|Jena University||Chemistry Symposium Session 3|
Philipp Adelhelm is a materials scientist and received his education at the University of Stuttgart and the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research. He received his PhD in physical chemistry 2007 (Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany) and worked as a postdoc at the Debye Institute of Nanomaterials Science at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. In 2009, he joined the group of Jürgen Janek at Giessen University for his habilitation. Since April 2015, he is full professor at the Institute for Technical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. He is also part of the newly established Jena Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry (CEEC Jena) that was inaugurated in fall 2015. During the last years, his research interests were on carbon materials, hydrogen storage and next-generation battery systems – with the focus on sodium based systems.
|Valeo Thermal Systems||Engineering Symposium Session 1|
|Total Battery Consulting||Conference Both Tracks Session 1|
President of Advanced Automotive Batteries and founder of Total Battery Consulting, Inc., Dr. Anderman has led the development and commercialization of high-power Ni-Cd batteries, Li-Ion batteries, and ultracapacitors and spent the last 15 years conducting assessments of energy-storage technologies for advanced vehicles, publishing Advanced Automotive Battery Industry Reports and chairing the AABC.
|Kyoto University||Chemistry Symposium Session 3|
Hajime Arai is currently working in “Research & Development Initiative for Scientific Innovation of New Generation Batteries” (RISING), a Japan’s national project that comprises Japan’s leading auto & battery manufactures, universities and research institutes. He received a doctoral degree from Kyoto University. After researching battery materials and systems in Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Co. and Paul Scherrer Institute, he currently studies novel analytical methods to elucidate phenomena in batteries and materials for innovative batteries.
|Bloomberg New Energy Finance|| |
Analyst, Energy Smart Technologies
Dr. Julia Attwood, Analyst, Energy Smart Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Julia Attwood is an Energy Smart Technologies Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She currently researches lithium ion batteries for stationary energy storage and transport applications. In the past she has developed educational resources on renewable energy systems and researched novel polymer composites. Julia holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
|Helmholtz Institute Ulm||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 1|
Andrea Balducci took his PhD in Materials Science in 2006 at the Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France. From 2009 till 2014, he was the scientific leader of the supercapacitors group at MEET Battery Research Center of the University of Münster. From January 2015 is working as senior scientist at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU). He is working on the development of safe and high performance supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries. He is also interested on the development of new type of hybrid, high power devices.
|TIAX LLC||Engineering Symposium Session 3|
Dr. Barnett is a Vice President at TIAX LLC. His areas of specialization are battery technologies, battery materials and battery safety. He received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from McGill University and his Ph.D. degree in Electrochemistry from the University of Ottawa (with B.E Conway). He has participated in assessments of causes of safety incidents involving Li-ion batteries in computers, mobile phones and more recently in the Dreamliner investigation. He has also co-authored a book chapter on the subject of battery safety.
Dr. Barnett has played a founding role in numerous multidisciplinary teams that have carried out successful, innovative development activities including:
- Development of proprietary polymer electrolyte battery technology, subsequently sold to a major global chemical corporation.
- Development of novel carbon anode materials introduced in the lithium-ion battery industry.
- Development of a proprietary high-energy, high-power cathode material for lithium-ion batteries, with advantages in safety, cost and performance in automotive as well as portable applications and the highest in-cell energy density possible in lithium-ion cells.
- Development of novel technologies to assure enhanced safety of lithium-ion cells and batteries, including by early detection of incipient faults in lithium-ion cells.
|Poznan University of Technology||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 1|
François Béguin is Professor in Poznan University of Technology, where he leads a research group on energy storage systems (supercapacitors, hydrogen storage and lithium-ion batteries). He is especially interested by applications of carbon materials to these systems, and he develops new processes to control the porosity and surface functionality of carbons. In the case of supercapacitors, his recent activities are dedicated to asymmetric and hybrid capacitors and to environment friendly systems. In 2013, he edited a book entitled “Supercapacitors: materials, systems and applications”. From 2006 to 2012, he was appointed in the French Agency for Research (ANR) as director of programs on Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems. His works are cited in more than 12500 papers; his H index is 53.
|University of Stuttgart||Engineering Symposium Session 2|
Dr. Peter Birke obtained his PhD in materials science (ion conducting ceramics) from the University of Kiel in 1997. In 1998, he joined the Fraunhofer-Institute for Silicon Technology, Itzehoe, Germany, to work on the development of proprietary Li-Ion laminated cell with a functional ceramic separator and co-founded two spin-offs to put this technology into production. After being involved in the development and production of pouch type laminated (PoLiFlex) Li-Ion cells at Varta for five years, Dr. Birke joined Continental AG in Berlin in 2005, first as a project leader in energy-storage systems. He became senior technical expert in battery technology and team Leader in cell technology, and in 2010 was appointed head of battery module and electromechanics. Dr. Birke has 17 years of experience in research, development, and production of energy-storage systems with a focus on Li-Ion technology. Since 2015 he is full professor at the University of Stuttgart covering the field of Electrical Energy Storage Systems.
|BMW||Conference Both Tracks Session 4|
Technical Project Manager Stationary Battery Storage Systems and B2L
Dr. Bowler is the technical project manager for the design and deployment of stationary battery systems in the BMW Group. After finishing her Masters in Advanced Powertrain Systems, she joined the BMW Group as a PhD Student where she wrote her PhD on the development and evaluation of the Battery Second Life Value Chain. Over the last 4 years she has worked on deploying multiple second use systems in various locations around the globe as a strategic initiative for the BMW Group and Project i.
|Consultant||Chemistry Symposium Session 3|
Dr. Klaus Brandt is now an independent consultant to the lithium battery industry. Before He has worked for over 35 years in various technical and management positions at companies that develop and manufacture materials, cells and batteries for consumer, and automotive and specialty applications. He was involved in the early commercialization of Li metal anode batteries, the development of Li-Ion consumer cells and the scale up Li-Ion technology to the kWh and MWh range. His past employers include Moli Energy in Canada, Duracell in the USA, VARTA and Clariant in Germany
|IATA||Conference Both Tracks Session 4|
Assistant Director Cargo Safety & Standards
David Brennan joined IATA in May 2002 as the Manager, Dangerous Goods Technical Services. In April 2004 David was appointed Assistant Director Cargo Safety & Standards.
