Battery Lab launches battery manufacturing short course
This summer, an instructional team of battery experts from industry and the University of Michigan will teach a short course in battery manufacturing. The course runs from June 19-22.
The program outline is listed below with a brief description of the topics and learning objectives that will be covered. Course instructors are experts in the various aspects of battery manufacturing, with extensive real-world expertise. The classroom instruction will be complimented with hands-on instruction in the Battery Lab at the University of Michigan. The cost for this course is $1500.
Introduction to Battery Design and Safety
Instructor: Larry Beck, Energy Storage Consultant
- What are the key components of a battery and what are the variables that affect their performance and safety?
- How do you safely handle batteries in a prototyping environment?
Mixing and Rheology
Instructor: Dr. Bernhard Stalder, Senior Technologist Battery Solutions, Bühler AG
- Mixing and rheology testing of electrode slurries
- Wet grinding of LIB precursors and active materials
- Introduction to the various coating methods
Battery Testing & Characterization
Instructor: Prof. Bart Bartlett, University of Michigan
- Basics of electrochemistry
- Key principles of battery cycling
- Characterization tools relevant to battery development
Hands-on demonstration of battery manufacturing
Instructor: Dr. Greg Less, Senior Battery Manager, University of Michigan Battery Lab
- Slurry prep, coating, calendering
- Cell assembly
- Cell testing
Next-generation battery chemistries
- Solid state batteries (Prof. Jeff Sakamoto)
- Metal-air batteries (Prof. Neil Dasgupta)
- Flow batteries (Prof. Levi Thompson)