work to collaborating industries.