The University of Maryland (UMD) is considered by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to be among the top four universities in the nation in terms of battery research, as evident by its success in DOE funded battery research awards, and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) has been transitioning this battery research preeminence into Maryland based battery companies.
Faculty engaged in battery research include:
University Spin-off Companies in Battery Technology
- Ion Storage Systems is commercializing UMD solid-state battery technology, has raised over $40M in private VC financing, with over 70 employees in its 33,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Beltsville MD.
- Aqualith is commercializing UMD “water-in-salt” battery technology.
- WH-Power is commercializing UMD low-temperature battery technology.
- Ionic Devices in Hyattsville MD is commercializing UMD thin film battery technology.