Making more powerful & longer lasting batteries

Voices of Research: Fueling the Future

Research Team Lead:
Gary Rubloff

Host University:
University of Maryland

Summary:
Dr. Rubloff and his team are working to improve batteries by learning how the materials, lithium, and electrons interact at the nanometer scale, and to fabricate and measure these materials in a precise way.

The potential impact of the team’s work is huge. Lighter weight, more powerful batteries could make long-range electric cars for storing massive amounts of energy from wind farms and solar panel arrays a reality rather than an inspiration.