Knowledge Foundation Announces Record Attendance for 2nd Battery Safety and 7th Lithium Battery Power Conferences Next Month in Las Vegas

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Record number of organizations to participate in 2nd Battery Safety and 7th Lithium Battery Power Conferences Next Month in Las Vegas.

Record Number of Organizations to Participate in 2nd Battery Safety and 7th Lithium Battery Power Conferences Next Month in Las Vegas

The Knowledge Foundation has announced that a record number of organizations from around the world will participate in the 2nd Battery Safety and 7th Lithium Battery Power conferences in Las Vegas, NV from November 7-10, 2011.

More than 165 organizations have already confirmed their participation at these events (see available PDF for complete list).

7th Lithium Battery Power
According to Dr. Serge Pann, Vice President of Science & Technology at the Knowledge Foundation, "Recent significant innovations have propelled lithium-ion battery technology to a position in the marketplace far exceeding initial expectations. From a vast array of portable applications, to micro medical devices, to high-power automotive, these breakthroughs have paved the way for an emerging market with unlimited potential."

Drawing upon more than ten years of tracking developments in lithium battery and fuel cell research, Lithium Battery Power 2011 will guide delegates from technology and materials development, through device packaging and integration, to applications in a mobile power marketplace. Program topics include:

  •     New chemistries & materials to increase energy & decrease cost
  •     Meeting the EV challenge: cycle life, power & energy, cost and safety
  •     Advanced materials for improved electrode & electrolyte performance
  •     Application driven lithium ion battery development
  •     Advanced technology for greater safety, reliability and performance
  •     From novel materials and components to systems design and integration
  •     Role of nanotechnology in improving power and energy density

2nd Battery Safety
Widely publicized safety incidents and recalls of lithium-ion batteries have raised legitimate concerns regarding lithium-ion battery safety. Battery Safety 2011 is conveniently timed with Lithium Battery Power 2011 and will address these concerns by exploring the following topics:

  •     Application specific battery safety issues affecting battery performance
  •     Major battery degradation and reliability factors
  •     Battery management systems
  •     Commercial cell evaluation and failure analysis
  •     Advances in testing techniques and protocols
  •     High-throughput testing, automation and modeling for improved safety
  •     Regulatory issues

Distinguished Faculty

  •     K.M. Abraham, PhD, E-KEM Sciences
  •     Brian Barnett, PhD, TIAX LLC
  •     Marty Bradley, PhD, The Boeing Company
  •     Kirill Bramnik, PhD, BASF Corporation
  •     Ralph Brodd, PhD, Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing R&D Center
  •     Ratnakumar Bugga, PhD, California Institute of Technology
  •     Ken Chisholm, Vecture, Inc.
  •     Gitanjali DasGupta, Electrovaya
  •     Ann Edwards, PhD, Porous Power Technologies
  •     Jim Hodge, PhD, K2 Energy Solutions, Inc.
  •     Judith Jeevarajan, PhD, NASA Johnson Space Center
  •     Steven Kaye, PhD, Wildcat Discovery Technologies
  •     Shanthi Korutla, PhD, International Battery, Inc.
  •     Brian Landi, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology
  •     Eun-Ah Lee, Korea University
  •     Corey Love, PhD, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  •     Celina Mikolajczak, PE, Exponent
  •     Partha Mukherjee, PhD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  •     Jacob Muthu, PhD, International Battery
  •     Ganesan Nagasubramanian, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
  •     Tom O'Hara, Intertek
  •     Taku Onishi, PhD, Mie University
  •     Christopher Orendorff, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
  •     Sanjay Patel, PhD, Evan Analytical Group
  •     Ahmad Pesaran, PhD, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  •     Hyo-Ree Seo, Korea University
  •     Jasbir Singh, PhD, HEL Ltd.
  •     Kandler Smith, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  •     Mahmood Tabaddor, PhD, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  •     Saburo Tanaka, PhD, Toyohashi University of Technology
  •     Jonathan Taylor, GrafTech International
  •     Hisashi Tsukamoto, PhD, Quallion LLC
  •     Chao-Yang Wang, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  •     Xiao-Jun Wang, PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  •     Clinton Winchester, PhD, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  •     Jian Xie, PhD, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
  •     Rachid Yazami, PhD, Nanyang Technological University
  •     Karim Zaghib, PhD, Hydro-Québec Research Institute
  •     Yimin Zhu, PhD, Nanosys, Inc.

Virtual Participation Via Live Webcast
While nothing can replace the unique educational and networking benefits of attending in person, for those whose schedule prevents them from attending, Lithium Battery Power and Battery Safety will be webcast live from Las Vegas, NV from November 7-10, 2011.

Global Battery Tutorial Will Also Be Held on November 8-9 in Las Vegas
This tutorial focuses on present and future needs of portable and stationary electrochemical energy sources and highlights the latest technological developments designed to satisfy application requirements. You will review primary, rechargeable, commercial, industrial and military batteries, and their accessories. Additionally, this program reviews typical cycle life aspects of designing and manufacturing energy source solutions: from application energy requirements, power source electrical and mechanical design, cells selection, cells evaluation tests, battery prototype, acceptance tests, design and manufacturing techniques, testing, mass production, safety issues, use and disposal. Special focus is given to battery design and testing along with the examination of safety issues along the energy source solution cycle life.

About The Knowledge Foundation
The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy, nanotechnology, and chemical/biological detection technologies.

David Mello
Knowledge Foundation
2193 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 398
Boston, MA 02135-3853
Phone: (617) 232-7400 Fax: (617) 232-9171


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