Our Story

Applied Energy Hub traces its roots to the first phase of the TUMCREATE project, undertaken in 2011 by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the CREATE programme of the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF). As TUMCREATE sought to develop solutions for electro mobility in Singapore, a large scale energy storage research cluster was set up. This cluster covered all areas of electrical energy storage, from fundamental electrochemistry and material science to battery systems design and assembly. To support these research activities, a 474 m2 battery laboratory, a chemical lab and various workshops were established from 2012 onwards.

Besides its core focus on academic research and engineering, the TUMCREATE Battery Laboratory worked with industry partners on several projects during the first project phase. After restructuring of TUMCREATE for the second funding phase saw the academic focus shifted away from energy storage topics, at the end of 2015 a group of researchers decided to continue the development of what has become one of the most comprehensive lithium-ion battery research laboratories in the region.

We are today a commercial application lab and operate as a separate division of TUMCREATE, serving clients from industry, service providers and academia, from small and medium enterprises to large corporations as well as continuing to push the boundaries of lithium-ion battery technology within our own research projects.

Our mission is to be a dependable battery R & D and testing services partner delivering reliable, first-class results for our customers in industry and the academic sector as well as building a network of excellence between industrial customers, partners and academia to foster knowledge- and economic growth in Singapore and the ASEAN region. To achieve that mission, we follow our key values of transparency, reliability and excellence.

Our Partners

Team

Meet our team of seasoned professionals with combined decades of experience working in the field of battery technology. With diverse backgrounds in electrochemistry, material science, electrical engineering, electro mobility and functional safety, we are able to cover the field from the microscopic scale (material level) to the macroscopic scale (large-format energy storage system) to serve your needs in applied research, testing, consulting and training.

Jan Geder

Head of Battery Lab

Jan is a Chemical Engineer with extensive experience in energy storage and process technology. He has been working on lithium-ion technology since 2011. Since then, he led several R&D projects and published numerous papers. Jan is particularly focused on challenges related to battery cell design and technical implementation of novel active materials.

Andreas Hauser

Co-Head of Battery Lab

Andreas holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering and has been working with lithium-ion batteries since 2008 when he was at BMW in Munich. He has been working on multiple high-voltage battery systems and is focused on the high-frequency behaviour of batteries for his own research. Andreas is certified in high-voltage safety as well as in automotive functional safety and is further skilled in full-stack software engineering and project management.

Arun Nagasubramanian

Research Fellow

Arun is a materials engineer focusing on the electrochemistry aspect of electrodes used in lithium and sodium ion based batteries. His research focuses on understanding the effect of structure on performance of electrodes, degradation of electrodes as well exploring novel electrode configurations for full cells. He has experience in materials synthesis and characterization, electrode fabrication and test cell assembly as well in-/ex-situ analysis of electrode materials in lithium and sodium ion based systems.

Lemuel Moraleja

Lab Manager

Lemuel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of the Philippines - Diliman and has been working with lithium-ion batteries since 2013. He has been working on the cell level focused on the safety and ageing of lithium-ion cells. Lemuel has vast knowledge of lithium-ion cell testing as well as various woodworking and machinery projects.

Che Wee Yeo

Lab Manager

Che Wee holds a Diploma in Electronics and a BSc (Hons) degree in Computing and Information systems. He joined the company in 2012 and has since been working with high-voltage battery systems. Having previously worked in battery manufacturing, Che Wee has years of experience working in battery characterisation and standby power application.

Advisory board

Applied Energy Hub’s advisory board is comprised of experts in the field of batteries, energy storage systems and electrochemistry with many years experience in academia and the industry. The advisory board’s role is to review and advise on the research done at Applied Energy Hub, to highlight interesting developments and emerging trends in the sector, assist in identifying promising own R & D topics and to help grow Applied Energy Hub’s international network of professionals and companies in the field of battery technology.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jossen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jossen

Institute for Electrical Energy Storage Technology, Technical University of Munich

After his graduation (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Andreas Jossen earned a Doctorate at the University of Stuttgart in 1994. More... From 1994 to 2010 he worked as a team leader at the Centre for Solar Power and Hydrogen Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in the fields of battery system technology, battery modelling, battery charging methods, battery characterisation and management. In 1999 he founded BaSyTec GmbH, a company that develops testers for a wide range of battery technologies. Since 2010 Andreas Jossen is assigned as Full Professor at the Institute of Electrical Energy Storage Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany and a Scientific Advisor for TUMCREATE scientists since 2011.

Mr. Adrian Lo

Mr. Adrian Lo

Director of Laboratories, Singapore Test Services

Adrian Lo started his career as a design engineer of armoured vehicles specializing in the power train system and eventually became a system configuration engineer of a vehicle in ST Kinetics. More... Adrian was subsequently seconded to develop solutions in the homeland security arena by tapping on the organization‘s core Defence capabilities. He has strong system integration capabilities and has experience managing projects that involve several cross cultural partners to meet customer needs. Adrian joined Singapore Test Services as a Director of Laboratories to oversee all its operations. He concurrently oversaw the sales and marketing function within the company. He is now the Deputy General Manager of the company. He has been working on Energy Storage Systems with the several stakeholders for almost 2 years.