Unreasonable Fellows

Christoph Birkl

Co-Founder & CEO at Brill Power

Christoph is an Unreasonable Fellow. Christoph was part of Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2022 (Feb - Apr).
Christoph Birkl is Co-Founder and CEO of Brill Power, a spin-out company of Oxford University developing a new type of battery management and control technology to substantially improve the lifetime, performance and safety of batteries for energy storage and electric vehicles. He 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 and his co-founders met whilst pursuing doctorates in battery degradation, battery modeling and power electronics at Oxford. Whilst studying how batteries degrade over time, the team envisioned a method that would use every cell to its full potential. In 2016, they set out to make this into a reality by forming Brill Power.
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