UCL Electrochemical Innovation Lab

The UCL Electrochemical Innovation Lab (EIL) is home to over 100 researchers active in electrochemical technology R&D and is one of the largest and most academically prolific centres of its kind in the world. The EIL has world-class facilities for materials synthesis, device fabrication, characterisation and advanced diagnostics in the area of fuel cells, electrolysers and advanced batteries. The EIL works extensively with industry and has undertaken funded projects with over 100 companies. The centre has a focus on converting university research into commercial impact which has led to successful spin-out companies such as Bramble Energy. The EIL has established a commercial incubator company (Prosemino Ltd) and consultancy (Prosemino Consultants) with a particular focus on hydrogen and electrochemical conversion and storage. The EIL’s sister centre, the Advanced Propulsion Lab (APL) is a £50million centre due to be completed Q4 2022 that will extend capabilities to include extensive dry room facilities, electrocatalyst scale-up rigs, membrane electrode assembly manufacture, stack (fuel cell and electrolyser) testing up to 250 kW and hydrogen vehicle (and fuel cell / battery hybrid vehicle) testing.

Products and Services

• Extensive R&D expertise and services • Comprehensive fuel cell and electrolyser test and characterisation suite • Fuel cell and electrolyser models (including hybrid systems) • X-ray computed tomography suite • Tear-down analysis • Expert witness and technology due diligence • Technology incubation and funding via commercialisation arm (Prosemino Ltd)

Contact information

Professor Dan Brett, [email protected]