The Energy Engineering Magazine - FPC2023 Show Issue is now
28th & 29th February 2024
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull
The Future Propulsion Conference is an annual two day UK event created to bring together industry and academic experts within the powertrain development field.
The Future Propulsion Conference (FPC2024) is a two day UK event created to bring together industry and academic experts within the propulsion development field. It will open up presentations and discussions on the solutions to the challenges faced by the engineering industry in the UK and internationally over the next ten years.
Hear, learn and understand the latest innovations and developments from experts within the industry.
Meet and engage with current and future experts within the propulsion development field.
Pioneering ideas, designs and technologies from organisations and academia.
Log in to the FPC Online Network to meet other participants from the event
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London
Professor Nigel Brandon holds the Chair in Sustainable Development in Energy and is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London. His research is focused on electrochemical devices for low carbon energy applications, with a particular focus on fuel cells, electrolysers, and flow batteries. He was Director of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cells SUPERGEN Hub from 2012 to 2022, and is Chair of Imperials Sustainable Gas Institute. He is a founder of Ceres Power, a FTSE 250 fuel cell and electrolyser company spun out from Imperial College in 2000, a founder and Chairman of RFC Power, a flow battery company spun out from Imperial College in 2018, and Director of Nigel Brandon Consulting, offering specialist Consultancy services in the electrochemical technology space. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society and an International member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
Executive Vice President Engineering and Technology Powertrain Systems, AVL
Professional Education Industry Experience
Projects / Skills
Extensive project work from concept definition to SOP in technical leading position (powertrain, combustion engine, battery and transmission development programs)
• Several innovations in different product areas (e.g. DHT and electric drive patents)
• As Team Manager responsible for:
Professor of Energy Materials, University of Birmingham
Professor Emma Kendrick, CChem FIMMM FRSC FIMMM is Professor of Energy Materials, in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, co-director of the Centre for Energy Storage (BCES) and group lead of the energy materials group (EMG). Prior to UoB, she spent two years as Reader in WMG, University of Warwick. Before academia, she led innovations in the battery industry, latterly as Chief Technologist in Energy Storage at SHARP Laboratories of Europe Ltd (SLE) and prior to that for two lithium-ion battery SMEs, Fife Batteries Ltd and Surion Energy Ltd. Prof Kendrick holds a PhD from Keele University, obtained as part of a postgraduate transfer partnership (PTP) scheme with CERAM Research, a MSc in new materials from the University of Aberdeen and a BSc in chemistry from the University of Manchester. She has been recognised for her research in sustainable batteries and her continued support to the research community through several awards; 2021 Faraday Institution (FI) Researcher Development Champion, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2021 Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Mid-Career Award, and the 2019 Hothersall Memorial Award for outstanding services to Metal Finishing.
Director of Offshore Development UK & Ireland @ RWE
Danielle is Executive Vice President and Director of Offshore Development UK & Ireland for RWE. She joined RWE in January 2022 from Vattenfall where she worked from 2018 as Director of Asset Value & Partnering and Director of Offshore Market Development on the offshore leadership team. She was also Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager.
Danielle previously worked for Ørsted where she headed their UK regulatory and public affairs team, leading engagement with UK Government for the first CFDs awarded to UK offshore wind projects. Prior to Ørsted, Danielle worked at The Crown Estate where she had responsibility for design and implementation of the Round 3 offshore wind leasing tender and Centrica where she was Project Manager for the Round 2 offshore wind farms.
Danielle was educated at Imperial College and the University of Bath and holds an MBA from Open University.
Best value for money conference I have ever attended; an excellent mix of relevant subjects covered and at the right technical level.
All the right people for successful networking, interesting session topics and a good range of technology on display at the exhibition.
Found it good experience to attend the conference, exchanging knowledge, making contacts and seeing what major companies in the area are currently working on.
We bring together industry and academic experts within the powertrain development field.