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IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF HIGH-VOLTAGE CATHODES

Februray 5, 2021

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OUTLOOK ON K-ION BATTERIES

September 3, 2020

Read our perspective paper 'Outlook on K-ion batteries' published in Chem.

RED PHOSPHORUS ANODES

October 12, 2020

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HIGH-ENERGY POTASSIUM-ION BATTERIES

August 25, 2020

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2020 ROADMAP ON SOLID-STATE BATTERIES

August 5, 2020

Read our contribution to '2020 roadmap on solid-state batteries' published on Journal of Physics: Energy.

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FUTURE OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

July 27, 2020

Read Professor Pasta's comments on the future of lithium-ion batteries in Celia Jones' BBC article How the world's smelliest fruit could power your phone.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JACK

July 2, 2020

Jack is through to the national final of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) young persons lecture competition, having won both the Oxford local round and the south east regional round. His talk, entitled "The advent of the electric car" discusses the link between battery technology and the range, performance and cost of electric vehicles.

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ISAAC RECEIVES THE ROLLS ROICE PRIZE

October 10, 2019

Isaac was awarded for the best 3rd year DPhil Poster in the "Scientific Conference" category. The prize is kindly offered by Rolls Royce.

CONGRATULATIONS TO HYEON JEONG

August 28, 2019

Hyeon Jeong was selected for the postdoctoral fellowship of the Fostering Next Generation Researchers Program (Post-Doc Overseas-Track, $40,000/yr.) from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NFR).

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FUTURE OF SODIUM-ION BATTERIES

October 28, 2019

Read Professor Pasta's comments on the future of sodium-ion batteries in Nina Notman's article A battery technology worth its salt.

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SOLID-STATE BATTERIES

February 18, 2020

Read Stephen Gifford and Zachary Brown's overview on the future of solid-state batteries in Faraday Insights.

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ISAAC HAS BEEN AWARDED BEST POSTER AT GEI 2019

September 11, 2019

Isaac's poster was awarded as one of the best posters presented at GEI 2019 (Giornate dell'elettrochimica italiana) in Padova.

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ISAAC IS AWARDED THE  HETHERINGTON PRIZE

October 4, 2018

Isaac received from the Department of Materials in Oxford the Hetherington - Armourers and Brasiers price 2018. This award is assigned for excellence in the preparation and delivery of a research talk to members of the Department of Materials on the occasion of its annual DPhil Symposium.

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ST EDMUND HALL ACADEMICS IN £12M RESEARCH PROJECT

September 13, 2018

“There’s a big push in the UK for developments in battery energy,” says Mauro Pasta, researcher and Project Leader at the newly established Faraday Institution. Founded in 2017 to fund research into electrochemical energy storage, the Institution aims to make batteries lighter, cheaper and more efficient. St Edmund Hall academics Peter Bruce and Mauro Pasta are at the helm of this new research."

Read the full article

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FAST START PROJECT KICKS OFF

April 18, 2018

The Faraday Institute’s Fast Start project at Oxford is launching! Professor Pasta is leading the project, dedicated to multi-scale methods of development for solid electrolytes. Applications for eight post-doctoral research positions funded by the Faraday Institute are now being solicited!

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OXFORD WINS FARADAY INSTITUTE GRANT

January 25, 2018

The Pasta Group is participating in a major grant from the Faraday Institute, a consortium dedicated to accelerating battery development sponsored by the UK government. Oxford will be leading research into high-performance solid-state batteries.

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JACK AND KEVIN JOIN THE GROUP!

October 2, 2017

We welcomed two new DPhil students into the Pasta Group! Jack Fawdon comes to us from the University of York, and he will be starting up our work on ionic liquids. Kevin Hurlbutt will be developing high throughput methods for PBA design after a fellowship at the Berkeley National Lab in America. Welcome, and good luck!

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MAURO WINS THE PIONTELLI PRIZE

July 11, 2017

In a ceremony in Rome, the President of Italy, Sergio Matterella, honored Mauro with the Piontelli Prize, awarded for outstanding achievement in electrochemistry.