Company

Company profile

Brill Power develops intelligent battery management systems and technology to increase the lifetime, performance and safety of lithium-ion battery packs for energy storage and electric vehicles. We are a team of battery specialists with expertise in power electronics, battery modelling and control.

Our Story

The founding members met whilst pursuing their PHD’s in battery degradation, battery modelling and power electronics at the University of Oxford. It was here whilst studying how batteries degrade over time, the team envisioned a method that would use every cell to its full potential. In 2016, with Carolyn completing the group, they set out to make this into a reality by forming Brill Power where they are gathering likeminded battery enthusiasts to accomplish their vision.

Brill Power company founders

Vision

The Brill Power BMS will be the new gold standard for smart batteries with better product performance, lower cost and less waste, that enable the widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles.

Mission

Our mission is to bring step-change improvements in lifetime, cost and performance to batteries for energy storage and electric vehicles with our novel BMS solution. Every multi-cell battery system can and should be improved with Brill Power technology.

Investors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion in total assets under management* of which a third is international. Legal & General Capital (LGC) is Legal & General Group’s alternative asset platform, creating assets for Legal & General Retirement and third-party clients. Its purpose is to invest society’s capital for society’s benefit, supporting the Group’s focus on climate and inclusive capitalism and specialising in housing, clean energy, SME finance and specialist commercial real estate sectors. *at 31 Dec 2021
As part of Sustainable Impact Capital Program, Barclays are investing in fast-growing, innovative, environmentally-focused companies whose values are aligned with those of Barclays and which target the goals and timelines of the Paris Agreement.
Oxford Science Enterprises (OSE) is an independent, billion-pound investment company, created in 2015 to found, fund and build transformational businesses via our unique partnership with the University of Oxford, the world’s #1 research university. *at 31 Dec 2021
Oxford Investment Consultants backs extraordinary founders turning scientific research into products addressing the world’s greatest challenges. The OIC team has decades of investment experience, partnering with transformative biotech, healthcare and deeptech companies from Oxford University and other world-leading UK research institutions.
CSOC is an Ontario-based investment corporation listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (CSOC.A and CSOC.B).
Oxford University Innovation is the research commercialisation arm of Oxford University, responsible for licensing technology, academic consultancy, and creating companies which turn research into reality.
EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s climate innovation initiative, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon and resilient world by enabling systems transformation.

Awards and Prizes

Christoph Birkl speaking at LG Battery Chem challenge awards

Brill Power has received recognition by many organisations through awards and prizes at competitions including the Shell New Energy Challenge, the Climate-KIC Venture Competition, Venturefest Oxford, the Japan Energy Challenge and the LG Chem Battery Challenge. We have developed our technology through excellent support and recognition from funding sources such as Climate-KIC, BEIS, Innovate UK, and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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Team

Christoph Birkl, DPhil

CEO & co-founder

Christoph Birkl, DPhil, CEO & co-founder

Christoph is an expert in energy storage and conversion with seven years of research experience in lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. He holds a DPhil in Engineering from Oxford University and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.

Adrien Bizeray, DPhil

Chief Data Scientist & co-founder

Adrien Bizeray, DPhil, Chief Data Scientist & co-founder

Adrien leads all aspects of our battery modelling and state estimation. He focuses on advanced control algorithms, data-driven techniques and Cloud-based battery data platforms. He holds a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London.

James Smith

Head of Firmware

James Smith, Senior Embedded Software Engineer

James was one of the first hires at Brill Power and is currently the Head of Firmware. During his time James has enjoyed watching the company grow into a strong team. He plays an integral role in monitoring and developing our code base and is now leading the firmware team as we continue to expand. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.

Jagati Tata, MSc (Dist.)

Embedded Software Engineer

Jagati Tata, MSc (Dist.), Embedded Software Engineer

Jagati is an ambitious Engineer, driven by a passion to develop and maintain innovative software solutions for embedded systems in a strive towards automation. Also, an AI and modelling enthusiast with a research background focused on data analysis and IoT-based connected solutions.

