About the Battery Development Center

The RIT Battery Development Center (BDC) is a state-of-the-art research and rapid prototyping facility focused on the development and qualification of emerging energy storage technologies through a partnership between NY-Battery Energy and Storage Technologies (NY-BEST) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

The BDC works closely with university and industry partners to expedite the scale up of new chemistries and materials for increasing power density, energy density, cycle life, and safety. The BDC assists in the processing of battery slurries, electrode preparation, and the fabrication of commercial quality pouch and cylindrical cells.

The BDC aims to become nationally recognized for the manufacturing of high quality prototype batteries, cutting edge research in next generation battery technologies, and minimizing life-cycle impacts of the battery manufacturing process.

BDC is made possible by financial support from NYSERDA, Empire State Development, and SoLith. BDC works closely with the NY-BEST Commercialization Center to ensure quality and reproducibility in the performance of the cells.

About the Facility

The facility consists of a 1000 square foot dry room which maintains less than 0.5% RH and -40 to -60 °C dew point which contains all of the coating, pouch, and cylindrical cell assembly equipment.

Ready to get started, or have a question, contact:

Matthew Ganter

Assistant Research Professor

Anthony Leggiero

Researcher/Engineer II

Battery Prototyping Seminar

The Battery Development Center and Shmuel De-Leon are hosting the Li-Ion Cells Manufacturing Seminar.
Learn more about the seminar