Speakers by Last Name

William AdamsIndustrial MineralsRaw Materials
William Adams
Head, Base Metals & Battery Research
William has been involved in the metals markets since 1986, he runs the research for Fastmarkets battery metals and oversees base and precious metals research. Fastmarkets’ aim is to provide a clear and focused understanding of the metals markets. Prior to working for Fastmarkets, William worked with Rudolf Wolff & Co Ltd, which was one of the founding members of the London Metal Exchange, where he gained broad insight into all aspects of the metals markets, working in their London, New York and Tokyo offices.
Christina Antonius, PhDJohnson Controls Power SolutionsxEV
Christina Antonius, PhD
Manager Requirements Analysis
Christina Antonius works as Manager Requirements Analysis for Lithium Ion batteries at Johnson Controls Advanced Power Solutions in Hannover, Germany. She has been working for the company (former VARTA Automotive) since 1999. In her present position she is responsible for technical project support in the implementation of Lithium Ion batteries in various automotive applications. Prior to this position as a Program Manager she headed a team for the development of Li-Ion Hybrid batteries, and before that as a laboratory manager for Nickel Metal Hybrid (NiMH) material development. Before 1999 Christina Antonius was working at the Forschungszentrum Jülich on Photo Electrochemical Solar Cells and at the Institute for Solar Energy research (ISFH) at Hannover. Christina Antonius has a PhD in Photo Electrochemistry and a diploma in Chemistry from the Technical University of Braunschweig.
Brian Barnett, PhDBattery Perspectives LLCTutorial 3
Brian Barnett, PhD
Sophia BauknechtTechnische Universität BerlinLead-Based
Sophia Bauknecht
Department of Electrical Energy Storage Technology
Robert BaylisRoskill Information ServicesRaw Materials
Robert Baylis
Managing Director & Principal Consultant, Battery Raw Materials
Robert Baylis is Managing Director of Roskill. Robert joined Roskill in 2006, focusing initially on the cobalt market, and moved onto analysing the lithium market in 2008, since when he has further strengthened Roskill’s position as the leading source of insight on this nascent market. He has visited all bar one of the America’s brine operations, and the Roskill lithium team – now extended to four people - add Australia and China to this. Robert has also worked on reports and projects across other battery raw materials, notably nickel, cobalt and graphite, as well as technology metals such as rare earths, scandium, tellurium and hafnium. Robert has presented widely on various topics concerning mineral and metal supply, end-use developments and trends.
Patrick Bernard, PhDSAFTChemistry
Patrick Bernard, PhD
Director, Research
Kai Peter Birke, PhDUniversity of StuttgartEngineering
Kai Peter Birke, PhD
Electrical Engineering
Prof. Kai Peter Birke, born in 1967, studied physics at Kiel University and gained his doctorate there in 1997 with a dissertation on solid-state batteries with functional ceramic layers. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology he worked on a new generation of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and a new ceramic separator for lithium-ion polymer batteries, as well as eventually becoming head of the Integrated Energy Systems department. In 2000 he moved to industry, initially establishing the development and production of a new generation of lithium-ion polymer batteries with battery manufacturer VARTA. This was followed by a move to Continental in Berlin in 2005. As Head of Advance Development Cell and Battery Technology with SK Continental E-motion, Birke was involved with batteries for the electrification of the powertrain, including all battery types from micro-hybrid (12 V) through to battery-powered electric vehicles (400 V). Birke is the author and co-author of more than 70 publications. He holds 95 patent families in the field of energy storage and was the founder and partner of two spin-offs for lithium-ion cells with a ceramic separator.
Ludwig Brabetz, PhDKassel UniversityxEV
Ludwig Brabetz, PhD
Professor, FB Elektrotechnik/Informatik
Prof. Ludwig Brabetz studied physics at the University of Münster and earned his PhD from the Universtity of Siegen. Since 2007 he has been in charge of the “Automotive EE Systems and Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering” department at the University of Kassel with the focus on electrical energy in vehicles. Before entering the academic field, Prof. Brabetz worked in the automobile industry for 20 years in the engineering and management areas.
David BrennanInternational Air Transport AssociationxEV
David Brennan
Assistant Director, Cargo Safety & Standards
Mr. David Brennan has worked for IATA since 2002 and is currently Assistant Director Cargo Safety & Standards. He is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Cargo team who are jointly responsible for the IATA standards publications and products that address dangerous goods transported by air. David is the Secretary of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and the Panel member nominated by IATA to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel. He also participates, on behalf of IATA, in the meetings of the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Prior to joining IATA David worked for Ansett Australia for a period of 26 years, holding a number of supervisory and management positions within the Operations Division, the last being that of Corporate Advisor Dangerous Goods Compliance.
Pavel CalderonABTERYSpecialty
Pavel Calderon
Lead Innovation Manager
Pavel Calderon is Lead Innovation Manager at Abtery. Mr. Calderon has been developing researchable energy storage systems for several automotive OEM´s. With in-depth experience in material science, electrochemistry, battery technology and a strong passion for development of electromobility and new ways of transportation, Pavel is taking part in pushing the limits of electric powertrain systems. Pavel has a Master of Science Degree from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Nicolo CampagnolMcKinsey and CompanyxEV
Senior Knowledge Analyst
At McKinsey he supports clients worldwide in making strategic decisions related to the battery value chain: product placement, raw materials sourcing, and market trends navigation. When not deployed at client sites he helps develop knowledge for the firm, producing articles and speaking at conferences. Prior to joining McKinsey he earned his PhD in Materials Science and Electrochemisty at KU Leuven (Belgium) and a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering at the University of Padua (Italy), with exchanges at MIT (USA), TU Delft (The Netherlands) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (The Netherlands). During his academic career he has focused on all main aspects of electrochemistry: from electrodeposition to corrosion, but with special attention to energy storage and batteries.
Doug CampbellSolid Power, Inc.Chemistry
Doug Campbell
Doug Campbell is a small business veteran who specializes in new technology development and commercialization within the energy storage industry. Mr. Campbell co-founded Solid Power, Inc. in 2012 as a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder based on groundbreaking research in all solid-state rechargeable batteries. He has led the company’s efforts in transitioning from a University project into an industry-leading developer of high energy, safe and low-cost all solid-state rechargeable batteries targeted for a number of markets including automotive.
Silvia Cazzanti, PhDFiammxEV
Silvia Cazzanti, PhD
Product Innovation Manager, R&D
Silvia Cazzanti earned her PhD degree in Inorganic chemistry in March 2009. She has been working for FIAMM Energy Technology since January 2009 as R&D researcher, R&D laboratory manager, and presently as product innovation.
Keith CoughlanEuropean Metals Holdings Ltd.Raw Materials
Keith Coughlan
Managing Director
Keith has 30 years’ experience in stockbroking and funds management. He has been largely involved in the funding and promoting of resource companies listed on the ASX, AIM and TSX. He has advised various companies on the identification and acquisition of resource projects and was previously employed by one of Australia’s then largest funds. His mining finance experience has covered many different metals in a diverse range of mining jurisdictions. Until recently, Keith was the Non–Executive Chairman of ASX listed Talga Resources Limited. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Calidus Resources Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited.
George Crabtree, PhDUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoTutorial 6
George Crabtree, PhD
Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory & Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
George Crabtree is Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). He leads research on creating next-generation electricity storage technology beyond lithium-ion batteries. He has directed workshops for the Department of Energy on energy science and technology, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the hydrogen economy, on meeting sustainable energy challenges, and on the prospects for next generation electrical energy storage.
Mikaël Cugnet, PhD,CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission)Lead-Based
Mikaël Cugnet, PhD,
Battery Expert
Dr. Mikaël Cugnet received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Control Engineering from the University of Bordeaux in France, in 2004 and 2008 respectively. His Ph.D. entitled “Ageing integration to the management of an automotive lead-acid battery” was funded by PSA Peugeot Citroën under the guidance of Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon. From 2008 to 2010, he was a post-doc in the team of Dr. Bor Yann Liaw, at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, to work on characterizing and modeling Li-ion and Lead-acid batteries. Since 2010, Mikaël is a battery expert at CEA, the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission, managing many academic and industrial projects on different technologies (Pb-acid, Ni-MH, Li-ion, Na-ion, and Na-MCl2) mostly focused on battery modeling and diagnostic for transport applications. Mikaël has been the thesis advisor of 3 MSc and 5 PhD students. He has lectured on electrochemical storage at Ecole des Mines de Paris since 2010. He has been a member of the Electrochemical Society since 2008 and has attended 34 international conferences in the battery field. He currently holds 4 book chapters, 6 patents, and 18 articles. He also acts as an expert for the European Commission.
Thierry DagronARMOREngineering
Thierry Dagron
Business Development Director, ARMOR Films for Batteries
Thierry is Business Development Director at ARMOR where he leads product management, marketing, and sales, on a global basis for battery related activities. With a strong entrepreneurship mindset, he is expert in bringing cutting-edge technologies to the market. Prior to joining ARMOR, he launched a start-up in sensors for battery management systems. He also contributed to the mobile phones revolution. He lived for 6 years in ASIA. Thierry’s background is Electrical Engineering. He holds a Master of Science from the University College of London, and SUPELEC in France.
