BATT CAVE Electrifying Experts: Anthony Bombik

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Anthony Bombik’s passion for batteries dates to the advent of Tesla’s electric vehicle. Today the expertise he’s developed around this passion is making EV battery packs safer and more efficient.

With EVs requiring battery power thousands of times stronger than a cell phone, their batteries are structured in a “pack,” created by clusters of modules made up of clusters of cells. “A popular push in the field is to enhance the performance of lithium-ion batteries to compete with gas-powered vehicles,” said Bombik, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

“Our team is concentrating on optimizing the integration of these batteries into the vehicle system, which is key to extending battery pack life as well as increasing their safety.”