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The Knowledge Foundation, a division of Cambridge EnerTech’s, 7th Annual
Battery Safety 2016
Integrating Lithium Battery Safety Designs for Increasing Energy Demands
November 3-4, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Bethesda | Bethesda, MD

Innovations continue to boost the energy storage capability of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). These innovations are also expanding applications, consumer use, transport and regulations. Higher energy and higher use lead to higher risk. Thus, the task of implementing effective safety strategies falls on regulatory authorities, cell manufacturers, R&D engineers and forensic scientists. Accurate tests and models are critical for predicting and controlling the complex electrochemical, thermal and mechanical behavior of LIBs while forensic investigations and regulations are required for safe transport. The Battery Safety 2016 conference continues this vital dialogue among various stakeholders.  

We invite battery safety specialists, regulators, forensic scientists, manufacturers, BMS experts, pack designers, chemists and electrical engineers who are improving battery safety to submit a proposal for consideration of a podium or poster presentation.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

Safety for applied use:

  • State of health (SOH)
  • State of charge (SOC)
  • Charge temperature, current and voltage
  • Impact of battery material on safety
  • Cell research and safety, commercial cells evaluation and failure analysis
  • Systems-level research, evaluation and failure analysis
  • Designing a better BMS system
  • Predictive battery simulations and modeling of thermal management practices

  • Safety standards, standardization and regulatory issues
  • Safety vs. cost
  • Internal shorts, thermal runaway and stability, aging, catastrophic failure, etc.
  • Abuse tolerance and advanced testing procedures and protocols
  • Manufacturing, building safety into the design
  • Unique environment and usage
  • Pre-and post-incident forensic analysis

Regulations for safe transport:

  • Definition
  • Classification
  • Updates
  • Compliance
  • Personnel training
  • Commonality and consistency
  • National/International shipping


  • Material design
  • Requirements
  • Shipping container designs
  • Labeling
  • Unique ground, air or sea environments


  • Laboratory analysis
  • On-site disaster analysis
  • Component traceability
  • Damage patterns


If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.

The deadline for submission is April 27, 2016.

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to battery manufacturers, designers, applications engineers and research scientists. Additionally, as per Cambridge EnerTech policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Mary Ann Brown
Executive Director, Conferences
Knowledge Foundation, a division of Cambridge EnerTech
T: (+1) 781-972-5497
E: mabrown@cambridgeenertech.com

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Sherry Johnson
Business Development Manager
Knowledge Foundation, a division of Cambridge EnerTech
T: (+1) 781-972-1359
E: sjohnson@cambridgeenertech.com