Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation Ph.D. student, uses equipment in the lab at C2E2 -the Center for Clean Energy Engineering on Feb. 4, 2016.

Fraunhofer USA CEI: Measuring contact angle of the molten salt with gold electrode at 600 degree centigrade.

Fraunhofer CEI-Developing glass compositions

Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation

Fraunhofer Center of Energy Innovation

DISCOVERY TO DEPLOYMENT 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, power management and distribution through contract research.

Water filtration unit
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Water filtration unit

The Fraunhofer CEI in Profile

The Center was created by Fraunhofer USA, Inc., the 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 Fraunhoter 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 contractresearch.

 

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 device fabrication and testing under realistic conditions.  CEI offers solutions for small jobs as well as the complete product development for our customers.

Partner Institute: Fraunhofer IKTS

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

The center was created by Fraunhoter USA, Inc., the 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.

Fraunhofer USA, Inc.

headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, is a subsidiary of Fraunhofer, the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Fraunhofer USA, a 501(c)3 non-profit research organization, operates labs in sustainable energy, biotechnology, computer security, manufacturing innovation, laser technology, and industrial coatings. Its research centers collaborate with major research universities in the United States to bring innovative technologies to the marketplace.

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

located in Dresden and Hermsdolf, Germany, covers the complete field of advanced ceramics, from basic research to applications.

Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the State of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the State

The University of Connecticut (UConn)

has a rich history of excellence in energy innovation. The Center for Clean Energy Engineering, with support from regional, State and industrial entities, has a diverse portfolio of energy technologies addressing emerging global energy and environmental challenges.

Management and Advisory Board

Executive Director, Dr. Prabhakar Singh 

UTC Endowed Chair Professor University of Connecticut