U-M Battery Lab

is a full-service battery cell fabrication and testing facility.


Greg Less, PhD


Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory
2301 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI

Energy Institute

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers and External Researchers

Core Summary

The U-M Battery Lab is a full-service battery cell fabrication and testing facility. We work with the industrial and academic energy storage user community to prototype, test and analyze batteries and the materials that go into them.

Service Categories: Engineering


  • Instrument/Facility usage
    Battery fabrication and characterization,


  • Beckman Coulter Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer
  • Buhler: Hivis Disper Mix 3D-10
  • Buhler: Hivis Disper Mix 3D-5
  • Buhler: Hivis Mix 2p-03
  • CIS: 150 degrees Celsius
  • CIS: 2kN/cm 150 degrees Celsius
  • CIS: manual electrode punches
  • CIS: Multicoating Type
  • CIS: slitting machine
  • Hitachi: S3500N SEM w/EDAX
  • Horiba Micro Raman Spectrometer
  • KOEM 18650 cell winder
  • Luna: Fiber Optic Strain and Temperature Gauge
  • Maccor: 10A
  • Maccor: 150uA-5A
  • Maccor: 30uA-1A
  • Maccor: 50A
  • Mathis Labcoater
  • Micrometrics BET Surface Area Analysis
  • mPlus: 18650 cell assembly
  • mPlus: prismatic cell assembly
  • mPlus: prismatic electrode punches
  • Primix: FILMIX 56-30
  • Princeton Applied Research Scanning Electrochemical Probe Microscope
  • Rigaku MiniFlex 600 Table-top
  • Solartron 1260 and ModuLab Impedance Analyzers
  • TA Instruments DHR2 Rheometer
  • TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • TA Instruments Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • Thermal Hazard Technology: Accelerated Rate Calorimeter
  • Toyo: coin cell crimper
  • Toyo: coin cell de-crimper
  • Vacuum Atmosphere Genesis Glove Boxe