Florian Poinsignon

Power Electronics Engineer

Florian Poinsignon, Power Electronics Engineer

Florian studied industrial design in France and electronic engineering at the University of Nottingham. At Brill Power he is involved in mechanical designs, rapid prototyping and testing. His life revolves around science, DIY and latest technologies. He enjoys Sci-Fi, 8-bit music and RTS games among many other things.

Joe Ross

Electronics Engineer

Joe Ross, Electronics Engineer

Joe studied electrical engineering in Canada and gained experience in the solar smart off-grid industry before coming to Oxford to join Brill Power. At Brill Power he is involved with general lab testing and troubleshooting as well as external support.

Jorn Reniers, DPhil

Senior Data Scientist

Jorn Reniers, DPhil, Senior Data Scientist

Jorn studied energy engineering at the KU Leuven and KTH Stockholm before doing a PhD and post-doc at the Battery Intelligence Lab at Oxford University, focussing on battery degradation and lifetime prediction. In his free time, he enjoys reading and rowing.

Melissa Sherratt, MA (Res)

Operations & Communications Coordinator

Melissa Sherratt, MA (Res), Operations and Communications Coordinator

Melissa joined the team in Summer 2020 and is using her experience and organisational skills to assist with improving our internal processes and keep track of our various internal and external projects. She has a degree in History and English literature and a Masters in Medieval Studies.

Xin Tong, PhD

Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Xin Tong, Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Xin mainly focuses on our battery modelling and development of advanced battery control systems. She holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Control Systems from Imperial College London.

Andy Gelsthorpe, DPhil

Senior Product Design Engineer

Andy Gelsthorpe, Senior Product Design Engineer

Andy has more than 20 years of electronics product design experience, having worked on everything from robot vacuum cleaners through to telecoms equipment and electron microscopes. He is working on turning prototypes into products at Brill Power. Andy holds a DPhil in Electronics for The University of York.

Amina Nizamani-Baluch

Business Assistant

Amina Nizamani-Baluch, Business Assistant

Amina works alongside the Business Development Managers to handle all our inbound sale inquiries, increase outbound sales, manage our CRM software, and produce market analysis to aid our business strategy.

Tom Owen, MSc

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Tom Owen, Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Tom completed his Cybernetics MSc at Reading with Distinction and joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority in 2013, where he was responsible for the implementation of an EtherCAT real-time control system for the remote-operated robots of the JET fusion reactor. At Brill he brings expertise in Functional Safety and Real-Time Operating Systems. In his spare time Tom enjoys walks in the forest with his dog Bertie, who comes to the office with him.

Carolyn Hicks,
MBA, MASc

CFO/COO & co-founder

Carolyn Hicks, MBA, MASc, CFO/COO & co-founder

Carolyn is Brill Power's CFO/COO and co-founder. She is a Professional Engineer with degrees in engineering (BASc, MASc) and business (MBA). Prior to Brill Power, Carolyn worked in infrastructure finance and economics in both Canada and the UK. Outside of Brill Power, Carolyn is a Director for Oxford Mutual Aid and is a 2x Ironman finisher.

Damien Frost,
DPhil, MASc

CTO & co-founder

Damien Frost, DPhil, MASc, CTO & co-founder

Damien is a power electronics engineer and serial entrepreneur. With over ten years’ experience bringing ideas from paper to product, and the grey hair to prove it. Damien has a DPhil in Engineering from Oxford University and a BASc and MASc from the University of Toronto. Far from his local Ice Hockey club in Canada, Damien is forced to row in his spare time.

Stuart Grondel, MBA, BSc Mech Eng

Strategy and Operations Manager

Stuart Grondel, MBA, BSc Mech Eng, Strategy and Operations Manager

Stuart joined in 2018 and is leading the development and implementation of the company's manufacturing strategy. He is also project manager for various grant-funded projects and accelerators. Stuart is a qualified mechanical engineer from the University of Cape Town and holds an MBA from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Stratos Chatzinikolaou, PhD

Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Stratos Chatzinikolaou, PhD, Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Stratos studied electrical engineering in Athens and completed his PhD at Oxford where he explored the integration of power electronics in battery systems. His role at Brill Power involves the design and testing of power electronics and embedded software development.

Alex Eastabrook, BSc (Hons.)

