Sir Peter FRS, FRSE, FRSC research interests embrace materials chemistry and electrochemistry, especially lithium and sodium batteries.
Recent efforts have focused on the synthesis and understanding of nanomaterials for lithium-ion batteries, including nanowire/nanotube intercalation anodes and mesoporous cathodes, the challenges of the lithium-air battery and the influence of order on the ionic conductivity of polymer electrolytes.
His research has been recognised by a number of awards and fellowships, including from the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the German Chemical Society and The Electrochemical Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is director of the UK Supergen Energy Storage Hub and he is also involved in a number of national and international committees advising on energy storage technologies and their deployment.