Uppsala University

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 50.000 students, 7.600 employees and a turnover of SEK 8 billion.
The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has for many years hosted an environment focused on research and development of materials and their applications within the energy storage area: the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre. We develop novel electrode and electrolyte materials, characterize them, evaluate and improve them with respect to battery performance, and study fundamental chemical processes and properties using both experimental and computational techniques. The research is, as such, both fundamental and applied.

SCIENTIFIC TEAM

Daniel BRANDELL (Principal Investigator)

Prof. Daniel Brandell received his PhD in 2005 at Uppsala University, Sweden, on a thesis comprising Molecular Dynamics studies of polymer electrolytes for Li-ion batteries. After post-doctoral studies at Tartu University, Estonia, and Virginia Tech, USA, studying electrolyte systems for actuators and fuel cells using MD techniques, he returned to Uppsala to work on a project based on 3-dimensional microbatteries. Although he still is active in computational chemistry using both DFT calculations, MD simulations and FEM cell modelling, the core of his research activities today are experimental, and with a clear focus on Li-ion batteries and other next-generation battery chemistries such as Na-ion batteries, solid-state systems, Li-Sulfur, Organic batteries, etc. He holds several research grants, including an ERC consolidator grant from 2017, and has many collaboration projects with industry, not least vehicle industry. In 2016, he was appointed Professor in Materials Chemistry at Uppsala University.

Amber MACE

Dr. Amber Mace obtained her PhD from Stockholm University, Sweden in 2015, where she worked development of multiscale modelling approached for studying carbon capture and separation processes in Zeolites. Following her PhD, she received a research grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR) for post-doctoral studies at EPFL, Switzerland, work with Prof. Berend Smit on modelling of energy related applications in Metal-organic frameworks. In 2020, she received a starting grant from VR to establish her research at Uppsala University, where she since 2021 has been appointed a tenure-track assistant professor position. Her main research interests encompass development of multiscale modelling methods for studying dynamic properties in solid state materials for battery applications and other.

Uppsala universitet – Kemiska sektionen
Lägerhyddsvägen 1, 752 37 Uppsala, Sweden