Senior Firmware Engineer

Alex Eastabrook, BSc (Hons.), Senior Firmware Engineer

Alex enjoys writing efficient code on the Brill firmware team and leveraging continuous implementation and deployment techniques in developing Brill's product from proven prototypes to a reliable customer-ready implementation. Outside of work Alex is a keen Maker and enjoys Woodworking, Ultramarathoning and Audiobooks.

Charlotte Robson

Financial Controller

Charlotte Robson, Financial Controller

Charlotte consults for Brill Power as Financial Controller.  She runs a small finance company called Foundation Finance.  Charlotte started working with Brill Power in early 2020 bringing experience from other start-up companies she has worked with in the past as well as current financial knowledge.

Francesco Tardelli, PhD

Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer

Francesco Tardelli, PhD, Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer

Francesco is a Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer at Brill Power. His main activities are related to the design, development and testing of our power electronics hardware and software. He holds a PhD from the Power Electronics, Machine and Control group (PEMC) at the University of Nottingham.

Priyanka Padmasundar

Firmware Engineer

Priyanka Padmasundar, Firmware Engineer

Priyanka joined the team at the end of 2020 after completing her Masters in Embedded Systems. She is involved in design and development of new and existing firmware features and user documentation. Outside work, she enjoys swimming and playing Badminton.

Josh Shipton

Electrical Engineer

Josh Shipton, Electrical Engineer

Josh is an Electrical Engineer who joined Brill Power at the start of 2021. He is a keen electronics and 3D printing hobbyist in his spare time who loves designing and making things.

Neil Sengupta

Battery Data Scientist

Neil Sengupta, Battery Data Scientist

Neil specializes in battery data analytics and smart battery management systems. He joined the team in 2021 as an intern, and currently assists in modelling and implementing battery management algorithms to serve various projects, as well as working with machine learning tools for battery data analytics. He did his electrical engineering masters from RWTH Aachen University, specializing in Battery Management Systems, and he is keenly interested in innovation in battery management applications and electric mobility.

Isaac Molan

Technical Support Assistant

Isaac Molan, Technical Support Assistant

Isaac is a Technical Support Assistant who joined brill power in 2021 and works mostly in inventory management. He is the ‘go to’ person in the office, helping with the day to day running of Brill Power and enjoys playing video games with other colleagues.

Freddie Gingell, MEng

Data Scientist

Freddie Gingell, Data Scientist

Freddie joined the team in 2021 as a Data Scientist, working on improving battery management with data analytics, and optimising Brill Power's embedded state estimation algorithms. He holds a MEng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oxford. In his free time, he likes church bellringing.

Christoph Birkl, DPhil

CEO & co-founder

Christoph Birkl, DPhil, CEO & co-founder

Christoph is an expert in energy storage and conversion with seven years of research experience in lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. He holds a DPhil in Engineering from Oxford University and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.

Carolyn Hicks,
MBA, MASc

CFO/COO & co-founder

Carolyn Hicks, MBA, MASc, CFO/COO & co-founder

Carolyn is Brill Power's CFO/COO and co-founder. She is a Professional Engineer with degrees in engineering (BASc, MASc) and business (MBA). Prior to Brill Power, Carolyn worked in infrastructure finance and economics in both Canada and the UK. Outside of Brill Power, Carolyn is a Director for Oxford Mutual Aid and is a 2x Ironman finisher.

Adrien Bizeray, DPhil

Chief Data Scientist & co-founder

Adrien Bizeray, DPhil, Chief Data Scientist & co-founder

Adrien leads all aspects of our battery modelling and state estimation. He focuses on advanced control algorithms, data-driven techniques and Cloud-based battery data platforms. He holds a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Damien Frost,
DPhil, MASc

CTO & co-founder

Damien Frost, DPhil, MASc, CTO & co-founder

Damien is a power electronics engineer and serial entrepreneur. With over ten years’ experience bringing ideas from paper to product, and the grey hair to prove it. Damien has a DPhil in Engineering from Oxford University and a BASc and MASc from the University of Toronto. Far from his local Ice Hockey club in Canada, Damien is forced to row in his spare time.

James Smith

Head of Firmware

James Smith, Senior Embedded Software Engineer

James was one of the first hires at Brill Power and is currently the Head of Firmware. During his time James has enjoyed watching the company grow into a strong team. He plays an integral role in monitoring and developing our code base and is now leading the firmware team as we continue to expand. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.

