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Maxwell Centre


Centre of Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES)

CAM-IES is one of six national networks established by the EPSRC aimed at creating a strengthened energy materials research community with strong national and international links. The CAM-IES research grant, awarded by EPSRC, will run for five years until 30 November 2021. CAM-IES focuses on the development of advanced materials for energy generation, conversion, distribution, storage, and efficient energy usage, based on technologies including those below:

  • solid-state, higher voltage and flow batteries
  • solid-oxide fuel cells
  • CO2 and other gas separation membranes
  • hybrid thin film photovoltaics
  • large-area thermoelectrics



The Centre has a number of overarching aims:

NETWORKING: To create a UK-based community of researchers focused on materials for integrated energy systems, to build a forum for knowledge exchange and scientific collaboration, and to develop new research directions for energy technologies and ideas.

EQUIPMENT FUNDING: To support high-risk high-reward feasibility studies in energy materials innovation, and to facilitate access to unique state-of-the-art equipment for energy materials characterization and to accelerate new research phenomena to commercial reality.

COLLABORATION: To identify synergies to foster strong modes of collaborative working, to identify synergies between research institutions, universities, industry partners, and other stakeholder groups.