About us

Conference Founder

Dr. Menahem Anderman, co-author of the 2000 California Air Resources Board Battery Report, founded Advanced Automotive Batteries to provide up-to-date technology and market assessments of the rapidly growing field of energy storage for advanced automotive applications. For more than 15 years, the annual International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) has attracted professionals from the hybrid and electric vehicle world and their battery system suppliers, to stimulate the sharing of experiences and opinions. Renowned as a global meeting place, AABC continues to ask, explore and answer the questions most relevant to the design and development of advanced vehicles and the batteries that will power them. To keep pace with the rapidly expanding market development of HEVs, EVs, and their batteries, AAB now hosts two conferences each year, an International AABC held in the U.S. and a European AABC held in Germany. Dr. Anderman is well known in the industry as a battery expert, and unique among battery consultants for having both technical and business background. His clients over the last 11 years have ranged from Silicon Valley startups to some of the world's largest corporations.

The Vision

Reducing the harmful impact of vehicles on the environment is a vital task for the industrial world. With the introduction of advanced electric and hybrid vehicles, the automotive industry continues to explore cost-effective ways to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Energy storage technology is the key to the commercial success of these advanced vehicles.
The objective of the Advanced Automotive Batteries (AAB) is to make available to industry professionals around the world information that will help them focus their financial and human resources on the most technologically viable and economically affordable solutions to the future needs of automotive energy storage. AAB’s bi-annual conferences, and Total Battery Consulting’s industry reports and consulting services, contribute to the development and mass commercialization of more eco-friendly vehicles, a cleaner environment, and more responsible usage of our planet’s resources.

Founding Academic Fellow

Martin Winter joined AABC in 2005 and has been organizing symposia, sessions and tutorial lectures on a regular basis since then. He has been researching in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion for more than 25 years now. Currently, he holds a professorship for “Materials Science, Energy and Electrochemistry” at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster, Germany. He is the founding director of the MEET Battery Research Center at the University of Muenster, as well as the Helmholtz-Institute Muenster (HI MS) “Ionics in Energy Storage”. Prof. Winter is a highly cited author as recognized by ISI (Web of Science), The Shanghai Ranking, and Elsevier Scopus. Among more than 30 awards and recognitions, he holds the Carl Wagner Memorial Award of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), has been the recipient of the Research and Technology awards of both the ECS and the International Battery Materials Association (IBA), and is a Fellow of the ECS and the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of German Battery Research (BMBF) and member of the National Platform E-Mobility (NPE), informing the German chancellor and government on the battery technology progress in Germany. Prof. Winter holds a unique position as passionate teacher to industry and governments on the science and technology of batteries and energy storage. AABC announced him as a Founding Academic Fellow in 2017.

Future Growth

In June of 2015, Cambridge EnerTech, a division of Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired AAB’s bi-annual conferences. Phillips Kuhl, President of Cambridge Innovation Institute, stated, “We are delighted to be able to add these two very successful and focused conferences to our growing lineup of rechargeable battery events.” Dr. Anderman remains actively involved in program development for AABC and will be chairing sessions for the 2018 conferences.

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