The Faraday Instituion - ReLib Home

Dr Elizabeth Driscoll

Dr Elizabeth Driscoll

University of Birmingham

  • Group:FI Researchers

Dr Elizabeth Driscoll

University of Birmingham

Specialism: Chemistry
Institution: University of Birmingham
Department: Metallurgy and Materials

Dr Elizabeth (Lizzie) Driscoll is a research fellow within the Energy Materials Group chaired by Prof. Emma Kendrick at the University of Birmingham, UK and working on the Faraday Institution’s ReLiB project. Lizzie obtained a PhD in Chemistry in 2022 from the University of Birmingham on the topic of “Novel Electrode Materials and Educational Resources for Li-/Na-ion Batteries”, where her work focused on the synthesis of novel sodium metal polyanion cathode systems, as well as high power niobium anode systems. Prior to this work, Lizzie’s research was in the form of energy generation, having interned with Oxford PV Ltd and completing a Masters in greener alternatives for photovoltaic materials. Her work over the past 2 years has focused on the physical and chemical processing in the recycling of Li-ion batteries – with consideration towards reclaiming lithium, and now more recently understanding processing effects associated with the direct recycling of LiFePO4. As of May 2023, Lizzie is also working part-time on an Prof. Peter Slater’s Industrial Fellowship with Echion Technologies. Lizzie, over the years, has also been a keen advocate for battery education and outreach, which has been recognised with a number of accolades – the Royal Society of Chemistry Inspirational Member Award 2021 and the Faraday Institution’s STEM outreach-public engagement award.