Alistair Davidson, PhDInternational Lead AssociationLead-Based
Alistair Davidson, PhD
Products and Sustainability Director
Shmuel De-LeonShmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.Tutorial 4
Shmuel De-Leon
Shmuel De-Leon is a leading international expert in the business of energy storage. Prior to founding the company, Shmuel held for over 21 year’s various positions as an energy storage, electronic engineering and quality control team manager. Shmuel holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from Tel-Aviv University, an MBA in quality control and reliability engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa, as well as an Electronic Technician’s diploma.
Bruno DelobelRenaultxEV
Bruno Delobel
Electrochemistry Junior Expert
Bruno DELOBEL graduated from Picardie Jules Verne University (Amiens). He obtained a Master’s degree from the European master, Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC), before receiving his Ph.D in Materials Sciences from Picardie Jules Verne University (Amiens) in 2010 at the “Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides” (LRCS). After his PhD, he directly joined Renault’s EV battery development group in 2010 and was in charge of Li-ion cell safety and electrochemical validations. Consecutively, he became Electrochemistry Junior Expert and, since 2017, he has taken the position of Battery Development Team Manager.
Robert Dominko, PhDNational Institute of ChemistryChemistry
Robert Dominko, PhD
Laboratory Head & Director
Robert Dominko is employed at the National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia, as a research professor and at the University of Ljubljana, as associate professor. His research interests are in the field of materials science and electrochemistry, more precisely in electrochemical systems for energy conversion and storage, with main activities on the field of modern battery systems. Research directions in his group can be three main directions; development of novel cathode materials for Li-ion batteries, development of Li-S and Mg batteries. He has published more than 110 per reviewed papers (H index 46). He is a deputy director of Alistore ERI (http://alistore.eu/) and a coordinator of EU project with acronym HELIS (http://www.helis-project.eu/).
Aurelien Du Pasquier, PhDCabotLead-Based
Aurelien Du Pasquier, PhD
Lead Scientist
Aurelien Du Pasquier received his PhD in polymer science form Universite Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6) and has spent most of his career in the US working on electrochemical energy storage devices. After a post-doc in France with prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon who pioneered graphite/LiMn2O4 Li-ion batteries, he worked as research scientist in New-Jersey for Bellcore where the plastic Li-ion Battery (PLion) pouch cell was invented. He later joined the Energy Storage Research Group (ESRG) at Rutgers University, NJ as assistant and then associate research Professor. His battery work covered Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) anodes, super capacitors and hybrid Li-ion batteries combining LTO anodes and activated carbon cathodes. In his current role at Cabot Corporation in Billerica Massachusetts, Aurelien leads the performance application development and testing of LITX additives for Li-ion battery cathodes and PBX carbon additives for lead-acid batteries negative plates.
Asad FaridBerenbergRaw Materials
Asad Farid
Associate Director, Senior Analyst, Thermatics Equity Research
Asad Farid is an Associate Director at Berenberg Bank and has more than 10 years of research experience. At Berenberg, Asad specialises in battery technology and its use in the automotive and the power sectors. His research focuses on lithium, nickel, cobalt, chemicals, battery manufacturing, EVs and utilities. This includes both top-down macro/sector analysis and bottom-up research on companies (public and private) that are affected across the battery value chain. Prior to his current position he worked in the oil and gas team at Berenberg and was the lead analyst for oil-field services. Before Berenberg, Asad was an equity analyst on the mid-cap banks and macroeconomics team at AKD Securities, where he wrote detailed economic reports covering issues related to fixed income, currencies and commodities. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA charterholder.
Christoph FehrenbacherA123 SystemsxEV
Christoph Fehrenbacher
Executive Director, European Technical Center
Christoph Fehrenbacher is the Director of the European Application Engineering department at A123 Systems, where he focuses on new business development and engineering support for automotive customers. Prior to joining A123 in 2010, he spent 10 years at BEHR where he held several positions in advanced engineering and innovation management including 4 years as a project manager for Lithium-Ion system development. Earlier in his career, he worked in energy storage development at the German Aerospace Center. Mr. Fehrenbacher holds a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Stuttgart.
Egbert Figgemeier, PhDForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHxEV
Egbert Figgemeier, PhD
IEK-12: Ionics in Energy Storage - Ageing and Lifetime Prediction of Batteries
Prof. Figgemeier studied chemistry and earned his PhD from the University of Paderborn. He then performed academic research at the Universities of Dublin, Basel, and Uppsala. In 2007, he joined Bayer Technology Services, heading the materials and corrosion lab as well as the development of materials for battery applications. From 2012 on, he worked as application development engineer for battery materials at 3M Deutschland, and was responsible for the technical support for customers in Germany and Europe. Since 2016 he is group leader at the Helmholtz Institute Münster (section Aachen) and he holds the chair for “Ageing and Reliability of Batteries” at the RWTH Aachen University.
Martin Finsterbusch, PhDForschungszentrum JülichChemistry
Martin Finsterbusch, PhD
Group Leader, Manager, Solid State Batteries
Martin Finsterbusch majored in Physics and Material Sciences. He pursued his PhD in the field of solid oxide fuel cells, investigating the degradation behavior via synchrotron based analysis methods. Translating the knowledge of ceramic synthesis and manufacturing methods as well as electrochemistry into the all solid state batteries field, he did a post doc on thin film deposition of oxide electrolytes. 2016 he took over the team “all-solid-state battery” where the develops concepts to increase energy and power density as well as scalable synthesis and manufacturing routes in order to enable their commercial application.
Tim Fister, PhDArgonne National LaboratoryLead-Based
Tim Fister, PhD
Materials Scientist, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Tim Fister is a materials scientist in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering division at Argonne National Laboratory. For over a decade he has used synchrotron x-ray methods to study the electrochemical response of batteries, fuel cells, and electrocatalysts during operation.
Jürgen Fleischer, PhDKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyEngineering
Jürgen Fleischer, PhD
Manager, Machines, Equipment and Process Automation
Professor Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer, born 1961, studied mechanical engineering at the University Karlsruhe (TH) and afterwards he was a research associate at the at the Institute of Machine Tools and Industrial Engineering (Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebstechnik) at University Karlsruhe (TH). After finishing his PhD in "computer aided process planning for flexibly automated sheet metal bending" 1989 the head of the ‘Handling and Assembly Systems’ group at the same institute. Between 1992 and 1999 he was in several leading positions at the DaimlerChrysler group most recently as President Product Unit Bogies at Adtranz with worldwide responsibility for train bogies. Afterwards he was in the capacity of President Regional and Commuter Trains responsible for the 'Regional Trains’ Business Unit of Bombardier Transportation in Berlin. Since February 1st 2003 he accepted the appointment as a professor as the head of the Institute of Production Science at the University Karlsruhe (TH). Since April 1st 2008 he took a sabbatical from the academic post in line with the interest of the state of Baden-Württemberg in promoting the exchange between industry and the universities as Chairman of the Executive Board of the international Machine Tool Group MAG Industrial Automation Systems. Since October 1st 2010 he finished the sabbatical and returned to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as Head of the Institute of Production Science as the Manager of Machines, Equipment and Process Automation group. From 2011 to 2014 he was Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at KIT. Since 2014 he’s also Visiting Professor at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
Jun Furukawa, PhDThe Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.Lead-Based
Jun Furukawa, PhD
Senior Fellow
Juergen Garche, PhDFCBATLead-Based
Juergen Garche, PhD
Education: PhD – Theoretical Electrochemisty, 1970 Habilitation – Applied Electrochemistry, 1980 Academia: Lecturer - Dresden University of Technology, Professsor Electrochemistry - Ulm University, Visiting professor Electrochemistry at Shandong University, Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics (China) and Sapienca University Roma Since 2015 - Senior Professor – Ulm University1970 – 1990, Senior researcher, University lecturer at TU Dresden, 1991 – 2004, Head of the Electrochemical Energy Storage and Energy Conversion Division of the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, Ulm, 2004 – now, CEO of FCBAT Ulm.
Luke GearIDTechExSpecialty
Luke Gear
Technology Analyst
Franco GonzalezIDTechExSpecialty
Franco Gonzalez
Principal Analyst
Jens Groot, PhDVolvo Group Trucks TechnologySpecialty
Jens Groot, PhD
ESS Specialist
Dr. Jens Groot has worked within research and development for heavy-duty vehicles with the Volvo Group since 2003 focusing on battery characterization, evaluation and modelling. Since 2012 he holds a position as energy storage specialist primarily working with cycle life evaluation and cell modelling in both thermal and electrochemical domain. He received his Ph.D. from Chalmers University of Technology, where the main focus of his research was on high-power Li-ion battery lifetime prediction and modelling.
Yue Guo, PhDThe University of WarwickEngineering
Yue Guo, PhD
Project Manager, Deputy Head, Energy Innovation Centre, WMG
Dr Yue Guo graduated with a BEng degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China. After his undergraduate degree, he studied in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham where he received an MSc in Management of Information Technology. He then successfully completed his PhD in Model-Based design for Automotive Electronic System at the University of Warwick. He also holds a MBA degree in Global Energy Industry from the Warwick Business School. Dr Yue Guo is a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is currently appointed as the Project Manager and Deputy Head of Energy Innovation Centre at WMG, University of Warwick. He has a wealth of automotive experience and is involved in a number of research projects on the design and development of the next generation of energy storage systems for low carbon transport applications.
