The University of Texas at Austin has a long history of battery innovation, most notably in the research of lithium-ion battery inventor and Nobel Prize winner John Goodenough, who joined UT in the 1980s and laid the foundation for battery research and invention across campus. Already known as the Energy University, UT continues to be a sought-after battery hub for faculty, researchers, students and partners from industry and government. And with the establishment of premiere research centers and organizations, such as the Texas Materials Institute and the Energy Institute, we are well-suited, well-equipped and well-prepared to develop the next generation of batteries.


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The UT Battery Research Group is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and researchers who span every aspect of battery innovation — from developing new materials and testing battery safety to integrating with the grid and finding storage solutions. Based in the Cockrell School of Engineering, we seek to advance battery technologies through collaborative partnerships with centers and labs across campus, members of industry and governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world.

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