Katie Lewthwaite talks about her temporary work with the GEIC Energy Lab team
Since November last year, I have been working part-time as a technician in the GEIC Energy lab. This is my first experience of working in a non-academic lab, and so I have gained a valuable insight into commercialising research.
I have learnt about the challenges associated with scaling up production of energy storage devices, which has given me a new perspective for my own PhD research.
During my time here, my work has included various steps of cell production, from mixing electrode formulations to assembling and testing cells. I’ve also had the opportunity to assist with scaled-up production of electrodes, including roll-to-roll printing.
I would like to thank the Energy lab team and all the other members of staff who have helped me during my time here.