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Battery Manufacturing

Gain the skills to scale up battery innovations


This course covers the fundamentals of battery cell manufacturing, giving you an understanding of energy storage technologies and teaching you 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.

Key Information

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Time Commitment

4 days


Remote Delivery

Continuing Education Units (CEU)


Program Overview

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Who Should Attend

Engineers, chemists, and material scientists will benefit from this course, particularly those that work for companies developing batteries for a range of applications: automotive, consumer products, grid-scale storage, and more.

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.

instructional team

Bart Bartlett, PhD
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
Larry Beck, PhD
Energy Storage Consultant
Greg Less, PhD
Greg Less, PhD
Senior Laboratory Manager, U-M Battery Lab, Energy Institute
Jeff Sakamoto, PhD
Jeff Sakamoto, PhD
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Tal Sholklapper, PhD
Tal Sholklapper, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder, Voltaiq
Jason Siegel, PhD
Jason Siegel, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Bernhard Stalder, PhD
Bernhard Stalder, PhD
Senior Technologist Battery Solutions, B├╝hler AG

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“I have taken several battery intro courses, but there is nothing like seeing it first-hand.”

- Battery Manufacturing Participant