Academia x Industry

We are technology consultants with over 30 years of combined experience in the clean energy sector. We provide independent expert analysis of the fast-changing energy industry with research backed by Imperial College London.


We use our analytical skills and software tools to help answer questions for industry, start-ups, and investment firms working with energy technology. From battery cell testing to techno-economic reports, we are available to support your business needs.

What we provide

Industry analysis

Technical assessments

Technical assessments

Our reports detail the state-of-the-art in lithium-ion battery, fuel cell, and supercapacitor technology as well as fast-charging infrastructure, electric vehicle battery pack design and techno-economic analysis. All tailored to your needs.

Technical assessments

Technical assessments

Technical assessments

We assess technology to help companies and investment firms build confidence in the engineering that underpins their business. We offer technical solutions to drive forward the project development process. 

Talks & Workshops

Technical assessments

Talks & Workshops

Education is a core value of our work. We deliver workshops and learning material to help your company understand and master energy-sector technologies. This covers the fundamental science right up to whole sector analysis. 

Our expertise

Lithium-ion batteries

Alternative energy storage

Alternative energy storage

The industry standard for vehicle and wearables energy storage. We provide detailed analysis on the latest technological developments to help answer investor and company questions relating to cell selection, battery life estimation, thermal management strategies, and more.

Alternative energy storage

Alternative energy storage

Alternative energy storage

Alternatives to lithium-ion batteries provide better performance in some energy storage and conversion scenarios. Our expertise can help your team navigate the decision-making process when considering fuel cells, supercapacitors, redox flow batteries, and hybrid systems.

Beyond lithium-ion

Alternative energy storage

Battery performance analysis

Alternative battery chemistries are progressing on many fronts. In a fast changing product landscape we can provide detail to potential collaborators, investors and companies on key performance indicators when considering solid state batteries, lithium air, sodium-ion, lithium sulphur, and more. 

Battery performance analysis

Battery performance analysis

Battery performance analysis

We design tests, collect experimental data, and analyse the results to assess the electrical and thermal real-world performance of battery cells. This includes power and energy delivery, temperature analysis, degradation, and safety. All to help underpin your engineering design.

Industry analysis

Battery performance analysis

Industry analysis

We maintain a detailed knowledge of the fast-changing energy industry. Our reports, workshops and learning material can be tailored to keep investors and company teams up to date with future trends, technology assessments, smart infrastructure, and more.

Bespoke Consultancy

We love a challenge and are flexible to accommodate new collaborations and requests.

Our Team

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Dr Laura Lander

Dr Martina De Marco

Dr Martina De Marco

 Principal 


Laura is a research associate at Imperial. Her expertise lies in the synthesis and characterization of novel cathode materials for Li- and Na-ion batteries, and the environmental and techno-economic assessment of LIBs.

She holds a PhD in Materials Chemistry.

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Dr Martina De Marco

Dr Martina De Marco

Dr Martina De Marco

 Principal 


Martina is a project manager in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, where she supports the management of scientific research projects and helps developing collaboration opportunities.

Her PhD background is in Nanomaterials Chemistry, with a focus on applications in energy storage devices and carbon capture technologies, and she holds a Master degree in Industrial Chemistry.

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Dr Teddy Szemberg O'Connor

Dr Teddy Szemberg O'Connor

Dr Teddy Szemberg O'Connor

Principal

Teddy is a Research Associate at Imperial College London. His expertise covers software and hardware design of energy storage systems for both academia and industry. He has a PhD in aerodynamics, a Masters in mechanical engineering, and was part of a founding team that developed thermal batteries for homes supplied by district heating. 

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Dr Billy Wu

Dr Teddy Szemberg O'Connor

Dr Teddy Szemberg O'Connor

 Partner  


Billy is a Senior lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial where he leads a team developing electrochemical devices and manufacturing techniques for energy storage systems. He has experience working with the fuel cell and lithium-ion industries around the world. 

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Dr Greg Offer

Dr Teddy Szemberg O'Connor

Dr Greg Offer

 Partner  


Greg is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London and leads a team of PhD and post-doctoral researchers. His work focusses on battery, fuel-cell and supercapacitor technology, via both modelling and experimental work. 

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Dr Yatish Patel

Dr Monica Marinescu

Dr Monica Marinescu

Partner


 Yatish is a Research Fellow (Assistant Professor) in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. His research portfolio focuses on understanding degradation mechanisms, failure modes and the limits of operation of batteries and the impact these have on system design and control.  

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Dr Monica Marinescu

Dr Monica Marinescu

Dr Monica Marinescu

Partner

Monica is a lecturer (associate professor) in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial. She leads a team in modelling physical and chemical processes critical to energy storage device design and their simplification to reduced order models for control algorithms. Her expertise covers lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur, supercapacitors and hybrid capacitors. Her current projects involve a variety of industrial collaborators, including Caterpillar, Williams Advanced Engineering, ZapGo and Ansys. 

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Dr Sam Cooper

Dr Monica Marinescu

Dr Sam Cooper

Partner

Sam is a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial where he leads a team focused on the design of next generation energy storage technologies, as well as exploring the use of machine learning  approaches in this space. He built an online mathematics course (Coursera) and is a strong advocate of digital learning. 

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Dr Huizhi Wang

Professor Nigel Brandon, OBE, FREng

Dr Chandra George

Partner


Huizhi is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Mechanical Engineering department at Imperial. Her expertise is in thermofluids applied to electrochemical systems such as lithium-ion, fuel cells, and electrolysers. She also researches advanced manufacturing and diagnostic techniques for electrochemical devices. She has over 50 journal papers and 8 patents. 

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Dr Chandra George

Professor Nigel Brandon, OBE, FREng

Dr Chandra George

Partner

Chandra is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial. He is a Royal Society fellow and his research focuses on materials synthesis for next generation energy storage technologies. His expertise covers tailor-made materials, solar batteries, flexible batteries, nanocatalysts and plasmonics. 

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Professor Nigel Brandon, OBE, FREng

Professor Nigel Brandon, OBE, FREng

Professor Nigel Brandon, OBE, FREng

Partner

Nigel is the Dean of Engineering at Imperial College London and his research is focused on electrochemical devices for energy applications, with a particular focus on fuel cells, electrolysers, and batteries. He is Director of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells SUPERGEN Hub. He was the founding Director of the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial and of Ceres Power, an AIM listed fuel cell company. He was appointed as founder-Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute at Imperial. 

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