The Battery Integration Lab: Design and Experimentation (BILDE) is part of the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The research goal of the lab is to solve system level problems associated with the scaling of Li-ion batteries through system level design optimization, experimentation and modeling. Research topics of interest include: mechanical safety of Li-ion battery packs, thermal modeling and control of pack cooling systems, multifunctional battery structure design, battery degradation modeling and range estimation in dynamic testing environments.