Interactive Breakfast Breakout Discussion Groups
Thursday, June 7
8:15 – 9:15 am
Join your colleagues and fellow delegates over breakfast for a focused, informal discussion moderated by a member of our speaking faculty. A small group format allows participants to meet potential collaborators, share examples from their own work, vet ideas with peers, and be part of a group problem-solving endeavor.
TABLE 1: Li-Ion Battery Safety: Prediction, Prevention, Levels and Legalities
John Zhang, PhD, Senior Technology Executive Officer, Asahi Kensai Group, Japan
- How do you define battery safety? What levels of battery safety must be considered to comprehensively advance research in this area?
- What are the most reliable and useful measures of battery safety? How do abuse tests relate to improving battery safety?
- What are the best methods for predicting battery safety behavior and preventing battery safety hazards?
- What are the most pressing legal issues associated with battery safety and batteries in CE and EDV?
TABLE 2: Silicon Anodes and Cells
Benjamin Park, PhD, Founder & CTO, Enevate
- What is the maturity level of Si today?
- What different approaches are there with Si?
- What are the challenges and how can the industry work together to solve them?
- How does Si compare with other next-gen technologies such as solid-state/lithium metal?
- What markets are the best markets for Si-based anode technologies?
Table 3: Electrolyte Developments: New Components and Approaches
Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
- Recent electrolyte advances and their impact on the battery
- Gauging cost/benefits to adding new components to electrolyte mixtures
- Super-concentrated salt electrolytes: recent research and implications
- Innovative solvent and additive approaches
- Emerging salt candidates for improved performance
TABLE 4: Cell Manufacturing
Raf Goossens, PhD, CEO, Global Corporate Management, PEC
- What are the key challenges for manufacturing large format cells?
- How can we achieve the large volumes that will be needed to fulfill the expected future market demands?
- What simplifications can be introduced during manufacturing?
- How can be progress with reducing the current cell manufacturing cost?
- What are the safety risks during manufacturing and how can we handle these?
TABLE 5: Lessons Learned from the Samsung Galaxy Note7 Battery Safety Events
Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.
- We will discuss the event and it’s causes
- What are the lesson we should learn and what steps can be taken to prevent these events?
- How has this event affected the battery industry?
TABLE 6: Basic Science Research and Advanced Lead Batteries for Automotive Energy Storage Systems Batteries
Boris Monahov, PhD, Program Manager, Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) – a program of the International Lead Association (ILA)
- Overview of recently analyzed lead battery performance data from 12V start-stop and micro-hybrid applications and 48V mild-hybrid applications
- Future battery science developments in line with the new 1618 ALABC Program and their potential application for future vehicles
- How does the energy cost per mile compare?
- What are the infrastructure cost per mile compare?
- What are the prospects for the future?
Table 7: Battery Safety Testing and Simulation
Brian Barnett, PhD, Vice President, CAMX Power
- What tests provide the best perspective about battery safety? Does this differ for different applications?
- What will the industry accept in "incremental cost" for components that enhance safety?
- Are some engineers more focused on passing the tests, and engineering accordingly, and is this any different than engineering real safety in the field?
- Which tests can or cannot be gamed
Table 8: High Energy Cathodes
Dee Strand, PhD, CSO, Wildcat Discovery Technologies
- Discuss materials used to meet automotive energy density targets
- How is electrolyte development keeping up with new high energy cathodes?
- Current challenges in electrolyte formulations
Table 9: Cell Screening Tests
Eric C. Darcy, PhD, Battery Technical Discipline Lead, Power Systems Branch, NASA Johnson Space Center
- Which cell screening tests are most the most effective at detecting outlying cells?
- Which tests are most effective at detecting cells with latent defects that could lead to thermal runaway field failures?
Table 10: Simplifying (or de-costing) xEV Packs
Carlton Brown, Director of Engineering, Robert Bosch Battery Systems LLC