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Decarbonising the UK - – Electrification of an Island State


IET Singapore Network is organising an evening networking seminar in partnership with IEEE Power and Energy Society (Singapore Chapter) and Newcastle University on 2 July 2024. We are privileged to have Dr Simon Lambert from the United Kingdom to share with us on the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the UK's electrification journey. 


The future of electrification is poised to revolutionize the UK's energy landscape, driving the nation towards a more sustainable and resilient energy system. This talk will explore the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the UK's electrification journey. Key topics include the integration of renewable energy sources, advancements in energy storage technologies, and the electrification of transportation. By examining policy frameworks, technological innovations, and market trends, this talk aims to provide a comprehensive perspective on how the UK is navigating the transition to a fully electrified future, ensuring environmental sustainability and economic growth.

Sustainable Development
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02 Jul 2024 

6:00pm - 10:00pm

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  • Singapore Local Network

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Dr Simon Lambert

Deputy Director of Electrification – Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering (SAgE) - Degree Programme Director – Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University

Dr Simon Lambert is the Deputy Director for Electrification and a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University (UK). He has over 16 years of experience researching power electronics, machines and drives, Energy systems integration, battery management & integration, and battery degradation & quality control analysis. Before joining the academic team he worked on numerous national and international collaborative research projects with several EV OEMs (Nissan, Renault, Daimler) in the area of battery science (specifically health and condition monitoring) and has a recent research project portfolio (since 2015) covering 15 projects with total award value to Newcastle University of over £5.9M. He is currently leading the test and dismantling workstream for the Faraday Institution's flagship Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries (ReLiB) project and has also led battery testing and characterization workstreams in projects with the FP7 & the APC.



Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild, Grand Ballroom

1010 Dover Rd



6.00pm – Registration
6.30pm – Buffet Dinner Networking
7.15pm –Sharing about IEEE, PES and IET 
7.35pm – Tech Talk: Decarbonising the UK – Electrification of an Island State
9.00pm – Q&A session
9.30pm – Networking Discussions
10.00pm – End of programme