Pre-Recorded Webinars

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    All Solid-State Batteries and the Future of Energy Storage

    The development of all solid-state batteries (ASSBs) has seen tremendous progress in recent years. However, several barriers still need to be overcome before ASSBs can be commercialized. These obstacles include poor interfacial stability, scalability challenges as well as the difficulty to precisely diagnose problems within the cell. Additionally, efforts to develop sustainable recyclability in lithium ion batteries are still lacking. In this webinar, we discuss SSEs chemistries and its implications on interfacial stability. We also cover the current state-of-the-art characterization techniques and evaluate future ASSB prototyping strategies. Finally, we hope to discuss potential strategies toward a sustainable ASSB recycling model to address the growing lithium ion battery waste problem.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Overview of solid-state batteries and solid-state electrolyte research
    • Importance of interfacial stability – correlate chemical, electrochemical and mechanical-induced reactions
    • Challenges for diagnosis / characterization of buried interfaces and lithium dendrites
    • Scalable fabrication considerations of commercialized all-solid-state batteries
    • Sustainability – Battery recycling concerns of Cost, Efficiency and the Environment

    Dr. Y. Shirley Meng – Professor at University of California San Diego
    Darren Tan – Founder and CTO at Unigrid Pte. Ltd.

    Dr. Y. Shirley Meng holds the Zable Endowed Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and is professor in NanoEngineering at UC San Diego. Shirley is the principal investigator of the research group – Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC). She is the founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC).

    Darren Tan is a founder and CTO of Unigrid Pte. Ltd. He is also a Chemical Engineering PhD student working at UC San Diego with the LESC group.

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    Will Lithium-Sulfur Batteries be Part of the Future of Energy Storage?

    Lithium-sulfur batteries can displace lithium-ion by delivering higher specific energy at a lower cost. Presently, however, the superior energy performance fades rapidly due to instability issues of the electrodes and the electrolyte. Extensive research and considerable progress over the past ten years have solved the instability issue of the sulfur electrode to a large extent. However, the formidable challenges of the more difficult electrode, lithium metal, (safety and cyclability) are yet to be resolved. Therefore, Lithium-Sulfur battery research programs should have at their heart, stabilizing the lithium electrode, as addressing it is predicted to ensure a rapid transition to commercial level life-spans. After all, the highest specific energy can be achieved by battery chemistries that utilize lithium metal as the negative electrode.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What’s so good about sulfur?
    • Great capacity brings great stress!
    • Will we see the revolutionary return of Lithium metal?
    • Electrolyte challenges (we need too much of it but it’s heavy!)
    • Current status and future prospects

    Dr. Mahdokht Shaibani  – Research Fellow at Monash University

    Dr. Mahdokht Shaibani  has expertise in materials synthesis, engineering, and scale-up for next-generation energy storage systems including lithium-sulfur batteries, silicon anodes, flow batteries, supercapacitors, and lithium-ion capacitors. She has conducted research in developing expansion-tolerant architectures for high capacity electrodes such as sulfur and silicon, fabrication of separators, synthesis of graphene and carbon materials for supercapacitors, and exploring the use of lithium-sulfur batteries for more sustainable and clean transportation and grid storage. Mahdokht has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on energy storage from Monash University, Australia.

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    Methods and Instrumentation for Testing Li-ion Batteries, Materials to Modules

    We will walk through different phases of research from material development, characterization of cells and stacks, and advanced diagnostics on modules for Electric Vehicles. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and speak with the innovators of the frequency response analyzer (Solatron Analytical) and the digital potentiostat (Princeton Applied Research).

    Features of instrumentation will be translated into benefits for users. Data from many different solutions will be presented; highlighted by the recently concluded UK-based consortium to rapidly grade the State-of-Health of NISSAN Leaf modules.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Electrochemical methods used to characterize Li-ion batteries:  materials, cells, stacks, and modules
    • Benefits of accuracy and resolution on performance tests of Energy Devices
    • Mapping of experiment techniques and test methods to instrument specifications
    • How AMETEK’s portfolio meets these similar but uniquely defined needs at different points of the value chain

    Rob Sides – Director, Marketing & Product Management at AMETEK

    Rob Sides presents here as part of AMETEK, a global enterprise supporting electrochemical research through its Princeton Applied Research and Solartron Analytical brands. He joined AMETEK after achieving his Ph.D. from University of Florida in 2005, where he authored several original research papers, presentations, invited reviews and book chapters on the fabrication and characterization of Li-ion battery electrodes using DC and EIS-based methods. At AMETEK Rob has held several roles across different functional groups of Applications, Sales/Marketing and Product Management. His background provides a depth and breadth of experience to present both fundamentals and solutions to the most challenging problems.

