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  • VOLTA: Next-Level Planning – Using Machine Learning To Improve EV Charging Network Buildout

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    At Volta, our mission is to drive sustainability forward and we created a tool to help you do just that. Praveen Mandal introduces the PredictEV, a machine-learning technology to predict electric vehicle adoption and demand, and plan charging infrastructure accordingly. PredictEV allows utilities, municipalities, and other related partners to optimize their decision-making process and reshape their transportation infrastructure to capitalize on the booming electric vehicle segment.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • An overview of the rapidly evolving electrification industry
    • How Volta is leveraging machine learning technology to differentiate the scope of their services
    • Introduce PredictEV— a technology developed by Volta to predict and plan for electric vehicle adoption and demand
    • An in-depth explanation of the PredictEV’s far-reaching capabilities

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Praveen K. Mandal – Chief Technology Officer, Volta Charging

    Praveen Mandal is a former engineer turned serial entrepreneur who jump-started the electric vehicle charging industry through the co-founding of ChargePoint in 2007, where he also served as its President. He is the recognized inventor of the “networked charging stations” concept, a pioneering idea that helped drive the adoption of charging stations by all industry stakeholders. Mandal serves as the CTO of Volta Charging, is the Co-Founder of 2predict, a team of data scientists providing advanced machine learning solutions for innovative companies and an MIT Connection Science Fellow.

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  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY: Battery Safety Analytics

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Despite their unrivaled performance and longevity, Lithium Ion batteries (LIBs) are also increasingly recognized as a safety hazard, especially in large scale energy storage installations. Although high-voltage battery packs and modules can be subject to numerous failure modes which are not present at the single cell scale, safety testing on full-scale battery packs can be prohibitively expensive and highly destructive to perform. In this talk, we demonstrate the importance of combining safety testing at the material, cell, and module scales to enhance the design of cells and packs which may mitigate the potential for catastrophe. Strategies to minimize full-scale testing requirements through a combination of carefully designed single cell tests and physics-based modeling are explored.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Bridging the gaps between safety concerns at single cell and module levels
    • Experimental characterization of li-ion cells under abusive conditions
    • Use of reference electrode instrumentation for degradation mode characterization
    • Selection of safe battery materials to enhance cell and module level safety
    • Role of modeling in ensuring safe battery design

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Conner Fear – Senior Ph.D. Candidate at Purdue University

    Conner Fear is a senior Ph.D. candidate in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He is the laboratory manager of the Energy and Transport Sciences Laboratory (ETSL,, where he works under the guidance of Dr. Partha Mukherjee. Conner’s research interests include thermal safety and degradation of lithium-ion batteries, especially under extreme conditions such as fast charging and overdischarge. Throughout his studies, Conner has worked in the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chemistry Division with the team of Dr. Corey Love. His work is funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Undersea Research Program (NURP).

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  • (FREE) TORAY & VIRTUAL VEHICLE: Thermal Runaway Testing and Cause Analysis of an Automotive Li-Ion Cell

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Part 1 focuses on the safety tests with large lithium-ion cells. We explain our test method and equipment to trigger and characterize a thermal runaway (TR). Then we present a case study with a large pouch cell which is brought into TR by over-temperature. We discuss the temperature curves, the voltage/resistance curves, gas releases and gas compositions.

    Part 2 covers composition analysis of large lithium-ion cells to interpret what happened during high temperature test. We also conduct thermal stability analysis of charged electrode to know the temperature when exothermic decomposition and oxygen release from cathode start. From that information, we can obtain key parameters to control thermal runaway from material design point of view.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Methods for safety tests of large lithium-ion cells
    • Thermal runaway of a large pouch cell caused by over-temperature
    • Detailed analysis of the gas, which is released during thermal runaway
    • Composition analysis of large scale lithium-ion cells
    • Thermal stability of charged electrode

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Yasuhito Aoki – Researcher at Toray Research Center
    Christiane Essl – Researcher at Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH
    Andrey Golubkov – Researcher at Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

    Yasuhito Aoki is a researcher at Toray Research Center. He has been working on material analysis of Lithium ion battery using various instrumental analysis (mainly, Raman, FT-IR spectroscopy).

    Christiane Essl is a researcher at the Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH and an external PhD student at AUDI AG. She works on Battery Safety with the focus on vent gas analysis and early battery failure detection.

    Andrey Golubkov is a researcher at Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH. He has been working on thermal runaway testing of automitive Li-ion cells for 10 years.

    Toray Research Center and Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH are proud sponsors of this event.

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  • (FREE) VOLTAIQ: Enterprise Battery Intelligence for Mobility Electrification

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Electrification is the largest disruption to the transportation industry in its 125-year history – Enterprise Battery Intelligence software is key to the future of EV companies.

    With over 160,000 EV battery-related recalls in Q4 2020 alone, EV companies are investing billions of dollars in the facilities, teams and infrastructure needed to gain a deeper understanding of their batteries and how batteries impact their business. Developing, manufacturing and operating high-quality battery-powered products requires a deep understanding of battery behavior in real-world application settings. To do this well, EV companies must marshal mountains of data spanning the test lab, production line and vehicles operating in the field.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Enterprise Battery Intelligence software is key to your company’s future
    • Batteries can add tremendous value—or incur serious costs
    • A deep and holistic understanding of batteries is required to innovate, qualify new batteries and materials, ensure on-time product launches, reduce risk, determine resale/second-life value, increase ROI, among other business critical issues

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS, MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • FENWICK & B-SCIENCE.NET: IP Landscape, Strategies & Protection for Li-Ion Battery Solid-State Electrolytes and Silicon-Based Anodes

    Wednesday, June 09, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    The audience will learn about recent key inventions in the areas of solid electrolytes and silicon anodes for Li-ion batteries that constitute the state of the art. Exemplified by a look at two new-comers (startups) and two incumbents, attendees will further learn about how to approach IP strategy & protection for their R&D programs.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • IP landscape, strategies & protection
    • Solid-state electrolytes for Li-ion batteries
    • Silicon-based anodes

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

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

    Howard represents technology-based clients in patent litigation matters and postgrant proceedings, such as inter partes reviews. He has technical experience in the area of lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles, semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and LCD and OLED display technologies. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Howard had a substantial career in the lithium-ion battery industry working for Panasonic and Sanyo Electric Company developing new products in the areas of electric vehicle and energy storage technologies.

    Pirmin 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 coinventor 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 1,600 citations.

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