8:00 - 10:00 am

TUT1: The Rechargeable Battery Market: Value Chain and Main Trends 2017 - 2027
This tutorial will present the 10-year automotive market forecasts from Avicenne and other analysts (micro|Hybrid|P-HEV|EV). Other coverage will include car makers’ strategies, advanced energy storage (Advanced lead acid|Supercap|NiMH|LIB). Additionally, LIB design for P-HEV & EV markets (Cylindrical, prismatic, pouch|Wounded, stacked, Z fold cells) and LIB cell, module & pack cost structure 2017-2027 will be discussed.
Instructor: Christophe Pillot, PhD, Battery Survey Manager, Avicenne Energy, France

TUT2: Recent Advances in Solid State Electrolytes for Energy Storage
Dangerous liquid electrolytes are employed over solid electrolytes due to their high conductivities and excellent interfacial behavior. However, current research is narrowing the gap between liquid and solid electrolytes. This course will provide a review of advances in solid electrolyte, from material synthesis, to interfacial stability, to practical device applications.
Jeff Sakamoto, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Michigan State University

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

TUT4: Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance Validation
Batteries have become daily use components for many applications. New growing segments like EV and Grid storage batteries extend the traditional ordinary battery applications. In the race for energy density, we shouldn’t forget the safety. As an example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery safety case. Unfortunately, we face a daily safety events with injuries and severe damage. The workshop focuses on portable, stationary and automotive battery safety along the battery cycle life (acceptance, testing, assembly, use, transportation and disposal). The training incorporates Shmuel De-Leon’s and other experiences on battery safety representing over 26 years of work in the field. The motivation behind the training is to provide attendees with the knowledge needed to safely handle the batteries in their organization and to support reduction in safety events.
Instructor: Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.

TUT5: Materials for Next Generation Batteries
This tutorial will cover the materials and performance challenges for next generation batteries for electric vehicles and the electricity grid. The needs and use cases for storage in these two applications will be analyzed, and the possibilities of advanced lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur and multivalent batteries for vehicles will be presented. Lithium and magnesium anodes, wide electrochemical window electrolytes and high voltage cathodes will receive special attention. New discovery approaches based on materials simulation and statistical learning will be discussed.
Instructor: George Crabtree, PhD, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory & Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago