The Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) has almost 40 specialist laboratories, and is on the forefront of energy materials and energy storage research and development.
The Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) is housed within UOW's $80m state-of-the-art Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) on the Innovation Campus. The ISEM has almost 40 specialist laboratories, and is on the forefront of energy materials and energy storage research and development. The ISEM has an internationally-renowned energy materials program making breakthroughs in lithium-ion, lithium and sodium battery technologies. The ISEM has capabilities to characterise batteries from rapid prototyping coin cells up to large-scale battery packs with tens of kWh of storage. The ISEM also has a robust Battery Management System (BMS) research and development program, with proven demonstrations of technology in electric vehicles and stationary applications. The ISEM also has a long-standing reputation in superconducting devices for electrical engineering applications, and developed the world's first MgB2-based saturated-core Fault Current Limiter demonstrator.
Battery manufacturing line equipmentThe ISEM has a state-of-the-art battery manufacturing line for 18650 and pouch cells that allows for rapid prototyping and optimisation of cell architecture.
Battery testersTo fully characterise cells, they need to be cycled (charged and discharged) multiple times to determine their real-world performance. The ISEM has a number of labs dedicated to characterising batteries.
100Ah BatteriesCommercial 100Ah batteries used for testing the Battery Management System hardware/software designed at the ISEM.
Battery testersThe ISEM has a range of battery testing units that can be used to characterise coin cells (5V/1mA) up to large battery packs (400V/400A). This is a small subset of the testers used at the ISEM.