Ola HaggfeldtNorthStar GroupLead-Based
Ola Haggfeldt
Director, Europe, Transportation Division
Michael HarenbrockMann+Hummel GmbHEngineering
Michael Harenbrock
Business Development Manager
Hans Harjunge-moove GmbHEngineering
Hans Harjung
Hans gained his MBA from Vienna University of economics and business in 1984. He held several positions in strategic management, leading scientific and business innovation. Together with experts from electronic companies and Universities he founded company e-moove GmbH in 2008. Inspired by the early approaches in e-mobility and battery development, the team was focusing its activities on the development of a sophisticated charging infrastructure and the disruptive technical approach of an effective battery control.
Neil HawkesCRULead-Based
Neil Hawkes
Commodity Analyst, Lead
Neil has been responsible for CRU’s lead market analysis for nearly 30 years and is the main author of the company’s regular reports on this metal and is a regular speaker at conferences. First founded in 1969, CRU specialises in commodities, delivering global business intelligence across a wide variety of non-ferrous and ferrous metals through analysis, prices, consulting and conferencing.
Johanna HeckmannP-3xEV
Johanna Heckmann
Senior Consultant eMobility & Team Lead Charging
Johanna Heckmann works as a Senior Consultant for the P3 Group in the field of Electric Mobility and is team lead for all topics related to charging infrastructure. In different projects for major automotive manufacturers and energy suppliers she gained experience along the value chain – from standardization to market roll-out and operation of charging infrastructure. Before she worked for e-mobil BW, the State Agency for Electric Mobility in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and was part of the project coordination office for the “Showcase for Electric Mobility – Living Lab BWe mobil”. Johanna Heckmann is a master graduate of the HTWG Konstanz, where she studied Business Management.
Stu HellringPPG IndustriesChemistry
Stu Hellring
Associate Fellow, Mobility
Stuart Hellring, a member of PPG for 21 years, is a senior scientist and technical team leader for PPG’s newly formed Mobility business, which develops coating technology used in the manufacture of lithium-ion battery electrodes for automotive and other mobility-related applications.
Andreas Hintennach, PhDDaimler AGChemistry
Andreas Hintennach, PhD
Professor, Research HV Battery Systems
Andreas Hintennach is a chemist and medical doctor. He received his PhD in electrochemistry from the ETH Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland) in 2010. After a postdoc stay at MIT in the field of lithium-air and catalysis 2010-11 he joined the group research department Daimler AG. His present focus in the field of electrochemistry is fundamental research on next-generation electrical energy storage and conversion materials and systems, sustainability and toxicology.
Jonathan Højberg, PhDHaldor Topsoe A/SChemistry
Jonathan Højberg, PhD
Principal Scientist, Advanced Materials
Jonathan Højberg is principal scientist at Haldor Topsoe A/S and responsible for development of high voltage cathode material LNMO. He was awarded Young Researcher Award at Danish Technical University for his PhD on Li-air battery degradation mechanisms. He founded the Danish Battery Society and chairs Nordic Battery Conference 2019.
Alexander HollandImperial College LondonSpecialty
Alexander Holland
Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering
Alexander Holland is a Research Assistant at Imperial College London. His work focuses on advanced thermal management strategies for lithium-ion batteries. Prior, his doctoral studies advanced the understanding of the effects of mechanical boundary conditions on cells. Alexander graduated from Imperial College with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014.
Friedrich HustInstitut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische AntriebeEngineering
Friedrich Hust
Chief Engineer, Modelling, Analytics and Lifetime Prediction, RWTH-Aachen
Friedrich Hust graduated in 2013 at the RWTH Aachen University in Aachen Germany with a diploma in business engineering. From 2013 he become a PhD student at the Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems at RWTH Aachen University under the supervision of professor Sauer. Currently Mr. Hust holds the position head of section for modelling, analytics and lifetime prediction. His main research topic is electrical and thermal modelling and analyzing ageing behavior of high voltage battery systems.
Arpad Imre, PhDRobert Bosch GmbHxEV
Arpad Imre, PhD
Powertrain Solutions, Engineering System Powertrain (PS/EPP)
After completing his master studies in physics, Imre joined the doctoral school of the University Debrecen, and then in 2000, he received a PhD degree in solid state physics. From 2000, he worked as a scientific co-worker at the University Muenster and investigated the ionic transport processes in oxide glasses and polymer electrolytes. In 2008, he joined the Corporate Sector Research of Robert Bosch Group. His scope of work firstly included the technical lead of the pre-development of energy storage systems considering their integrity in the drive train of the battery electric vehicles of second generation. Then, he coordinated the electro-thermal and mechanical design of a dual-cell battery within FP7 project SuperLIB. In 2012, he moved to Bosch Engineering, where he is presently responsible for Rechargeable Energy Storage (e.g. Li-Ion-, supercap-, LiC, fuel-cell-) technology assessment
Viktor IrleEV-volumes.comxEV
Viktor Irle
Market Analyst
Viktor Irle is co-founder, consultant, and market analyst at EV-volumes.com, a global market intelligence platform for the electric vehicle industry that delivers consultancy services in the EV industry. EV-volumes.com’s key strengths are in global vehicle sales and data for xEV vehicles, battery technology, charging infrastructure, future vehicles, governmental policies and targets, and forecasts. Prior to starting EV-volumes.com, Viktor Irle worked with consultancy services in the automotive industry. He is convinced electric vehicles play an important role in shaping the future of the automotive industry. Viktor Irle has a Master’s degree in Management and Economics of Innovation, from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Jürgen Janek, PhDKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, GermanyChemistry
Jürgen Janek, PhD
Professor, Director, Center of Materials Research, Justus-Liebig University & BELLA, Institute of Nanotechnology
Jürgen Janek holds a chair for Physical Chemistry at Justus-Liebig University in Giessen (Germany) and is scientific director of BELLA, a joint lab of BASF SE and KIT in Karlsruhe/Germany. He received his doctoral degree in the field of physical chemistry of solids under supervision of Hermann Schmalzried and Alan B. Lidiard. He was visiting professor at Seoul National University, Tohuku University/Sendai and Université d´Aix-Marseille, and got several awards for his scientific work. His research in physical chemistry of solids and electrochemistry spans a wide range from fundamental transport studies in mixed conductors and interface phenomena to in situ studies in electrochemical cells. Current key interests include all-solid-state batteries, lithium- and sodium-based batteries and new solid electrolytes. He is particularly interested in kinetics at interfaces and in in situ techniques. Jürgen Janek holds 12 patents and is author of about 300 peer-reviewed papers in a wide range of journals.
Andreas Jossen, PhDTechnical University MunichxEV
Andreas Jossen, PhD
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Andreas Jossen studied electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Within his phd he worked on battery aging for solar stand-alone systems at the same university. At the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Ulm he was responsible for a group working in battery system technology. Since 2010 Andreas Jossen holds a full professorship at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and he is founder and head of the institute of Electrical Energy Storage Technology. His research activities are modeling, simulation and characterization of rechargeable batteries and fundamental and applied topics in battery systems, as battery topologies, state determination and control of battery systems. He has founding editor and editor in chief of the mdpi journal batteries and he has published 85 journal papers, 1 book and several book chapters.
Ryoji Kanno, PhDTokyo Institute of TechnologyChemistry
Ryoji Kanno, PhD
Professor, Institute of Innovative Research
Eckhard Karden, PhDFord Research & Advanced Engineering, EuropeLead-Based
Eckhard Karden, PhD
Technical Expert Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Advanced Power Supply & Energy Management
Dr. Karden is Technical Expert for Battery & Energy Storage Technology at Ford's Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering Centre in Aachen, Germany. Since he joined Ford, he was responsible for numerous projects in the fields of powertrain electrification, battery modeling and monitoring, and storage technology assessment, with a main focus on micro-hybridization in 14V systems.
Maarten KelderCleantronSpecialty
Maarten Kelder
CTO, Mechanical, Electronic Engineering & Production
It is our mission to make lithium battery technology affordable and the technology of choice. Cleantron makes battery packs continuously cleaner by fully utilizing the full value of lithium cell-technology, by producing better packs and by developing smarter cell-management, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership for our customer. Within my function as director Technology and Operations, I am responsible for the successful roll-out of our R&D program and the successful execution of our engineering and production.
Kevin KoneckyTotal Battery ConsultingEngineering
Kevin Konecky
Energy Storage Systems Consultant
Mr. Konecky brings over 20 years of xEV experience to his work, having worked on multiple complex designs for battery system development, charging system integration, and high-voltage powertrain integration. He is skilled in new product design and development, product testing, product safety, integration of multiple sub-systems for vehicles, new product launches and has expanded his skillset beyond batteries into power electronics. His experience in batteries includes multiple technologies (Li-ion, NiMH, UltraCapacitors, Lead-Acid).
Ulrike Krewer, PhDTechnical University BraunschweigxEV
Ulrike Krewer, PhD
Ulrike Krewer is an expert in model-based analysis and design of electrochemical cells and in dynamic analysis from surface to system level. Since completing her studies in chemical engineering in Erlangen in 2001 she has strived to understand the processes and limitations in electrochemical cells. Starting with PhD studies at the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg on the dynamics of fuel cells, she moved to South Korea to develop fuel cell systems with Samsung SDI. Back in Germany in 2008, she extended her portfolio to batteries as head of an Otto Hahn research group and assistant professor in Magdeburg. Since 2012 she is full professor, director of the Institute of Energy and Process Systems Engineering at the TU Braunschweig and board member of the Battery Labfactory Braunschweig.
