• Battery Manufacturing

Learn the Key Skills Needed to Scale Up Battery Innovations

This four-day course covers the fundamentals of battery cell manufacturing, giving you an understanding of energy storage technologies and teaching you the skills to scale up battery innovations at your organization. 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.
 

 


Program Agenda

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Battery Design and Safety
  • Mixing and Rheology

Day 2:

  • Battery Electrochemistry
  • Hands on in the Battery Lab: Slurry Preparation and Coating

Day 3:

  • Intro to Battery Packs and BMS
  • Intro to Solid-state battery chemistries
  • Hands on in the Battery Lab: Coating, Calendering, Cell Assembly

Day 4:

  • Overview of Battery Testing
  • Cell Safety and Nail Penetration Demonstration
 

U-M Battery Lab

Dedicated in Fall 2015, 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.

 

Program Faculty

An instructional team composed of battery experts from industry and the University of Michigan will teach this course. The instructors are experts in the various aspects of battery manufacturing, with extensive real-world expertise.

 
Dr. Larry Beck
Dr. Larry Beck
Energy Storage Consultant
Dr. Bernhard Stalder
Dr. Bernhard Stalder
Senior Technologist Battery Solutions, B├╝hler AG
Prof. Bart Bartlett
Prof. Bart Bartlett
Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
UMEI Associate Director of Science and Technology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Dr. Greg Less
Dr. Greg Less
Senior Laboratory Manager, U-M Battery Lab
Dr. Tal Sholklapper
Dr. Tal Sholklapper
CEO and Co-Founder, Voltaiq
Prof. Jeff Sakamoto
Prof. Jeff Sakamoto
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Jason Siegel
Jason Siegel
Assistant Research Scientist