Breakfast Breakout Discussion Groups
Grab coffee and breakfast and join a discussion group. These are moderated discussions with brainstorming and interactive problem solving, allowing conference participants from diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and experiences and develop future collaborations around a focused topic.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 | 7:30 – 8:30 AM
TABLE 1: Second Use of Lithium-ion Battery (LIB)
Moderator: Bhavya Kotak, MEng, Research Associate, The Lab of Professor Hans-Georg Schweiger, Safe Electromobility, University of Applied Science Ingolstadt
- Area of application
- Challenges faced for the repurposing
- Efficiency and effectiveness
- Analyzing the economic viability and developing the business model
TABLE 2: Facilitating Secondary-Use and Battery Recycling
Moderator: Steve Tolen, Chairman, SAE Secondary Battery Use Committee, President/CEO, Indie Power System
- What roles do battery packs and battery management systems have on the recycling process?
- How can recorded data and tracking of batteries be improved?
- What infrastructure is needed to facilitate secondary-use and recycling?
TABLE 3: Active Charging and Energy Management of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Moderator: Sheldon Williamson, PhD, Professor and NSERC Canada Research Chair in Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification, Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering, University of Ontario
- What are the existing techniques for fast charging Li-ion battery packs?
- What are the benefits of the new CT-CV charging at cell-level?
- Can it be extended to pack and integrated with active battery management systems?
TABLE 4: End-of-Life Materials
Moderator: Lauren Crandon, PhD, Researcher, OnTo Technology, LLC
- What hazards can make batteries unsafe for transport?
- How is candidate material reclaimed?
- How can this be profitable?
- Biggest challenges facing the industry?
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM
TABLE 5: Solid-State Batteries
Moderator: Yuan Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
- Comparison of different types of solid electrolytes.
- Key challenges in solid-state batteries.
- Strategies for scalable manufacturing
TABLE 6: Lab-Based X-Ray Diagnostics for Li-Ion Batteries and Systems
Moderator: Donal Finegan, PhD, Battery Researcher, Vehicle Electrification, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Leveraging multi-scale X-ray CT to understand cell performance and safety
- Making the most of X-ray data via advanced segmentation and quantification methods
- Lab-based or synchrotron? A discussion on what’s needed
- Interest and potential for rapid screening of defects using lab-based methods
TABLE 7: Academia-Industry Partnerships for Battery Safety Research
Moderator: Ankur Jain, PhD,
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The University of
Texas at Arlington
- Benefits of academia-industry partnerships
- Making synergistic progress on battery safety research
- Sharing of experimental data and models
TABLE 8: Fast Charging
NEW: Moderator: Xiao-Guang Yang, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
- What has been the biggest hurdle to creating weather independent EVs
- What implications does this have on the EV market?
- What hurdles remain in increasing the number of EVs on the road?