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  • (FREE) NH RESEARCH: The Fundamentals of Battery Module and Pack Test

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    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

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

    Presenter
    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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  • (FREE) AMETEK: Methods and Instrumentation for Testing Li-ion Batteries, Materials to Modules

    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    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

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

    Presenter
    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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  • (FREE) VOLTAIQ: Myths and Realities in Battery Engineering for EVs

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    As the automotive industry continues an aggressive push toward electrification, misconceptions abound as to the best way to run an EV battery program. Mobility companies are set up for failure if they’re of the mindset to outsource battery engineering, or that they can easily “set and forget” a battery after initial qualification. These missteps can lead to catastrophic product failures including delayed product launches, high-volume RMAs, recalls or worse. In this webinar we’ll review the most common myths to help ensure that your organization doesn’t have to learn the hard way.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Myths and misconceptions about battery engineering
    • Consequences of believing these myths
    • Realities of battery engineering
    • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

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

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra low-cost grid-scale battery. Before joining CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, where he also did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering. As a Materials Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, he successfully led the transfer of lab-scale technology to industry partners.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) VOLTAIQ: Best Practices – Scaling your EV Battery Program for Optimal Effectiveness

    Wednesday, November 04, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    The ability to scale a battery program for agility and efficiency is crucial, particularly within the rapidly evolving EV market. Key to achieving this scale is the use of data generated throughout battery development to inform optimal, rapid decision making. A new class of software, the Battery Intelligence System (BIS), is now in commercial production helping organizations unlock the value of their data to achieve scale. This webinar will provide an introduction to BIS and offer valuable insight on how to best leverage the data your organization is already generating to keep your battery program nimble and efficient.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • A review of current industry challenges
    • An introduction to Battery Intelligence Systems (BIS) that unify data and provide immediate access to data-driven insights for decision making
    • A review of best practices to help teams standardize processes and increase organizational efficiency
    • An overview of management tools to track and optimize battery programs

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

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra low-cost grid-scale battery. Before joining CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, where he also did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering. As a Materials Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, he successfully led the transfer of lab-scale technology to industry partners.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) THT: Calorimetric Measurements of Lithium-Ion Batteries Under Use and Abuse

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    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

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

    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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  • (FREE) VOLTAIQ: The Billion Dollar Battery Bet and How to Get it Right for Your Product

    Wednesday, December 02, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    Strategic collaborations can make or break the success of your EV battery program. This webinar will offer tips on how to cut through the industry noise to lock in a dependable battery supply. We’ll offer best practices on how to integrate suppliers as a seamless extension of your internal team. Lastly, we’ll address where things most commonly go wrong with these partnerships, and how to address common challenges to ensure a successful relationship with your battery suppliers – and ultimately – a successful EV battery program.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • A checklist to identify best-in-class battery suppliers
    • Three questions you MUST ask a potential battery supplier
    • Designing a program to ensure you have multiple battery options
    • Best practices to work as a seamless team
    • Insights on how to course-correct when things go wrong

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

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra low-cost grid-scale battery. Before joining CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, where he also did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering. As a Materials Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, he successfully led the transfer of lab-scale technology to industry partners.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • ABEE: Battery Modeling – Electrical, Thermal and Lifetime Models

    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    Energy storage systems are widely used in many applications where the integration of such systems in different applications requires proper design and sizing. To ensure a reliable design and operation of these systems, a system management including battery management and thermal management is indispensable. Such kind of system-level supervisors are based on efficient modeling tools that include electrothermal and lifetime models. Electrothermal modeling includes different models with varying precision, where the higher model accuracy requires a higher computational effort and cost. Lifetime models can be used for lifetime prediction, and the performance investigation at the end of life. In this webinar, different modeling methods based on the latest findings will be explained and reviewed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Electrical behavior modeling
    • Thermal behavior modeling
    • 3D thermal model
    • Lifetime model
    • Parameter identification

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

    Presenter
    Mahdi Soltani – Battery Modeling and Thermal Management Expert, Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE)

    Mahdi Soltani is an Electrical Engineer with a PhD degree in the field of energy storage system for stationery and vehicular applications from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). His PhD work focuses on advanced modeling techniques for Lithium-Ion Capacitor technology (a hybrid technology of Lithium ion battery and Supercapacitors) for various applications. After graduation, he joined Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE) as a battery modeling and thermal management expert, where he is working on different European and Belgium national projects on battery testing, modeling, battery pack design and thermal management.

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

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EST 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 Network Planning Tool (NPT), a machine-learning technology to predict electric vehicle adoption and demand, and plan charging infrastructure accordingly. NPT 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 NPT— a technology developed by Volta to predict and plan for electric vehicle adoption and demand
    • An in-depth explanation of the NPT’s far-reaching capabilities
    • Failure Mitigation and suppression

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

    Presenter
    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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