Stuart Grondel, MBA, BSc Mech Eng

Strategy and Operations Manager

Stuart Grondel, MBA, BSc Mech Eng, Strategy and Operations Manager

Stuart joined in 2018 and is leading the development and implementation of the company's manufacturing strategy. He is also project manager for various grant-funded projects and accelerators. Stuart is a qualified mechanical engineer from the University of Cape Town and holds an MBA from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Jagati Tata, MSc (Dist.)

Embedded Software Engineer

Jagati Tata, MSc (Dist.), Embedded Software Engineer

Jagati is an ambitious Engineer, driven by a passion to develop and maintain innovative software solutions for embedded systems in a strive towards automation. Also, an AI and modelling enthusiast with a research background focused on data analysis and IoT-based connected solutions.

Stratos Chatzinikolaou, PhD

Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Stratos Chatzinikolaou, PhD, Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Stratos studied electrical engineering in Athens and completed his PhD at Oxford where he explored the integration of power electronics in battery systems. His role at Brill Power involves the design and testing of power electronics and embedded software development.

Florian Poinsignon

Power Electronics Engineer

Florian Poinsignon, Power Electronics Engineer

Florian studied industrial design in France and electronic engineering at the University of Nottingham. At Brill Power he is involved in mechanical designs, rapid prototyping and testing. His life revolves around science, DIY and latest technologies. He enjoys Sci-Fi, 8-bit music and RTS games among many other things.

Alex Eastabrook, BSc (Hons.)

Senior Firmware Engineer

Alex Eastabrook, BSc (Hons.), Senior Firmware Engineer

Alex enjoys writing efficient code on the Brill firmware team and leveraging continuous implementation and deployment techniques in developing Brill's product from proven prototypes to a reliable customer-ready implementation. Outside of work Alex is a keen Maker and enjoys Woodworking, Ultramarathoning and Audiobooks.

Joe Ross

Electronics Engineer

Joe Ross, Electronics Engineer

Joe studied electrical engineering in Canada and gained experience in the solar smart off-grid industry before coming to Oxford to join Brill Power. At Brill Power he is involved with general lab testing and troubleshooting as well as external support.

Charlotte Robson

Financial Controller

Charlotte Robson, Financial Controller

Charlotte consults for Brill Power as Financial Controller.  She runs a small finance company called Foundation Finance.  Charlotte started working with Brill Power in early 2020 bringing experience from other start-up companies she has worked with in the past as well as current financial knowledge.

Jorn Reniers, DPhil

Senior Data Scientist

Jorn Reniers, DPhil, Senior Data Scientist

Jorn studied energy engineering at the KU Leuven and KTH Stockholm before doing a PhD and post-doc at the Battery Intelligence Lab at Oxford University, focussing on battery degradation and lifetime prediction. In his free time, he enjoys reading and rowing.

Francesco Tardelli, PhD

Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer

Francesco Tardelli, PhD, Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer

Francesco is a Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer at Brill Power. His main activities are related to the design, development and testing of our power electronics hardware and software. He holds a PhD from the Power Electronics, Machine and Control group (PEMC) at the University of Nottingham.

Melissa Sherratt, MA (Res)

Operations and
Communications Coordinator

Melissa Sherratt, MA (Res), Operations and Communications Coordinator

Melissa joined the team in Summer 2020 and is using her experience and organisational skills to assist with improving our internal processes and keep track of our various internal and external projects. She has a degree in History and English literature and a Masters in Medieval Studies.

Priyanka Padmasundar

Firmware Engineer

Priyanka Padmasundar, Firmware Engineer

Priyanka joined the team at the end of 2020 after completing her Masters in Embedded Systems. She is involved in design and development of new and existing firmware features and user documentation. Outside work, she enjoys swimming and playing Badminton.

Xin Tong

Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Xin Tong, Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Xin mainly focuses on our battery modelling and development of advanced battery control systems. She holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Control Systems from Imperial College London.

Josh Shipton

Electrical Engineer

Josh Shipton, Electrical Engineer

Josh is an Electrical Engineer who joined Brill Power at the start of 2021. He is a keen electronics and 3D printing hobbyist in his spare time who loves designing and making things.