Peter Kritzer, PhDFreudenberg Sealing TechnologiesEngineering
Peter Kritzer, PhD
Senior Application Manager, Sales Automotive
PhD in Chemistry Started working at Freudenberg in 2000 18 years’ experience in battery industry (separators, sealing components, safety components).
Jose LazuenRoskill Information ServicesTutorial 8
Jose Lazuen
Senior Analyst, EV, Battery & Supply Chain
Margaud Lécuyer, PhDBlue SolutionsChemistry
Margaud Lécuyer, PhD
Electrochemistry Engineer, Innovation and Production Monitoring
Graduated in 2011 from the French engineering school, the Industrial Physics and Chemistry Superior school (ESPCI) in Paris, I worked during my PhD on the development of lithium sulfur and lithium organic batteries. This work has been realized within the scope of a collaboration between BlueSolutions and Nantes University (France). Since 2014, I have been working for BlueSolutions as an electrochemical engineer. Today, I am responsible for battery packs performances optimization and I manage the research and innovation team.
Hartman Leube, PhDBASFChemistry
Hartman Leube, PhD
Senior Vice President, RCN, New Technologies
Hartmann Leube, a native of Ludwigshafen, Germany, studied chemistry at the University of Freiburg and earned a PhD in Polymer Chemistry 1991. Until 1992, he worked on projects for new optical materials at Hoechst-Celanese in Summit/NJ, USA. 1992, he joined BASF starting out in the central Polymer Research Laboratory. In the following years he held various positions in research, plant operations, marketing and business management. Until 2015, he headed the European BASF business with organic acids and specialty intermediates. The course of these assignments brought him in contact with a manifold of operational, strategic and innovation related topics e.g. in the Paper, Coatings, Automotive, Fuels and Lubes, Food and Chemical industry. Since 2016, Hartmann Leube heads the BASF research department for New Technologies that covers a variety of topics of Materials for Energy, Electronic and other applications.
Stephane Levasseur, PhDUmicoreChemistry
Stephane Levasseur, PhD
Senior Director, Technology Strategy, Rechargeable Battery Materials
Engineer in Electrochemistry with Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry from Bordeaux University on Li-ion cathode materials. Joined Umicore Corporate R&D in 2002 as R&D Project Manager on battery materials. Moved to Rechargeable Battery Materials division in 2006, first as Product Development Manager then as Business Development Manager focusing on automotive and stationary storage programs. Now in charge of Technology Strategy for Umicore Rechargeable Battery Materials division.
Andrew LeylandBenchmark Mineral IntelligenceRaw Materials
Andrew Leyland
Head, Forecasting & Consultancy
Andrew has over 15 years of experience in the metals, mining and minerals industry as an analyst and consultant and has held roles as a Director at Wood Mackenzie, Principal Consultant and Practice Area Leader at CRU Consulting and Associate Director and Senior Commodities Analyst at VTB Capital. As Head of Forecasting & Consultancy he is responsible for creating and maintaining Benchmark’s independent forecasting services – quarterly subscription offerings for lithium, graphite, cobalt, nickel and Li-ion cell costs. Benchmark also undertakes a select number of consultancy projects each year for major actors across the li-ion battery supply chain from the world’s leading mining companies to battery makers and electric vehicle manufacturers. On the consultancy side he has specialised in Supply Chain Strategy Management and Metals & Mining Finance and Project Valuation, overseeing numerous lenders market reports; pre-feasibility studies; commercial due diligence projects; offtake studies; syndication deals and IPO support projects. Andrew has also produced and edited leading industry publications on the finished steel and steel pipe markets, the GFMS Gold Survey on behalf of Thomson Reuters, and the World Silver Survey on behalf of the Silver Institute. He holds a BA (hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Mark Lu, PhDIndustrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)xEV
Mark Lu, PhD
Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK)
As a certified senior industrial analyst of the biggest think-tank in Taiwan, Mark is responsible for research about battery-related industries in Taiwan, from material, cell, pack and related applications. Not only handling the official government statistics about Taiwan’s battery industries, he also plays a role in providing consultations to both the Taiwan government and companies worldwide. In the past six years, his clients have included the top 100 Taiwan companies and global enterprises like GM, VW, Intel, China Steel Company, China Petroleum Company and Japanese material companies. From 2010, he served as the deputy secretary-general of the Taiwan Battery Association.
Norbert MaleschitzEast Penn Manufacturing Co.Lead-Based
Norbert Maleschitz
Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Thomas MangIMPACT Clean Power Technology DeutschlandSpecialty
Thomas Mang
Fernanda Lodi Marzano, PhDScaniaSpecialty
Fernanda Lodi Marzano, PhD
Development Engineer, Materials Technology R&D
Thomas MathivetSOLVAYChemistry
Thomas Mathivet
Business Development Manager, Battery Europe
For Solvay Special Chem Global Business Unit, Thomas Mathivet is in charge of the technical and commercial development of the salts and additives for electrolytes for batteries in Europe. He has an engineer degree and a Ph. D. in organic chemistry from the university of Lille (France). He joined Rhodia in 1999 as research chemist, in the Paris Corporate R&D center. Since 2007, he has held various positions of business development manager for different market segments in chemical and automotive catalysis.
Roland MatthéOpel Automobile GmbHxEV
Roland Matthé
Technical Fellow Battery System & Mgr Electricication Architechture, Engineering Propulsion Systems
Roland Matthé is GM Technical Fellow for Battery Systems and Manager for electrification architecture. He is heading the battery system leadership team, developing the future strategy for automotive battery systems and documenting lessons learned from current battery systems. From 2007 to 2011 he had been leading the development of the VOLTec Lithium-Ion battery system for Opel Ampera and Chevrolet Volt at the GM Tech Center in Michigan, USA. Since 1997, he held various position in GM’s fuel cell team, leading system engineering group, fuel cell system component development and future fuel cell system architecture definition. After joining Adam Opel AG in 1989 he worked on electric vehicle development and battery integration for the Opel Impuls electric vehicles gaining experience with all types of automotive battery systems. Roland Matthé received the title “Diplom Ingenieur” (master’s) degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1989.
Stuart McKenzieArcActiveLead-Based
Stuart McKenzie
CEO and Managing Director
Boris Monahov, PhDAdvanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) – a program of the International Lead AssociationLead-Based
Boris Monahov, PhD
Program Manager
Boris Monahov used to be Technical Program Manager of the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium in North Carolina, USA (Consortium for Battery Innovations since January between 2010 and the end of 2018. He retired from this position this December and is now consulting for BCI and other companies. Boris Monahov holds a master’s degree in physics (University of Sofia), and a PhD degree in electrochemistry (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). He is habilitated as Associate Professor at the Academy. His experience comprises 39 years of service to the lead battery industry in research and development: 25 years of research (with Prof. D. Pavlov), 6 years in the industry as Chief Electrochemist of Firefly Energy Inc., USA, and 8 years with ALABC. He has published over 60 articles in international battery journals and holds 3 patents. Boris is an active members of the Electrochemical Society. In 2014 he was awarded by the Gaston Plante medal of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for fundamental contributions to the lead-acid battery science and technology.
Dan MoomawGridtential EnergyLead-Based
Dan Moomaw
Head, Engineering
Dan Moomaw is the Engineering Manager at Gridtential Energy. He has been with the company for 8 years and holds multiple patents relating to the Silicon Joule technology as one of the founding technologists. His primary technical focus at the company is developing the sealing and packaging methods for Gridtential’s unique bipolar battery. He is also leading the company’s automotive battery efforts by working with automakers and Tier 1 suppliers to create a novel high-power platform for Silicon Joule. He obtained an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University in December 2011. His thesis work was in the area of battery technology (2010-2011). Under the direction of Dr. Peter Borden, Dr. Hohyun Lee, and Dr. Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, he helped to develop a novel thin-active-mass lead acid battery concept. He also holds a BS degree from Santa Clara University (2010) in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in robotics and material science.
Mark Obrovac, PhDDalhousie UniversityChemistry
Mark Obrovac, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Chemistry
Mark Obrovac received his B.Sc. in Chemical Physics from Simon Fraser University in 1995, a PhD in Physics in 2001 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry at Cornell University. In 2002 he joined 3M Company where he worked for 8 years as Principal Investigator for Li-ion battery Si alloy anode research, development and manufacturing. In 2010 Mark joined Dalhousie University, and is currently Professor of Chemistry and Physics, and 3M Canada/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Metal-Ion Batteries.
