Established in January 2014, the ViPER laboratory serves as Purdue University’s premier, self-contained center for battery fabrication and testing. Our next-generation materials are developed using the most cutting-edge synthesis techniques, such as ultrasonic, hydrothermal, and solid-state synthesis. Our battery laminates are produced using the most accurate and precise equipment in a carefully-designed fabrication process drawing upon our combined 20+ year experience in the field. Battery cells are constructed within the ultra-pure isolated inert atmosphere of a VAC NEXUS II glovebox. Finally, the electrochemistry of our materials are thoroughly studied in a variety of tests including cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and cycling/rate performance.