Batemo was founded by Dr.-Ing. Michael Schönleber and Dr.-Ing. Jan Richter in Karlsruhe, Germany, in March 2017. After product development for one year, the Batemo Cells software was introduced to the market in March 2018.
Batemo is 100% independent and completely self-financed. Our customers come from various markets: We work with companies who are active in the power tool, light mobility, automotive, industrial and cell manufacturing sectors.
Operation of the Batemo battery laboratory began in June 2018. Since then, we characterize all types of cells with ambient temperatures between ‑40°C and 60°C using terminal currents of up to 720A.
Creating Batemo Cells does not work without looking inside of the battery cells. That is why we operate our own glovebox with a purified argon atmosphere since May 2019. We open battery cells and analyze the electrodes, the electrolyte and the separator independently.
Dr.-Ing. Michael Schönleber studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He specialized on electrochemistry and system theory, with a focus on lithium-ion-batteries. At the end of his studies, he worked for Robert Bosch LLC in the USA for one year and developed algorithms for combined parameter and state estimation in modern battery management systems. He was honored with the Continental Auto-Motivated Award and recognized as top student of his year with the Siemens Energy Award.
He completed his doctorate at the Institute for Materials in Electrical Engineering (IAM-WET) at KIT, graduating summa cum laude. He researched the low frequency behavior of NMC cathodes and aging of lithium-ion-batteries in an industry project with an automotive manufacturer. For his doctoral thesis, he received the Carl Freudenberg Prize.