Professor Kathryn Toghill

Professor in Sustainable Electrochemistry and Energy Materials

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.

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
  • FST Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • MSF Supervisors 2019/20
  • Physical and Analytical Chemistry