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ECCAP Symposium
Large EC Capacitor Technology & Application
Monday, January 26 and Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AABC Europe 2015 - ECCAP Symposium: Large EC Capacitor Technology and Application

Session 1 (joint session with LLIBTA):

Overview of Government-Sponsored Electrochemical Energy Storage R&D

Given the social and environmental significance of vehicle electrification and energy-storage-systems proliferation, governments around the world are funding energy-storage R&D with the aim to develop the battery systems of the future, with higher performance, longer life, and lower cost. In this session, program managers from some of the leading energy-storage R&D institutes discussed their organizations’ activities in this domain, with details provided in the follow-up Poster Session.


Martin Winter

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).

Session 2:

Advances in EC Capacitor Materials and Cell Design

This session, explored the latest advances in materials—including the development of advanced materials and processes to meet the pricing threshold of important markets—and in capacitor design—including the development of advanced asymmetric ECs.


Katsuhiko Naoi

Session Chairman:

Katsuhiko Naoi, Professor of Chemistry, Institute of Symbiotic Science & Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology


Prof. Katsuhiko NAOI is a professor of chemistry at Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology (TAT). He got his BS, MS and Ph.D. from Waseda University, Tokyo and post-doc at The University of Minnesota. His major is 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.

Session 3:

New EC Capacitor Products and Business Development

This session reviewed new capacitor products and EC business development activity. Leaders from key companies discussed present and future products and business development strategies as they expand their product offerings to support the growth of energy-efficient industrial, utility, and transportation-related energy-storage systems.


John R. Miller

Chairman of Session and ECCAP Symposium:

John R. Miller, President, JME, Inc.


Dr. John R. Miller is President of JME, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in ultracapacitor development, testing, and application. John is a well-known expert in ultracapacitor technology with 25 years of experience in the industry. In the past five years, prior to joining the AABC team, he has chaired the Advanced Capacitor World Summit.

Session 4:

EC Capacitor Storage System Application

Session 4 reviewed EC module design and system engineering, including those related to transportation, to industrial energy conservation, and to the utility grid.


Michael Meinert

Session Chairman:

Michael Meinert, Head of R&D-group Energy Storage Systems, Smart Grid Division, Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens AG


Michael Meinert graduated in electrical engineering, Electrical Railway Systems, from Dresden University of Technology, Germany in 1995 and received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany in 2007. His employment experience included the Siemens AG, Erlangen since 1995 in the field of Rolling Stock and Railway Power Supply as well as the Darmstadt University of Technology from 2001 to 2004. He is currently the Head of the R&D-group for energy storage units/systems as well as overhead contact line free systems at the Siemens AG, Infrastructure & Cities Sector. His special experience include railway systems, High Temperature Superconductivity and innovative energy systems.