David is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Cargo team who are jointly responsible for the IATA standards publications and products that address dangerous goods transported by air. David is the Secretary of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and the Panel member nominated by IATA to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel. David also participates, on behalf of IATA, the meetings of the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.
Before joining IATA David worked for Australia Post as a consultant on Aviation Security / Dangerous Goods compliance. Prior to that David worked for Ansett Australia for a period of 26 years holding a number of supervisory and management positions within the Operations Division, the last being Corporate Advisor Dangerous Goods Compliance.
|Deutsche Accumotive / Daimler AG||Engineering Symposium Session 1|
Manager Cluster Mechanical Engineering
Christian Brommer is Manager Cluster Mechanical Engineering at Deutsche ACCUmotive, where he is responsible for new battery concepts and the design of mechanical components in series development. Prior to joining Deutsche ACCUmotive in 2010, he spent 5 years in Advance Development at Schaeffler Group as a Project Manager. He holds a diploma in Automotive Engineering from the Esslingen University.
|Eberspächer Controls Landau GmbH & Co. KG||High-Volume Track Session 2|
Global Director Sales & Key Account Management
Christian Brosig has more than 11 years of Automotive - OEM, Tier 1 und Tier 2 Electrics & Electronics experience in Sales, Program/Product Management and Leadership. He is responsible for Global Sales and “self-made” OEM & Tier 1 customer network.
|Université Polytechnique Nantes ||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 1|
Professor of Materials Science
Thierry Brousse is a Professor of Materials Science at the University of Nantes. He received his engineer degree in 1987 and his PhD degree in 1991. After, few years as an engineer in chemical industry, he joined the University of Nantes in 1994 and get a Full Professor position in 2005. He is a researcher at Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN). His research focuses on materials for electrochemical energy storage with particular emphasis on innovative and/or modified materials for electrochemical capacitors and related devices. He is Associate Editor for Journal of The Electrochemical Society and ECS Electrochemistry Letters. He is also vice-dean of the University of Nantes in charge of Technology Transfer.
|Pedelec Adventures||Industrial Track session 2A|
Founder and CEO
Susanne Brüsch has specialized in communicating e-mobility in a worldwide network since 1997.
As a freelance journalist she writes for the leading international bike trade and consumer media. Susanne studied languages at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The result of her graduate thesis paper was the term pedelec (pedal electric cycle) which she introduced to the industry in 1999 and which is now widely used for the pedal-assisted type of electric bikes.
Susanne is also the founder and head of Pedelec Adventures, developing, organizing and riding long-distance expeditions on electric bikes. These tours are designed as product field tests and e-bike promotion and have seized worldwide attention thanks to spectacular reports, pictures, videos and live presentations.
As the Berlin-based European representative of eCycleElectric Susanne has done in-depth market research and cross-cultural networking since 2002.
Her career in light electric vehicles started with the German testing authority ExtraEnergy where she built up and ran the editorial team until 2010.
|University of California, Davis||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 3|
Ph.D., Institute of Transportation Studies
Dr. Burke holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Institute of Technology, a M.A. degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University. Dr. Burke has authored over 130 reports and papers on electric and hybrid vehicles, batteries, and ultracapacitors. He has also contributed numerous articles/chapters on batteries, ultracapacitors, and electric/hybrid vehicles to encyclopedia and handbooks published by Wiley and McGraw-Hill. Dr. Burke joined the Research Faculty of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC. Davis in July 1994. He has performed research on and taught graduate courses on advanced electric driveline technologies specializing on batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells, and hybrid vehicle design, control and simulation.
|Argonne National Laboratory||Chemistry Symposium Session 3|
Department Head, Electrochemical Energy Storage
Anthony K. Burrell received a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1990 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas, Austin (1991-1992) before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Directors Fellow in 1992. He then moved to the Chemistry Department at Massey University, New Zealand and 1994 and was awarded the Chair of Synthetic Chemistry in 1998. In 2001 he returned to LANL as a Scientist where he established new programs in materials chemistry. In 2011 he moved to Argonne National Laboratory to lead the Emerging Materials and Technology Group in energy storage. He is currently the Head of Department for the CSE Electrochemical Energy Storage Department at Argonne National Laboratory and one of the PI’s in the Joint Center for Energy storage Research (JCESR).
|LG Chem||High-Volume Track Session 3|
Dr. Seungdon Choi is Research Fellow at LG Chem’s Advanced Automotive Battery Development center. He received his Ph.D from the University of Texas in Austin on the topic of new cathode materials development for Li-Ion batteries. He has been working on various topics from materials to battery application since 2001 and his work is now focused on high-energy-density lithium-ion polymer batteries for PHEVs & EVs.
|Robert Bosch||Engineering Symposium Session 2|
General Manager – Battery State Detection
Olivier Cois is General Manager at Lithium Energy and Power (Joint Venture between Bosch, GSYuasa and Mitsubichi Corporation - http://lithium-ep.com) where he leads the development of Battery State Detection. He spent 6 years at Bosch Battery Systems GmbH and SB LiMotive GmbH where he has been leading Li-ion battery projects for three automotive OEMs. Earlier in his career, Olivier Cois worked in the Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering of Robert Bosch GmbH where he was responsible for Control Engineering competence segments. Mr Cois received in 2002 his PhD in Control Engineering from the University of Bordeaux in France.
|Tim Coogan||EIG America, Inc.||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 3|
Vice President and General Manager
|ZSW||Engineering Symposium Session 3|
Head of Department (Deputy) Electrochemical Accumulators (ECA)
Michael A. Danzer is the deputy head of the Accumulator Department at the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Ulm, where he leads the Battery System Engineering Group. Since 2011, he is also a Principal Investigator of the System Group at the Helmholtz-Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU). Michael A. Danzer received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degrees both in electrical engineering from Ulm University, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. From 2009 to 2010, he was with A123 Systems, Inc., Boston, MA, USA, working as a research scientist and validation engineer.
|Siemens AG||Industrial Track session 2B|
Mr. Engdahl received his MSc in Applied Physics 2006 from the University of Linköping with systems integration and control theory as major topics. After graduation he joined the Volvo Group as the powertrain systems engineer at during the commercialization their first hybrid powertrain. He has later been involved in several battery related activities such as development of low cost charging solutions, market intelligence on electrified vehicles and technical maturation of the next generation hybrid powertrains. Within his current position at Siemens AG he lead the product development of key components and is responsible for the vehicle view in the overall optimization of the eHighway concept.