    AMETEK is a proud sponsor of this event.

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    The Fundamentals of Battery Module and Pack Test

    The battery market is growing rapidly due to the acceleration of electrification in the automotive, aerospace and energy industries. In turn, batteries have become the pivotal component for electrifying automobiles, planes, trains and the grid.  Therefore, it’s imperative that today’s engineers, researchers, and managers understand the fundamentals of how to test batteries and the most productive approaches to ensure product performance, safety and time to market.

    Battery pack and module testing is becoming more critical than ever. Today, engineers face new challenges including increased complexity of the tests and set-ups, long development and test times, addressing safety requirements and avoiding hazards. Furthermore, testing to the application requires emulating real-world conditions by reacting to CAN, BMS and other communication protocols.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Industry trends impacting battery test
    • The fundamentals of battery module/pack testing
    • How to reduce time to market and improve engineering productivity
    • Next generation solutions for battery test

    Martin Weiss – Product Director at NH Research

    Martin has over 25 years of experience developing automated test systems for evaluating power electronics and battery systems. As the Product Director at NH Research (NHR), Martin is responsible for the technical development and launch of new, industry-driven hardware and software test solutions. Previously, he worked as a Principal Design Engineer for high-tech companies including Vocollect, Marconi Communications, and Telxon.

    NH Research is a proud sponsor of this event.

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    Calorimetric Measurements of Lithium-Ion Batteries Under Use and Abuse

    This presentation will describe two main types of calorimetric techniques that can be used to carry out performance and safety testing on batteries. These are isothermal calorimetry and adiabatic calorimetry.

    The first half of the presentation will introduce isothermal calorimetry; the various types of instruments, the method of operation, and examples of data that can be obtained. The second half of the presentation will cover battery testing methods for the ARC adiabatic calorimeter system. The theoretical background of the test method will be described, and recommended practice for various types of testing will be discussed.

    The presentation will also mention complementary test methods that can be integrated with calorimetry to provide even more useful analysis.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Principles of isothermal and adiabatic calorimetry for batteries
    • Advantages and limitations of these two methods
    • Discussion of applications and results
    • Recommended testing practices

    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at THT

    Danny Montgomery has worked in Thermal Hazard Technology UK for 11 years. He joined the company after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics. His current position is Technical Performance Manager. He manages THT’s test lab and continues to expand THT’s testing capability into new areas of interest for a range of high-profile clients. As well as managing the lab, Danny is involved with technical support, installation and training for THT’s calorimeter systems. He has provided training for major international companies such as Panasonic, LG, Samsung, BMW and Underwriters Laboratory.

    Thermal Hazard Technology (THT) is a proud sponsor of this event.

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    Battery Modeling – Electrical and Thermal Models

    Energy storage systems are widely used in many applications where the integration of such systems requires a proper design and sizing. To ensure a reliable design and operation of these systems for the above-mentioned applications, a system management including battery management and thermal management is indispensable. Such kind of system-level supervisors are based on efficient modeling approaches that include electro-thermal models. Electro-thermal model includes different models with different precision, where the higher model accuracy requires a higher computational effort and cost. In this webinar, different modeling methods based on the latest findings are explained and reviewed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Battery thermal solutions: existing systems and trends
    • Electrical behavior modeling
    • Thermal behavior modeling
    • 1D thermal model
    • 3D thermal model

    Aymen Souissi – Thermal Management Expert at Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE)

    Aymen Souissi is a thermal Management Expert at Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE), where he is working on different European projects on battery modeling and thermal management. Aymen is a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in the fields of thermo-fluid dynamics and automotive technology from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Prior to joining ABEE, he worked as thermal management engineer on different industrial projects at Bertrandt AG, where he was deeply involved in the development of battery systems.

