Energy Storage

Energy storage systems with higher energy and power densities than what are currently available are needed for sustainable urban mobility; and power grids with increasing integration of intermittent renewable sources. CERT gathers a team of NUS researchers with strong international reputation to work collaboratively on new designs, materials and processes with improved cost, safety and performance. We could produce cylindrical (18650) and pouch-type lithium-ion batteries with quick- charge performance and strong safety features with our in-house prototyping facility using our own battery materials, eco-friendly binders, and the optimization of electrode formulation and battery cell conditioning. We also develop all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries in both bulk and thin film formats. We also develop mathematical models of various battery systems for both diagnostic and prognostic applications. We also develop several strategies to mitigate thermal runaway at both cell and pack levels. The following is a list of battery systems in various stages of research and development

  • Lithium-ion batteries

  • Lithium-sulfur batteries

  • Sodium-ion batteries

  • Rechargeable metal-air batteries

  • Redox-flow batteries

  • Hybrid supercapacitor-battery systems (in collaboration with IMRE)