Andy Gelsthorpe

Senior Product Design Engineer

Andy Gelsthorpe, Senior Product Design Engineer

Andy has more than 20 years of electronics product design experience, having worked on everything from robot vacuum cleaners through to telecoms equipment and electron microscopes. He is working on turning prototypes into products at Brill Power. Andy holds a DPhil in Electronics for The University of York.

Neil Sengupta

Battery Data Scientist

Neil Sengupta, Battery Data Scientist

Neil specializes in battery data analytics and smart battery management systems. He joined the team in 2021 as an intern, and currently assists in modelling and implementing battery management algorithms to serve various projects, as well as working with machine learning tools for battery data analytics. He did his electrical engineering masters from RWTH Aachen University, specializing in Battery Management Systems, and he is keenly interested in innovation in battery management applications and electric mobility.

Amina Nizamani-Baluch

Business Assistant

Amina Nizamani-Baluch, Business Assistant

Amina works alongside the Business Development Managers to handle all our inbound sale inquiries, increase outbound sales, manage our CRM software, and produce market analysis to aid our business strategy.

Isaac Molan

Technical Support Assistant

Isaac Molan, Technical Support Assistant

Isaac is a Technical Support Assistant who joined brill power in 2021 and works mostly in inventory management. He is the ‘go to’ person in the office, helping with the day to day running of Brill Power and enjoys playing video games with other colleagues.

Tom Owen

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Tom Owen, Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Tom completed his Cybernetics MSc at Reading with Distinction and joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority in 2013, where he was responsible for the implementation of an EtherCAT real-time control system for the remote-operated robots of the JET fusion reactor. At Brill he brings expertise in Functional Safety and Real-Time Operating Systems. In his spare time Tom enjoys walks in the forest with his dog Bertie, who comes to the office with him.

Freddie Gingell

Data Scientist

Freddie Gingell, Data Scientist

Freddie joined the team in 2021 as a Data Scientist, working on improving battery management with data analytics, and optimising Brill Power's embedded state estimation algorithms. He holds a MEng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oxford. In his free time, he likes church bellringing.

Christoph Birkl, DPhil, CEO & co-founder

Christoph is an expert in energy storage and conversion with seven years of research experience in lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. He holds a DPhil in Engineering from Oxford University and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.

Christoph Birkl, DPhil
CEO & co-founder

Carolyn Hicks, MBA, MASc CFO/COO & co-founder

Carolyn is Brill Power's CFO/COO and co-founder. She is a Professional Engineer with degrees in engineering (BASc, MASc) and business (MBA). Prior to Brill Power, Carolyn worked in infrastructure finance and economics in both Canada and the UK. Outside of Brill Power, Carolyn is a Director for Oxford Mutual Aid and is a 2x Ironman finisher.

Carolyn Hicks, MBA, MASc,
CFO/COO & co-founder

Adrien Bizeray, DPhil, Chief Data Scientist & co-founder

Adrien leads all aspects of our battery modelling and state estimation. He focuses on advanced control algorithms, data-driven techniques and Cloud-based battery data platforms. He holds a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Adrien Bizeray, DPhil,
Chief Data Scientist & co-founder

Damien Frost, DPhil, MASc, CTO & co-founder

Damien is a power electronics engineer and serial entrepreneur. With over ten years’ experience bringing ideas from paper to product, and the grey hair to prove it. Damien has a DPhil in Engineering from Oxford University and a BASc and MASc from the University of Toronto. Far from his local Ice Hockey club in Canada, Damien is forced to row in his spare time.

Damien Frost, DPhil, MASc
CTO & co-founder

James Smith, Senior Embedded Software Engineer

James was one of the first hires at Brill Power and is currently the Head of Firmware. During his time James has enjoyed watching the company grow into a strong team. He plays an integral role in monitoring and developing our code base and is now leading the firmware team as we continue to expand. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.

