CAR Energy Storage Labs

To accommodate an increase in electric vehicle research projects, the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (CAR) will open a new battery testing labs to expand its research capabilities. The previous CAR battery testing labs were created nearly 20 years ago, and they have helped automotive...
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We use batteries in our cars, in our phones, in our computers, and in countless other common household objects. But the simple battery is a complex feat of chemistry and engineering, a feat that Dr. Jung-Hyun Kim, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and his...
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The Ohio State University, along with Georgia Tech, North Carolina A&T State University, University of Maryland and University of Wisconsin was selected to participate in the $10M, five year, NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI) “Electric Propulsion: Challenges and Opportunities” Project. The...
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The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has more than 20 years of experience in the research of batteries and energy storage systems from material development and characterization, to control, estimation and system integration.

State of the art facilities include battery characterization and testing (from coin-cell to automotive size packs), plus rapid prototyping and verification of battery, electrical and thermal control algorithms.

The team consists of four faculty, four researchers and more than 10 graduate students.

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