Dr Hui Cao is a research fellow in Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham. Her fellowship was funded by Thermal Energy Research Accelerator (T-ERA), one of three work streams that form the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA), an energy innovation hub funded by government. Her research focuses on formulation and manufacturing of thermal energy storage materials (mainly composite Phase Change Materials), devices and their applications. She has been awarded and managing research projects funded by both research councils EPSRC, Innovate UK and industries. Her research has led to more than 30 journal papers and 10 international patents, and attracted great attention from a wide research community.