Center for Battery Sustainability

Launched by MIT and Northeastern University

Research Vision

Our Team

Martin Z. Bazant

E. G. Roos (1944) Professor
MIT ChemE & Mathematics

Richard D. Braatz

Edwin R. Gilliland Professor

Juner Zhu

Assistant Professor
Northeastern Mech & Ind Eng

Timeline of CBS

8/15/2022 White paper sent to potential sponsors

8/16-11/1/2022 Accepting Letters of Interest & holding separate meetings with potential sponsors

11/2-3/2022 Battery Sustainability Workshop (Info Session for CBS) in Boston

12/31/2022 A letter must come from a company stating that they want to be a member

1/1-3/31/2023 Center Agreement will be sent to companies for signature

4/1/2023 Starting date of CBS

Battery Sustainability Workshop
(Final Agenda)

Day 1 (Nov 2): Info Session of CBS @ Cabral Center, Northeastern University

  • Martin Z. Bazant: Introducing the Center of Battery Sustainability & Research Projects

  • Richard D. Braatz: Machine Learning-Based Lifetime Prediction and Charging Optimization of Lithium-Ion Batteries

  • Juner Zhu: Establishing the Electro-Chemo-Mechanics Lab at Northeastern for Battery Assessment & Reliability Research

  • Paul Gasper (invited): Lithium-ion battery monitoring, lifetime prediction, and recycling at NREL

  • Xiao Su (invited): Electrochemical Separations for Multicomponent Metal Recovery in Battery Recycling

Day 2 (Nov 3): Battery Mechanics Symposium @ Alumni Center, Northeastern University

  • Tomasz Wierzbicki: Challenges for Battery Mechanics in Industrial Environment

  • Juner Zhu: Our Solutions to the Battery Mechanics Challenges: A Historical Overview

  • Hsin Wang (invited): Battery Safety Testing and Modeling Research at Oak Ridge National Lab

  • Hongyi Xu (invited): Modeling and Design of Microstrucrtural Materials

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