Advanced Graphene Battery Technology

2017 ~ Present | NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Ricardo Engineering (HALO dynamic wireless charging), DigiGroup (Smart Cities planning)


For students to learn the theory and gain the skills necessary to fabricate next-generation batteries for EVs, spacecraft, and Smart Cities infrastructure.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Fabrication of graphene-based coin cell batteries to compare to market standard Lithium-ion batteries will be a focus of the class. Performance testing, lifetime and stability testing, and the integration of next-gen storage devices will be research topics.

Methods and Technologies

  • Battery Assembly and Testing
  • Epitaxial Thin Film Growth and Characterization
  • Electrical and Mechanical Testing

Academic Majors of Interest

  • BusinessAccounting
  • BusinessFinance
  • BusinessGeneral Management
  • BusinessIT Management
  • BusinessLeadership and Organizational Change
  • BusinessMarketing
  • BusinessOperations and Supply Chain Management
  • BusinessStrategy and Innovation
  • ComputingOMSCS synchronous
  • DesignIndustrial Design
  • EngineeringAerospace Engineering
  • EngineeringChemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • EngineeringCivil Engineering
  • EngineeringElectrical Engineering
  • EngineeringEnvironmental Engineering
  • EngineeringMechanical Engineering
  • Other
  • SciencesChemistry

Preferred Interests and Preparation

ME, EE, CHEM, ChBE, AE, Applied Physics – Background/interest in microelectronics, thin film nanotechnology, advanced circuitry, energy generation, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, aerospace. Previous experience not required

CoA, ID – Integrating next generation batteries and storage devices into the modern and developing world is a critical part of turning cutting edge research into mainstream use

CEE – Background/Interest in smart structures, instrumentation.

MGMT – Background/interest in intellectual property, marketing, commercialization.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Location 
Klaus 1440
Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

Dr. John Hankinson
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
Dr. Jinho Park
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Ricardo Engineering (HALO dynamic wireless charging), DigiGroup (Smart Cities planning)