Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

October 2021
A Quick Method of Determining Battery Lifetime

Andrew Weng, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, and Anna Stefanopoulou, the William Clay Ford Professor of Technology, identify an early-life diagnostic signal that predicts the impact of the formation protocols on battery life without needing cycle life testing.

Batteries are becoming more and more important to our lives, and that need will only grow as electric vehicles continue to take over from internal combustion engine powered automobiles. To try keep up with demand, manufacturers are trying to produce as many batteries as possible while keeping costs low, and that me
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Date:
10/27/2021
Lithium recycling technique reduces new battery cost
The vast majority of the current boom in portable electronics equipment relies on advancements in the lithium battery technology that provides the power. If these batteries are important to us now, in the near future, the introduction of more and more electric vehicles will drive demand to unprecedented levels. Howev
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10/19/2021
Ultrasound Enables Faster, more Sustainable Battery Recycling

A view of the experimental metal ion recovery system.

Known by expectant parents as the technology that enables them to see their child for the first time, ultrasound can be used at extremely low frequencies to serve an entirely different purpose. Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology report the first time ultrasound to extract valuable metals from electric ca
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10/14/2021
PSDcast – Using Capacitors to Improve the Efficiency of Energy Storage

KYOCERA AVX’s Ron Demcko

Today's topic is capacitors, or more specifically, their relation to energy storage which, in the age of electric vehicles and the monumental power requirements of the IoT, has become a universal concern.
Date:
10/14/2021
PSDcast – The Future of Battery Energy Storage

CBI’s Senior Technical Director Manager, Matt Raiford

The Consortium for Battery Innovation just released their 2021 Technical Roadmap, and in their own words, “the opportunities for the global lead battery industry to provide sustainable, reliable and high-performing batteries to achieve global electrification and decarbonization targets are limitless.”
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10/08/2021
Illinois Tech Professor Joins National Program for STEM Faculty

Georgia Papavasiliou, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Armour College of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech)

Georgia Papavasiliou, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Armour College of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), has been named a fellow in the third cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy, a leadership program aimed at helping STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to
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Date:
10/06/2021
Murata Announces Engineering Fund at Kennesaw State University

Dean Ian Ferguson with Kennesaw State University

Murata announced that it established the Futoshi “Fred” Chanoki Honorary Engineering Fund at Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET) at Kennesaw State University (KSU). Named after Murata Electronics North America’s first president, the funding will support the needs of
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Date:
10/05/2021
$18M Grant to Build National Semiconductor Fabrication Facility

Professor Alan Mantooth from the University of Arkansas

Engineering researchers led by Distinguished Professor Alan Mantooth have received $17.87 million from the National Science Foundation to build and operate a national silicon carbide research and fabrication facility at the University of Arkansas. “The national impact of having a fabrication facility such a
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Date:
10/04/2021