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Battery Manufacturing

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4 days

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Gain the skills to scale up battery innovations.

Learn the fundamentals of battery cell manufacturing. Understand energy storage technologies and learn the skills to scale up innovation. Through hands-on sessions in the University of Michigan Battery Lab and instruction from faculty and industry experts, you will gain exposure to the aspects of building a battery from start to finish.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Through multiple learning methods, participants gain insight into the various aspects of battery manufacturing, including:

  • Design and safety
  • Mixing and rheology
  • Electrochemistry
  • Testing

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Introduction to Battery Design and Safety
  • Mixing and Rheology
  • Battery Electrochemistry
  • Hands on in the Battery Lab: Slurry Preparation and Coating
  • Intro to Battery Packs and BMS
  • Intro to Solid-state Battery Chemistries
  • Hands on in the Battery Lab: Coating, Calendering, Cell Assembly
  • Overview of Battery Testing
  • Cell Safety and Nail Penetration Demonstration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Engineers, chemists, and material scientists will benefit from this course. Professionals from companies developing batteries for automotive, consumer products, and grid-scale store will find Battery Manufacturing especially useful. 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BATTERY LAB

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 researcher collaboration on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.

INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

Bart Bartlett, PhD

  • Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • UMEI Associate Director of Science and Technology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

LARRY BECK, PHD

  • Energy Storage Consultant

GREG LESS, PhD

  • Senior Laboratory Manager, U-M Battery Lab, Energy Institute

Jeff Sakamoto, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Tal Sholklapper, PhD

  • CEO and Co-Founder, Voltaiq

JASON SIEGEL, PHD

  • Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

BERNHARD STALDER, PHD

  • Senior Technologist Battery Solutions, Bühler AG
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