The UM Battery Lab

The UM Battery Lab is a campus research core offering academic and industrial users from around the globe the expertise and resources required to prototype, test and analyze batteries and the materials that go into them. The lab’s aim: work with the industrial and academic energy storage community to bring together scientists and engineers, as well as suppliers and manufacturers, to ease a bottleneck in battery development near the nation’s automotive capital. The lab is available for any firm or researcher to use, and is a safe zone for IP-protected discovery, scale-up, and testing of next-generation batteries and battery materials.

The Battery Lab, part of the Michigan Materials Research Institute, was developed by U-M in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Ford Motor Company.

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Please enjoy free, early access to a recent article published by UM researchers and staff of the Battery Lab, Predicting...

Battery Lab Pilot and R&D Lines Booked

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2021

The Battery Lab Pilot and R&D lines are fully booked for Q4 2021. Please watch your inbox for reservation announceme...

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Popular Science article featuring Dr. Greg Less

Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

The University of Michigan's Battery Lab Technical Director, Dr. Greg Less, is quoted in a new article in Popular Scienc...

Design News recently published an article regarding the recent solution that GM has found to the faulty design in their ...

Where Was the Battery at Tesla’s Battery Day?

Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Wired published an article regarding the lack of a prototype battery at Tesla's "Battery Day".  The article can be foun...

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