|BASF||Chemistry Symposium Session 2|
Christoph Erk obtained his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry under Prof. Sabine Schlecth at Freie Universität Berlin and Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen. He conducted post-doc Lithium-battery research at BASF SE until 2011 and at BELLA (Battery Research Joint Lab of BASF SE and Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) until 2013. In March 2013 he started as a research scientist at BASF SE, conducting research on Li-Ion Battery Cathode Materials.
|A123 Systems||Industrial Track session 2B|
Christoph Fehrenbacher is the Director of the European Application Engineering department at A123 Systems, where he focuses on new business development and engineering support for automotive customers. Prior to joining A123 in 2010, he spent 10 years at BEHR where he held several positions in advanced engineering and innovation management including 4 years as a project manager for Lithium-Ion system development. Earlier in his career, he worked in energy storage development at the German Aerospace Center. Mr. Fehrenbacher holds a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Stuttgart.
|Poznan University of Technology||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 1|
Prof. Elzbieta Frackowiak (FRSC) works in the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry at the Poznan University of Technology, Poland. Her research field is energy storage and conversion with special emphasis on electrochemical capacitors, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen electrosorption in carbon materials. She is particularly interested in electrode materials from activated carbons, carbon nanotubes, carbons enriched with heteroatoms (nitrogen, oxygen), graphene materials, conducting polymers and composites. From 2009-2014, she served as Chair of the Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Division in the International Society of Electrochemistry. At present, she is the Vice President of the Polish Academy of Sciences and also the editor of Carbon (Elsevier). She has authored more than 150 publications, has a significant number of patents, and 22 book chapters, and her work has received over 10 000 citations.
|FCBAT Ulm||Conference Both Tracks Session 4|
Jürgen Garche has more than 40 years experiences in battery and fuel cell R&D. He developed and directed the ZSW in Ulm (Germany) from 1991-2004. After his retirement he founded the Fuel Cell and Battery Consulting Office (FCBAT) in Ulm. One of his main interests is related to the safety of batteries in all their life time phases. He published more than 300 scientific papers and 5 books. He is the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources.
|Technical University Munich||Chemistry Symposium Session 1|
Chair of Technical Electrochemistry
Hubert Gasteiger received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1993, followed by postdoctoral fellowships from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Ulm University (1994–1998). Subsequently, he joined the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell program of GM/Opel, leading catalyst and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) research (Honeoye Falls, NY, USA). In 2007, he joined Acta S.p.A. (Italy), working on alkaline membrane based technologies. After a one-year Visiting Professorship at MIT(2009), working on lithium-air batteries, he was appointed Chair of Technical Electrochemistry at TUM, focusing on materials, electrode, and diagnostics development for fuel cells and lithium ion batteries. He was editor of Wiley’s Handbook of Fuel Cells and has published 110 refereed articles (h index 55, 17000 citations), 15 book chapters, and 37 patent applications/patents. He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and received the 2012 Grove Medal for fuel cell research.
|TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH||Engineering Symposium Session 3|
Head of Laboratory
Michael Geppert is Head of Laboratory at the TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH testing site in Garching, Germany. During university he co-founded the company LION Smart together with fellow students of the TU München and helped build up a start-up in the field of battery testing and engineering. At TÜV SÜD he has been involved in the planning and construction of the TÜV SÜD Battery Testing laboratory in Garching since the first day of this endeavour, 4 years ago. For two years he has been leading the laboratory as technical director.
|Audi AG||High-Volume Track Session 3|
Technical Project Manager PHEV Battery Q7
Thomas Glass is the responsible Technical Project Manager PHEV Battery Q7. He has been developing PHEV high voltage battery systems at the Energy Storage System Department at AUDI AG for the past five years. Thomas Glass holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences of Regensburg.
|Nomura Research Institute||Conference Both Tracks Session 1|
Sakuto GODA is a business consultant of Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. During his carrier as consultant, he experienced many strategic projects related to xEVs and batteries together with Tomohide Kazama, a group manager of NRI who gave a presentation at AABC; besides he gave speeches and wrote books with Tomohide kazama. His expertise is strategy for business development, sales & marketing, and acquisition. He is presently staying in Munich as a consultant to pursue business opportunities in Europe.
|Volvo Group Trucks Technology||Industrial Track session 2B|
Ph.D., Energy Storage Systems Specialist
Dr. Jens Groot received his Ph.D. from Chalmers University of Technology with the main focus of his research on Li-ion battery lifetime prediction and modeling. From 2003 until 2012 he has been a research engineer with Volvo Technology working in such areas as testing and modeling of energy storage components for heavy-duty HEVs. Since 2012 Dr. Groot has been a ESS specialist with the Volvo Group Trucks Technology Group where he is focusing on ageing analysis, cycle life modeling & evaluation of novel energy storage technologies.
|Tobias Handschuh||Daimler AG||High-Volume Track Session 3|
Team Leader Hybrid Batteries
|Norbert Henchenn||Freqcon||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 3|
|BMW Group||Conference Both Tracks Session 4|
Team Leader Advanced Development
Dr. Hildinger studied electrical engineering in Erlangen and Stuttgart with power electronics and electric drives as his main topics. In 2000 he became scientific research assistant at the institute for Power Electronics and Control at the Federal University of Armed Forces Munich, under Prof. Dr. –ing. R. Marquardt. His PhD thesis topic was “Indirect rotorposition sensing on high pole reluctance machines”. In 2006, he became development engineer at BMW AG in Munich, becoming SE Team lead for electric machines in 2009, team lead for electric system design in 2011, and technical project leader for e-drive modular kit in 2014. He is now group leader for HV-storage concepts and cell technology.
