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LLIBTA Symposium- Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application
Track B: Battery Engineering

Tuesday, February 4 to Wednesday, February 5, 2014

AABC 2014 LLIBTA Symposium - Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application - Track B: Battery Engineering and Application

Robert Spotnitz

Session B1: Cell and Pack Engineering

Session Chairman:

Robert Spotnitz, President, Battery Design LLC

Dr. Robert 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.

Joe LoGrasso

Session B2: Safety and Durability Validation: Testing and Modeling

Session Chairman:

Joe LoGrasso, Engineering Manager, Global Battery Systems Engineering, General Motors

Mr. Joe LoGrasso has worked at GM for 27 years including the past 20 in development of advanced propulsion technology and energy-storage systems for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles. He was a key contributor to the GM's early electric drive programs including the EV1 Electric Vehicle, Precept and Autonomy Fuel Cell prototype vehicles, and most recently has led GM's technology development of Lithium-Ion batteries for GM's hybrid, Plug-in hybrid, and extended range electric vehicle programs including the GM Volt. He manages battery pack system requirements, performance & safety, as well as cell engineering, and he is responsible for battery technology assessment, qualification, and strategy.

Mark Verbrugge

Session B3: Battery Management in Automotive Applications

Session Chairman:

Mark Verbrugge, Director of Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors

Dr. Mark Verbrugge’s Laboratory (1) maintains global research programs enabled by the disciplines or chemistry, physics, and materials science and (2) targets the advanced development of structural subsystems, energy storage devices, and various technologies associated with fuels, lubricants, and emissions. He is a Board Member of the United States Automotive Materials Partnership and the United States Advanced Battery Consortium and an adjunct professor for the Department of Physics, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2009. He has published extensively on the topic of battery modeling, among others.