Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

The Precourt Institute for Energy is part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.


Main content start

Batteries are one of the biggest topics of Stanford energy research. Scientists and engineers are testing a wide variety of promising, low-cost battery materials, including lithium-metal, nickel-iron and aluminum. Several labs are also working to improve solid oxide storage devices, conventional lithium-ion batteries and alternatives made with lithium-sulfur and other materials. Researchers are also working on optimization of battery use, lifecycle extension, and recycling of battery materials.