|Maxwell Technologies||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 2|
|Yano Research Institute, Ltd.||Conference Both Tracks Session 1|
Industrial Technology Unit
Sachiya Inagaki, born in Tokyo, Japan, has worked with Yano Research Institute since August 2000, when he joined the CMEO (Chemical Materials and Electronics & Optics) department as market researcher. Experienced a lot of industry fields such as Laser, Optical lens, some electronics devices, and so on. Also, experienced national related research project and business matching between Japan and Korea. Conducted some consulting service such as setting up a business plan, strategy to enter a market based on an experienced market research. Recently, he has focused primarily on market research for LiB cells and four major LIB components (cathode, anode, electrolyte, and separator). He traveled to many different countries and regions around the world to conduct interviews with key persons in the industries and to carry out any other types of on-site surveys. Since August 2011, he had been in a position of general manager of Seoul branch office for three years and he has been in a position of general manager of Industrial technology unit at headquarter in Tokyo, Japan. He has acquired MBA from Tsukuba University in 2007.
|Justus-Liebig University Giessen / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology||Chemistry Symposium Session 3|
Director of Materials Research Laboratory (LaMa), Scientific Director
Jürgen Janek is professor for Physical Chemistry at Justus-Liebig University in Giessen (Germany) and scientific director of BELLA (Batteries and Electrochemistry Laboratory), a joint lab of BASF SE and KIT in Karlsruhe/Germany. He received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Chemistry from University of Hannover, mentored by Hermann Schmalzried and Alan B. Lidiard in the field of physical chemistry of solids. He was visiting professor at Seoul National University, Tohoku University/Sendai and Université d´Aix-Marseille. His research in physical chemistry of solids and electrochemistry spans a wide range from fundamental transport studies in mixed conductors, electrode kinetics and interface phenomena to plasma electrochemistry and in situ studies in electrochemical cells. Current key interests include new materials and their reactions in lithium solid state batteries, lithium- and sodium-based next generation batteries and the defect chemistry of porous and nanostructured oxides. Jürgen Janek holds several patents and is author of about 200 peer-reviewed papers in a wide range of journals.
|Deutsche Accumotive / Daimler AG||Engineering Symposium Session 1|
Manager HV Battery Design/Testing
Alfred Jeckel is responsible for the thermal management of HV batteries at Daimler AG. After his studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart he joined Daimler in 1988. Since then he occupied several positions in the development of thermal systems and high voltage components. Currently he works on the thermal problems of HV batteries e.g. as part of the common EU project OSEM EV which has the target to solve temperature dependency of the performance and range of electric powertrains.
|Valeo||High-Volume Track Session 2|
System & Hybrid Integration Department Manager
Yejin Jin is head of system and hybrid integration department at Valeo where he leads the e-motor system engineering and the assessment of hybrid architecture relevancy.
Prior to joining Valeo, he used to work in the battery industry in Korea at SK-Continental E-motion as researcher and program manager and in the emission control field in China at Faurecia as Center of competency head. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSTA at Paris.
|Chalmers University||Chemistry Symposium Session 1|
Prof. Johansson is Professor of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology since 2009 and he holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Uppsala University. Today his research is mainly focused on electrolytes for Li-ion and next generation batteries (Li-S, Na-ion) and he runs a group of 12 PhD students and postdocs. He also leads the theory platform of Alistore-ERI and his main interest is indeed to combine the development of better applied performance with an increased understanding of new materials at an atomic scale, often via combining macroscopic property assessments with advanced computational methods. He is a PI within the Swedish Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Centre (SHC) and the Director of Chalmers’ Applied Physics Master Programme.
|Porsche AG||High-Volume Track Session 3|
Christian Jung obtain his diploma as an Electric and Electronics Engineer from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 1997, where he worked as assistant professor for the institute for measurement and circuit design until he joined BMW in Munich as development engineer for energy-storage systems in 2002. In 2006 he moved to Troy, MI to work as manager of HV-battery systems for BMW-Hybrid Technology Corp. In 2009, he joined Porsche as manager of powertrain and chassis electronics for sportscars and in 2012 became manager of E-Mobility System Design.
|Ford Aachen||High-Volume Track Session 2|
Dr. Karden is Technical Expert for Battery & Energy Storage Technology at Ford's Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering Centre in Aachen, Germany. Since he joined Ford, he was responsible for numerous projects in the fields of powertrain electrification, battery modeling and monitoring, and storage technology assessment, with a main focus on micro-hybridization in 14V systems.
|Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.|| |
Dr. Andre Körner, Leader, Advanced Development for Energy Management, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
André Körner took his PhD in Electronic technology and Mechatronics at the Technical University Dresden in 1992. He joined HELLA in Lippstadt, Germany as Design Engineer for Relays and Mechatronic switching devices in 1991. He became the Leader of the Relay Design and Advanced Development Department and later he joined the Advanced Development for Body &
Energy as Senior Engineer and Project Manager. Since 2009 he is the Program Manager for Advanced Engineering for Vehicle Energy Management, focused on Battery Management, Power Conversion and Power Distribution products.
|Total Battery Consulting||Engineering Symposium Session 1|
Battery Systems Consultant
Mr. Kevin Konecky is an Energy Storage Systems consultant for Total Battery Consulting, where he works with a number of companies in the field of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for automotive, stationary and consumer applications. Mr. Konecky has been a career-long proponent of strong product development and validation plans that ensures a robust product for production. Mr. Konecky has worked in the advanced vehicle and battery industry for over 18 years; working at Fisker Automotive, General Motors, EnerDel, Cobasys and Lockheed Martin (now BAE Systems); developing multiple battery systems that are in use on xEV passenger and commercial vehicles. Mr. Konecky has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue (IUPUI-Indianapolis, IN).
Franz Josef Kruger
|Treofan Germany GmbH||Industrial Track session 3|
Head of Business Unit
After graduating as an inorganic chemist, from the University of Stuttgart in 1976, he started his career at Varta Batterie AG, as project manager for lithium battery systems, directing their development and production in Germany and in Singapore. In the early 1980s he left to be director of marketing for Raychem in Menlo Park, California, and Munich, Germany. In 1986, Dr. Kruger rejoined VARTA as technical director of its R & D Center in Germany. In 2001 he joined Gaia Akkumulatorenwerke Nordhausen as Managing Director, and after its 2002 merger with Lithium Technology Corp. of Plymouth Meeting, USA, became President and Chief Executive Officer of LTC/GAIA. From 2006 until 2010, Dr. Kruger served as Senior Vice President for Engineering & Product Development at PowerGenix Inc. in San Diego, CA and Shenzhen/China. In 2011 he joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH and in 2015, he became the head of the business unit for battery separators at Treofan/Germany GmbH. Dr. Kruger has published over 40 technical papers and holds more than 80 patents and patent applications.
