Thursday, March 22, 2012

NSERC awards $2.3 million for lithium ion battery research

Gillian Goward (McMaster) is leading a major collaborative research project in lithium ion batteries which has been awarded a $2.3 million NSERC grant in the Automotive Partnership Canada program. The total value of this four years project is $3.5 million with contributions from industrial partners, GM Canada, Bruker Ltd., and Heka Electronics.

Researchers from McMaster include Prof. Gillian Goward, in electrochemistry and magnetic resonance, Prof. Gianluigi Botton, in electron microscopy, and Prof. Bartek Protas, in mathematical modeling. Prof. Janine Mauzeroll at McGill provides expertise in scanning electrochemical microscopy, and two electrochemistry groups lead by Prof. Andy Sun at the University of Western Ontario, and Prof. Steen Schougaard at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

For more about this project:

$3.5 million partnership to jumpstart confidence in lithium ion car batteries (McMaster Daily News)

Gillian Goward Gets $3.5m for Electric Car Battery Research (C&CB, McMaster)

McMaster gets $3.5m jolt for electric car battery research (Hamilton Spectator)

Bringing Minds to Market: Government of Canada Invests in Auto Innovation (NSERC news release, March 20, 2012)