Facilities and Capabilities

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Battery Fabrication and Testing Facility

Opening in 2022, the new Battery Fabrication and Testing Facility, a 2,400-square-foot facility at UT's J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin, features cutting-edge equipment available to UT Battery Research Group partners. Features include a dry room for all prefabrication and characterization processes; 40 Ah pouch cells for electric vehicle applications; destructive testing capability meeting UN/DOT 38.3; and long-time cycling and environmental chambers. Learn more

Additional User Facilities and Capabilities

Texas Materials Institute
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TMI is located in the Cockrell School's Engineering Education and Research Center.

The Texas Materials Institute (TMI) was established in 1998 to ensure that The University of Texas at Austin achieves excellence in graduate education and research in the broad field of materials. The development of clean energy materials is one of the major research areas of the institute and includes materials science and engineering for batteries.


Center for Electrochemistry
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CEC is located in the College of Natural Sciences' Welch Hall.

Established in 2006 to build upon a half century of excellence in electrochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, the Center for Electrochemistry (CEC) fosters collaborative research programs in the electrochemical sciences. The CEC is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of more than 250 faculty, staff and student researchers spanning the chemistry, materials and engineering aspects of electrochemical science. CEC’s research area in electrocatalysis and electrochemical energy systems focuses on the discovery, characterization and mechanistic understanding of new electrocatalysts and materials for electrochemical devices, such as batteries.


Electron Microscopy Facility
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Main corridor of the Electron Microscopy Facility in the Cockrell School's Engineering Education and Research Center.

Established in 2020 as part of the Texas Materials Institute, the new Electron Microscopy Facility has advanced instruments for the analysis of materials and their preparation, and includes specialized holders for in-situ battery research.


Center for Electromechanics
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CEM's energy storage research bay. CEM is located at UT's J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin.

The Center for Electromechanics (CEM) is performing leading-edge basic and applied research in electrical and mechanical engineering, with a special emphasis on applied engineering leading to prototype development in electromechanical devices and systems with high-specific power, force and/or energy storage or other unique attributes.


Texas Advanced Computing Center
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TACC is located at UT's J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin.

For two decades, UT's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been advancing scientific discoveries with first-class supercomputing facilities and capabilities. TACC's environment includes a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure ecosystem of leading-edge resources in high-performance computing, including visualization, data analysis, storage, archive, cloud, data-driven computing, connectivity, tools, APIs, algorithms, consulting and software. In addition, their skilled experts work with thousands of researchers on more than 3,000 projects each year.