Prasanna Udaya Kumara
|Haycarb, PLC||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 2|
MSP Udaya Kumara is Director technical and R&D of Haycarb PLC in Sri Lanka having 27years experience of activated carbon research. He is the inventor of ultra-high purity coconut shell based super capacitor carbon material for Ultracarb PLC a commercial manufacture and supplier of HCE202 and HCE201 series of ultra-capacitor carbon products for the industry. Currently he is engage with the development of high voltage EC capacitor carbons and Hard carbon products for Li-ion anode material.
|JSR Micro||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 3|
Senior Application Engineer
Benoit Lalande is a Senior Application engineer for Lithium Ion Capacitors at JSR Micro NV. He gained more than 10 years of experience in the Energy Storage System field, starting with Saft, mainly looking at BMS and system development for stationary and automotive applications. He then joined Jaguar Land Rover where he worked on the development and validation of traction battery packs. His current role at JSR is to help customer to deploy their Lithium-Ion Capacitors based solutions in the field.
|Daimler AG||High-Volume Track Session 3|
Head, High Voltage Battery Systems
Dr. Lamm studied mechanical and chemical engineering at the Rhine-Westphalia Technical University (RWTH), Aachen. He obtained his PhD from the Jülich GmbH research center, and joined Daimler AG in1995. Since then he has worked in different positions as senior manager for “Fuel Cell Stack and System Technology”, “Energy Storages” (Hydrogen tank, High-Voltage-Batteries) and “Fuel Cell Drivetrain”. In April 2009 Dr. Lamm became member of the board of German ACCUmotive at Nabern, and has been responsible for the development of Li-Ion batteries (Hybrid, EV, Plug-in). In December 2010 Dr. Lamm took over a new department at Daimler AG: “Characterization of HV Battery Systems“. He is member of the AG2 in the National Platform Electro Mobility in Germany.
|BMW Group||Chemistry Symposium Session 2|
General Manager ‘Research Battery Technology’
Degree and PhD in general physics from the Technical University of Munich (PhD done at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich; finalized in 1993). Since 1994 in different positions in non-profit research organizations as well as industry; continuously working on applied research in the field of energy storage and conversion. Joined BMW in 2001 as development engineer for fuel cell systems. From 2008 to 2012 responsible for product development of Li-Ion cells. Since 2004 he has been leader of the “Technology and Concepts Electric Energy Storage” group. Since 2012 head of the department ‚Research Battery Technology‘. Present focus is research on next generation electrical energy storage systems and strategy for application at BMW.
|Muenster University||Chemistry Symposium Session 1|
Group Leader, Institute of Physical Chemistry
Jie Li is a senior researcher leading a research group within the project KaLiPat, which is co-funded by three German Federal ministries: BMBF, BMWi and BMU. Her research interests are in the development of high-energy, low-cost and long-life cathode materials for lithium ion batteries, with special emphasis on the effects of material morphology on the electrochemical performance.
|Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, NA||Conference Both Tracks Session 1|
Michael Lord is a Manager in Vehicle Regulation & Certification Engineering for Toyota Technical Center (TTC), the North American research arm of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA). Mr. Lord has a B.A. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania and studied Japanese language at Sophia University in Japan before joining Toyota Motor Corporation in 1987. In 1993, he transferred to TTC where he works closely with Toyota engineering and US regulators on issues related to future powertrains, including the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD), Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV), and Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulations.
|Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)||Conference Both Tracks Session 1|
Certified Senior Industrial Analyst
As a certified senior industrial analyst of the biggest think-tank in Taiwan, Mark is responsible for research about battery-related industries in Taiwan, from material, cell, pack and related applications. Not only handling the official government statistics about Taiwan’s battery industries, he also plays a role in providing consultations to both the Taiwan government and companies worldwide. In the past six years, his clients have included the top 100 Taiwan enterprises, GM, VW, Intel, China Steel Company, China Petroleum Company and Japanese material companies. Between 2010 and 2014, he served as an executive secretary of the Taiwan Battery Association.
|Jaguar Land Rover plc.||Engineering Symposium Session 3|
Technical Specialist, Traction Battery Cells
Dr Chris Lyness works in the Electrical Department in Jaguar Land Rover as the Traction Battery Cell Technical Specialist. His work includes leading battery durability and robustness research, design of battery testing and exploring battery and cell modelling techniques. As well as supporting Jaguar Land Rover battery delivery teams, Chris leads two cell research work streams in the HVM Energy Storage Catapult Project. Previous to working at Jaguar Land Rover Chris completed his Ph.D. researching lithium intercalation materials
|Skeleton Technologies GmbH||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 2|
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Madiberk is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Skeleton Technologies. His business development, sales and marketing and company management skills have been instrumental in setting-up and driving growth. He has been the driving force for excellent customer traction, (the company counts as customers European Space Agency and several Tier 1 automotives), business strategy (leveraging the advantage in materials technology to energy storage cells and modules), product development and fundraising from venture capital, private equity and public sources in German, Estonian and EU level. Mr Madiberk brings knowledge from the IT, locomotive and NGO sectors from his experience prior to Skeleton Technologies. Among other Board positions he has served as the youngest ever Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Estonian Railways Ltd (AS Eesti Raudtee) from 2012-2014 the national railway. Among other Board positions he has served as the youngest ever Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Estonian Railways Ltd (AS Eesti Raudtee) from 2012-2014 the national railway and as a Member of the Supervisory Board of RKAS, an Estonian state-owned real estate company with over 400 M EUR of assets, until 2014.
|Yunasko||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 3|
Yurii has over 25 year experience of research in the field of ultracapacitors. In Yunasko he is responsible for the IP development and management of R&D activities. He also tightly collaborates with the National Academy of Science of Ukraine. Yurii published over 80 scientific papers in referred journals; he was a co-inventor of over 30 patents and patent applications. He has Master degree in Chemistry from Moscow Lomonosov State University, PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Academy of Science of Ukraine, and DSc (Dr.habil.) in Physical Chemistry from Russian Academy of Science. Yurii is a frequent speaker at key international conferences on energy storage.
