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Vince Battaglia

chemical engineer : Energy Technologies Area

Paul Preuss, 510-486-6249,


Vince Battaglia is the principal investigator of the battery fabrication laboratory in the U.S. Department of Energy’s multi-institutional Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies Program (BATT), as well as serving as BATT’s program manager for future directions. His expertise in the storage and conversion of electrical energy extends to many other programs at Berkeley Lab, DOE, and auto-industry research groups such as the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), which is part of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR). 


Battaglia joined Berkeley Lab in 2004 after pursuing battery and fuel-cell research at Argonne National Laboratory, where he helped reshape BATT to focus on emerging battery technologies. His 1993 Ph.D. from UC Berkeley was based on a dissertation on electrochemical systems, following a master’s degree in coal gasification technology. His current research concentrates on improving electrodes for high-performance rechargeable batteries for hybrid and full electric vehicles, continuing his long interest in lithium-ion battery systems.  

Recent research

Multilayer nanoassembly of Sn-nanopillar arrays sandwiched between graphene layers for high-capacity lithium storage,” Energy & Environmental Science, vol 4, issue 9 (2011)

Fe3O4 nanoparticles integrated graphene sheets for high-performance half and full lithium-ion cells,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol 13, issue 15 (2011)

“Improved initial performance of Si nanoparticles by surface oxide reduction for lithium-ion battery application,” IEEE-ECS Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, vol 14 no 5 (2011)

A comparative study of polyacrylic acid and poly(vinylidene difluoride) binders for spherical natural graphite/LiFePO4 electrodes and cells,” Journal of Power Sources, vol 196, issue 18 (2011)

“Comparison of cycling performance of lithium-ion cell anode graphites,” ECS Transactions vol 33 (2011) 

Electrochemical performance of spinel LiMn2O4 cathode materials made by flame-assisted spray technology,” Journal of Power Sources, vol 196, issue 7 (2011)

Awards and Memberships

DOE Vehicle Technologies Program R&D Award

Pacesetter Award, Argonne National Laboratory 

Member, USABC Technical Advisory Committee 

Member, FreedomCAR Energy Storage Technical Team

Member, Electrochemical Society

In the News

"Storage Device for Electrical Grids in the Works"

"Berkeley Lab Battery Team: Working to Drive Electric Vehicles from Niche to Mass Market"


University of California at Berkeley, chemical engineering, MS 1988, Ph.D. 1993

John Hopkins University, economincs and chemical engineering, BS 1985


KQED QUEST TV, "Waiting for the Electric Car"

last updated: 2017-08-04 08:44:56