Professor Emma Kendrick has been Chair of Energy Materials in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham since 2018. She also leads the Energy Materials Group at the university which does research into sustainable battery technologies.
Prior to joining the university, Professor Kendrick spent two years as Reader at WMG, University of Warwick. Her ten years of industry experience includes Sharp Labs of Europe, where she was Chief Technologist in energy storage, and two start-up companies (Surion Energy and Fife Batteries) where worked on novel battery technologies. Before industry, she spent six years as a postdoctoral researcher: at the University of Surrey, focusing on fuel cell materials; and Loughborough University, investigating pigments. She received her PhD from Keele University through a postgraduate training partnership with CERAM, holds a MSc in New Materials from the University of Aberdeen, and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Manchester.