Raymond Malcolm OeiPT SternRaw Materials
Raymond Malcolm Oei
Raymond Malcolm Oei, born on the 12th of May 1970 in Hamburg, Germany and has been living in Indonesia for the last 24 years and acting CEO of PT STERN. In his 15 years of Mining activities he is currently development battery raw materials from high grade Manganese of MN 56% originating from Indonesia. A world class Flow sheet for Pre-processing and Hydrometallurgical process with a PEA is finalized to serve high purity Battery raw materials and compliance based mining developments. Raymond has previously developed the Eco industrial standard for Mercedes Benz in 2009. At present he is incorporating his past experience to develop the Eco Mine certification to ensure origination compliance issues that addresses issues of non-artisanal mining, no Child labour, proper pre and main processing, CSR and Marketing. Any blockchain need to benchmark on a standard. It will be yearly measured and certified. The Certification includes digital food prints for Processing and Management for better efficiency and coordination, automation and administration for better profitability and faster progressing & consolidation.
Gregory Offer, PhDImperial College LondonEngineering
Gregory Offer, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Dr Gregory Offer works on the interface between the science and engineering of electrochemical devices, mostly focused on automotive applications. Having trained as an electrochemist before moving to engineering, his research portfolio focuses on understanding the limits of operation, degradation mechanisms and failure modes of batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells in real world applications, and the impacts and consequences on system design, integration and control.
Nobuhiro Ogihara, PhDToyota Central R&D LabsRaw Materials
Nobuhiro Ogihara, PhD
Senior Researcher, Battery Materials & Processing Lab, Environment & Energy Department
Nobuhiro Ogihara was received the B. E. degrees in Chemistry from Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, 2000 and the Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, 2005. He was Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology from June 2005 to May 2008. He is now Senior Researcher, Battery Materials and Processing Lab, Toyota Central R&D Lab, and Associate Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology from October 2016. He has been involved in the field of electrochemistry of electricity storage devices for automotive applications. He was awarded Japan Electrochemical Society Paper Award (2006), Japan Battery Technology Committee Award (2016), Hot Presentation of International Conference on Advanced Capacitors (2016), Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for Electrochimica Acta (2016), and Excellent Lecture Presentation Award in Spring Congress 2017 at Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (2017).
Anne OxleyBrazilian NickelRaw Materials
Anne Oxley
Technical Director
Anne is a chartered metallurgical engineer from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. She has over 25 years’ experience in the oil, gas and minerals industries. She began her career working for various large engineering companies as a metallurgist and later a project engineer in The Netherland and France. Anne is also a scientific associate of the Natural History Museum in London. Since 2003 she has been the driving force behind the development of nickel laterite heap leaching firstly with European Nickel at the Çaldağ project in Turkey and further projects in the Philippines. In November 2010 Anne left EN to co-found Alyssum Ventures Ltd (AVL) to further develop and commercialise nickel laterite heap leaching technology. Brazilian Nickel Ltd (BRN) was founded in May 2013, to specifically advance Brazilian nickel laterite heap leach projects including its flagship project the Piauí Nickel Project in NE Brazil. Anne is Technical Director of BRN and is an executive member of the AVL & BRN boards.
Benjamin Park, PhDEnevate CorporationChemistry
Benjamin Park, PhD
Founder & CTO, Research & Engineering
Dr. Benjamin Park founded Enevate 13 years ago and leads Enevate’s battery R&D efforts. He is an expert in surface and bulk chemistries, novel battery manufacturing techniques, battery materials screening and development, and battery chemistry. Ben has authored over 50 publications and presentations and is an inventor of over 70 patents and patent filings. He has received recognition as the Orange County Business Journal Innovator of the Year in 2016. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from University of California, Irvine, MSEE from Purdue University, and BSEE from Seoul National University in Korea.
Zin Park, PhDSamsung SDI Europe GmbHxEV
Zin Park, PhD
Managing Director, Vice President
Dr. Zin Park is Managing Director (VP) at Samsung SDI Europe GmbH. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from the Yonsei University, South Korea, in 1989 and 1991, and a Ph.D in chemistry from the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany, in 2000. Dr. Park started his career at Samsung SDI in May 2000. He became Principal Researcher in the Cell Development Group of SB Limotive in 2008, and Head of the Marketing Group at Samsung SDI Co.Ltd in 2015, before moving to his current position in December 2017.
Vincent Ledoux PedaillesInfinity LithiumRaw Materials
Vincent Ledoux Pedailles
Vice President
Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles is Vice-President - European Corporate Strategy And Business Development at Infinity Lithium Corporation. Infinity Lithium is developing lithium production in Europe to power a renewable future. He previously worked at IHS Markit where he led the lithium and battery materials research team. The team covers the entire industry’s supply chain from the extraction of the raw materials to their conversion to chemicals and battery materials used in cathodes, all the way to their end uses such as electric vehicles, energy storage systems, portable electronics and others. He joined IHS Markit in 2014 where he first focused on basic chemical commodities and led the EMEA Chlor-alkali team. Earlier in his career, he worked for Talison Lithium located in Perth, Australia, tracking the lithium industry in China and Europe. He also worked for Roskill, an international metals and minerals research and consulting company, where he monitored various metals and industrial minerals markets. Mr Ledoux-Pedailles is a regular speaker at various industry events across the world presenting at chemical, mining, and energy related conferences. Mr. Ledoux-Pedailles holds a Business Masters in Risk Management and International Purchasing from ESDES Business School in France. He wrote his master's thesis on the development and deployment of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries. He has also studied at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Marshall University, US.
Arno Perner, PhDContinental CorporationxEV
Arno Perner, PhD
Vice President, Battery Systems & Advanced Engineering, Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Dr. Perner holds a Master’s degree and PhD in Electrochemistry from the University of Ulm and Center of Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Ulm, Germany. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hagen, Germany. Dr. Perner became Vice President, Head of Segment Battery, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business Unit, Powertrain Division, Continental, in March 2018. His previous position was that of Vice President, Battery Systems and Advanced Engineering since April 2016. Between 2009 and 2016 Dr. Perner held various management positions at BMW Electric Vehicle battery and powertrain development. Since the beginning of his career in 2001, he was responsible for various development and engineering management functions for different battery technologies.
Slobodan Petrovic, PhDXNRGIEngineering
Slobodan Petrovic, PhD
Engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology and a Chief Technology Officer for Xnrgi. Dr. Petrovic has over 30 years of experience in various areas of science and technology, and diverse background from large and small industry, government research labs, and academia. He has published, presented and patented over 100 works in these fields. His current interest is in materials for energy storage devices, MEMS fuel cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, investigation of carrier lifetime in solar cells, portable fuel cells, battery charging techniques, hydrogen production and storage, silicon-based anodes for Li Ion batteries, Li air cells, water purification methods, remote sensing for smart grid, and low-cost technology for developing countries. Previously, Dr. Petrovic was a professor at Arizona State University, Vice President of Engineering for a stationary power fuel cell company, a Director of Systems Integration for a portable fuel cell company, and a Member of the Technical Staff for Motorola, Inc. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Belgrade in his native Serbia and his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. Dr. Petrovic is also Founder and President of a non-profit organization, Solar Hope, dedicated to helping developing countries through use of renewable energy. With his team, he has accomplished over 120 solar PV installations, with battery storage, in developing countries.
Andreas Pfrang, PhDEuropean CommissionEngineering
Andreas Pfrang, PhD
Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Andreas Pfrang received his PhD in physics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2004. After providing microscopy services as team leader at Freudenberg Forschungsdienste in Weinheim, Germany, in 2007 he joined the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Petten, Netherlands. There he performed fuel cell related research and was responsible for the microscopy services of the Institute for Energy and Transport until end of 2012. Since January 2013 he has contributed to a project on battery testing (BATTEST) at the Joint Research Centre.
Peter Pichler, PhDSamsung SDI Battery SystemsEngineering
Peter Pichler, PhD
Pichler Peter studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Graz. In 2002 he finished his Ph.D. with the title Doctor of Engineering Science at the University in Leoben. The subject of his dissertation was “Demand-based induction motor design for diverging electrical vehicle applications powered by Battery”. From 2002 to 04/2003, he was the head of the R&D Department at ATB Antriebstechnik (Austria) and responsible for serial developments on industrial induction machines and PM servomotors. Moreover, he was involved in specific investigations on materials and innovative motor designs for the electric machines, which are produced at ATB. From 05/2003 to 2005 he held several positions in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Development at MAGNA. From 2005 to 2015 he lead several Development and Industrialization Programs for Li-Ion Electrical Storage Systems. Since 05/2015 Peter Pichler is Director for Product Management at Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH.
Christophe Pillot, PhDAvicenne Energy, FrancexEV
Christophe Pillot, PhD
Battery Survey Manager
Christophe Pillot has built up considerable expertise in the area of battery market. He joined Avicenne 18 years ago and spent 3 years in Japan analyzing the Japanese Electronic, Mobile & Battery market. Christophe has acquired extensive experience in marketing, strategy analysis, technology and financial studies for the battery and power management fields. He developed the battery market analysis for Avicenne, which serves more than 180 customers worldwide. Christophe has published several annual surveys such as "The rechargeable battery market 2012-2025". Globally, he has been involved in more than 200 projects for 100+ customers in the battery value chain. Before joining Avicenne, Mr. Pillot held a key position in France Telecom's innovation division. He has a degree in Chemistry and a MBA in Innovation management from Paris IX Dauphine University.