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    Experimental Investigation of Cascading Failure in Lithium Ion Cell Arrays – Impact of Cathode Chemistry

    In lithium ion arrays, thermal runaway may propagate from a failing cell to neighboring cells and grow into a large-scale fire in a phenomenon referred to as cascading failure. A new experimental setup was developed to investigate cascading failure using 12 cell arrays constructed from cells of 18650 form factor. Thermal runaway was initiated in one cell using an electric heater and observed to propagate through the array using temperature sensors. Cascading failure was studied in nitrogen or air environment to elucidate the impact of combustion. The cell temperature allowed calculation of row-to-row propagation speed in arrays of different cathode chemistries. The yields of oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, total hydrocarbons and hydrogen were measured; corresponding fire hazards were assessed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Thermal runaway propagation
    • Thermal runaway hazards
    • Failure dynamics
    • Flammability and toxicity
    • Failure Mitigation and suppression

    Ahmed Said – Postdoc Fellow, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Ahmed Said is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is broadly interested in problems related to fire, combustion, and thermal sciences. He is currently engaged in several projects: fire safety of lithium ion batteries, wildland fires, and fire spread on façade systems. He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2020 from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also received his BS and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University.

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    Battery Design Optimization Using Cell Cooling Coefficient

    Lithium-ion cells and battery packs are not designed to maximize the performance of thermal management systems. As a result, every cell in use is performing sub optimally, and is degrading needlessly fast. The root cause of the problem is the lack of information surrounding the thermal performance of lithium-ion cells. Cell Cooling Coefficients (CCCs) have been developed to quantify the cell thermal performance. They can immediately tell the user exactly how a cell will behave in a battery pack, vital information for the design of any thermal management system. They can also be used to inform redesign, both at the cell level and at the battery pack level.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Battery heat generation: why, and why is it complex
    • Thermal management in battery packs
    • The problems with battery design: energy density above all else
    • Cell Cooling Coefficient as a universal metric
    • Using the Cell Cooling Coefficient to evaluate battery design and propose beneficial redesigns

    Alastair Hales – Research Associate, Imperial College London

    Alastair earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2016. Prior to joining Imperial College London in 2018, Alastair worked for SUEZ Advanced Solutions UK, designing equipment closely linked to his PhD topic, and as a Research Associate at Queen Mary University of London. Alastair’s existing work is focused around the thermal management and thermal effects of lithium-ion cells. Alastair led the work introducing the Cell Cooling Coefficient as a universal metric to quantify battery thermal performance. He is now building upon this research to develop capability for cell design optimization.

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    Approaches to Recovering Critical Materials From Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries

    FREE Webinar – Li-Cycle is a proud sponsor of this event.

    As the world transitions towards sustainability and low carbon emissions, lithium-ion batteries are being used across a broad spectrum of products and industries. The automotive industry, in particular, estimates 559 million of electric vehicles will be on the road by 2040. Consequently, lithium-ion battery waste is forecasted to hit over 11 million tonnes by 2030.

    How can the world deal with this oncoming tsunami of lithium-ion batteries?

    The audience will have the answer after this webinar as this presentation will walk through both global and future approaches to dealing with end-of-life batteries and explore the importance of recovering critical materials from lithium-ion batteries to meet future demand.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Global end-of-life lithium-ion battery market opportunity
    • Recycling vs reuse
    • Incumbent technologies for ‘recycling’ lithium-ion batteries
    • New technologies and techniques for recycling lithium-ion batteries
    • Comparative benefits of recycling technologies

    Ajay Kochhar – Co-Founder, President and CEO at Li-Cycle
    Tim Johnston – Co-Founder, Executive Chairman at Li-Cycle

    Ajay Kochhar is a Co-Founder, President and CEO of Li-Cycle Corporation, an industry leading lithium-ion battery resource recovery company. As President and CEO, Ajay is responsible for all strategic aspects of the company and overall leadership. Ajay has been pivotal in leading the company from an idea to a commercially operating lithium-ion battery recycling company.

    Tim Johnston is a Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Li-Cycle Corporation. Since 2019, Tim has lead Operations, Research & Development, and Capital Projects at Li-Cycle. Prior to that as Non-Executive Chairman, he helped support the strategic decision making and guide the R&D team through critical phases of the company’s development.

    Li-Cycle is a proud sponsor of this event.

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    Battery Analytics Tutorial Course 1/3: Battery Analytics and the Role of the BMS

    This one-hour course will explore how various energy storage industry experts define the term “battery analytics.” It will also examine how the battery management system (BMS) is used to control the battery and provide real-time performance reporting, the lowest level of battery analytics.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The different types of battery analytics
    • How a BMS works and why it is the most basic component of any battery analytics platform
    • Real-time performance algorithms as the lowest level of analytics

    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company over 21 years into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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