Edward Saunders

Doctoral Student

Academic background:

Edward is currently a NanoDTC PhD student (c. 2021). During his MRes, he completed short research projects on perovskites and porous GaN. Before joining the NanoDTC, Edward completed his MEng in electrical and mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he spent his research masters in the Durkan Lab investigating the electrical properties of graphene nanoribbons. During summer research internships, Edward has also worked on the UK nuclear fusion programme and on materials simulation for nuclear fission applications.


Current research:

Edward is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof Michael De Voldër and is co-supervised by Prof Dame Clare Grey. His research topic is flow batteries, where he targets enabling low-cost storage systems by improving energy efficiencies and energy capacities of existing flow battery chemistries. Edward’s work investigates accurately measuring the kinetics of redox active species at porous carbon electrodes, surface engineering, and aqueous organic electrolytes.


Other interests:

Edward has an interest in energy policy, having worked on the Review of Energy Market Arrangements project in the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero whilst on secondment from his PhD. In Cambridge, he has been on the committee of the Cambridge University Energy Technology Society, Jesus College MCR, and is a member of the Modern Pentathlon Club.



Contact Details

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