Ann Arbor, MI
Technology Keywords: Batteries, Energy Storage, Li-Ion, Solid State, Fabrication, Characterization, Testing
Overview: The University of Michigan Battery Lab, established in 2015, is an open user facility designed to allow researchers from industry and academia to scale up battery innovations in a state-of-the-art facility. The facility was established to meet a defined industry need for pilot scale battery fabrication and characterization. Battery lab users maintain complete control of their intellectual property. We create and characterize batteries ranging from coin cells to batches of 18650 or 5Ah prismatic pouch cells. We provide the critical infrastructure for the scale-up and testing of existing and next generation energy storage materials and devices. The University of Michigan’s battery lab occupies over 8,000-square-feet in the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory on the University’s North Campus. The battery lab is administered by the University of Michigan Energy Institute. At the Energy Institute, we build on the University of Michigan’s strong energy research heritage at the heart of the nation’s automotive and manufacturing industries.