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David Howey

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Battery engineer

I’ve always been interested in how things work, and as a kid had fun building little robot arms and electronics to connect them to computers. I studied engineering at Cambridge and Imperial College London. I’m concerned about climate change, and a big part of addressing this is to change our energy systems so that we are not burning fossil fuels. My research interests are in designing and controlling energy storage systems, including batteries, which are an important technology for increasing the amount of renewable energy on the power grid, and for electric cars. My group has produced a number of animations about our work (available from my website) and also participated in Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival in 2017.

Wednesday 14th Nov 2018, 08.00am

Why does my phone battery suck?

Most people use their phones every single day for communicating with others, using the Internet, playing games via apps. But there’s nothing worse than looking down at your phone and realising the battery is running out of juice—or worse yet, that it’s already completely dead.

One of the most common problems with smart phones is a quickly-draining battery. So why does our mobile phone...

Why does my phone batter suck?