|Renault||Engineering Symposium Session 1|
EV Battery Development Technical Leader
Julien Marie graduated from ESPCI ParisTech, obtained a Master’s degree from Pierre et Marie Currie University in Material Science before receiving his Ph.D in Energy and Processes for hydrogen fuel cells from MINES ParisTech in 2007. After a postdoctoral position in CEA on carbon nanotube synthesis, Mr Marie started his career as a process engineer in Saint Gobain company research developing new glass melting technics in electric furnaces. Subsequently he joined Renault EV battery development group in 2011 and was in charge of Li-ion cell electrochemical validations. He is currently EV battery development technical leader.
|Qualcomm||Conference Both Tracks Session 4|
Dr. Mathar studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He has a PhD in mechanical engineering, also from RWTH Aachen University. Dr. Mathar is an expert for standardization of wireless electric vehicles charging (WEVC) systems. He has more than 10 years of experience in standardization work, and is a founding member of all major working groups in IEC, ISO and SAE which deal with WEVC standards. Since 3 years, Dr. Mathar is with Qualcomm, one of the pioneers in wireless charging. Before that, he worked many years for an engineering services provider in the automotive industry in various team leading positions.
|VARTA Storage||Industrial Track session 3|
Dr. Meir studied physics at the University of Augsburg with organic electronics and thin films as his special topics. He received his PhD from the University of Augsburg in 2012. His research interest is on renewable energies in general with special focus on thermoelectronic energy conversion and – since he joined VARTA Storage in Feb. 2014 – large-scale lithium-ion battery systems. Dr. Meir is a Senior Scientist working within the research project EEBatt and developing VARTA Storage's upcoming commercial battery system.
Svetlana Menkin Bachbut
|Elbit Systems||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 2|
Researcher, Energy & Power Group
Dr. Menkin Bachbut is an electrochemist and material research scientist in the field of product oriented research of materials for electrochemical super capacitors and lithium ion batteries. During her PhD she was a part of Prof.Peled and Prof. Diana Golodnitsky electrochemistry research group at the Tel Aviv University. The research was focused on advanced anode materials for lithium ion batteries for EV applications. In addition, she participated in the development of 3D micro lithium ion battery. She has a number of publications and patents in the area of lithium ion batteries. Dr. Menkin Bachbut has joined Elbit Systems four years ago. She is leading the development of ionic liquid based symmetric carbon super capacitor and aqueous pseudo super capacitors.
|PSA Peugeot Citroen||High-Volume Track Session 2|
Specialist of 12V Storage System Components
Specialist of 12V storage system components at Peugeot Citroën Automobiles
After a PhD in Material Science obtained at the University of Jussieu in Paris (France), I have worked for a long period (20 years) on research and product engineering of primary and secondary batteries. The larger experience I developed was in a major lead acid battery manufacturer for 18 years working at different positions at Research, Development and Quality departments in stationary and automotive battery business units. I am now in Peugeot Citroën leading the development team in charge of integrating the 12V optimized storage system solutions to answer the different needs of conventional and “microhybrid” cars.
|Marc Nalbach||Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. ||High-Volume Track Session 2|
Director D&D Energy Management
|Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 1|
Professor of Chemistry, Institute of Symbiotic Science & Technology
Prof. Katsuhiko Naoi is a professor of chemistry at Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology (TAT). He received his BS, MS and Ph.D. from Waseda University, Tokyo and post-doc at The University of Minnesota. He majored in energy chemistry, environmental, and materials science. His research interests are advanced supercapacitors, high-power Li-ion batteries, and fuel cells for automotive/stationary applications. He serves as the chair of The Capacitor Technology Committee of The Electrochemical Society of Japan.
|Hannes Neupert||ExtraEnergy Services GmbH & Co. KG||Industrial Track session 2A|
|Hitachi Chem. Co., Ltd.||High-Volume Track Session 2|
General Manager, Automotive Battery Development Center
Mr. Tetsuro Okoshi had been participating in enhanced flooded type battery (EFB) in Shin-Kobe from 1999. During his tenure at Shin-Kobe, he led the development of EFB battery and launched it to Japanese automaker. In 2014, he transferred to Hitachi Chemical. Now, he has been continuously engaged in EFB battery development.
|Renault||Engineering Symposium Session 1|
Engineering Symposium Session 2
EV Battery Development Group Leader
After he graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1989, Mr. Origuchi started his engineering carrier in the vehicle research laboratory of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., where he was in charge of developing Nissan FEV presented in 1991. He continued to develop Altra EV and Tino HEV in Nissan taking a part of developing the world first Li-ion batteries for automotive applications until his resignation from Nissan at the end of 2000. Since 2002 he has been working for Renault in France always in charge of advanced battery development. He is now responsible for Renault’s EV battery development group.
|Tel Aviv University||Chemistry Symposium Session 1|
Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry
Emanuel Peled is Emeritus Professor at the School of Chemistry of Tel Aviv University. He is the inventor and developer of the Solid-Electrolyte-Interphase (SEI) model for non-aqueous alkali-metal batteries and studied many batteries and fuel cells systems including: lithium and calcium-thionyl chloride, lithium-sulfur, lithium ion, lithium and sodium - air, lithium molten-salt, high power hydrogen bromine regenerative fuel cell, direct methanol and direct ethylene glycol fuel cells. He was the director of the Wolfson Applied Material Research Center, the Gordon Center of Energy Studies, the Fuel Cells and Battery (MOS) Center and the incumbent of the Nathan Cummings Chair of Pure and Applied Electrochemistry. He is a co-founder of three startup companies: Chemtronics, EnStorage and Honeycomb. For the outstanding achievements in the field of energy, Prof. Peled awarded the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Research, the Landau research, the International Battery Associations Awards and recently he was elected a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society.
