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LLIBTA Symposium
Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application
Tuesday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 26, 2013

AABC Europe 2013 - LLIBTA Symposium: Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application - Overview

Martin Winter

Session 1: High Voltage Lithium Ion Cathodes and Electrolytes

Session Chairman:

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).

Philippe Blanchard

Session 2: Advances in Lithium Ion Anodes and Inactive Materials

Session Chairman:

Philippe Blanchard, Product Engineering Manager, Saft Automotive Batteries

Dr. Philippe Blanchard received his PhD in Electrochemistry in 1984 (Research area for PhD: corrosion of construction steel in sea water). Dr. Blanchard joined Saft in 1985. He has taken the following positions: Research engineer in the area of Ni-Cd batteries, Research Group Leader for Ni-MH batteries, Cell Engineering Manager for industrial li-ion cells. He has been the program manager for several USABC and European programs. He joined the JV with Johnson Controls in 2006 with HEV cell design responsibility. Since 2011 and the termination of the JV, he still keeps the same responsibility within the SAFT Automotive Battery Group.

Matthias Vetter

Session 3: Advances in Stationary Applications for Large-Format Batteries

Session Chairman:

Matthias Vetter, Electrical Engineer, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Dr. Matthias Vetter is an Electrical Engineer with 13 years of experience at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE). His various areas of work include autonomous systems and mini-grids, decentralized grid-connected PV battery systems, development of battery systems for stationary and automotive applications. Since 2011 he has been head of ISE’s “PV off-grid solutions and battery system technology” department. Dr. Vetter wrote his PhD thesis on modeling and development of control strategies for fuel cell systems.