U-M Battery Lab

U-M Battery Lab

Dedicated in Fall 2013 and newly open for business, the Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility is a space developed in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Ford Motor Company. This lab enables industry and university researcher collaboration on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry. The new facility — for prototyping, testing and analyzing batteries and the materials that go into them — promises to be a key enabler for Southeast Michigan's battery supply chain. It will bring together materials scientists and engineers, as well as suppliers and manufacturers, to ease a bottleneck in battery development near the nation's automotive capital. The new lab will be available for any firm to use. It will also allow students to use state-of-the-art equipment while working closely with experts. The Energy Institute envisions the new facility as a safe zone for non-competitive collaboration.

To see an index of battery researchers at U-M, click here.

To view and download a one-page info sheet on the lab, click here.