ANN ARBOR — Inmatech, an emerging company born of research at the University of Michigan, will exhibit its next-generation supercapacitor prototype at the Battery Show in Novi this week.

The company is also launching a new Web site at

Inmatech will showcase its supercapacitor in Booth B857, alongside strategic partner Fraunhofer USA, a global non-profit organization for applied research and development. The company is helping Inmatech bring the product to energy storage markets through validation research.

In addition, Inmatech co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Saemin Choi will participate in the Michigan Energy Forum taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This forum will showcase regional, early-stage energy storage companies and university researchers in conjunction with The Battery Show.

“We are looking forward to sharing our technology at The Battery Show,” Choi said. “We’re proud of the progress we made in terms of improving the performance of our devices and the efforts to help transfer technology from the lab to global markets. We’re doing it in partnership with the University of Michigan and businesses focusing on new energy solutions.”

The UM Office of Technology Transfer is making it possible to bring Inmatech’s next generation supercapacitor to market, by actively helping to license the product for commercial applications. OTT also works on behalf of Inmatech to acquire grants, investment funding and industry partnerships.

The Battery Show 2012 is the premier showcase of the latest advanced battery technology. The event is attended by technical leaders, scientists, engineers, and senior executives invested in advanced energy storage.

Batteries are the principal devices used for most electrical energy storage, but batteries are inefficient in pulsed and high power applications. Supercapacitors, another type of electrochemical energy storage device, are used to improve the efficiency, extend the run times and increase the cycle-lives of batteries by handling these pulsed and high power events.

Inmatech’s use of patented, low-cost materials and cell design results in safe operation (non-flammable) and higher energy density than those generated by other commercial supercapacitors. The combination of performance, cost and safety offered by Inmatech’s next generation supercapapcitor will enable significant expansion of important energy storage in automotive, smart grids and defense markets.

Inmatech is led by co-founders Levi Thompson, Saemin Choi, Paul Rassmussen and Stefan Heinemann, all of the University of Michigan. More at


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