Dr Nicholas E. Drewett joined CIC energiGUNE in 2016 since which he has undertaken research into materials development and upscaling, in situ and ex situ non-destructive cell analyses, and improving electrochemical performance through optimization of battery materials and processing. During the course of his doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews, he investigated the electrochemistry of non-aqueous lithium-oxygen cells as well as novel synthetic routes to advanced lithium cathodes. Afterwards he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy (University of Liverpool), where he explored the use of graphene as a model system for investigating intercalation processes; in situ characterisation of the physical and electrochemical behaviour of metal alloy anodes; the surface chemistry of lithium-manganese rich mixed metal oxides; and new synthetic routes to lithium and sodium-ion electrode materials. Having worked as part of collaborations with both industrial and academic partners he has developed strong ties to a global network of researchers, as well as a firm commitment to efficient leveraging of his skills in order to best provide added value to projects.

Scientific interests

  • Materials synthesis and upscaling
  • Electrochemistry
  • Inorganic cathodes and anodes
  • Spectroscopy
  • Surface, interface, and interphase analysis
  • Non-destructive analysis

Scientific career

  • Synthesis and characterisation of electrode materials and electrolytes
  • Upscaling of inorganic materials
  • In situ and ex situ characterisation of battery half and full cell systems and components
  • Design and implementation of specialised equipment and characterisation cells

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