Battery Materials & Operations

CEI researcher teams are pushing the envelope on batteries that can store much more energy than current lithium-ion cells. The goal is to develop breakthrough, but low-cost, materials and battery designs that can fully utilize new high-performing materials.
Our researchers are also exploring high-energy-density lithium-negative electrodes along with a variety of next-generation positive-electrode materials. Every advance in high-energy materials requires new knowledge and improvements in battery operations and control. Safely getting the longest life and highest performance out of each new material is a critical part of our research.

Recent News

“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy