uYilo battery research is headed by Professor Ernst Ferg, a nationally recognised leader in the field of lead-acid battery research. Professor Ferg is affiliated with a number of organizations deal with research initiatives in battery specification and related materials development. These include the working committee of the SABS TC063 on batteries in general and specific IEC TC21 on batteries for vehicle propulsion. He is also an active member of the DST Advanced Battery Consortium. Further information on research and publications is available from

The laboratory is proud of the number of postgraduate students that are actively doing research towards the qualification in the field of electrochemistry and material science as well as those who have successfully completed their studies.