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Monday, June 6 to Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Advanced Automotive Battery Conferences

AABC Europe 2011 – Tutorials

Tutorial A
Electrochemical Capacitors: Fundamentals  

Tutorial B
Large Lithium-Ion Battery Design Principles

Tutorial C
Engineering Supercapacitor Storage Systems

Tutorial D
Introduction into Lithium Battery Materials

Tutorial E
Lithium-Ion Cell and Battery Safety

Tutorial F
Lithium-Ion Cell Manufacturing


Tutorial C:
Engineering Supercapacitor Storage Systems

Dr. Roland GallayPresented by:
Dr. Roland Gallay,

Dr. Gallay received his PhD in solid states physics from the EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1987. He joined the company “montena components” in 1990 where he was in charge of high voltage and power capacitor project developments. He initiated “montena components” supercapacitor activities in 1998, launching the well-known Boostcap products on the market in 2000. From 2002 to 2007 he worked for Maxwell Technologies as WW R&D Senior Director where he developed the “D-cell” size supercapacitor. Since 2007 he is managing his own enterprise Garmanage, providing R&D services to the industry in the fields of electrode, supercapacitors, batteries, and film capacitors.

  • Applications Using Electrochemical Capacitors
    • Industrial
    • Traction
    • Consumer market
  • Storage System Design – Thermal Management
    • Efficiency
    • Ragone plot
    • Geometry and contacting requirements
    • Cooling power requirements
  • Storage System Design – Sizing
    • Temperature dependency
    • Voltage dependency
    • Lifetime dependency
  • Storage System Design – Reliability
    • Maximum operating voltage
    • Normal failure modes
    • Abnormal failures
    • Practical considerations
  • Measurement Techniques
    • Cyclic voltammetry
    • Impedance spectroscopy
    • Charge/discharge at constant power or current
  • Composition Choice for Electric Storage Systems
    • Symmetric supercapacitors
    • Asymmetric hybrid supercapacitors
    • Batteries