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Batteries for a sustainable society: from raw materials to battery cells

7.5 Credits, Course, master's level, K7006K
The course provides knowledge in electrochemistry, battery design, mineralogy, extraction processes and recycling methods for lithium-ion batteries.The course is a collaboration between Luleå University of Technology,Uppsala University and Northvolt.

The goal of the course is for students to acquire knowledge of different types of batteries, with an emphasis on lithium ion batteries. The student will acquire knowledge about electrodes, electrolytes and structure of batteries and will also practice the building and the analyses of electrochemical cells using basic electrochemical tools. There will also be knowledge about how batteries are made from raw materials. Students will also be able to analyse and identify minerals containing Li, Co, Mn, Ni and graphite and how these metals and materials are extracted from minerals or recycled from lithium ion batteries and how these can be used in the synthesis of new batteries.

During week 33 (August 10-14, 2020) teaching will take place at Uppsala University.  
During week 34-35 (August 17-28, 2020) teaching will take place at Luleå University of Technology.   
Study trips to Northvolt AB in Västerås (during week 33 or 35) and Skellefteå (during week 34 or 35) are also planned. Costs related to all trips and accommodation should be covered by students themselves.  
The written examination will take place at Luleå University of Technology during week 35 (August 24-28, 2020).

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Faiz Ullah Shah

Faiz Ullah Shah, Associate Professor

Organisation: Chemistry of Interfaces, Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491291
Room: C133 - Luleå»