Prof Ana Jorge Sobrido

Prof Ana Jorge Sobrido

Professor of Sustainable Energy Materials
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
Staff Induction Champion

Engineering 315, Mile End

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Expertise: Prof Sobrido's research focuses in the development of new sustainable materials for energy storage and conversion applications. Her group develops new materials, mostly in the freestanding form, for devices including redox flow batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and water electrolysers. Some of the synthesis and processing techniques include electrospinning and 3D printing. Her group is also interested in developing materials for CO2 conversion and photoelectrochemical water splitting.
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Affiliations: Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (MIMMM)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Brief Biography

Prof Sobrido holds a prestigious UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship to develop alternative electrodes for redox flow batteries. In particular, she is interested in using sustainable resources such as biomass waste to replace fossil-derived compounds. Her research group uses scalable processing techniques such as electrospinning and 3D printing that enable the production of freestanding materials that can be easily inserted in energy devices, including redox flow batteries, fuel cells and electrolysers. Her group also focuses in devising new in situ characterisation methods that can provide useful insight in structure-property relationship, key for the optimisation of electrochemical systems. She sits in the committee of the UK Redox Flow Battery Network, is an active member of STFC Battery Steering Committee and the Director of the London Energy Materials & Devices Hub.