Batemo was founded in March 2017 by Dr.-Ing. Michael Schönleber and Dr.-Ing. Jan Richter in Karlsruhe, Germany. After a year-long product development, 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 from various industries such as power tools, light mobility, automotive, industrial and cell manufacturing sectors.
Operation of the Batemo battery laboratory began in June 2018. Since then, we have characterized 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 battery cells. That is why we have been operating 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. Jan Richter studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He focused on electric mobility and the fields of electrochemical energy storage, power electronics, and electrical machines. During his studies, he spent half a year working in the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in China and for Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America in the USA. He completed his doctorate on modelling, parameter identification and control of highly-utilized synchronous machines at the Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI) at KIT, graduating summa cum laude. He received the PCIM Young Engineer Award for his research. As part of his activities, he developed a model-based development tool for power electronics and electrical machines for a Tier‑1 automotive supplier. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, he received a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
Dr.-Ing. Michael Schönleber studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He specialized in electrochemistry and system theory, with a focus on lithium-ion-batteries. At the end of his studies, he worked for one year for Robert Bosch LLC in the USA and developed algorithms for combined parameter and state estimation in modern battery management systems. He was awarded 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 as part of an industry project with an automotive manufacturer. For his doctoral thesis, he received the Carl Freudenberg Prize.