Multiscale Tuning of Interfaces and Surfaces for Energy Applications Advanced Materials Network: MISE Wed, 16 Jun 2021 20:30:10 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Multiscale Tuning of Interfaces and Surfaces for Energy Applications 32 32 Advanced Materials Network: MISE Finale Workshop 21 – 22 June 2021 Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:35:03 +0000 Read more]]> Advanced Energy Materials Network: Multiscale tuning of Interfaces and Surfaces for Energy Applications (MISE) Finale Workshop 21 – 22 June 2021 (On line)

MISE will be holding a virtual Finale Workshop to culminate the programme and showcase the outcomes of the collaboration at the interface of energy materials including catalysis, modelling, synthesis, fabrication, and soft matter materials.  We had hoped that this might be an in person event, have now opted to go online.  With this in mind we are going for an innovative platform, Gather town.  This will allow for a high degree of interaction during the conference facilitating self- organised meetings and break-outs through provision of enclosed virtual spaces and poster sessions where the presenters can defend their posters as the attendees wander around the virtual space. Underpinning this there is an exciting programme starting each day with plenaries from Matt Rosseinsky and Bob Freer Leading into interspersed keynote and project talks with ample time for breaks and poster sessions.

 Multiscale Tuning of Interfaces and Surfaces for Energy Applications (MISE) is an EPSRC networking Centre built around a partnership between four UK universities: St Andrews, Edinburgh, Bath and

Birmingham. The core research programme has been addressing topics relating to optimisation of interface structures, morphologies, and compositions to enhance performance, longevity, and value, achieved through collaborative working and networking between partners and the wider network.  The centre works closely with the other EPSRC Centres of Advanced Materials for Energy Generation and Transmission in order to address the climate challenges that we face.

We hope you can join us at this event!

Registration is free but essential so that we can send joining instructions and a short tutorial on how to navigate the platform and numbers of active attendees need to be controlled.


If you are interested in presenting a poster please submit your title to


MISE 21 Programme-21 – 22 June 2021


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Replacement of Ca by Ni in a perovskite titanate to yield a novel perovskite exsolution architecture for oxygen-evolution reactions”. JG. Lee, JH. Myung, AB. Naden, OS. Jeon, YG. Shul, JTS. Irvine. Adv. Energy Mater. 2020, 1903693

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Advanced Materials Network – MISE 3rd Annual Workshop to be held in Bath on 29th October 2019 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:31:16 +0000 Read more]]> “Energy Materials at The Edge”

The Advanced Materials Network: Multiscale tuning of interfaces for energy application (MISE) will hold it’s 3rd Annual workshop at the University of Bath’s The Edge on Tuesday 29th October 2019. The symposium will cover both experimental and computational work on interfaces in materials for energy applications, including materials for fuel cells, batteries, solar cells and thermoelectric devices.

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Confirmed Speakers:

Roger da Souza (University of Aachen) Unusual aspects of ion migration in the

perovskites SrTiO3 and MAPbI3

David Scanlon  (University College London) Computational design of optimal dopants for higher performance transparent conducting oxides

Petra Cameron, (University of Bath) Developments in Perovskite Solar Cells

Steven Skinner, (Imperial College) Investigation of Fuel Cell Materials

Julia Payne, (University of St Andrews) In-Situ and Operando Studies of Energy Materials


Registration is free but essential to allow us to provide refreshments.

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Advanced Materials Network – MISE 2nd Annual Workshop to be held in Birmingham on 23rd October 2018 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:29:14 +0000 Read more]]> Fundamental Properties of Interfaces for Energy Storage and Conversion

The Advanced Materials Network: Multiscale tuning of interfaces for energy application (MISE) will hold it’s 2nd Annual workshop at the university of Birmingham’s brand new conference centre on Tuesday 23rd October 2018.  The workshop will bring together the core and flexible funding partners showcasing the strong links within the MISE network.

JPhys Energy is delighted to be publishing a focus issue on the Fundamental Properties of Interfaces in Energy Conversion and Storage in conjunction with the 2nd Annual MISE workshop. More information on the journal, which is published by IOP Publishing, can be found here  and a link for full submission process can be found here.

Confirmed Speakers:

Emma Kendrick (University of Warwick) Lithium ion battery manufacturing; insights into formation and conditioning

Siân Dutton (University of Cambridge) Lanthanide oxides for low temperature magnetocalorics

Salvador Eslava, (University of Bath) Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production with bimetallic phosphide electrocatalysts (BIMEPEC)

Bob Freer, (University of Manchester) Enhancing Thermoelectrics through Graphene-Oxide Interactions                     

Yu-Lung Chiu, (University of Birmingham) Nanomechanical property evaluation of lead zirconium titanate ceramics with and without iron doping

Abbie Mclaughlin and Jan Skakle, (University of Aberdeen)  Investigation of the Electrical Properties of the Novel Oxide Ion Conductor Ba7Nb4MoO20

Peter Slater, (University of Birmingham)  Metal exsolution from apatite materials

Tianyue Li,  (University of Edinburgh) Low-cost, Stable, Non-toxic, Solution-processed Materials for Supercapacitors

Mark Haw, (Strathclyde University) Using dilation and self-lubrication to improve concentrated particulate flow applications in energy device manufacture

Marianne Rolph, (EPSRC) Energy Materials Landscape


Registration is free but essential to allow us to provide refreshments.  Accommodation is available at the conference centre but early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

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Inaugural Workshop 31st October 2017, Royal Society of Edinburgh Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:24:00 +0000 Read more]]> The inaugural workshop of the Advanced Materials Network: Multiscale tuning of interfaces for energy application (MISE) will take place on 31st October 2017 at The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

This meeting is an important community building event and we will use this to launch a call for a programme of research to collaborate with University and Industry partners outside of the network core using flexible funding on topics such as scaling up exciting new materials, facility sharing, etc.  We will seek to pump prime collaborations through this call and will be able to make funds available to resource some activities at Academic partners outside the Network core.

The meeting will be held from 1000 – 16.45

Whilst no charge will be made for registration we do require attendees to register to manage catering and allow access to the meeting:

Registration is now closed please contact


Confirmed Speakers:

What Industry wants from Energy Materials Research

Richard Gover, AWE Plc

Richard Kemp Harper, Arcola Energy

Gerry Agnew, Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Ltd

Suzanne Ellis, Johnson Matthey

Energy Materials Interfaces Research

Laurence Hardwick, University of Liverpool: “SHINing Light on Electrode Interfaces”

Bob Freer, University of Manchester:

Andre Studart, ETH, Zurich: “Architectured graphite electrodes through directed colloidal assembly”

Chris Zalitis, Johnson Matthey: “Reactions involving gaseous reagents/products using the floating electrode”

Advanced Energy Materials Networks

Professor Clare Grey, CAM-IES

Professor  Neil Robertson, CAMREG

Network Activities and Capabilities

John T S Irvine, University of St Andrews

Jon Binner, University of Birmingham

Steve Parker, University of Bath

Job Thijssen, University of Edinburgh