Making more powerful & longer lasting batteries

Voices of Research: Fueling the Future

An Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) project of the U.S. Department of Energy

Vimeo ID: 23597960

Nanostructures of Electrical Energy Storage

Research Team Lead:
Gary Rubloff

Host University:
University of Maryland

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.