Dr Tazdin Amietszajew receives esteemed Faraday Institution Industry Fellowship

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Wednesday 09 March 2022

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Associate Professor, Dr Tazdin Amietszajew, from Coventry University’s Research Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth, has secured a prestigious Industry Fellowship from the Faraday Institution, to improve and commercialise battery technology.

The Industry Fellowship programme enables academics and businesses within the battery industry to collaborate on their own energy storage research project where the outcome has the potential to solve a critical industrial problem and offer tangible benefits to the wider industry.

For Tazdin, this will involve working with advanced battery management software company, Breathe Battery Technologies, over a two-year period. The collaboration aims to accelerate the development of new and improved battery management software which will lead to better-performing batteries designed for electric vehicles and consumer electronics devices.

The research will take place at Coventry University’s Centre for Advanced Low Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS) where Tazdin will use his bespoke battery cell monitoring techniques to gain deeper and clearer insights into a battery’s internal operating conditions under real-life scenarios, such as in cars and personal electronics. These findings will support the validation and development of new management software which, when installed on the application’s battery management system, can enhance features such as battery lifetime, charging performance and vehicle range.

Battery internals present a harsh electrochemical environment during operation. As such, it’s challenging to obtain accurate in-situ sensor measurements, especially under heavy dynamic load or over the long timeframe of battery ageing.

If you’re developing battery management software and want to have a significant, beneficial impact on the battery performance and safety, you need to have a clear picture of what’s happening inside. At C-ALPS we have a track record of new developments in this field, and I’m thankful to the Faraday Institution for supporting the next stage of our work.

Dr Tazdin Amietszajew, Associate Professor

The Faraday Institution has awarded a total of 15 fellowships since its programme began in 2020, and Dr Tazdin Amietszajew will join his C-ALPS colleague, Dr Alex Roberts, on this exclusive list. 

Find out more about C-ALPS, the Faraday Institution’s Industry Fellowships and Breathe Battery Technologies.