The Advanced Battery Materials Research (BMR) Program within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) comprises seven research tasks aimed at the development of advanced batteries for Electric Vehicles. The new name reflects the materials focus of the program and further differentiates it from other programs within the Office of Vehicle Technologies.

Congratulations to Professors John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of Lithium Ion batteries. We are honored to include the research contributions of Professors Goodenough and Whittingham in the BMR Program.