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Battery Technologies

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.

Dr. Marcus Jahn in an ORF2 interview (German)

Batteries for E-Mobility (german)

Our battery scientists at AIT research new battery technologies that promise higher energies and can be produced more sustainably.

Katja Froehlich in an interview (German)

Battery Materials Research (german)

In battery material research, the focus is primarily on the development of high-voltage cathodes and high-energy anode materials.

Dr. Marcus Jahn in interview (German)

Cell Production (german)

Unique in Austria: State-of-the-art Research Pilot Line for industry-oriented prototyping of stacked pouch cells

Dr. Marcus Jahn in an ORF2 interview (German)

Battery Recycling & Second Life

Dr. Marcus Jahn explains which parts of the battery can already be recycled today and which second-life possibilities exist for batteries.

materials research

Material- characterization

Electrode Preparation and Cell Production

  • Component tests
  • Prototype production
  • Smart Cells with integrated sensor technology

Battery testing

  • Safety tests
  • Electrical tests
  • according to accredited standards and individual customer requirements

Battery Diagnostics

  • In situ monitoring
  • Ex situ characterization
  • Post mortem analysis


Our Service

  • 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

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