Solid-State Battery Interface Design (SS-BID)

February 20th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Technology integration process improvement

Lead Organisation:
Curtin University

Not applicable


Start date:
January 2023

Completion date:
December 2025

Key contacts:
Lead investigator – Associate Professor Mark Paskevicius –
Professor Craig Buckley –
Associate Professor William Rickard –
Dr Terry Humphries –
Dr Yijun Zhong –

AUD$485,000 – Australian Research Council (ARC)
AUD$95,916 – Curtin University

Project total cost:
AUD$1,115,390 – combined cash and in-kind contribution

Project summary description:
This research focuses on the development of innovative interfaces in next-generation solid-state batteries. Boron-rich solid-state electrolytes are exceptional ion conductors at room temperature (> 1 mS/cm) and have excellent electrochemical stability. However, attempts to successfully achieve a well performing battery have been hindered by solid-solid interface problems.

The overall aim of this project is to utilise state-of-the-art fundamental interface modification techniques to create next generation boron-based solid-state batteries. The research program differentiates itself from other studies by focusing on novel boron-based electrolytes. There is a two-prong research program that aims to i) assess the benefits of solid-state electrolyte interface modifications complimented by ii) specialised in-operando characterisation methods.

Related publications and key links:
None so far

Higher degree studies supported:
One Ph.D. student at Curtin University


February 2023