STEM for Britain prize for Graphene NOWNANO researcher
The PhD research of Alexandra Jones, from The University of Manchester's EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene NOWNANO), has been recognised at the prestigious STEM for Britain competition.
Alexandra was awarded second place in the Dyson Sustainability Award for 'Outstanding research towards a more sustainable future' at the event held on Monday, 6 March 2022 at the Houses of Parliament.
The award relates to Alexandra's PhD project researching 2D membranes for redox flow batteries. She said: "My research involves developing batteries for grid-scale energy storage so we can store excess energy produced from renewable resources for times of high demand.
"My work focuses on finding naturally abundant and energy dense organic molecules to replace the metal systems."