Research partnerships and publicly funded research
Finden has a strong track record in research. Below you will find short introductions to a number of active and legacy projects. This includes cases where Finden are partners in publicly funded programs through Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, Innovate UK with the necessary registration and SME status to take part in such programs and grant writing capability and experience to contribute to successful grant applications.
Further case studies include:
STORMING will develop breakthrough and innovative structured reactors heated using renewable electricity, to convert fossil and renewable CH4 into CO2-free H2 and highly valuable carbon nanomaterials for battery applications. Finden will focus on providing underpinning catalyst characterisation for the STORMING project, making specific use of in situ and operando X-ray characterisation techniques and the development of machine learning approaches to aid in the interpretation of the resultant data.
Dr Antony Vamvakeros Royal Society Industry Fellowship
Research and Development Lead Scientist Dr Antony Vamvakeros currently holds a prestigious Royal Society Industry Fellowship (2022 – 2026). He collaborates with Dr. Sam Cooper’s group from the Dyson School of Engineering at Imperial College London to advance chemical imaging and tomography methods using state-of-the-art deep learning approaches. His research focuses primarily on tomographic image reconstruction, data denoising techniques, and XRD-CT method development.
Dr Stephen Price Faraday Institution Industrial Research Fellowship
Senior Scientist Dr Stephen Price has received a Faraday Institution Industrial Research Fellowship. He will be working with the FutureCat project to discover, develop and deploy the next generation of cathode materials to drive the transition towards electric vehicles. Dr Stephen Price will be working in collaboration with the University of Sheffield on the Pushing Known Structures theme. He will be applying methods including XRD-CT to the new cathodes developed by the FutureCat project. You can read more about FutureCat at https://futurecat.ac.uk
The FUSE summer internship was a 8 week placement for talented and enthusiastic undergraduate students to work with battery researchers from Faraday Institution industrial and university partners. It was an opportunity to further develop their skills and inspire them to continue a career in research in the battery sector!