The Center of Excellence is devoted to battery materials R&D. This world-class innovation hub develops cutting-edge technologies for tomorrow’s electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
The Center is working to revolutionize the world of battery materials by teaming up with major industry players from around the world. Its R&D efforts, focused mainly on advanced lithium-ion batteries and solid-state batteries, have already given rise to an impressive portfolio of patents and publications, as well as many licensing agreements and hundreds of citations in scientific journals.
The internationally renowned researcher Karim Zaghib led the Center of Excellence from its founding in 2017 until 2020. He joined Hydro-Québec in 1995 as part of its research institute, IREQ, where he initiated work on lithium-ion batteries. He is associated with over 550 patents and 60 licenses and contributed to 22 monographs and more than 420 articles on the subject.