James Smith 

Head of Firmware

Stuart Grondel, MBA, BSc Mech Eng, Strategy and Operations Manager

Stuart joined in 2018 and is leading the development and implementation of the company's manufacturing strategy. He is also project manager for various grant-funded projects and accelerators. Stuart is a qualified mechanical engineer from the University of Cape Town and holds an MBA from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Stuart Grondel, MBA, BSc Mech Eng,
Strategy and Operations Manager

Jagati Tata, MSc (Dist.), Embedded Software Engineer

Jagati is an ambitious Engineer, driven by a passion to develop and maintain innovative software solutions for embedded systems in a strive towards automation. Also, an AI and modelling enthusiast with a research background focused on data analysis and IoT-based connected solutions.

Jagati Tata, MSc (Dist.)
Embedded Software Engineer

Stratos Chatzinikolaou, PhD, Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Stratos studied electrical engineering in Athens and completed his PhD at Oxford where he explored the integration of power electronics in battery systems. His role at Brill Power involves the design and testing of power electronics and embedded software development.

Stratos Chatzinikolaou, PhD
Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Florian Poinsignon, Power Electronics Engineer

Florian studied industrial design in France and electronic engineering at the University of Nottingham. At Brill Power he is involved in mechanical designs, rapid prototyping and testing. His life revolves around science, DIY and latest technologies. He enjoys Sci-Fi, 8-bit music and RTS games among many other things.

Florian Poinsignon
Power Electronics Engineer

Alex Eastabrook, BSc (Hons.), Senior Firmware Engineer

Alex enjoys writing efficient code on the Brill firmware team and leveraging continuous implementation and deployment techniques in developing Brill's product from proven prototypes to a reliable customer-ready implementation. Outside of work Alex is a keen Maker and enjoys Woodworking, Ultramarathoning and Audiobooks.

Alex Eastabrook, BSc (Hons.)
Senior Firmware Engineer

Joe Ross, Electronics Engineer

Joe studied electrical engineering in Canada and gained experience in the solar smart off-grid industry before coming to Oxford to join Brill Power. At Brill Power he is involved with general lab testing and troubleshooting as well as external support.

Joe Ross
Electronics Engineer

Charlotte Robson, Financial Controller

Charlotte consults for Brill Power as Financial Controller.  She runs a small finance company called Foundation Finance.  Charlotte started working with Brill Power in early 2020 bringing experience from other start-up companies she has worked with in the past as well as current financial knowledge.

Charlotte Robson

Financial Controller

Jorn Reniers, DPhil, Senior Data Scientist

Jorn studied energy engineering at the KU Leuven and KTH Stockholm before doing a PhD and post-doc at the Battery Intelligence Lab at Oxford University, focussing on battery degradation and lifetime prediction. In his free time, he enjoys reading and rowing.

Jorn Reniers, DPhil
Senior Data Scientist

Francesco Tardelli, PhD, Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer

Francesco is a Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer at Brill Power. His main activities are related to the design, development and testing of our power electronics hardware and software. He holds a PhD from the Power Electronics, Machine and Control group (PEMC) at the University of Nottingham.

Francesco Tardelli, PhD

Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer

Melissa Sherratt, MA (Res), Operations and Communications Coordinator

Melissa joined the team in Summer 2020 and is using her experience and organisational skills to assist with improving our internal processes and keep track of our various internal and external projects. She has a degree in History and English literature and a Masters in Medieval Studies.

Melissa Sherratt, MA (Res)
Operations and Communications Coordinator

Priyanka Padmasundar, Firmware Engineer

Priyanka joined the team at the end of 2020 after completing her Masters in Embedded Systems. She is involved in design and development of new and existing firmware features and user documentation. Outside work, she enjoys swimming and playing Badminton.

Priyanka Padmasundar

Firmware Engineer

Xin Tong, Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Xin mainly focuses on our battery modelling and development of advanced battery control systems. She holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Control Systems from Imperial College London.

Xin Tong

Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Josh Shipton, Electrical Engineer

Josh is an Electrical Engineer who joined Brill Power at the start of 2021. He is a keen electronics and 3D printing hobbyist in his spare time who loves designing and making things.

Josh Shipton

Electrical Engineer

Andy Gelsthorpe, Senior Product Design Engineer

Andy has more than 20 years of electronics product design experience, having worked on everything from robot vacuum cleaners through to telecoms equipment and electron microscopes. He is working on turning prototypes into products at Brill Power. Andy holds a DPhil in Electronics for The University of York.

