George Hilton is a PhD student at the University of Southampton, where he is part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage. Prior to becoming a PhD student George graduated from Southampton University in 2014 with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.

Within the ELEVATE project at Southampton George is focusing on the integration of renewable energy into a high rate electric vehicle charger. This is made possible through energy storage within the charging system. His work is looking to find an optimal design of such a system within the UK grid restraints.