PRE-RECORDED WEBINARS

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  • (FREE) ENERGY ASSURANCE: Best Practices for EV Cell Testing

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    In this webinar, we will begin with an overview of the typical structure of automotive EV programs, along with how the APQP phase gate process aligns to the key milestones of Automotive Component Verification (DVP & PVP) validation plans. Key considerations for testing progress tracking, reporting and the range of different tools and strategies will be discussed. This includes the importance of rigorous test procedure definition and equipment set-up verification to ensure highest quality data and reporting. A review the relevant standards will be presented along with examples of OEM specific testing areas. We conclude with a summary of the best practices our team has developed thru our EV testing programs conducted at Energy Assurance LLC’s Hopkinton test facility.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Typical EV program structure overview and APQP process
    • Effective reporting and communication strategies
    • Procedure definition and development
    • Ensuring proper test set-up preparation and execution
    • EV relevant testing standards and customer specific testing

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

    Presenter
    Mike Strzepa – General Manager at Energy Assurance

    Mike Strzepa is Energy Assurance’s General Manager at their EV/Med-Large format test center in Hopkinton MA. He graduated with an MSME from UMASS and has over 35 years of experience in high tech. Prior to joining Energy Assurance, Mike had served the past 11 years in the battery industry at A123 Systems as Chief engineer and in program/test management roles with major OEM customers.

    Energy Assurance is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) THT: Adiabatic Calorimetry for Performance and Safety Testing of Li-Ion Batteries

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    This presentation describes how Accelerating Rate Calorimetry (ARC®) is the adiabatic method of choice to carry out performance and safety testing on Li-ion batteries. This technique is widely used within the industry to understand the thermal characteristics of cells.

    The theoretical background of the technique is described, with recommendations made across different testing types. Examples are shown across multiple form factors, from coin cells up to small modules.

    Test methods discussed include decomposition tests, nail penetration, overcharge, short circuit, infrared, optical, gas generation and analysis, heat capacity and cycling.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Principle of adiabatic calorimetry for batteries
    • Advantages of this method
    • 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 Thermal Hazard Technology

    Danny Montgomery has worked in Thermal Hazard Technology UK for 12 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) TORAY: Cause Analysis for Performance Degradation of LIBs and Analytical Methods for All Solid-State Batteries

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    In Part 1, we showcase the analytical approaches of cause analysis for performance degradation of Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs). By the combination of electrochemical and teardown analysis, we’ll get you to find the main cause of performance degradation, and help you improve the materials optimized for the charge/discharge conditions.

    Part 2 covers various analytical methods of sulfide/oxide based All Solid-State Batteries (ASSBs), in terms of composition of solid electrolyte, coverage ratio of coating layer on cathode, and component distribution in cells. In addition, brand-new analytical methods such as in situ SEM will be presented, which will expedite your R&D.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Cause analysis for performance degradation of LIBs
    • Comprehensive estimation of performance degradation, and electrochemical and teardown analysis of LIBs
    • Useful analysis for material development/process optimization of ASSBs
    • Use cases for sulfide/oxide based solid electrolyte, and coating layer on cathode
    • Cutting-edge analytical methods: in situ analysis/micro analysis

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

    Presenters
    Yasuhito Aoki – Researcher at Toray Research Center
    Masahiro Saito – 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.

    Masahiro Saito is a researcher at Toray Research Center. He has been working on material analysis of sulfide/oxide solid electrolyte using surface analysis (mainly RBS/NRA).

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

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  • KIM & CHANG: Next-Generation Batteries in Korea – Key Players and Legal Issues

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    Korean battery companies are among the world’s leaders in the field of lithium-ion batteries. However, whether these companies can maintain their leadership with next-generation batteries (such as solid state batteries) is currently unclear. We analyze the patent portfolios of the major Korean battery players to better understand what next-generation battery technologies they may be developing, and draw some conclusions regarding which players and technologies may be best placed to succeed. We also look at various legal and regulatory issues that are critical to understand when working with Korean companies and employees, particularly in view of new and proposed Korean regulations aimed at preventing leakage of cutting-edge battery technology to foreign companies.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Review of major Korean battery market players (Samsung SDI, LG Energy Solution, SK Innovations)
    • Analysis of solid state battery patents with focus on Korean players
    • Potential winners in the next-generation battery market
    • Legal issues in working with Korean battery companies or employees

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

    Presenters
    Inchan Andrew Kwon – Foreign Attorney at Kim & Chang
    Sung-Eun Kim – Patent Attorney at Kim & Chang

    Inchan Andrew Kwon is a US-trained and licensed patent attorney who advises technology, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech clients regarding patent prosecution and patent disputes in Korea, as well as related legal issues including trade secrets, licensing, regulatory compliance, and international trade.

    Sung-Eun Kim has been involved in evaluating intellectual property protection and in providing strategic advice to clients, specializing in the areas of materials for electronics, such as secondary batteries and OLED materials, polymer science, and fiber science.

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