Wenzel ProchazkaAVL List GmbHEngineering
Wenzel Prochazka
Battery Manager, Battery Benchmarking Program
2002 - 2008, Wenzel Prochazka studied Mechanical Engineering for Mechatronics at the University of Graz in Austria and the Institute of Applied Sciences in Rouen, France. During his PhD thesis at the University of Graz (2009 - 2013), he investigated ageing mechanisms of Lithium ion cells for PHEVs and EVs by means of experimental designs and electrochemical ageing modelling. Since 2004, he has been involved in modelling of energy systems at different enterprises and research centers (e.g. VA Tech Austria, ONERA France) and vehicle thermal management at AVL. In 2010 he joined AVL List’s Global Battery Competence Team as a junior expert for ageing of battery systems. In 2013 he switched to his current position as Product Manager for battery systems.
Maarten QuixUmicoreRaw Materials
Maarten Quix
Manager, Recycling Development
Varun RaghunathGE PowerSpecialty
Varun Raghunath
Program Management Engineer
Varun Raghunath is an experienced professional working at the intersection of Energy and Digital technologies. As part of the operations team at GE Power he has worked on creating and running processes for planning and analyzing R&D investments as well as aiding senior leadership to make strategic technology decisions. An experienced electrical and electronics engineer with a masters from RWTH Aachen where he specialized in Power Electronics, Energy Networks and Energy Storage.
Matthew Raiford, PhDRSR TechnologiesLead-Based
Matthew Raiford, PhD
Senior Process Engineer, Engineering
Casper RawlesBenchmark Mineral IntelligenceRaw Materials
Casper Rawles
Analyst, Cobalt & Cathodes
Caspar Rawles joined Benchmark in 2016 to cover cobalt and cathodes for the energy storage industry and has launched the company’s battery focused cobalt sulphate price estimate. Caspar begun his career working as an exploration geologist in West Africa primarily for Rio Tinto and subsequently moving on to the world of finance where he worked as a commodities broker in London gaining a deep understand of commodity markets from an economic standpoint.
Rolf Reinelt, PhDANSYS GermanyEngineering
Rolf Reinelt, PhD
Senior Application Engineer, Application Engineering
Degree in Aeronautics from TU Berlin and Cranfield Institute of Technology. PhD of TU München on CFD of Hydraulic Machinery. With ANSYS since 2002.
Julie Richeton, PhDDow Silicones Deutschland GmbHEngineering
Julie Richeton, PhD
Technical Service & Development Scientist, Dow Performance Silicones
Julien is an application engineer at Dow Performance Silicones. Since 2006, he worked on several automotive developments in the areas of silicone rubbers, adhesives or the applications of plastics in vehicle electrification. Julien studied at Strasbourg where he obtained a MS in polymer chemistry and a PhD in mechanical engineering.
Bernhard Riegel, PhDHoppecke Batterien GmbH & Co. KGLead-Based
Bernhard Riegel, PhD
Director, Research
Dr. Bernhard Riegel was awarded his doctor degree by the University of Stuttgart in 1994. From 1995 to 1997, within his postgraduate time, he participated in different work groups at the University of Texas under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alan Cowley and Prof. Dr. H.-G. v. Schnering. In 1998, he joined the ZSW as a scientific assistant, working on several projects including ultrasonic corrosion measuring methods for lead-acid batteries. In 2001 he joined the HOPPECKE group and after heading various R&D activities within the company, took over the management of the R&D Department in 2003. Since 2008 Dr. Riegel is additionally responsible for the structure of HOPPECKE Advanced Battery Technology GmbH for the use of nickel metal hydride and lithium ions technology in the industrial market as a general manager. He is author of several publications in magazines, conferences and seminars. Chairman of IRES Conference 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (International Renewable Energy Systems), Chairman of LABAT 2011 and 2017. Member of the advisory board “Batterieforschung Deuschland”(Battery development Germany).
Christopher RobinsonLux ResearchSpecialty
Christopher Robinson
Analyst, Energy Storage
As a Senior Analyst at Lux Research, Chris covers the technologies and companies disrupting the global energy and transportation industries. Leading Lux Research’s mobility coverage, Chris works to develop a view of how technology innovation is impacting the future of mobility. His research focuses on energy storage technologies, electrified and connected vehicles, autonomous driving, and other mobility-related innovations. Chris holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Jans RonsmansJSR Micro NVEngineering
Jans Ronsmans
Technology Manager, Emerging Technologies
Jan Ronsmans received a degree in Chemistry and a degree in Industrial Electronics. He joined JSR eighteen years ago. Since 2009, he is responsible for the companies’ energy related technologies in Europe.
Christian Rosenkranz, PhDJohnson Controls Autobatterien GmbHLead-Based
Christian Rosenkranz, PhD
Vice President, Engineering & Product Development EMEA
Dr. Christian Rosenkranz is responsible for the global start-stop product line development and the European engineering center of Johnson Controls Power Solutions. Prior to this role, Christian was responsible for the global research network as Vice President Advanced Materials and Products. During his 20 years of industry career Christian had several global assignments in the functions of research and development, business development and general management for the Li-Ion system integration center in Hannover. Dr Rosenkranz holds a PhD in Electrochemistry and has studied in Hannover and London.
Andreas Roters, PhDSCHOTT AGChemistry
Andreas Roters, PhD
Senior Project Manager, New Ventures, Research & Development
Dr. Andreas Roters is a Senior Project Manager New Venture at the corporate Research and Development center of the SCHOTT AG, a company with 130 years of experience in producing specialty glass based solutions. There he is in charge of finding new product opportunities and since 2010 he is responsible for the projects to develop materials for advanced Lithium batteries. He studied physics at the universities of Mainz and Saarbruecken and took his PhD at the Max Plank Institute of Polymer Research in Mainz and the RIKEN in Tokyo. He has about twenty years of industrial experience in different positions starting from surface analytics and process development to R&D management at a display glass production site and team leader for a product design group.
Kenan E. Sahin, PhDCAMX Power LLC & TIAX LLCChemistry
Kenan E. Sahin, PhD
President and Founder
Nikolas SariyannisAVL Deutschland GmbHxEV
Nikolas Sariyannis
Project Manager, ECI-BATT
After completing his German-French double diploma in mechanical engineering in Karlsruhe and Paris, Nikolas joined AVL in 2017. Developing modern automotive battery cells and multi-purpose battery systems, he gained wide-ranging insights on the challenges of the modern development process from an OEM’s perspective. With ever-growing market demands for specialized product variants, one key to success is to master the complexity and dynamics of today’s development cycles. With this goal in mind, Nikolas is investigating the hidden potentials of new technologies such as additive manufacturing in the framework of several projects with German OEMs.
Wasim Sarwar, PhDWilliams Advanced EngineeringEngineering
Wasim Sarwar, PhD
Senior Battery Systems Engineer
Dr Wasim Sarwar is a Senior Battery Systems Engineer at Williams Advanced Engineering, where he is responsible for the design and development of a range of high performance battery systems, which include OEM hypercars, multiple high-profile motorsport batteries, and novel aircraft. He is also active in the plant design and commissioning of a new UK-based battery manufacturing facility. He gained his PhD in Electrochemical Engineering from Imperial College London, and formerly worked for Jaguar Land Rover.
Stephanie SchenkMcKinsey & Co.xEV
Stephanie Schenk
Senior Research Analyst, Advanced Industries - Automotive & Assembly
Ms Schenk is Senior Research Analyst with McKinsey & Company in Munich. She is a member of the Advanced Industries Team with a focus on Automotive & Machinery. She has comprehensive experience in electric vehicles, especially with respect to industry drivers and dynamics as well as consumer trends. Previously, she worked with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft International Business Development Department in Munich as a student and while preparing her diploma thesis until 2011, then became an intern at VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) Representative Office in Beijing, China. In 2012, she trained at EAC - Euro Asia Consulting PartG in Munich, then Business Development Coordinator Automotive and Life Sciences at Hogan Lovells International LLP in Munich.
Grégory Schmidt, PhDArkemaChemistry
Grégory Schmidt, PhD
Research & Development Scientist Li-Ion Battery
Dr Grégory Schmidt studied organic chemistry at Ecole Normale Superieure. In 2009, he obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Orsay. He then made a postdoc with Dr Armand on lithium salts for electrolytes (laboratory of Pr Tarascon). Since 2012, he has been developing new electrolytes at Arkema.
Michael Schoenleber, PhDBatemo GmbHEngineering
Michael Schoenleber, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO, Research & Development
Michael Schoenleber studied electrical engineering at the KIT, Germany, where he focused on electrochemistry and system theory. At the end of his studies, he developed state and parameter estimation algorithms for Battery Management Systems at the Research & Technology Center of Robert Bosch LLC in Palo Alto, USA. Afterwards he returned to KIT and obtained his PhD, focusing on low-frequency impedance characterization of Lithium-Ion cells. In 2017 he co-founded the Batemo GmbH, which is specialized on creating physical, customer and cell specific, validated battery models. Dr. Schoenleber was awarded with the Siemens Energy Award for being the best student of electrical engineering at KIT of his year and with the Freudenberg Award for the best PhD thesis at KIT in 2017. He is co-inventor of two patents in the field of battery state estimation.
Rene SchroederAssociation of European Automotive and Industrial Battery ManufacturersLead-Based
Rene Schroeder
Executive Director
René Schroeder, German nationality, works as Executive Director for EUROBAT, the automotive and industrial battery manufacturers association. He previously worked at a European federation in the waste industry and held internships at the European Parliament and Commission, as well as at CEFIC the chemicals industry association. René has a Postgraduate Master in European studies from the College of Europe, in Natolin, Warsaw, Poland and a Master in Political Science from the University of Rostock, Germany.
