Materials and Components

This platform will link up education, research and industry activities for a sustainable battery cell production in Europe, including resource efficient materials, innovative cell designs and new technologies (Li-ion and beyond Li-ion).


Dr. Cyril Aymonier

Chair „Materials and Components“


Phone +33 (0)540 00 54 26 50

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Research activities
  • Anode and cathode materials
  • Liquid and solid electrolytes
  • Battery cell assembly
  • Design for recycling
  • New technologies
© Fraunhofer ISC  


Industry activities
  • Upscaling of battery materials
  • Battery materials screening
  • Battery cell prototyping
  • Battery and cell testing
  • Failure analysis
© P. Avavian/CEA


Education activities
  • PhD and Master thesis research works
  • Workshops for academic and industry partners
  • Lectures at universities Bordeaux, Leuven, Lorraine and Wuerzburg
© Fraunhofer ISC



(supported by EIT RawMaterials)

  • Upscaling of ORMOCER® coated NMC622 and lithium salt LiFSI to batch sizes of approx. 10 – 20 kg
  • Porocarb® and Graphistrength® were applied to further increase the energy and power density
  • Integration of ECO COM’BAT materials in pouch cells on a pilot level
  • Improved performance in comparison to cells with industrial reference samples

© Bülher Redex rolling mill delivered in CEA‘s dry room

Project ALIM
(supported by EIT RawMaterials)

  • Support the commercialization of CRM-free innovative batteries (Lithium Metal Polymer), by mastering the production process of extra-thin lithium electrodes
  • Reach higher energy density & Material saving with a better processability (bonding, mechanical strength)
  • Improved cyclability with a control of the anode surface, alloying

© ICMBC Bordeaux

Overview on representative research work (University of Bordeaux)

  • Activities in applying a solid-state-chemistry strategy to materials for Li or Na batteries and related compounds
  • Investigations are focused on Li and Na transition metal oxides
  • Compounds with polyanionic framework
  • Thin film materials for microbatteries

© Fraunhofer ISC

Overview on representative research work (Fraunhofer ISC)

Materials development aims at improved battery systems in terms of:

  • Modified electrodes and improved surface design
  • Ceramic electrolytes and multifunctional hybrid polymers
  • Improved: energy density, lifespan, safety, reliability, cycling stability, and production costs

    © P. Avavian/CEA

    Overview on representative research work

    • Active materials for battery development with process upscaling & optimization
    • Component (cell to stack) shape forming with process upscaling & optimization
    • All type of Li-ion batteries and post Li-ion are addressed, with a special focus on solid state battery development
    • Material to battery full characterization