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U.S. Department of Energy's Dr. Ping Liu to Deliver Plenary Keynote Address at Lithium Battery Power and Battery Safety 2014

Plenary session on "Energy Storage: The Interplay between Performance, Cost and Safety" will draw attendees from back-to-back events 


Needham, MA, September 2, 2014 – The Knowledge Foundation's Lithium Battery Power and Battery Safety conferences will feature a plenary keynote address by Dr. Ping Liu, the U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E Program Director.  The back-to-back conferences, which will be held November 11-14 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, will present innovative research on lithium-ion and beyond li-ion batteries, address issues the industry is currently facing, and cover key safety challenges and technologies for safety improvement. 


Entitled "Energy Storage: The Interplay between Performance, Cost and Safety," Dr. Liu's keynote address will discuss emerging trends and research needs related to energy storage systems for electric vehicles.  The address will highlight a variety of technologies, including aqueous, solid state, and flow batteries, and will gather attendees from both conferences, including electrical engineers, cell manufacturers, and safety officials. 


The following featured presentations are also scheduled to take place during Lithium Battery Power and Battery Safety's four days of programming:


The Rechargeable Lithium Sulfur Battery: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions
Lynden A. Archer, William C. Hooey Director and Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

Porous Silicon and Graphene-Wrapped Sulfur Nanoparticles as High-Capacity Anode and Cathode for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Chongwu Zhou, Ph.D., Professor, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

R&D Transition to Manufacturing
George Crabtree, Ph.D., Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory and University of Illinois at Chicago

Risks of Lithium Batteries in Air Transportation
Janet S. McLaughlin, Deputy Director, Hazardous Materials Safety Program, Office of Security & Hazardous Materials Safety, Federal Aviation Administration

Enabling Future Technologies in Automotive Batteries - Challenges in Research and Application
Simon Lux, Ph.D., Advanced Battery Technology Engineer, BMW Group Technology Office USA 


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