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    Solid-State Batteries – The Key Enabling Technology in Advanced Electric Vehicles

    The ‘EV Everywhere Grand Challenge’ has led to extensive research and development of battery technologies with high energy density. To date, state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries (SOA LIBs) based on alkali metal ion intercalation cathodes and anodes have been widely adopted in plug-in hybrid and niche high performance electric vehicles. However, concern with the ultimate limits of SOA LIBs related to their energy density, weight and safety suggests the need for alternatives over the long term. Solid-state batteries (SSBs) have been recognized as an ideal solution that can enable energy densities beyond those of SOA LIBs by utilizing Li metal anode and high voltage cathode, while delivering long cycle life and improved safety. As the key component of SSB, solid-state electrolyte (SSE) replaces the porous separator/ liquid electrolyte to act as a physical barrier and mechanically suppress the formation and penetration of Li dendrites. However, successful development and commercialization of SSBs requires fundamental research related to enhancing the SSE ionic conductivity, stabilizing the     electrolyte/ electrode interfaces, cell and pack manufacturing methods, development of battery management systems, and efficient battery pack designs. In this webinar, the practices and principles that have been proposed for dealing with core problems related to SSBs as well as future research avenues that will encourage the adoption of SSBs in real application will be discussed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The microstructure role and SSE composition on the Li+ conduction behavior
    • Design and development of an effective electrode-electrolyte interface in SSBs
    • Mechanistic origins of Li dendrite growth in SSEs and approaches to mitigate the dendrite penetration
    • Manufacturing challenges related to mass production of SSBs

    Asma Sharafi – Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company

    Asma Sharafi is a Research Engineer working in Electrification Subsystem and Power Supply Department at Ford Motor Company. Prior to joining Ford, she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering. Her primary focus is development of pioneering strategies to improve the durability and increase the energy density of batteries for their implementation in electric vehicles.

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    The IP Landscape of Silicon and Lithium Metal Anodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries

    This joint presentation by technology law firm Fenwick and energy storage patent & innovation monitoring service will discuss the technical evolution of high energy negative electrodes based on silicon and lithium metal, and the intellectual property protection sought to cover these advancements. The presentation will focus on emerging technical requirements and patenting activity for cells with solid or semi-solid electrolytes.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Silicon-based and lithium metal negative electrodes for lithium-ion batteries
    • Interface aspects with liquid, semi-solid and solid electrolytes
    • Technology evolution and IP protection

    Howard Lim – Patent Attorney, Fenwick & West LLP
    Pirmin Ulmann – Co-Founder & CEO,

    Howard L. Lim is a patent lawyer representing technology-based clients in patent litigation matters and post-grant proceedings, such as inter partes reviews. He works on intellectual property and legal issues related to lithium-ion batteries. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Howard developed lithium-ion batteries at Panasonic and Sanyo Electric Company for electric vehicle and energy storage applications.

    Pirmin Ulmann is co-founder and CEO of, a battery innovation & patent monitoring service that is based on a novel machine learning approach. He obtained a diploma in chemistry from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2004 and a PhD from Northwestern University (USA) in 2009. Thereafter, he was a JSPS Foreign Fellow at the University of Tokyo (Japan). From 2010 to 2016, while working at a major battery materials manufacturer in Switzerland, he was a co-inventor of 7 patent families related to lithium-ion batteries. He holds the credential Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) and has co-authored scientific publications with more than 1,700 citations.

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    Enabling High-Rate Lithium Metal Anodes by Tailored Structures and Interfaces

    Oxide-based solid-state Li-batteries (SSLiBs) have the potential to be a transformational and intrinsically safe energy storage solution, due to their non-flammable ceramic electrolyte that enables the use of high-capacity Li metal anodes and high voltage cathodes for higher energy density over a much wider operating temperature range. However, their progress has been limited due to electrode/electrolyte interfacial issues. In particular, for Li-metal anodes concerns over dendrite formation/propagation and the requirement for elevated temperature and high stack pressure are still prevalent. To eliminate these concerns, a rational design of tailored structures and interfaces in Li-metal anodes will be presented. In addition, progress toward full cells using these tailored structures and interfaces will be presented.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Li-metal wetting of oxide electrolyte interface
    • Effect of oxide surface defects on Li dendrite formation
    • Effect of 3D structure on localized current density
    • Avoiding stack pressure to maintain uniform Li/oxide contact

    Dr. Eric D Wachsman – Director of Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

    Dr. Eric D Wachsman is the Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research and a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He is also President of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Editor-in-Chief of Ionics, a Fellow of both ECS and the American Ceramic Society; elected member of the World Academy of Ceramics; the recipient of the Carl Wagner Award; the Sir William Grove Award; the Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition Award; and the HTM Outstanding Achievement Award from ECS. His research is focused on solid ion-conducting materials and the development of solid-state batteries, fuel cells, ion-transport membranes, and gas sensors. He has more than 270 publications & 35 patents, and to date three companies have been founded based on these technologies.

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    Detailed Approaches for Post-Mortem Analysis of Lithium Ion Batteries

    Performance degradation of Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs) is an important problem not only battery users, but also for battery manufacturers and material suppliers. In this webinar, we will present two topics related to the Post-Mortem analysis of LIBs – one is the performance degradation of SiO anode, and the other is a detailed procedure for the quantitative analysis of electrolyte decomposition and SEI formation on graphite negative electrode.

    Toray Research Center can provide detailed and comprehensive data analysis of chemical and morphological changes, using latest instruments, to support material and product performance improvements. Customers can utilize the data set to investigate what may have happened inside the battery, and can correlate the performance degradation with that data analysis.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Lithium Ion battery
    • Post-Mortem analysis
    • SiO anode
    • Electrolyte degradation and SEI formation
    • Morphological observation and Composition analysis

    Yasuhito Aoki – Researcher at Toray Research Center

    Yasuhito Aoki is a researcher at Toray Research Center. He has been working on material analysis of battery related materials using Raman and infrared spectroscopy.

    Toray Research Center, Inc. is a proud sponsor of this event.

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