Batteries and Energy Storage
At Argonne, our multidisciplinary team of world-renowned researchers are working in overdrive to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of the U.S. battery manufacturing industry, transition the U.S. automotive fleet to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy. We are building upon our historical leadership in battery research to create a broad research, development and demonstration program centered on advanced energy storage materials and systems for both mobile and stationary applications.
We develop more robust, safer and higher-energy density lithium-ion batteries, while using our fundamental science capabilities to develop storage materials that dramatically increase storage capacity and power densities. Argonne's all-encompassing battery research program spans the continuum from basic materials research and diagnostics to scale-up processes and ultimate deployment by industry.
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), headquartered at Argonne National Laboratory, seeks to develop new technologies that move beyond lithium-ion batteries and store at least five times more energy than today’s batteries at one-fifth the cost – and to achieve this objective within five years. JCESR is a new paradigm for battery R&D, integrating discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing consultation in a single, highly interactive organization.
Christopher Johnson is an internationally recognized chemist with more than 19 years of experience conducting chemical and electrochemical research and development on battery materials at Argonne National Laboratory. Experts Guide »