Nexceris recently collaborated with a team of undergraduate students from The Ohio State University’s Department of Engineering Integrated Business and Engineering program to develop tools and prototypes in support of Nexceris’ exciting new EnergySafe battery technology. This 6-month program provided an opportunity for the team to take their work from the classroom and support Nexceris’ product development.
“The Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE) senior capstone course offers students the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams to attack real world problems with the support of our generous industry sponsors,” said Kristina Kennedy, Direct of the IBE program. “Students can test and refine their professional skills in this course and the solutions provide out-of-the-box thinking and value to the sponsors.”
The students developed a customizable carbon accounting model that allows Nexceris to quantify the CO2 generated on a per-product basis throughout the course of their business operations. With increasing importance on sustainability and the ability to implement measures to reduce CO2, this tool allows Nexceris to adhere to its carbon neutrality goals.
The IBE team also developed a user interface prototype that displays the performance metrics of the battery module. The interface will be incorporated into the design of Nexceris’ battery module for testing later this year.
“Nexceris was extremely excited to work with the student team from the IBE Program to advance and prototype new functionality of our battery technology,” said Dr. Neil Kidner, Director of Nexceris Battery Business Unit. “Nexceris’ new battery technology uses domestically sourced raw materials and manufacturing, allowing us to educate students in this new technology and better prepare them for the new clean energy workforce of tomorrow.”
Nexceris was delighted to provide the undergraduate team with exposure to new clean energy technology and enhance educational opportunities for the team members. We realize the importance of these collaborations that continue to help educate the workforce of the future.