Center for Energy Innovation

Fraunhofer USA

Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation (CEI) at the University of Connecticut

Dr. Georg Rosenfeld, President of Fraunhofer USA, Inc., spoke at the Grand Opening of the CEI.  Governor Dannel Malloy and UConn President Susan Herbst are seated at left.

Dr. Susan Herbst, President of the University of ConnecticutProvost Dr. Mun Choi is seated at right.

The Center was created by Fraunhofer USA, Inc., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, the State of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and the University of Connecticut.  Upon its founding in 2013, CEI became the seventh Fraunhofer USA research center.  Each Fraunhofer research center is partnered with a research university in the U.S. and also with a Fraunhofer Institute in Germany.

The mission of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation (CEI) at the University of Connecticut is to develop advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, in-stream hydro, power management and distribution through contract research.

CEI researchers – comprising faculty from the University of Connecticut, Fraunhofer and allied research organizations – together with industry partners, focus on research, development and commercialization efforts in four core areas:

• Batteries and Energy Storage,
• Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers,
• Microgrid Engineering,
• Environmental Technology.

In all these areas, the partners have comprehensive expertise, from raw materials to testing under realistic conditions.  CEI offers solutions for small jobs as well as the complete product development for our customers.

Contact Information:

Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation CEI
University of Connecticut
44 Weaver Rd – Unit 5233
Storrs, CT  06269-5233
Tel: 1 860 486 8379

Partner Institute:  Fraunhofer IKTS