Professor Kathryn Toghill

Professor in Sustainable Electrochemistry and Energy Materials

Research Overview

Renewable energy sources have advanced tremendously in the past 20 years, but these developments are fundamentally limited by a lack of suitable long duration energy storage systems. My research aims to further harness intermittent wind and solar generation by developing flexible, low-cost electrochemical energy storage systems (i.e. redox flow batteries) and explore electrochemically generated "green" fuels (hydrogen, CO2 reduction). My focus is on creating sustainable versions of these technologies, using low cost, environmentally friendly and abundant materials that have long-term potential as viable energy carriers in the future global energy network. Beyond energy I also look at transformative electrochemical health care platforms, looking to advance disease diagnostics.

Campus in the City 2024

Jan Verlet
Hosting an academic visitor

Richard Compton
Hosting an academic visitor

Johnson Matthey visit to Lancaster University.
Types of Business and Community - Hosting of external, non-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

  • Electrochemical and Surfaces Research Group
  • Energy Lancaster
  • Energy Storage
  • FST Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • MSF Supervisors 2019/20
  • Physical and Analytical Chemistry