• Question: what as been your biggest breakthrough

    Asked by danyal ijaz to Andrew, Ian, Kathryn, Leah-Nani, Xu on 21 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Kathryn Burrows

      Kathryn Burrows answered on 21 Jun 2018:

      I think the work I am most proud of so far is my PhD thesis, because it was four years of my life! However, I feel my biggest breakthrough is yet to come, so watch this space! ; )

    • Photo: Andrew Margetts-Kelly

      Andrew Margetts-Kelly answered on 21 Jun 2018:

      The biggest breakthrough I’ve ever been involved in is developing a new battery chemistry. It’ll mean sometime soon batteries that have more than twice the energy storage of current Lithium batteries. And the important thing is they’ll be about 20 times cheaper. So your electric car might one day soon be reasonably priced.

    • Photo: Leah-Nani Alconcel

      Leah-Nani Alconcel answered on 21 Jun 2018:

      I think transitioning from being a lab chemist to being a space engineer was pretty major. But in scientific terms my PhD research was my biggest accomplishment.