Wildcat Discovery Technologies is pleased to announce a new multi-year research collaboration with the Tianmu Lake Advanced Energy Storage Technology Research Institute (TIES), located in the Zhongguancun Science and Technology Industrial Park in Liyang City, Jiangsu Province, China. TIES, headed by the distinguished Professor Hong Li, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Wildcat Discovery, will cooperate to develop and optimize electrolytes for high energy density lithium-ion batteries.
Wildcat scientists, using high throughput research techniques, partnering with Professor Hong Li and his team at TIES, will evaluate and develop new battery materials with incredible speed. Early research targets will focus on high energy solutions. The powerful combination of high throughput experimentation from Wildcat with TIES capabilities in high throughput computing, material preparation and testing, and development of big data analysis technologies, is expected to produce some exciting discoveries.
Wildcat Discovery Technologies, located in San Diego, CA, is known for its unique high throughput platform (HTP) for battery materials research. Wildcat’s HTP capabilities allow researchers to develop new battery materials: anode, cathode, or electrolyte, from pre-synthesis to full cell battery testing in a multi-layer pouch format. This comprehensive capability enables Wildcat’s customers and collaborators to move from discovery to prototypes in a matter of months, compressing the typical time necessary to introduce new technologies.
“We are honored to collaborate with Professor Li and his TIES Research Institute, and look forward to expanding the cooperation as the teams get to know one another,” says Mark Gresser, Wildcat’s CEO. “Our high throughput experimentation platform coupled with Professor Li’s computational capabilities and pilot plant, should prove very powerful for the development of new materials.”
Wildcat Discovery Technologies has been developing, using, and improving its proprietary HTP for battery materials for nearly a decade. Wildcat recently announced a new version of the platform, which allows researchers to find new materials, optimize existing battery systems, reduce costs, and benchmark new technology from suppliers, all in a fraction of the time needed versus conventional research methods.
The TIES Research Institute has established a material genetic research center focused on the development of new generation battery materials through high throughput methods. The new agreement with Wildcat Discovery Technologies marks the beginning of TIES international cooperation.