Industry leaders from around the world will convene in Boston for the 2nd Annual Next Generation Batteries 2013 conference which will take place at the Hilton Boston Back Bay from April 30 – May 1, 2013.
This conference will address breakthroughs in new battery chemistries, novel electrode and electrolyte materials, system integration for a vast array of mobile, portable and stationary applications, from micro medical devices to high-energy/high-power automotive, have paved the roadmap for an emerging market with unlimited potential. Will lithium-ion batteries deliver on the promises of the power, energy, cost and safety in commercially available energy storage systems? Or maybe the future lays somewhere beyond lithium-based chemistries? Our panel of leading experts in fields of battery materials, systems design and integration, manufacturing and commercial applications will look into emerging issues underlining this pivotal time in the battery industry.
Next Generation Batteries 2013 program topics will include:
• New chemistries & materials to increase energy/power & reduce cost
• Lithium vs. non-lithium: how much power and energy is enough?
• The OEM perspective – the application driven development of novel battery systems-by-design
• Novel materials for battery architectures: graphene & silicon, magnesium & zinc, manganese & vanadium
• Lithium air / lithium oxygen
• Leading role of nanomaterials in battery technology breakthroughs
• Advances in flow batteries
• Thin film batteries
• Highly flexible printed batteries / Paper batteries
• From novel materials and components to systems architecture and integration
• Meeting the EV challenge: cycle life, power& energy, cost and safety
• Super-, ultra, and pseudo capacitors in hybrid battery devices
• Advanced technology for greater safety, reliability and performance
Distinguished Speaker Faculty:
-Vincent Sprenkle, PhD, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
-Erik Kjeang, PhD, PEng, Simon Fraser University, Canada
-David Bradwell, Ambri, Inc.
-Sameer Singhal, CFD Research Corp.
-Alessandra Di Blasi, CNR-Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano” (ITAE), Italy*
-Hélène Rouault, PhD, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
-Julio Abusleme, Solvay S.A., Belgium
-Kevin L. Gering, PhD, Idaho National Laboratory
-Steven Kaye, PhD, Wildcat Discovery Technologies
-M. Grant Norton, PhD, Washington State University
-Brigitta Pascucci, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany*
-Brian Morin, PhD, Dreamweaver International
-David Avison, Madico
-K.M. Abraham, PhD, Northeastern University
-Florence Fusalba, PhD, Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials (LITEN), French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
-Jean-Francois Drillet, DECHEMA Research Institute, Germany
-Elena Shembel, PhD, Enerize Corporation
-Mouli Ramani, Lilliputian Systems, Inc.
-Laura Andaloro, CNR-Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano” (ITAE), Italy*
-Dmitri L. Danilov, PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
-Neil Chertoff, 27th Century Technologies, Inc.
-Chritian Michot, INERIS, France*
-Grietus Mulder, VITO Unit Energy Technology, Belgium*
-Erik J. Spek, PEng, MASc, TÜV SÜD Canada
-Brent Harris, PEng, Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd., Canada
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