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Battery Technologies

The battery is the centrepiece of modern electric drive concepts. This is why we focus our research on developing efficient, powerful, low-cost and safe battery concepts. Our scientists address the entire development chain, ranging from basic research on material optimisation to sustainable production technology on a semi-industrial scale, sensor technology for cell monitoring and battery testing, and finally system design. Our team adopts a holistic research and development approach aimed at improving the key performance indicators of the battery itself while also optimising its integration into the vehicle.

Research Topics

Services and facilities

materials research

Materials 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



  • 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

TV features

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.

Research team Battery Technologies