CHAIR IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND HEAD OF THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Pioneering multidisciplinary research for environmentally sustainable solutions to the global net-zero transition. Professor Serena Margadonna has, over the years, acquired knowledge and know-how in different fields of science and engineering indispensable to achieve the sustainable manufacturing and recycling of next generation rechargeable batteries. Her research philosophy is based on a ground-up approach, where all battery’s components are conceptualised, designed and developed within a circular economy framework, ensuring optimum use of resources, re-use and recyclability. Chair in Chemical Engineering, Professor Margadonna's work has been inspired by the simple realisation that major technological advances require truly multidisciplinary research which continuously evolves, adapts and innovates. Following this ethos, in collaboration industrial partners, she is currently enabling the commercialisation of next-generation sustainable batteries. Professor Margadonna said: “The performance requirements for batteries are increasingly demanding and research in new materials, processes and designs are necessary to achieve substantial step-change improvements that will support the net-zero transition.” Throughout my career, I have always strongly believed that knowledge transfer and high quality education is the key for improving the standard of life for future generations.
Her research approach has produced a number of significant advances that have attracted peer-recognition as shown by a number of high-impact publications, citations and international awards. She was recently elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and has been named as one of the 2022’s Top 50 Women in Engineering: Inventors and Innovators by the Women’s Engineering Society. Professor Margadonna’s current research focuses on next-generation energy storage solutions. Her vision is to give a contribution towards a green economy by developing batteries that utilise abundant and widely available materials and designed to be recycled. She is currently collaborating with a range of industries to fast track the commercialisation of her innovative devices. Serena is committed to providing
an excellent teaching and training experience. She said: “Throughout my career, I have always strongly believed that knowledge transfer and high quality education is the key
for improving the standard of life for future generations."
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