Battery Safety Summit Cancelled

In light of evolving updates and concerns around the coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Battery Safety Summit.

The Battery Safety Summit has always been a great opportunity to bring the energy storage ecosystem together and advance the field. We are so disappointed to have to make this call, but feel it is the best way to move forward. We thank all of our stakeholders for their support in these uncertain times, and hope to work with all of you again in the future.

The Battery Safety Summit

Research continues to boost the energy storage capability of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) leading to expanding applications and consumer use. Higher energy plus increased use leads to higher risk. Therefore, accurate tests and models are critical for predicting and controlling the complex electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical behavior of LIBs.  Additionally, regulations to promote protection and information derived from forensic investigations to enhance prevention are required. The task of implementing effective safety strategies falls on R&D scientists (chemical, electrical, material, and software engineers), battery manufacturers, regulatory authorities, forensic scientists, and the public. The 11th Annual Battery Safety Summit convenes these stakeholders to continue the vital dialogue of integrating and implementing LIB safety to meet ever-increasing energy demands.


2019 Distinguished Faculty

Thomas Barth
National Transportation Safety Board

Yuliya Preger
Sandia National Laboratories

Kevin Fok
LG Chem Power, Inc.

Eric Frederickson
Call2Recycle, Inc.

Judith Jeevarajan
Underwriters Laboratory, Inc.

George A. Kerchner
Wiley Rein LLP

Rengaswamy (Srini) Srinivasan
The Johns Hopkins University

Kevin McNesby
US Army Research Laboratory

Wolfgang Schade
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Brian Sisk
A123 Systems