Battery Lab



We are fortunate to have the U-M Battery Lab in the area, as it provides us lab capabilities to evaluate battery materials in large cells that represent real life behavior. We have used equipment and facilities for mixing, coating, stacking, cell packaging and others. Additionally, we used the Accelerating Rate Calorimetry equipment and preferred the ease of access and analytical flexibility of cycle test data afforded by the cloud-based Voltaiq interface.

—Tobias Glossmann

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America


The University of Michigan Energy Institute serves a vital link between our lab-scale and pilot-scale formulation development. The UMEI staff are always accommodating and provide an exceptional level of communication starting at slurry mixing and continues throughout the final cell cycling. The Energy Institute facility is a key component as we obtain data that will translate to production-scale materials and systems. 

—Adam J. Crowe

Research Chemist, PPG


Ford is an active user of the University of Michigan Battery Fabrication and Characterization Laboratory. The lab is an integral part of our ongoing advanced lithium-ion cell technology evaluation effort. It is a unique facility with state of the art pilot scale equipment and staff with the expertise required to successfully conduct larger-scale electrode and process experimentation. The ability to control key variables during coating and cell fabrication provides our Energy Storage Research Team with high confidence in results and allows us to accurately identify critical correlations. In addition to the lab, U-M has capabilities and expertise to support research on a wide range of battery technologies and is a key resource to Ford and the entire industry.

—Ted Miller

Ford Motor Company


Giner utilized the University of Michigan’s R&D line to fabricate next-generation battery prototype cells that were still in early development. Greg and his team worked with us to overcome challenges associated with the build and produced 18 high quality cells for us. We were happy with the work and extra effort demonstrated by his team to address our concerns. When we tested the cells, they exceeded our expectations and look forward to future collaborations with the UMich battery lab team.

—Mario Moreira

Senior Project Scientist at Giner, Inc.


The University of Michigan Battery Lab is a one-stop venue for ALL aspects of battery R & D, from education and hands-on training in the chemistry of battery materials and associated electrochemical processes, electrode fabrication and cell assembly techniques and equipment, to lab-scale and commercial coating, packaging, manufacturing, and electrochemical testing techniques. The Battery Lab has effectively and efficiently supported and complemented our company’s R & D activities in battery research. Their open and interactive platforms encourage hassle-free on-site participation that equips the participant with essential skills for competence in all areas of battery manufacturing. The Battery Lab also provides for remote viewing of battery characteristics, trends, and performance data in real-time for cells under test, providing a complete and accessible data management platform. We have found the Battery Lab to fulfil and exceed our expectations.

—Sean Brahim, Ph.D.

R&D Manager, Energy Storage Devices, YTC America, Inc.


If, after working with the U-M Battery Lab you would like to add your testimonial, feel free to reach out to Greg Less ( for more information.

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