12 August 2022
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have revolutionised portable electronics; from mobiles to laptops, Li-ion batteries are omnipresent within modern society. Furthermore, we are now seeing a global shift within the automotive industry towards the adoption of electric vehicles, predicted to be a trillion £ market by 2050. This module require no prior knowledge of battery technology and will cover all major aspects, from fundamental operation through to commercial application. This will include tours of cutting-edge research facilities, external speakers from the likes of NASA and perspectives covering: government policy, industrial production, project management, commercial business and marketing.
Dr Thomas Heenan, Thomas Budd
This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area.
Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
Be able to define the basic operational principles of a Li-ion battery
Know and be able to list the materials and processes involved in the manufacturing of commercial systems
Explain the methods for the implementation of such devices in real-world applications
7.5 ECTS, 4 US, 15 UCL
GBP 2230: There is a built-in tuition fee discount for students who study both 3-week sessions.