Battery storage is one of the main technologies capable of addressing the energy and climate issues of the planet, as it allows storage from alternative energy sources, optimization of the power grid and reduced reliance on fossil fuels. The high cost to performance ratio of today’s battery systems impedes their widespread adoption. This research project will apply state-of-the-art technology and implement silicon designs to significantly improve the cost and performance of such systems.
Sendyne® has been developing semiconductors, systems and technology specifically targeted for battery management systems. Sendyne® is providing its patented technology as well as access to intellectual property, development tools and scientific expertise. The University of Toronto, ranked among the top research universities worldwide, has developed significant technology on power supplies and power management systems which will be utilized for this project.
Leading the project team is Professor Aleksandar Prodic, from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of the University of Toronto and the founder of the Laboratory for Power Management and Integrated SMPS, where the development will take place. Dr. Prodic, a recipient of several IEEE awards and distinctions, is an expert in power system design.
The University of Toronto has assembled one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in breadth and depth on any other Canadian campus.
U of T faculty co-author more research articles than their colleagues at any university in the US or Canada other than Harvard. As a measure of impact, U of T consistently ranks alongside the top five U.S. universities whose discoveries are most often cited by other researchers around the world. The U of T faculty are also widely recognized for their teaching strengths and commitment to graduate supervision.
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto today operates in downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Scarborough, as well as in nine renowned academic hospitals.
Sendyne® designs and develops key semiconductor components and complete battery management system designs for large-scale batteries used in utility and traction storage.