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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 lithium-ion batteries while regulations are required for safe transport. The Battery Safety 2016 conference continues this vital dialogue.

Preliminary Agenda


Featured Presentations

Polymer Foil-Embedded Photonic Sensor for Battery Safety

Wolfgang Schade, Ph.D., Professor & Department Head, Fiber Optical Sensor Systems, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute; Department Head, Applied Photonics, IEPT, Clausthal University of Technology

Balancing Accuracy and Computational Cost in Battery Simulation

John A. Turner, Ph.D., Distinguished R&D Staff & Group Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Chief Computational Scientist, Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL)

Examples of Implementation of Short Detection for Battery Safety

Brian Barnett, Ph.D., Vice President, TIAX/CAMX Power


Modeling, Sensors & Safety

Three Electrode-Based Battery Failure Analysis

Yinjiao (Laura) Xing, Ph.D., Research Associate, CALCE, University of Maryland

Online Diagnosis of Lithium-Ion Batteries According to Surface Temperature Variation

Asmae El Mejdoubi, Ph.D., Research Fellow, LUSAC Laboratory, Université de Caen Normandie and ENSAM, Université Moulay Ismail


Engineering Safety for Diverse Applications

Designing Safety for Flexible Batteries

Daniel Steingart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University

New Understanding of Energy Distributions Exhibited during Thermal Runaway of Commercial Lithium-Ion Batteries Used for Human Spaceflight Applications

William Walker, Heat Transfer Analyst, Thermal Design Branch, NASA Johnson Space Center

Mobile Power Grid Using Lithium-Ion Batteries

Khosrow Nematollahi, Ph.D., Chairman and CTO, Engineering, Advanced Renewable Power LLC


Designing Safety with Battery Management Systems

BMS Design for Lithium-Ion Batteries, A Holistic Approach

Thomas Hoeger, Senior Electrical Power Systems Engineer; Contractor, Advanced Power and Energy Group, U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock

Ensuring Thermal Safety with an Internal Temperature-Enabled Battery Management System

Rengaswamy Sririivasan, Ph.D., Principal Professional Staff Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University


Thermal Considerations

Multiphysics and Multiscale Characterization and Modeling of Thermal Runaway Events Pertaining to Fresh and Aged Li-Ion Batteries

Martin Petit, Ph.D., Electrochemical Engineer, Electrochemistry and Materials Department, IFP Energies Nouvelles, IFPEN

Fire Characteristics and Toxic Gas Emissions of Li-Ion Batteries

Fredrik Larsson, Researcher, Electronics, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden; Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology

Safety Aspects of New and Aged 18650 Lithium-Ion Cells

Torleif Lian, Chief Engineer, Maritime Department, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

Predicting Thermal Runaway from Self-Discharge Data

John McHardy, Ph.D., President, J McHardy LLC




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