Dedicated in Fall 2013, 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 researchers to collaborate on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.
|Instrument / Activity||External Rate|
|Luna Fiberoptic System||$150/hr|
|Powder X-Ray Diffractometer||$150/hr|
|Scanning Electrochemical Probe||$150/hr|
The lab includes the following equipment:
The Battery Lab is an open user facility capable of testing single cells, handmade cells, and batches of up to 25 semi-automated pilot-line cells.
For future users, it is required you complete the University of Michigan laboratory safety training. To do so, follow these steps:
2. Complete steps 1 and 2 for guests without a UM uniqname
3. Once registered complete BLS025W (General Lab Safety).
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state's marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film, and digital media incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. The MEDC offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, talent enhancement, and urban and community development.