|Robert Bosch Battery Systems GmbH||High-Volume Track Session 3|
Director Marketing and Product Management of electrified Powertrain
Axel Pethe is the global director of marketing and product management for the electrified powertrain at Bosch. Having joined Bosch in 2004, he held responsibilities for marketing, strategy development and product management of several product segments. His attention was always on the automotive powertrain, such as gasoline direct injection. Since 2011 he has strong ties with the electrified mobility. Among other things, he developed a global scenario planning tools for the electrified future. He earned a joint Master degree of business administration and mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
|Samsung||Engineering Symposium Session 2|
Pichler Peter studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Graz. In 2002 he finished his Ph.D. with the title Doctor of Engineering Science at the University in Leoben. The subject of his dissertation was “Demand-based induction motor design for diverging electrical vehicle applications powered by Battery”. From 2002 to 04/2003, he was the head of the R&D Department at ATB Antriebstechnik (Austria) and responsible for serial developments on industrial induction machines and PM servomotors. Moreover, he was involved in specific investigations on materials and innovative motor designs for the electric machines, which are produced at ATB. From 05/2003 to 2005 he held several positions in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Development at MAGNA. From 2005 to 2015 he led several Development and Industrialization Programs for Li-Ion Electrical Storage Systems. Since 05/2015 Peter Pichler is Director for Product Management at Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH.
|Avicenne Energy||Tutorial 3|
Battery Survey Manager
Christophe has built up considerable expertise in the area of battery market. He joined Avicenne 18 years ago and spent 3 years in Japan analyzing the Japanese Electronic, Mobile & Battery market. Christophe has acquired extensive experience in marketing, strategy analysis, technology and financial studies for the battery and power management fields. He developed the battery market analysis for Avicenne, which serves more than 180 customers worldwide. Christophe has published several annual surveys such as "The rechargeable battery market 2012-2025". Globally, he has been involved in more than 200 projects for 100+ customers in the battery value chain. Before joining Avicenne, Mr. Pillot held a key position in France Telecom's innovation division. He has a degree in Chemistry and a MBA in Innovation management from Pays IX Dauphine.
|TU Dortmund University||Conference Both Tracks Session 4|
Head of E-Mobility
Dr. Jan Fritz Rettberg received a doctor’s degree in technology and innovation management at TU Dortmund University. Afterwards he joined the ie³ Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics as executive of the Northrhine-Westphalian Competence Center for Infrastructure and Power Grids at TU Dortmund University. Besides other projects with a number of industrial partners he directs the main project of the Competence Center to establish a technology and testing platform for interoperable e-mobility, infrastructure and grids (TIE-IN). Dr. Rettberg coordinates the competence center’s different projects in the fields of transformation of the energy system and electric mobility. He is member of the scientific advisory council of the German Federal Association for eMobility. Furthermore he was responsible for the preparation of the Masterplan Energy Transition Dortmund and is now the representative of the L.E.D. Centre for Energy Transition Dortmund. He is coordinating the Smart City project of the City of Dortmund and its partners. Together with the Chamber of Commerce of Dortmund (IHK zu Dortmund) he develops regional approaches concerning energy transition and Industry 4.0.
|Johnson Controls, Inc.||High-Volume Track Session 2|
Vice President, Engineering and Product Development EMEA
Dr Rosenkranz is responsible for the EMEA engineering and product development activities of the Power Solutions group. He is part of the global engineering leadership and drives the European development projects for electrochemical storage solutions in Lead-acid, Li-Ion and beyond. Prior to this position, Dr Rosenkranz was in charge of the global advanced products and materials development at Johnson Controls Power Solutions. He managed the portfolio of applied energy storage research in all automotive electrochemistries in a global industry and partnership network with several industry and academia partners, amongst which important relationships have been built with University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Milwaukee, University of Aachen, University of Cambridge, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Fraunhofer Institute and Johnson Controls active engagement as an industry partner in the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). From 2012 – 2013, Christian was responsible for the global component development in JCI PS driving successfully global design efficiency programs and product standardization efforts. From 2010 – 2012, Christian was the European Vice President for Product Engineering and launched new product lines for the growing start-stop market. From 2009 - 2010, Christian led the global business development activities for the Li-Ion product lines. Prior to this position, Christian was responsible from 2007 – 2009 as the General Manager for the European branch of Joint Venture JCI - Saft Advanced Power Solutions GmbH to establish and manage a battery system integration center in Hannover, Germany to serve European OE development projects in the field of hybrid and electric vehicle – battery systems. In his 16 years of industry career Christian held several positions in the fields of key accounting, marketing, project management (for 36V VRLA) as well as research & development.
|Audi AG||High-Volume Track Session 2|
Technical Project Manager 48V Li-Ion Battery
Matthias Schneider is a technical project manager in the energy storage system department at AUDI AG. He has been developing lithium-ion-batteries for low and mild voltage applications below 60V for several years and is in charge of the technical project management for 48V lithium-ion batteries. He is a Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in electrical engineering and information technology with the major in automotive electronics from Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt.
|Younicos AG||Industrial Track session 3|
Head of Battery Technology
Michael Schreieder studied Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Munich and Berlin, and graduated from HTW Berlin. He joined Younicos in 2011 as an R&D Engineer, where he was responsible for the design and production of kW-scale battery storage systems. Since 2014, he has held an appointment as an Assistant Professor at HTW Berlin for energy converter, where he plays a leading role in the layout and commissioning of the world's first commercial MW-scale battery plant. In 2015, he became head of battery technology at Younicos.
|Université Paul Sabatier||EC Capacitors Symposium Session 1|
Professor of Material Science
Patrice Simon is Professor of Material Science at the Université Paul Sabatier. His research is focused on the characterization of nanostructured materials for electrochemical energy storage sources, including electrochemical capacitors and Li-ion batteries. He is director of the Alistore European Research Institute (www.alistore.eu) focused on Li-ion battery research and Deputy Director of the French network on Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E, www.energie-rs2e.com). Patrice Simon received the CNRS Silver Medal in 2015; he was granted with an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council in 2012 (Ionaces project) to develop research on microporous carbons for supercapacitor applications.
|University of Stuttgart||Engineering Symposium Session 2|
Jan Singer is a Research Assistant in the field of Electrical Energy Storage Systems with focus on Battery Management Systems, especially ASIL C demand, modular concepts and detecting of aging processes such as Lithium plating. He started his professional career in 2006 as mechatronic technician at Harman/Becker Automotive Systems. In 2012 he received his Bachelor of Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Ulm in Energy Systems. Afterwards he joined University of Stuttgart and was graduated as Master of Science in Sustainable Electrical Power Supply in 2015. Since September 2015 he is a Research Assistant at Institute of Photovoltaics, Department for Electrical Energy Storage Systems.
|Battery Design LLC||Tutorial 1|
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.
