Dr Emma Kendrick FIMMM, FRSC, is materials chemist and an energy storage specialist, and has recently moved to the Energy Innovation Centre, at the University at Warwick. Formerly she was the chief technologist in energy storage at Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd (SLE) where she established the energy storage research and development program in sodium ion batteries; prior to SLE she was lead scientist for two start-up companies in lithium ion batteries. She has been active in the field of functional materials for nearly 20 years initially developing new ceramic pigments and synthesis methods for pigments (CERAM and Holliday pigments/ Lboro Uni) and latterly in the energy materials sector, fuel cells (Uni Surrey) and batteries.
External positions include honorary positions within the departments of chemical engineering at University College London, and chemistry at the University of Birmingham, she is a recent appointee in the strategic advisory team (SAT) for EPSRC in physical sciences and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry materials division council, as well as having several advisory board positions including STFC batteries and Energy SuperStore. Her academic qualifications include a BSc in chemistry from the University of Manchester, MSc and PhD in solid state materials from the University of Aberdeen and Keele University /CERAM research.