Kathryn Toghill

Lecturer in Chemistry, Lancaster University

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.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Chemistry, Lancaster University