Prof. Manthiram Selected as Chief Scientist for National Battery Research Consortium

Prof. ManthiramProfessor Arumugam Manthiram will serve as chief scientist for Battery500, a national consortium to advance battery technology for electric vehicles.

The effort is led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. DOE has awarded the consortium this five-year, $50 million project to make smaller, lighter and less expensive batteries that can be adopted by electric vehicle manufacturers. Prof. John Goodenough, inventor of the lithium-ion battery cathode materials, also will contribute his knowledge and expertise to the consortium. Both Prof. Goodenough and Prof. Manthiram are CEC faculty members and professors in UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering. Click through for more information.