Professor Peter Bruce is Chief Scientist of the Faraday Institution and Principal Investigator on the solid-state Li and Na metal anodes (SOLBAT) fast-start project, of which Professor Mauro Pasta is the Project Leader. This £12 million project brings together seven universities, involving 19 academics and 19 postdoctoral students, the majority of whom study or work at Oxford. The aim is to increase the energy density of batteries, essentially packing more energy into a smaller space. The project’s lifespan is currently three years, with the potential to be extended up to ten years with further investment from the government. For further information see Faraday Institution and SEH news article.