Month: October 2019

End of an internship – start of a career

Aisling Elmer joined PV3 Technologies earlier this year working on advanced battery materials – here are her thoughts as the Royal Society of Chemistry funded internship comes to a close.

“As a recent graduate from University of Bath with a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences and having just completed my final year project in electrochemistry, I was eager to remain in the field and make the most of the skills I had learned.

During the three months of my internship I have developed a range of skills in the synthesis of battery cathode materials, as well as having the opportunity to present my results to industrial and academic experts in the field, through one of our Innovate UK funded programmes. Exposure such as this is a huge benefit of working in a small company, and I am grateful for the responsibility I have been entrusted with in my short time here.

Joining the Innovation Team here at PV3 Technologies has challenged me to think outside the box in my approach to research, a skill which I am sure will prove invaluable throughout my career.

I look forward to future challenges and opportunities here at PV3 as I accept my new permanent role.”

PV3 Technologies’ CEO, Dr David Hodgson said “Aisling fitted in right from the start and we’re delighted she has agreed to join us permanently to work on battery materials and other projects to support our growing array of customers”

To Seoul and back with the GBIP Delegation

Last week, Simon Jones, our Principal Scientist, visited South Korea as part of the Innovate UK & Enterprise Europe Network’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP). Here’s what he thought.

Leaving London on Saturday, arriving Sunday and hopping through Ulsan, Busan, Daejeon and Seoul was quite a journey. Meeting a wide range of local and international companies, whilst getting the opportunity to visit cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, were the overall highlights.

With the huge recent interest from the South Korean government to support the hydrogen economy, coupled to being a leading player in Li-ion battery materials and manufacture, South Korea is very aligned with the expertise and ambitions of PV3 Technologies. This resulted in some highly interesting meetings on a range of advanced electrochemical technologies, which will hopefully develop into exciting collaboration or business opportunities.

The week culminated with a trip to Interbattery Expo, where it was great to see the wide range of businesses currently involved in the battery supply chain and the rapid developments taking place in the Li-ion sector. Overall the rapid development and deployment of advanced technologies in South Korea was very impressive and all accompanied with large quantities of excellent food. Thanks go to the EEN for organising and my fellow delegates for their company.