Jochen Settelein, PhDFraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISCLead-Based
Jochen Settelein, PhD
Expert Group Manager, Lead-Acid Technology, Fraunhofer R&D Center Electromobility
Jochen Settelein received his Master of Science in nanostructure technology in 2012, focusing on surface and semiconductor physics. From 2013 on, he was PhD student at the University of Würzburg in cooperation with the Fraunhofer ISC. He was working on the topic “Additives in lead-acid batteries and their influence on the physical and electrochemical properties of the active material”. Since 2016 he is group manager for lead-acid battery technology at the Fraunhofer R&D Center Electromobility FZEB. Besides advanced battery testing and analytics, his group focusses on fundamental and applied studies about the mechanism and effects of the battery active material.
Denis SharypinMMC Norilsk NickelRaw Materials
Denis Sharypin
Head, Market Research
Satoshi ShibataThe Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.Lead-Based
Satoshi Shibata

Mr. Satoshi Shibata obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2004, and received a Master of Engineering degree from the Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan in 2006. He joined the Furukawa Battery in 2006 and is now deputy manager of UltraBattery R&D department. He is responsible for developing and commercializing the UltraBatteryTM, an integrated ultracapacitor / lead-acid hybrid energy-storage device for micro-HEV.
Tal Sholklapper, PhDVoltaiqEngineering
Tal Sholklapper, PhD
Dr. Tal Sholklapper is the CEO and co-founder of Voltaiq, the industry leader in big data analytics for battery OEMs, automakers, energy storage and consumer electronics companies. Tal has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Jan SingerUniversity of StuttgartEngineering
Jan Singer
Electrical Energy Storage Systems, Institute for Photovoltaics
Steven Sloop, PhDOnto TechnologiesRaw Materials
Steven Sloop, PhD
Dirk SpiersSpiers New TechnologiesSpecialty
Dirk Spiers
Dirk Spiers is the founder and CEO of Spiers New Technologies. He is a pioneer and leader in the repair, remanufacturing and refurbishment of advanced battery packs as well as the manufacturing of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) with new or second life battery modules and cells. His experience in reman, battery, solar and wind technologies puts him at the forefront of developing programs to manage the life cycle battery packs and using battery storage systems with renewable energy sources. He has developed and established Advanced Battery Pack programs with some of the leading EV OEM’s. Spiers New Technologies specializes in the manufacturing, refurbishment and repair of high voltage powertrain systems and Energy Storage Systems. Their state-of-the-art, energy neutral, battery center is based in Oklahoma City where they work on the battery packs of all the leading OEM’s. SNT is in the process of opening up facilities in Europe and China in Q1 2018.
Bob Spotnitz, PhDBattery Design LLCTutorial 5
Bob Spotnitz, PhD
Dr. 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.
Suresh Sriramulu, PhDCAMX Power LLCChemistry
Suresh Sriramulu, PhD
Suresh Sriramulu, Ph.D. serves as the Head of Development at CAMX Power. He has been involved in Li-ion battery technology development for the past 14 years, including the development of CAMX Power's CAM-7 and GEMX cathode materials. He received degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington ‒ Seattle, University of Wyoming ‒ Laramie, and the Indian Institute of Technology ‒ Madras.
Robert StanekP3 automotive GmbHSpecialty
Robert Stanek
Partner, Lead ePowertrain, eMobility
Robert Stanek studied Business Management and Production Technology at the University of Stuttgart. He joined P3 in 2012 as an automotive consultant and worked before for major TIER1s and OEMs in the Technical Sales and Controlling departments.. Since 2017 Robert is Partner at P3 and responsible for e-mobility area with focus on powertrain systems and cost management. His projects encompass among other things cost analysis of batteries, technical benchmarking of e-powertrain components and charging technologies as well as strategic analysis’ in the field of electric mobility for OEMs, Tier supplier and Equipment Manufacturer in Asia, US and Europe. He is an expert in the field of product cost optimization and technical due diligence projects.
Martin SteinbildSavannah Resources plcRaw Materials
Martin Steinbild
Sven Ole Steinmüller, PhDVDE Renewables GmbHLead-Based
Sven Ole Steinmüller, PhD
Expert Batteries and Electrical Energy Storage
Dr. Sven Steinmueller is an instrumental chemistry expert working since about 10 years in the field of energy storage materials. After finishing his studies of Physics at the University of Giessen he gained there a PhD in Physical Chemistry investigating the Carbon Monoxide Oxidation at the Interface of a Direct Barrier Discharge and a thin Layer of Yttria-stabilized Zirconia. Specialized in interphase and surface science he focused afterwards on electrochemical processes at interphases of materials in different states of matter. Especially the battery relevant liquid/solid interphase was a topic of recurring investigations. From 2014 to 2015 he was head of research and development at WaveTech GmbH, a small technology company that produces electronical devices used during battery charging. Besides the responsibility for the product introduction and product testing procedures in North America he was in charge of the technical support for international sales and marketing within the company. Since 2016 he is employed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology working as a Postdoc in the Institute for Applied Materials-Energy Storage Systems. Here he is a specialist for instrumental chemistry and energy storage systems. One part of his actual work is related to instrumental chemistry of surface attached polymers. The other part is related on projects for the improvement of different existing types of batteries and material science related topics for new electrode preparations.
Philipp Stössel, PhDBühler AGEngineering
Philipp Stössel, PhD
Technologist Battery Solutions, Grinding & Dispersing
Philipp Stössel is a technologist in the business area Grinding & Dispersing at Buhler AG, Switzerland. He is jointly responsible for the process development in the field of Battery Solutions. Philipp holds a BSc and MSc degree in Food Science and received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2015.
Dee Strand, PhDWildcart Discovery TechnologiesChemistry
Dee Strand, PhD
CSO, Chemistry
Dr. Dee Strand is a Senior Scientist at Wildcat Discovery Technologies. Dr. Strand has over twenty years of experience in materials research, development, and commercialization, primarily in the areas of energy storage and electronic applications. Prior to joining Wildcat in 2013, Dr. Strand served as a Research Fellow at Dow Chemical, where she was the technical lead in Dow Energy Materials, as well as the Principal Investigator on external research programs with universities and national labs on battery materials. Dr. Strand also has extensive experience in patent analysis and technical due diligence of new technologies. Dr. Strand completed her PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the supervision of Professor John Schrag. Her PhD research focused on rheology and birefringence of polymeric solutions. Dr. Strand also holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from North Dakota State University.
Jean-Marie Tarascon, PhDFrench Research Network, Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E)Chemistry
Jean-Marie Tarascon, PhD
Professor of Chemistry, Collège de France & Director
Jean-Marie Tarascon (1953) is Professor at the College de France holding the chair “Chemistry of solids – Energy). But much of his early career was spent in the United States where he discovered new electrolytes for Li-ion developed (1994) the plastic Li-ion technology. Back to France in 1995, he created the European network of excellence ALISTORE-ERI and more recently the French network on electrochemical energy storage (RS2E). Tarascon’s present research is devoted to batteries with emphasis on designing new materials and electrolytes, developing new eco-efficient synthesis processes, understanding reaction mechanisms, identifying novel reactivity concepts, and exploring chemistries beyond Li. .. He is the author of more than 650 scientific papers, and detains ~100 patents. He received many honours, with the last ones in 2017 being the CNRS innovation medal, the Galvani medal and the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize.
Milan ThakoreWood MackenzieRaw Materials
Milan Thakore
Research Analyst, Battery Raw Materials
Milan Thakore joined Wood Mackenzie in 2015, working in both metals and the energy markets team. Subsequently he joined the consulting team to develop Wood Mackenzie’s deep dive study into lithium demand and most recently is providing analysis for the new battery raw materials service. Milan holds a BSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London and an MSc in Metals and Energy Finance from Imperial College Business School. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Milan worked in the automotive sector as an engineer at GKN.
Axel Thielmann, PhDFraunhofer Institute for Systems and InnovationSpecialty
Axel Thielmann, PhD
Deputy Head, Competence Center for Emerging Technologies
Dr. Axel Thielmann is Deputy Head of the Competence Center "Emerging Technologies" and Head of the Business Unit “Industrial Technologies” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI). His research areas focus on scientific, technological developments in emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, advanced materials, production technologies with focus on energy technologies. He performs analyses on their technical, market potentials, socio-economic and environmental impacts and dynamics, regulatory frame conditions and implications for strategic planning and technology policy. He represents the Fraunhofer ISI in the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance, he is Member of the Working Group on Batteries in the National Platform Electric Mobility (NPE), and permanent guest in the advisory board of the “Batterieforum Deutschland”. Since 2010 Dr. Thielmann is coordinating and conducting a Roadmapping and Monitoring process on Lithium-Ion Batteries for electric mobility and stationary energy storage on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Marco ThoemmesAudi AGxEV
Marco Thoemmes
Head, Development Electrics/Electronics HV Storage Systems
Marco Thoemmes studied electric and electronic engineering at the Aachen University and the Technical University of Barcelona. He has worked on the development of high-voltage systems and batteries for more than 10 years. He started his professional career as a consultant in different development projects for the electric and electronics aspects of high-voltage battery systems for BMW and Daimler. Mr. Thoemmes joined Audi in 2009 and worked in several leading positions in the field of high-voltage systems and components. Currently, he heads the development of software and electronics for high-voltage battery systems.
