Brady Planden


Research Fellow in Future of Transport

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Brady Planden


Brady is a Research Fellow in Future of Transport and is actively involved in the High Voltage and Energy Storage (HVES) group. Brady initially joined Oxford Brookes University in 2018 to complete his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His PhD research was aimed towards improving battery modelling methods via order-reduction methods and hybrid physics-informed methods. Prior to this, he worked in Michigan, USA as an automotive controls engineer after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria in Canada in 2016.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Engineering Project
  • Group Design Project

Brady supervises undergraduate, and postgraduate dissertation topics across a variety of energy storage, data-science, and machine-learning applications.


MSc Dissertation


Brady's research is in improving physics-informed models for next-generation battery design, manufacturing, and control. This work aims to develop open-source packages capable of high-performance electrochemical predictions that are key to advancements in battery lifetime, energy, and power capabilities. Brady is also involved in advancing experimental testing methods for lithium-ion batteries, through automated battery characterisation for high-performance applications such as motorsports and aerospace. As a strong proponent of open-source methods, Brady’s published research can be found on his Github page: