Session Chairman:Yoshio Ukyo, Professor,
Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation (SACI), Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Kyoto University
Dr. Yoshio Ukyo got PhD in Metallurgy in 1981 and joined Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories Incorporation (TCRDL). His research area in TCRDL includes synthesis and analysis of inorganic materials for automotive catalyst and energy storage. He spent about 15 years for the development of lithium ion battery for hybrid vehicle. He has been Senior Fellow of TCRDL and now research adviser of TCRDL. He joined to Kyoto University from this April and a member of national project on battery called RISING (Research and Development Initiative for Scientific Innovation of New Generation Batteries).
Martin Winter, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, MEET Battery Research Center, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster
Prof. Martin Winter's main research interests are in applied electrochemistry, materials electrochemistry and inorganic chemistry and technology. He is the past president of the International Battery Materials Association (IBA), Past Chair of the Division of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), and Technical Editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (ECS). Currently, he is the spokesperson of the LIB2015 Innovation Alliance of the BMBF (Germany Ministry of Education and Research) and a member of the German National Platform E-Mobility (NPE).
Session Chairperson:Chika Amemiya, Senior Manager, Development Division,
Automotive Energy Supply Corporation
Ms. Amemiya is currently senior Manager of Automotive Energy Supply Corporation. She joined NEC Corporation in 1989 and started developing lithium-ion batteries at NEC central research laboratory in 1997. She then joined NEC Lamilion Energy, Ltd. in 2002 and worked on the development of lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications. In 2008 Ms. Amemiya joined Automotive Energy Supply Corporation. She is developed the lithium-ion battery cells for Electric Vehicle as Manager of development division.
Robert Spotnitz, President, Battery Design LLC
Dr. Spotnitz is a leading developer of mathematical models that simulate battery operation. Dr. Spotnitz, who previously held several senior technical positions in materials and battery development, founded Battery Design in 1999 to provide consulting and develop custom software for battery developers and users. He is a well-known speaker on various aspects of battery engineering.
Session Chairman:Mo-Hua Yang, General Manager,
TD HiTech Energy Inc.; President,
Dr. Yang has over 14 years of experience in Li-Ion battery development for EV applications. While at ITRI, he lead a team of 30 people dedicated to developing Li-ion batteries for LEV and HEV applications as well as the LEV promotion project in Taiwan, two projects that were supported by the Taiwanese government. He is now General Manager at TD HiTech Energy, Inc., a company that develops energy-storage systems and provides Li-Ion battery pack systems for E-Bike and E-scooter application markets, and President of EnergyBus e.V.
Tatsuo Horiba, Professor, Advanced Lithium Batteries, Mie University
Professor T. Horiba is now working on advanced lithium batteries in Mie University, however he is originally not a person of academia but of industry. He has been working in the field of battery technology for more than 35 years. For more than half of his career, he worked on large format lithium-ion batteries for automotive and stationary applications. He also participated in several NEDO projects for the batteries.