Jarvis TouEnevate CorporationxEV
Jarvis Tou
Executive Vice President
Jarvis has over 30 years of experience and joined Enevate in 2008. Previously, he has also held executive, senior management, and technical positions at Intel, Motorola, CalAmp, and multiple startups. He holds an MBA from Arizona State University, an MSEE from Purdue University, a BSEE from the University of Michigan.
Kotub Uddin, PhDOVO EnergySpecialty
Kotub Uddin, PhD
Head of R&D, R&D
Matthias Ullrich, PhDVolkswagenxEV
Matthias Ullrich, PhD
Manager, Traction Battery Technology Development Electric/Electronics
Dr. Matthias Ullrich manages advanced battery technology at Volkswagen AG where he is in charge of the predevelopment of battery technology and development of battery modular concepts with a focus on management system, safety, and life. From 1994 to 2000 he was with VARTA where he worked on lithium ion cells development and automotive battery systems.
Bart Vanden BosscheSQMRaw Materials
Bart Vanden Bossche
Kurt VandeputteUmicorexEV
Kurt Vandeputte
Vice President, Rechargeable Battery Materials Business Unit
Peter WambsganssWiTricity CorporationxEV
Peter Wambsganss
Director, Business Development AIMM - Europe Region
Liwu Wang, PhDAEM Components (USA), Inc.Engineering
Liwu Wang, PhD
Director, Business Development, Sales & Marketing
Dr. Liwu Wang is Director of Business Development at AEM Components (USA), Inc. His experience includes 15+ years in research and development of circuit protection devices. He is co-inventor of 35 US & China patents in materials development, designing and processing commercial and automotive grade circuit protective devices such as fuses and ESD.
Zhangqi Wang, PhDACCUREC Recycling GmbHRaw Materials
Zhangqi Wang, PhD
Research and Development
Zhangqi Wang joined Accurec Recycling GmbH in 2017 after he had graduated with a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering at RWTH Aachen and obtained Ph.D. on mechanical engineering at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. Accurec Recycling GmbH is the leading battery recycling company in Europe. He started as junior assistant making progress on several EU funded projects in research and development department. After acquiring experience regarding both lithium-ion batteries and battery recycling, his activities expanded in fields of quality management, recycling technology innovation, project management etc.
David WeightCobalt InstituteRaw Materials
David Weight
David graduated as an Applied Scientist some years ago now, and has been involved with the metal mining industry for thirty-nine years, having spent twenty years with the Zambian Mining Industry providing technical and commercial services to one of the world’s largest refined copper and cobalt producers. For a significant portion of this time he was the Chief Executive of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (UK) Ltd before the industry was eventually privatised. David then worked with Mitsui & Co Ltd and provided consulting services in financial risk management and metals trading before working with Anglo American Corporation of South Africa specialising in the integration of base metal assets. He then moved into the Lloyd’s Insurance market and spent a number of years with Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd, the largest European based insurance broker, to specialise in managing all aspects of mining risks. David is now President of the Cobalt Institute, Director of the Cobalt REACH Consortium Ltd, REACH Metal Carboxylates Consortium and the Non-Ferrous Alliance. The Cobalt Institute represents a large part of the global cobalt industry and works to promote the sustainable and responsible production and use of this very special, technology enabling metal.
Uwe Wiedemann, PhDMunich Electrification GmbHEngineering
Uwe Wiedemann, PhD
Managing Director
Ulrich Wietelmann, PhDAlbemarleChemistry
Ulrich Wietelmann, PhD
Manager, Research & Development
Study of chemistry at the Universities of Dortmund and Munich. Since 1986 with Chemetall GmbH, nowadays Albemarle GmbH, in various positions at R&D, marketing and business development.
Markus WilthanerMcKinsey & Co.xEV
Markus Wilthaner
Associate Partner
Markus Wilthaner is an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. He works on strategy and business development in the battery, hydrogen and fuel cell value chains, serving technology companies, automotive suppliers, automotive OEMs, utilities, investors into these industries and public institutions in Europe and Asia. Markus holds a MSc of the Vienna University of Technology and a MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, DC and Bologna.
Martin Winter, PhDUniversity of MuensterChemistry
Martin Winter, PhD
Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, MEET Battery, Research Center, Institute of Physical Chemistry
Martin Winter holds the Chair of Materials Science, Energy and Electrochemistry at the University of Muenster (WWU) in Germany. He is a founding director of MEET Battery Research Center at WWU and the founding director of the Helmholtz Institute Muenster, which is a branch of Forschungszentrum Juelich. Martin Winter is the spokesperson of German Battery Research and holds more than 40 awards and recognitions and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Jonathan WirthRWTH Aachen UniversityLead-Based
Jonathan Wirth
Chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems, Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA)
Jonathan Wirth is a research associate at the Chair for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems (ESS) at the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), RWTH Aachen University. In the section Modeling, Analytics and Lifetime Prediction, he has been working on lead-acid batteries since 2013. His main research topics include the dynamic charge acceptance and water loss of automotive lead-acid batteries in real-world conditions.
Marina YakovlevaFMC CorporationRaw Materials
Marina Yakovleva
Global Commercial Manager for New Product and Technology Development
Marina Yakovleva is a Senior Global Commercial Manager for New Product and Technology Development at Livent Corporation. Marina started her carrier in battery components industry with FMC Corporation in 1995. Marina has inventions in lithium-ion battery materials widely used commercially, including the Ti/Mg tailored cathode technology that has become the industry standard and is used in a vast majority of consumer electronics devices. Marina has 70 patents granted in US and worldwide; 16 patents pending US and worldwide. Today, her mission is to implement Livent’s new strategic inventions through industry and academia collaborations to enable high energy density storage devices. Marina serves as member-at-large of the ECS Battery Division and she is a member of the advisory board for the EU HELIS consortium.
Mo-Hua YangTD HiTech Energy, Inc.Specialty
Mo-Hua Yang
President, EnergyBus e.V & General Manager
Dr. Yang currently is Vice Chairman of TD HiTech Energy Inc. The company is a spin-off company from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry at University of Louvain, Belgium in 1997. Dr. Yang has worked in ITRI from 1997 to 2008. He has been the Deputy Director of the Energy Storage Materials and Technology Division. Dr. Yang has over 20 years of experience in EV battery developing, specializing in Li-ion battery. He has been a project manager for Li-ion battery development in LEV and HEV application as well as the LEV promotion project in Taiwan, those projects were supported by Taiwan government. He has more than 120 publications, 15 patents and over 60 conferences presentations in the field of Li-ion battery technology and EV applications. Beside the research experience, Dr. Yang also involve in standardization of battery safety and communication protocol in charging system of LEV (E-bike, E-scooter) product. He currently is vice president of BATSO e.V., and president of EnergyBus e.V., in Germany.
Akira Yoda, MADenkaRaw Materials
Akira Yoda, MA
Researcher, Battery and Conductive Materials, Special Conductive Materials
Akira Yoda received his Master degree in Applied Science for Electronics and Materials from the Kyushu University in 2009 after which he worked as a researcher at Denka. He became a visiting scholar at University of California San Diego (UCSD) from 2015 to 2017. He is currently working at Denka.
Le YuGuangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co.,LtdRaw Materials
Director, Research & Development
Dr.Yu Le got PhD in Fudan University in China,and then he went to Hokkaido University to continue his postdoctoral research.He has engaged in R&D of lithium battery materials for past 5 years.He has published more than 13 articles in different kinds of magazines , including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
Nessa ZhangRoskill Information ServicesTutorial 8
Nessa Zhang
Senior Analyst, Cathode and Raw Materials
Shiliang Zhou, PhDBYD Lithium Battery Co. Ltd.xEV
Shiliang Zhou, PhD
Analysis Platform Development Department, Shenzhen Battery Development Center, Division 2 Battery Business Group
Dr. Shiliang Zhou is a Deputy Manager at the Shenzhen Battery Development Center, BYD, where he is mainly focused on cell design and the development of advanced analysis technology. Before joining BYD, Shiliang obtained a doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Southern California from 2011 to 2017.
Carlos Ziebert, PhDKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Engineering
Carlos Ziebert, PhD
Head, Battery Safety Center, IAM-AWP
Dr. Ziebert earned his Diploma degree and his PhD in Physics from the Saarland University Saarbruecken, Germany. In 2002 he joined the Research Center Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)). He has more than 15 years of international R&D experience in thin film technology, modelling and thermal characterisation of materials for energy systems and more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. Since 2011 his research is focused on electrochemical and thermal characterization of Li-ion cells. He has been project leader in 5 projects related to electrochemical energy storage and from 2011-2013 he was the manager of the EERA Joint Programme on Energy Storage. Currently Dr. Ziebert is the Head of the KIT Battery Calorimeter Center.
Mike ZimmermanIonic MaterialsChemistry
Mike Zimmerman
Mike Zimmerman Ph.D. is a proven serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of polymer expertise. A Professor at Tufts University, he founded iQLP and was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs for 14 years.