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Graphenes in Energy Innovation Opportunities’ Workshop
Wednesday 23 August 2017, 09:30am - 01:00pm
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Contact Nigel Holmes or Patrick McCarthy at

Graphenes in Energy Innovation Opportunities’ Workshop


Wednesday 23 August 2017, 09:30am - 01:00pm

Lecture Theatre 2, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. EH14 4AS


The Energy Academy and the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association invite you to take part in a workshop to explore the applications of graphene in the fuel cell and energy sector. Some of the application areas for this versatile material in the energy sector include:

  • - Materials for supercapacitors
  • - Development of biosensors
  • - Development of microbial fuel cells
  • - Membrane applications in fuel cells and electrolysers
  • - Gas separation membranes
  • - Electrode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries

This ‘Graphenes in Energy Innovation Opportunities’ workshop will highlight the energy sector applications for graphene, and help forge links between potential industry and academic partners in Scotland and beyond. Invited speakers include:

  • - Lien Ngo, Innovate UK: Graphene activities and developments
  • - Prof David Bucknall, Heriot-Watt University: Graphenes for Energy Sector Applications
  • - Kerry-Ann Adamson, 4th Energy Wave: Graphene HFC opportunities
  • - David Hodgson, PV3 Technologies: Taking Electrochemical Materials to Market
  • - Rd Graphene Ltd: Energy Applications for Low Cost 3D macro-Graphene

Speaker profiles (subject to final confirmation)

Dr Lien Ngo, Innovation Lead- Advanced Materials, Innovate UK.  Lien is responsible for helping businesses exploit completely novel substances, such as two-dimensional materials and nanomaterials, as well existing materials, such as high-performing composites and light metal alloys. She also work closely with the Emerging and Enabling Technologies team and with Research Councils UK

Professor David Bucknall, Heriot-Watt University. Chair of Materials Chemistry at Heriot-Watt 

Dr Kerry-Ann Adamson, CEO, 4th Energy Wave. Kerry-Ann ran the highly regarded Fuel Cell Today for several years, and launched it consulting arm before setting up the Navigant Research global Smart Energy team. She is now the CEO of specialist consulting group 4th Energy Wave.

Dr David Hodgson, CEO, PV3 Technologies Ltd. In taking a range of electrochemical  materials to market in batteries, hydrogen, water treatment and other applications, PV3 Technologies has developed a customer-led approach which focuses on customer need, rather than material properties. 

Rd Graphene Ltd. Rd-graphene ltd is developing  a solid state supercapacitor(SSRDG) using their low cost in house  3D macro graphene foam network as electrode material. The applications of this include supercapacitors; bio-fuel cell and batteries; bio- and chemical sensor technology; and flexible and wearable electronics.

For further details please contact: Nigel Holmes  or Patrick McCarthy at   

Details of how to register will be published on the Energy Academy and SHFCA websites in the next few weeks together with the finalised programme.



Location Lecture Theatre 2, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. EH14 4AS
for travel directions click here. Visitors should use Car Park A, B, H or J or Lothian Bus services '25' '34' '45' and '63' stop at the University


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