Dr. Miguel Muñoz Rojo along with Dr. Faria Albanese (TNW) and Prof. Rosic (ET) wins € 1 million from NWO for his research proposal on Homeostatic Operation of baTteries - HOT.
Electronic devices have become an essential part of our daily life. However, heat dissipation limits their performance and lifetimes. Thermal management plays a key role in keeping the temperature of electro-thermal systems, like batteries, within their operating limits. Ever increasing charge-discharge rates and energy density in batteries have led to raise of heat management issues (e.g. thermal runaway) that jeopardize battery durability and safety. The HOT project will bring solid state thermal management to a new level by developing novel thermal conduits with ultra-high heat routing capabilities. These elements combined with an innovative control strategy will enable autonomous isothermal battery performance. Such approach will enhance battery capacity and lifetime, and thus become a key enabling technology for the integration of renewables in electrical grid using battery storage, e-mobility, and decentralized back-up energy storage.