Lithium-ion battery control for faster charging and longer life

Meeting the European industrial and political ambition of making the transport sector free of fossil fuel in the near future depends heavily on continued advancement of battery technology. Safe and optimal use of battery systems is crucial but difficult due to the lack of accurate internal state information and optimal battery control algorithms. This project aims to make step changes in research and innovation of battery management by developing health-aware fast charging strategies as well as realise an advanced career development for the experienced researcher using a clearly defined training-through-research approach. The proposed battery charging management will benefit from and integrate advanced mathematical modelling, robust state estimation and a holistic control framework within this project, along with several on-going battery energy management projects at Chalmers University of Technology. The research outcomes will include faster charging capability and prolonged lifetime for batteries on the premise of a safety guarantee, which will significantly improve the cost and resource efficiency and the convenience of battery powered devices. The hosting research group at Chalmers has a reputation for working closely with industry (e.g., Volvo Cars, Volvo Group and ABB) and applying their research to real world problems, therefore maximising the opportunity for the results to be commercially implemented in the shortest possible time. Ultimately, this project will contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals in terms of “Affordable and clean energy” and “Sustainable cities and communities.” Furthermore, this fellowship will provide an excellent opportunity for the experienced researcher to advance the career training and secure a leading independent position at the end of the fellowship.

Start date 01/11/2020
End date 31/10/2022

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