Katherine is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy and Power Group at the Engineering Department and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy.
At present, Katherine is working on the Innovate UK funded project ‘Vehicle-to-Grid Oxford’ led by EDF Energy. The project aims to identify possible business models associated with using electric vehicle batteries that make up fleets of HGVs for energy storage and other electricity grid balancing services.
After receiving first class honours for her integrated master’s degree in General Engineering from Durham University, where she specialised in renewable energy, Katherine completed a DPhil in the Materials Department at the University of Oxford. Her research focused on improving silicon surface passivation using low-cost, readily available processing techniques for use on high efficiency solar panels.