Andy Gelsthorpe

Senior Product Design Engineer

Neil Sengupta, Battery Data Scientist

Neil specializes in battery data analytics and smart battery management systems. He joined the team in 2021 as an intern, and currently assists in modelling and implementing battery management algorithms to serve various projects, as well as working with machine learning tools for battery data analytics. He did his electrical engineering masters from RWTH Aachen University, specializing in Battery Management Systems, and he is keenly interested in innovation in battery management applications and electric mobility.

Neil Sengupta

Battery Data Scientist

Amina Nizamani-Baluch, Business Assistant

Amina works alongside the Business Development Managers to handle all our inbound sale inquiries, increase outbound sales, manage our CRM software, and produce market analysis to aid our business strategy.

Amina Nizamani-Baluch

Business Assistant

Isaac Molan, Technical Support Assistant

Isaac is a Technical Support Assistant who joined brill power in 2021 and works mostly in inventory management. He is the ‘go to’ person in the office, helping with the day to day running of Brill Power and enjoys playing video games with other colleagues.

Isaac Molan

Technical Support Assistant

Tom Owen, Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Tom completed his Cybernetics MSc at Reading with Distinction and joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority in 2013, where he was responsible for the implementation of an EtherCAT real-time control system for the remote-operated robots of the JET fusion reactor. At Brill he brings expertise in Functional Safety and Real-Time Operating Systems. In his spare time Tom enjoys walks in the forest with his dog Bertie, who comes to the office with him.

Tom Owen

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Freddie Gingell, Data Scientist

Freddie joined the team in 2021 as a Data Scientist, working on improving battery management with data analytics, and optimising Brill Power's embedded state estimation algorithms. He holds a MEng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oxford. In his free time, he likes church bellringing.

Freddie Gingell

Data Scientist

Interns

Neil Sengupta

Battery Data Scientist

Neil Sengupta, Battery Data Scientist

Neil is part of the data science team at Brill Power, specializing in battery data analytics and smart battery management systems. He joined the team in 2021 as an intern, and currently assists in modelling and implementing battery management algorithms to serve various projects, as well as working with machine learning tools for battery data analytics. He did his electrical engineering masters from RWTH Aachen University, specializing in Battery Management Systems, and he is keenly interested in innovation in battery management applications and electric mobility.

Interns

Neil Sengupta

Data Science Intern

Neil Sengupta, Data Science Intern

Neil is a M.Sc. Student at RWTH Aachen University, specializing in battery data analytics and smart battery management systems. He joined Brill Power in January, 2021 as a Data Science intern and assists in modelling and implementing battery management algorithms to serve various projects, and also works with machine learning tools for battery data analytics. In general, he is keenly interested in innovation in battery applications and electric mobility.

Neil Sengupta, Data Science Intern

Neil is a M.Sc. Student at RWTH Aachen University, specializing in battery data analytics and smart battery management systems. He joined Brill Power in January, 2021 as a Data Science intern and assists in modelling and implementing battery management algorithms to serve various projects, and also works with machine learning tools for battery data analytics. In general, he is keenly interested in innovation in battery applications and electric mobility.

Neil Sengupta

Data Science Intern

Non-executive directors and advisors

Non-executive directors and advisors

Thomas Capon

Thomas Capon

Thomas is an Investment Manager at Oxford Science Enterprises. He is also a Chartered Accountant and experienced M&A professional. Thomas sits on the board of multiple Oxford tech businesses.

Andy Challis

Andy Challis

Andy is Co-Head of Principal Investments at Barclays, with 14 years of experience investing in venture and high-growth technology businesses. His team is responsible for the bank’s Sustainable Impact Capital portfolio and he sits on a number of boards in the fintech and greentech ecosystems.

Chris Miles

Chris Miles

Chris is an experienced entrepreneur in the clean energy sector. He led and exited the renewable heat business Econergy to Centrica (British Gas). He also helped deliver 112MW of battery storage.

Nicola Daly

Nicola Daly

Nicola is an Investment Director at Legal & General Capital. She has over 10 years’ investment and advisory experience in the clean energy technology and infrastructure sectors.

