Learn the Key Skills Needed to Scale Up Battery InnovationsThis 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.
- 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
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.
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.
- Prof. Bart Bartlett
- Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
- UMEI Associate Director of Science and Technology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts