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From the most foundational materials to the most practical applications, our research spans every aspect of battery innovation, aiming to enhance cycle life and safety and reduce cost and charging time.

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Bringing Battery Tech to Market

Supported by the Texas Innovation Center, world-changing technology in the battery field is being commercialized by spinout companies from UT researchers and their labs.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

With new labs and centers opening every year, UT battery research facilities have the most modern equipment and capabilities and are open for use by partners across and off campus.

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Partner With Us

There several ways to engage with UT battery researchers and their projects, from grant opportunities and sponsored research to using our facilities and equipment.

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Home to Nobel Prize Winner and Battery Inventor John Goodenough

John B. Goodenough was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of the lithium-ion battery.

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Recent News

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    Lithium-ion batteries power devices that billions of people use every day — from electric cars to smartphones and laptops. The rising demand for these batteries created a need for alternative technologies with potentially lower material costs. A promising class of batteries based on sodium and potassium ions offer new options, especially for uses that don’t require maximum energy and power. But safety and longevity issues have held back their widespread commercial adoption.

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  • Decades-Old Mystery of Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Solved

    For years, researchers have aimed to learn more about a group of metal oxides that show promise as key materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries because of their mysterious ability to store significantly more energy than should be possible. An international research team, co-led by The University of Texas at Austin, has cracked the code of this scientific anomaly, knocking down a barrier to building ultra-fast battery energy storage systems.

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  • A Widely Available Organic Material Could Give Batteries a Boost for Storing Renewable Energy

    An abundant, organic material found in industrial dyes could be the key to advancing a type of battery with promise for storing and deploying large quantities of renewable energy. New research from The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering introduces new materials using azobenzene to open the door for “high-capacity, long-life non-aqueous flow batteries.”

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