|Wildcat Discovery Technology||Industrial Track session 3|
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Dee Strand is CSO at Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a materials discovery company focused on battery materials and other clean energy applications. Dr. Strand has over twenty years of experience in materials research, development, and commercialization, primarily in the areas of energy storage and electronic applications. Prior to joining Wildcat in 2013, Dr. Strand served as a Research Fellow at Dow Chemical, where she was the technical lead in Dow Energy Materials, as well as the Principal Investigator on external research programs with universities and national labs on battery materials. Dr. Strand completed her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Professor John Schrag. Her Ph.D. research focused on rheology and birefringence of polymeric solutions. Dr. Strand also holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from North Dakota State University.
|Fraunhofer ISI||Industrial Track session 3|
Deputy Head of Competence Center Emerging Technologies
Dr. Axel Thielmann is Deputy Head of the Competence Center "Emerging Technologies" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI). His research areas focus on scientific, technological developments in emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, advanced materials, production technologies with focus on energy technologies. He performs analyses on their market potentials, technical, socio-economic and environmental impacts and dynamics, regulatory frame conditions and implications for strategic planning and technology policy. He represents the Fraunhofer ISI in the Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance and the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance. Since 2010 Dr. Thielmann is coordinating and conducting a Roadmapping and Monitoring process on Lithium-Ion Batteries for electric mobility and stationary energy storage on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
|Recharge Batteries||Conference Both Tracks Session 4|
Willy Tomboy – RECHARGE, the European association for advanced rechargeable battery. Prior to joining RECHARGE, he worked 43 years in the automotive industry (General Motors/ Toyota) in Belgium, Germany, Canada, USA. The last years at Toyota Motor Europe as Director Environmental Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, involved in climate change issues, vehicle emissions, ISO 14001, recycling.
|Volkswagen||High-Volume Track Session 3|
Traction Battery Technology Development Electric/Electronics
Dr. Matthias Ullrich manages advanced battery technology at Volkswagen AG where he is in charge of the predevelopment of battery technology and development of battery modular concepts with a focus on management system, safety, and life. From 1994 to 2000 he was with VARTA where he worked on lithium ion cells development and automotive battery systems.
Heinz Willi Vassen
|Audi AG||Engineering Symposium Session 3|
Manager Energy and Storage Systems
Mr. Vassen studied electromechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen, Germany. In 1997 he became system engineer of engine control at Mannesmann VDO AG. He entered Audi AG in 1999 as diagnostics engineer and became manager of gateway ECU and data buses in 2004. He has been manager of energy and storage systems at Audi since 2006.
|ZSW||Engineering Symposium Session 3|
Mario Wachtler is Team Leader in the Department of Accumulators Materials Research of ZSW (Ulm, Germany). He has been active in R&D of Li-ion batteries and of other electrochemical energy storage systems since 18 years. Today, his special focus is on electrolytes, anode materials, carbon materials, and characterisation techniques. Earlier in his career he worked for SGL Group – The Carbon Company, starting up their research activities related with Li-ion batteries. He received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Graz University of Technology (Austria).
|AVL List GmbH||Engineering Symposium Session 2|
Senior Product Manager
Uwe Wiedemann studied Mechatronics at the University of Aalen, Germany and the University of Teesside, GB. He received a PhD degree from the University of Ulm for the investigation of NiMH ageing mechanism in HEVs. From 2003 onwards he was involved in battery management system software development and other development tasks around electrochemical energy storage systems. After working in research and development departments at Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH, he joined AVL List’s Global Battery Competence Team in 2009. His current position is Senior Product Manager.
|Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH & Co. KG||Industrial Track session 3|
Dr. Hartung Wilstermann studied electrical engineering at the Karlsruhe University of Technology (now part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Upon completing his studies in 1995, he began his career at Daimler AG, where he obtained his doctorate in 1998 based on his research on ignition systems with integrated ion current measurement. Dr. Wilstermann joined the Daimler AG exchange group in 1999 and subsequently held various positions in the field of drive electronics and on-board diagnostics. As Senior Manager he was responsible for “Gasoline system drive electronics” and was also the Project Manager of the start/stop systems for Mercedes-Benz cars between 2005 and 2009. He subsequently took over the management of the “Hybrid system integration & E/E hardware” area. Dr. Wilstermann has been General Manager of Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH & Co. KG in Kirchheim u. Teck/Nabern, Germany since March 2010, where he is responsible for development and program management of high voltage battery systems for automotive purpose.
|Muenster University||Tutorial 2|
Chemistry Symposium Session 1
Chemistry Symposium Session 2
Chair, Applied Materials Science for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
Prof. Winter's interests are in applied electrochemistry and electrochemical materials science. He has been active in the field of battery science and technology for more than 20 years. For his achievements, he was awarded with the Research and Technology Awards of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the International Battery Materials Association (IBA), respectively, and with the Carl Wagner Memorial Award of the ECS. He is a Fellow of the ECS and the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).
Currently, he is the chairman of the advisory board of the Batterieforum of the BMBF (Germany Ministry of Education and Research) and a member of the German National Platform E-Mobility (NPE).
|FMC Lithium||Chemistry Symposium Session 2|
Commercial Manager for New Product and Technology Development
Marina Yakovleva is the Global Commercial Manager for New Products and Technology Development at FMC Lithium. She started her career in battery components industry in 1995 and today her expertise in technology and markets covers lithium battery supply chain from lithium extractions to future energy storage devices. Marina has inventions in lithium-ion battery materials widely used commercially, including the cathode technology that has become the industry standard and is used in a vast majority of consumer electronics devices. Today, her mission is to implement FMC’s new strategic inventions through industry and academia collaborations to enable improved performances in Li-ion battery and high energy density storage devices.
Mo Hua Yang
|TD HiTech Energy||Industrial Track session 2A|
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.
|Wildcat Discovery Technology||Industrial Track session 3|
Sr. Research Scientist
Dr. Ke Zhang is a Sr. Research Scientist at Huntsman Performance Products, where she focuses on the development of low cost, high performance components for lithium ion battery electrolytes. Dr. Zhang has over ten years of experience in the development and commercialization of specialty chemicals for advanced applications including batteries, catalysts, and composites. Dr. Zhang completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Kent State University, after which she was a postdoctoral fellow and lab manager at Kent State. Dr. Zhang also holds a Bachelor and Master of degree in Applied Chemistry from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.