The battery is the centrepiece of modern electric drive concepts. Therefore, great efforts are being made worldwide to make this electric energy storage unit as efficient, powerful, cost-effective and safe as possible.
Battery research plays a central role for the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. The scientists are pursuing a holistic research and development approach that improves the key performance indicators of the battery itself while also optimising its integration into the vehicle. The entire development process from material optimisation to battery testing through to system design is covered.
Battery materials research
- Model-assisted battery material development and optimisation
- Industry-oriented electrode engineering and cell production
- Comprehensive physicochemical and electrochemical characterisation (in- and ex-situ methods)
- Post-mortem analysis
- Accredited electrical, environmental and safety tests on cell, module and system level
- SOX (State of Health, State of Charge, etc.) determination
- Simulations in 1 and 3D at cell and system level including ageing
- Cell selection and benchmarking based on extensive battery databases
Researchteam Battery Technologies
National mobility award 2017
Katja Fröhlich talks to Business Art about storage systems for the mobility of the future:
"Lithium-air-batteries could be an interesting alternative to lithium-ion-batteries, because they are lighter and promise a much higher specific capacity."
Battery researcher Arlavinda Rezqita talks in the STANDARD portrait "Geistesblitze" about her research on improved silicon anode material for the more efficient batteries of the future.
"My approach is to develop a silicon-carbon composite."
Katja Fröhlich talks to APA Science about her passion for battery technologies and the daily life of a researcher at AIT:
"A sunny disposition helps you in science."
The young AIT battery scientist develops efficient batteries for electric vehicles:
"How can I make environmentally friendly mobility possible - this question has always fascinated me."
Dr. Katja Fröhlich is manager of the battery materials laboratory and doing research at AIT for 5 years in the field of Lithium-ion-Batteries (LIB). Together with her team she is pushing the progress of e-mobility.
With the Battery Materials Lab and the Battery Testing Lab, the battery research team at AIT covers the entire value chain of battery development from research into new materials to post-mortem analysis.
"The Research Pilot Line is the link between basic research and applied research", explains battery researcher Marcus Jahn.
AIT researchers are promoting the strengthening of European battery material development and cell production in their work. In doing so, they cover the entire value chain up to the post mortem analysis.
The TRA (Transport Research Arena) 2018, the largest European transport research and technology conference, will take place this year in Vienna for the first time and will be addressing future development trends. AIT is responsible for the contents.
Junior Scientist Dr. Arlavinda Rezqita of the AIT Center for Low-Emission Transport won in the new category "Unfolding Future Potential" of the "9th State Prize for Mobility 2017"
Katja Fröhlich is Junior Scientist of the Battery Research Team at the Center for Low-Emission Transport.