Nanyang Technological University (NTU), has developed advanced nanomaterials for next-generation lithium ion batteries. Using its patented titanium-oxide based anodes and modified cathodes, NTU expects to increase the cycle life of its batteries by five times. This would make its batteries more cost-effective than existing graphite-based lithium-ion ones, and have faster charging capabilities.
The Energy Research institute at NTU (ERI@N) focuses on translating research on energy related technologies and works closely with several national and multinational companies.
The School of Materials Science and Engineering, along with ERI@N, have capabilities in advanced batteries and supercapacitors ranging from synthesis and fundamental studies on nanomaterials, to scale-up of processing through to the fabrication of prototype cylindrical and laminated sheet batteries in a dedicated dry room facility.