AMPED: Advanced Materials, Processes, and Energy Devices STC
The Advanced Materials, Processes and Energy Devices (AMPED) Science and Technology Center (STC) is an ASU research and development center supported by the Arizona New Economy Initiative. STCs are responsible for leveraging ASU-industry partnerships to enable research innovation, entrepreneurship and tech transfer in areas key to the future of Arizona’s economy.
The AMPED STC seeks to create the materials and devices needed for broad electrification of the energy sector and has three thrust areas: photovoltaics, batteries and power-electronic devices.
Focusing on increasing the efficiency and reliability of solar cells while decreasing the cost of building and installing solar cells through enhanced learning cycles, research and industry collaborations.
Working to increase the power density of batteries while decreasing battery size through new materials and process and manufacturing techniques to improve the future of power storage.
Moving power efficiently between storage, transmission and devices and moving power from DC to AC using novel techniques, unique materials and new manufacturing processes.