Dr Kathryn Toghill

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

Finding a way to implement a long-term and sustainable global energy economy is a key challenge of the 21st century. Renewable energy sources have advanced tremendously in the past 10 years, but these developments are fundamentally limited by a lack of suitable storage systems for intermittent energy. My research aims to further harness intermittent wind and solar power by developing flexible, low-cost electrochemical energy storage systems (i.e. redox flow batteries), and explore electrochemical CO2 reduction to synthetic fuels. My focus is on using low cost, environmentally friendly materials that have real world, long-term potential as viable energy carriers in the future global energy network.

Richard Compton
Hosting an academic visitor

Alison Parkin
Hosting an academic visitor

UK Redox Flow Battery Network
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The Braer Oil Disaster: The Clean Up
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

The Art of Chemistry

Rachel Evans
Hosting an academic visitor

  • Energy Lancaster
  • MSF Supervisors 2019/20
  • Physical and Analytical Chemistry