Battery Testing Workshop – London, 15/11/18

Join us for a one day workshop about battery testing on Thursday 15th November 2018 at UCL, London.

UPDATE: The date of this event has now passed. Videos of the talks are available to watch online:

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Battery Testing Workshop

This workshop is for those working in battery research and development. Find out more about the technologies and techniques available for battery testing and analysis:

Focussing on battery testing in R&D to improve capacity, discharge rates and cycle life, the workshop will discuss best practices in:

  • High accuracy DC measurement techniques
    eg cyclic voltammetry and constant-current charge-discharge with optional voltage hold.
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) tests
    Including the comparison of Galvanostatic EIS and Potentiostatic EIS in diagnostics and the complexities that can arise.
  • Advanced understanding of the electrochemical system
    The potentiostat, cable and software – for improved experiment design and confidence in your results.

There will be talks and presentations in the morning, followed by hands-on demonstrations in the afternoon. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Battery Testing Workshop: Live Demos


  • 9:30 – Registration and coffee
  • 10:00 – Presentations:
    • Metrology for High Energy Density Batteries: Supporting the Faraday Challenge
      Dr Gareth Hinds, NPL (20 min)
    • Electro-analytical Methods and Techniques for Battery Materials Research
      Dr Carmen Murphy, Johnson Matthey (20 min)
    • Battery Research at the EIL
      Dr Rema Abdulaziz, Electrochemical Innovation Lab, UCL (20 min)
    • Recent Developments in EIS for eV Applications: New Tools for Circuit Modelling and State of Health Analysis of Li–ion cells and eV Modules
      Dr John Harper, Ametek – Solartron Analytical (45 min)
    • Test Methods from the Current Portfolio of Ametek Instruments
      Dr Rob Sides, Ametek – Princeton Applied Research (45 min)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 11:30 – Live Demonstrations
    – Solartron EnergyLab (45 min)
    – PARSTAT MC (45 min)
    – PARSTAT 3000 and 40000 (45 min)
  • Tour of the Electrochemical Innovation Lab at UCL (45 min)
  • 16:30 – Close

New Technology

Learn about new technology from specialists at Solartron Analytical and Princeton Applied Research, including:

  • Battery cycler technology currently under development.
  • New PMC-200 module for the PARSTAT MC, which doubles the capacity of each module with two potentiostats per card.

Hands On Demonstrations

There’s no better way to learn about testing techniques than trying them out for yourself. Small group demonstrations in the afternoon will give you the opportunity to see the testing process and results, and ask any questions you may have.


EnergyLab XM

PARSTAT MC multichannel potentiostat


Potentiostat/ galvanostat/FRA with more functionality as standard than any other in its class.

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Solartron EnergyLab XM

Electrochemical impedance workstation designed specifically for battery research.

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Multichannel potentiostat with up to 8 channels of your choice.

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UPDATE: The date of this event has now passed. Videos of the talks will be available online soon – follow Blue Scientific on Linked In and Twitter for updates.


The workshop will be held in UCL in London, in the Christopher Ingold Building. The workshop will be on the ground floor, in the Nylohm Room – please go to the reception on Gordon Street.

The nearest stations are Euston and Euston Square.

UCL campus map

Further Information

If you have any questions, just get in touch:

Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

 Instruments for battery research

Solartron EnergyLab XM

Solartron EnergyLab XM: Optimised specifically for energy research