Frederick Hamilton

Frederick Hamilton

Frederick works with Oxford Investment Consultants. Focusing on Digital Tech, Cleantech and Chemical & Industrial spaces.

Dave Howey

Dave Howey

Dave advises Brill Power on the latest developments in energy storage. He is a Professor of Engineering Science at Oxford University with a focus on modelling and control of batteries. Christoph, Damien and Adrien all completed their doctoral research within Dave’s group, leading to the founding of Brill Power.

Thomas Capon

Thomas Capon

Thomas is an Investment Manager at Oxford Science Enterprises. He is also a Chartered Accountant and experienced M&A professional. Thomas sits on the board of multiple Oxford tech businesses.

Frederick Hamilton

Frederick Hamilton

Frederick works with Oxford Investment Consultants. Focusing on Digital Tech, Cleantech and Chemical & Industrial spaces.

Chris Miles

Chris Miles

Chris is an experienced entrepreneur in the clean energy sector. He led and exited the renewable heat business Econergy to Centrica (British Gas). He also helped deliver 112MW of battery storage. 

Dave Howey

Dave Howey

Dave advises Brill Power on the latest developments in energy storage. He is a Professor of Engineering Science at Oxford University with a focus on modelling and control of batteries. Christoph, Damien and Adrien all completed their doctoral research within Dave’s group, leading to the founding of Brill Power.

Andy Challis

Chris Miles

Andy is Co-Head of Principal Investments at Barclays, with 14 years of experience investing in venture and high-growth technology businesses. His team is responsible for the bank’s Sustainable Impact Capital portfolio and he sits on a number of boards in the fintech and greentech ecosystems.

Nicola Daly

Nicola Daly

Nicola is an Investment Director at Legal & General Capital. She has over 10 years’ investment and advisory experience in the clean energy technology and infrastructure sectors.

Thomas Capon

Thomas is an Investment Manager at Oxford Science Enterprises. He is also a Chartered Accountant and experienced M&A professional. Thomas sits on the board of multiple Oxford tech businesses.

 Thomas Capon

Frederick Hamilton

Frederick works with Oxford Investment Consultants. Focusing on Digital Tech, Cleantech and Chemical & Industrial spaces.

Frederick Hamilton

Chis Miles

Chris is an experienced entrepreneur in the clean energy sector. He led and exited the renewable heat business Econergy to Centrica (British Gas). He also helped deliver 112MW of battery storage. 

Chis Miles

Dave Howey

Dave advises Brill Power on the latest developments in energy storage. He is a Professor of Engineering Science at Oxford University with a focus on modelling and control of batteries. Christoph, Damien and Adrien all completed their doctoral research within Dave’s group, leading to the founding of Brill Power.

Dave Howey

Andy Challis

Andy is Co-Head of Principal Investments at Barclays, with 14 years of experience investing in venture and high-growth technology businesses. His team is responsible for the bank’s Sustainable Impact Capital portfolio and he sits on a number of boards in the fintech and greentech ecosystems.

Andy Challis

Nicola Daly

Nicola is an Investment Director at Legal & General Capital. She has over 10 years’ investment and advisory experience in the clean energy technology and infrastructure sectors.

Nicola Davy

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We are always looking for the best people to grow our team. If you want more information about what we do or want to have a chat please contact us at jobs@brillpower.com

Brill Power is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all, without regard to their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, gender reassignment, national origin, sexual orientation or age.

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We are always looking for the best people to grow our team. If you want more information about what we do or want to have a chat please contact us at hello@brillpower.com

Brill Power is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all, without regard to their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, gender reassignment, national origin, sexual orientation or age.

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Active Roles

Active Roles

Senior Full Stack Developer

We are looking for a Full Stack Developer with experience in .NET Core and modern front-end frameworks to lead the development of our key analytics software product for increasing the lifetime performance of large battery packs.

Electronics Engineer

Location: Oxford

We are looking for an early career Electronics Engineer to contribute to designing and testing Brill Power’s hardware. You will join a small and dynamic team and report to our Senior Power Electronics Engineers.

Senior Firmware Engineer

Location: Oxford

We are looking for a senior software engineer with experience in embedded systems to assist with firmware development on existing and new product lines. This role be an essential part of our firmware team, and work with and provide support to our hardware team.

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