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Q:History of the establishment of the Green Energy Battery Research Center (BRCGE)?

A:Established on December 18th, 2012, the Battery Research Center of Green Energy (BRCGE) of Ming Chi University of Technology (MCUT) is a unique organization which focuses especially on the research and development of future green energy technologies for industries. At the initial stage, the center invested 2.7 million US dollars in its 1,300 square meter floor area for building, remodeling and facility installation. The principal researchers consist of faculty members from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Departments of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The team at BRCGE currently consists of a center director, two managers, an administrator, a technician, and a few postdoctoral research members. There are two divisions: the Battery Research Division is responsible for planning and carrying out research projects, and the Industry-University Service Division is responsible for operating and maintaining the center's facilities and helping with administrative affairs.


Q:What is the main research focus of the BRCGE Center?

A:The main research goal of the Green Energy Battery Research Center is to provide consulting services for green energy related industries and to jointly develop innovative R&D technologies required by the green energy industry. The center's research facilities are also available for related industries to apply for use. It is hoped that through this measure, it can provide better services for the green energy industry and establish a better connection with the battery industry.

At present, the research involved in the Green Energy Battery Research Center can be divided into four directions:

1. Inorganic materials

2. Organic polymer materials

3. Battery development

4. Battery application and system design


Q:What are the main research teams and industry-university services of the Green Energy Battery Research Center?

AResearch teams

Team-1 is to carry out the research in developing advanced lithium-ion batteries. Current focus is on the syntheses and characterizations of LiFePO4 and related materials.

Team-2 is developing DMFC and PEMFC materials and components such as catalyst, electrolyte membrane, and membrane electrode assembly (MEA).

Team-3 will devote itself to the applications of batteries such as electric scooters, electric vehicles, and battery management systems (BMS).

Industry-University Service Division is responsible for general administration affairs and the communications between industry and the center. It is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the center’s instruments and equipment.


QWhat research equipment does BRCGE have?

ACenter is composed of a wet process laboratory, dry process laboratory, high temperature calcination laboratory, assembly laboratory, battery test laboratory, fuel cell test experiment, analysis laboratory, polymer film preparation laboratory, spray granulation laboratory, etc. For detailed information please refer to the center website (https://brcge.mcut.edu.tw/p/412-1020-3781.php?Lang=en).


QWhat are the instrument testing services and fees of the Green Energy Battery Research Center?

AThe center provides X-ray diffraction spectrometer (XRD), X-ray fluorescence diffraction analyzer (XRF), ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared spectrometer (UV-VIS), thermal analyzer (TGA), carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen element analyzer ( EA), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Scanning Electron Microscope-Component Analysis (SEM-EDX), Raman Spectrometer (Raman), Laser Particle Size Analyzer (DLS), Electronic Conductivity (Powder Ingot), Penetration Transmission electron microscope (TEM), specific surface area analysis mirror (BET), and battery environmental capacitance test, etc.

Please refer to the center’s website for more information (https://brcge.mcut.edu.tw/p/412-1020-3340.php?Lang=zh-tw).


QWhat is the Ph.D. Program of Energy and Battery Technology at the Green Energy Battery Research Center?

AThe Battery Research Center of Green Energy (BRCGE) at Ming Chi University of Technology (MCUT) integrates the multi-disciplinary faculty and on-campus resources to promote potential new academic-industrial cooperation research projects. The faculties of the doctoral degree program are integrated from the College of Environment Resources (Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Materials Engineering), the College of Engineering (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering), and the two university-level Research Centers, i.e., Battery Research Center of Green Energy and Center for Thin Film Technologies and applications.

The Ph.D. degree program combines both practical and theoretical aspects of the inter-disciplinary technologies to establish a forward-looking research team and provides comprehensive facilities for the doctoral graduate students to develop practice-oriented university-industry cooperative modules. The program also aims to cultivate green-energy technology professionals with engineering knowledge, in particular, Li-ion battery, and experience to meet the needs of high-tech green energy battery industries after graduation.

The doctoral degree program focuses on the research and development (R&D) of new energy materials and technologies, dividing into two categories: new generation of lithium-ion battery (LIB) technology and cutting-edge technology.


QDoes the Ph.D. Program of Energy and Battery Technology offer scholarships?

AThis Ph.D. program provides full scholarships to students with exceptional academic performance and research potential. , as well as  students who have been enrolled directly into the doctoral degree program at MCUT, Taiwan, except for part-time Ph.D. graduate students.

  • The first two semesters of studies are entitled to study grants (equivalent to cover full tuition fees).

  • The third semester continues to be entitled to the same grants based on the last semester’s performances and research performance via the Academic Affairs Commission.

  • Study grants are allocated for up to three years until the third year of Ph.D program.

In addition to the scholarships, research assistants (RA) or teaching assistants (TA) will receive another “research assistantship” or “teaching assistantship”:

  • Research assistantship: approved in accordance with regulations of the research projects.

  • Teaching assistantship: NT$ 8,000 to 18,000 per month (or US$260-600/mon).

  • Dormitory charge for all granted graduate students are waived.


Q:How to apply for the scholarship offered by the Doctorate in Energy Battery Technology?


  • Fall (Sept enrollment) 6 quota for foreign students, 3 for domestic students.

  • Fall (Sept enrollment) 2 quota for double degree foreign students (MCUT & NTUST).

  • Spring (Feb enrollment) 4 quota for foreign students.

  • Please refer to the website

  • Registration system for domestic students: https://aca.mcut.edu.tw/p/406-1007-43454,r1156.php?Lang=zh-tw

  • Enrollment system for foreign students: http://foreignadm.mcut.edu.tw/


Q:Does BRCGE have work-study internship opportunities?

A:BRCGE has 2~3 work-study internship positions available every year.


Q:How to contact BRCGE?


TEL886-2-2908-9899 ext.7900



Address84 Gungjuan Rd., Taishan Dist. New Taipei City 243303, Taiwan