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LLIBTA Symposium - Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application
Track A: Cell Materials and Chemistry

Tuesday, February 5 to Wednesday, February 6, 2013

AABC 2013 LLIBTA Symposium - Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application - Track A: Cell Materials and Chemistry - overview

Martin Winter

Session A1: Advances in Active Materials and Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries


Session Chairman:

Prof. Martin Winter, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, MEET Battery Research Center, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster


Prof. 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).

Nobuaki Yoshioka

Session A2: Advances in Inactive Materials and Electrode Technology


Session Chairman:

Nobuaki Yoshioka, Executive Vice President, NEC Energy Devices, Ltd.


Mr. Yoshioka joined NEC Corporation in 1981 and started developing lithium-ion batteries at NEC central research laboratory in 1999. He then joined NEC Lamilion Energy, Ltd. in 2002 and worked on the development of lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications. In 2007 Mr. Yoshioka joined Automotive Energy Supply Corporation, the cell, battery module and pack supplier for Nissan and Renault EV, as executive vice president. In 2011, Mr. Yoshioka returned to NEC to head business development activities at NEC Energy Devices, Ltd., a producer of electrodes for Li ion cells.

Steven J. Visco

Session A3: Beyond Lithium Ion


Session Chairman:

Dr. Steven J. Visco, Chief Technical Officer, PolyPlus Battery Company


Dr. Visco is the Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of PolyPlus Battery Company in Berkeley, California, as well as a Principal Investigator in the Materials Science Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Visco graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts in 1977 and received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Brown University in 1982. Steven spent two years as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the University of California at Santa Barbara working on advanced batteries. Dr. Visco then joined the staff at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Principal Investigator in the Materials Sciences Division in 1984 where his research interests have included solid-state ionic devices such as batteries and fuel cells. Steven Visco co-founded PolyPlus Battery Company in 1991. Dr. Visco also serves on the Technical Advisory Boards for the Conrad Foundation and the CIC Energigune Institute in Miñano, Spain. Dr. Visco has published over 75 articles in scholarly journals, and currently holds 61 issued U.S. patents and more than 100 international patents.