Pre-Recorded Webinars

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    Potentiostat and Battery Analyzer Design Fundamentals Explained for Users

    Potentiostats and Battery Analyzers have a critical role in evaluating how energy devices will perform. Understanding the basic design structure of instrumentation provides tools to users for informed decisions on experiments, analysis and products.

    AMETEK presents here on the different core functions on how signals are generated, cells are controlled and responses are measured.

    This content is presented from the perspective of a user and by the innovator of the digital potentiostat, Princeton Applied Research. Peek under the cover of the instrument that you rely on for your research and diagnostic programs. Most of the content will be general, so users of all instruments can find value. Learn the difference in your DACs and ADCs!

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Detail how potentiostats create signals, control cells and measure responses
    • Decode jargon and terminology used in instrument design for users
    • Explain which specifications relate to which functions
    • Show how to take advantage of the capabilities of your system
    • Use AMETEK’s portfolio as an example of different points in price-and-capability

    Presenter
    Rob Sides – Applications Architect 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.

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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

    Presenter
    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 Performance and Testing – Why Pursue Failure Analysis

    Your product is only as good as the battery! Unfortunately, battery product failures can happen at any time.  What should you do when you experience a battery failure?  Why even bother with battery failure analysis? What can it teach you about selecting the correct battery solution – and battery supplier – for your products? Should your battery supplier or a 3rd party be used to conduct the investigation?  One of the compelling reasons for a detailed failure analysis is it results in better yields, profitability, and better business.  Failure analysis leads to knowledge, which leads to improvement that strengthens the performance of a company’s product and its brand. Russ Gyenes, principal engineer at Energy Assurance will answer these questions from his years of experience investigating and being a legal expert on Lithium-Ion failure analysis.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why pursue failure analysis
    • Why ask an outsider for help
    • Third-part lab value and expertise
    • What you can do to help
    • What you should expect
    • What you should not expect
    • Typical steps

    Presenter
    Russ Gyenes – Principal Engineer, Energy Assurance

    With 30 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, Gyenes brings a vast experience between product development, manufacturing engineering, and product safety and compliance to Energy Assurance. He’s spent his career designing, specifying, qualifying, testing, and analyzing cells and batteries while also serving as a legal expert witness for Motorola and Lenovo.

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    Electrolyte Flow Control to Reduce Dendrite and SEI Growth in Lithium Metal Batteries

    Dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries often leads to accelerated failure. SEI growth, breakage under excessive stress around dendrite tips, and re-growth on freshly exposed Li-surfaces leads to rapid capacity deterioration. Till date, a tough, mechanically stable SEI has been thought of as a necessity to prevent further SEI growth and to suppress dendrites. In this presentation, we will demonstrate that electrolyte flow can possibly eliminate dendrite growth, and also reduce SEI growth significantly, thus increasing stability and coulombic efficiency. The required electrolyte flow rates are low enough to be practically achieved by microfluidic pumping techniques.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Creeping normal electrolyte flow can eliminate dendrite growth
    • Creeping normal electrolyte flow increases the columbic efficiency and reduces SEI growth
    • Creeping parallel electrolyte flow significantly reduces dendrite growth
    • A mechanically stable tough SEI layer is not a necessity for stable dendrite free electroplating
    • Required flow rates may be achieved practically

    Presenter

    Mihir Parekh – PhD Candidate, Penn State University

    Mihir got his Bachelor and Master of Technology degrees (B. Tech and M. Tech) in Energy Science and Engineering from Department of Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay, India. Currently he is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University in Dr. Christopher Rahn’s group. He is studying the effect of electrolyte flow on dendrite and SEI growth in lithium metal batteries. During his undergrad, he has worked on Vanadium Redox flow batteries, and his Master’s thesis was on designing a heat exchanger for cooling a nuclear reactor spent fuel pool.

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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

    Presenter
    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

    Presenter
    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

    Presenter
    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

    Presenters
    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.

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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

    Presenter
    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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    Battery Analytics Tutorial Course 2/3: Data Capture and Trend Reporting

    This one-hour webinar is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Battery management systems take large amounts of sensor data readings on a continual basis as part of their functionality. Battery analytics involves leveraging battery performance data for tasks such as identifying issues that can reduce battery life, flagging behavior that can negatively impact energy storage system performance, and predicting remaining cell and pack life.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Sensor data capture, aggregation and manipulation into performance reports
    • Real-life examples will be shared, where aggregated historical data was analyzed and anomalous behaviors were identified
    • Also shared will be the inspections and testing of the pack to identify the cause of the anomalous behavior, and the discovery and resolution of the problems that caused the anomalies

    Presenter
    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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