The Battery Prototyping Center, at RIT, which works with companies and universities to prototype their technologies in commercial quality (34mm x 50mm) pouch cells. Details about the center can be found on our website and NY-BEST’s website.
The facility consists of a 1000 sq. ft. dry room which maintains less than 0.5% RH and -40 to -60 °C dew point which contains all of the coating and pouch cell assembly equipment. The main equipment that we have is from SoLith; which is a semi-automated Z-fold stacking system to make pouch cells. The electrodes are individually punched and stacked between the separator which is z-folded.
360 degree photos of the lab can be seen here:
Dr. Matthew Ganter
Dr. Matthew Ganter is the Co-Director of the Battery Prototyping Center (BPC) at RIT. The BPC is a partnership between RIT and NY-BEST that works with companies and universities to demonstrate new battery technologies in commercially accepted form factors. Dr. Ganter’s research interests include nanomaterials, energy storage, and sustainable energy technologies with a focus on high-energy density lithium ion designs. Dr. Ganter has been a research scientist and investigator on Department of Defense, state, and commercial funded battery projects for the past 10 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Sustainability from RIT and has authored or co-authored 22 peer-reviewed publications which have been cited more than 800 times.
Shmuel De-Leon, Founder and CEO of Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd. Shmuel is a leading international expert in the business of Energy storage and batteries. Prior to founding the company, Shmuel held for over 21 years various positions as an energy storage, electronic engineering and quality control team manager. Shmuel holds a BSc. in mechanical engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA in quality control and reliability engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa as well as an Electronic Technician's diploma.
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