A123 Systems to Present New Frontiers in Power, Safety, and Life at Knowledge Foundation’s Next Generation Batteries 2013 Conference

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Next Generation Batteries 2013

Industry leaders from around the world will convene in Boston, MA for the Knowledge Foundation’s 2nd Next Generation Batteries 2013 conference which will take place at the Hilton Boston Back Bay on April 30 – May 1. One of the many anticipated presentations will include Mujeeb Ijaz of A123 Systems as he presents “New Frontiers in Power, Safety, and Life”

Presentation Abstract:

New Frontiers in Power, Safety, and Life
Mujeeb Ijaz, CTO, A123 Systems LLC

In January of 2013, A123 Systems, Inc was acquired by Wanxiang America, following bankruptcy filing the prior November. All A123 assets were included, with the exception of business associated with government programs. A123 Systems is now privately owned, and has been renamed A123 Systems LLC. A132 business is focused on four market segments: transportation, grid, lead acid replacement, and high performance solutions for unique, niche market opportunities. The A123 R&D team has become an independent business unit, and has developed an impressive technology portfolio, including world class High Power cells, VDA HEV technology, state of the art High Energy cells, and cells with incorporated Redox Shuttles. We are looking to expand collaborative relationships and technical programs in ways that leverage our strengths and will add value to others. This presentation shares technology capabilities and portfolio highlights and will be given by Mujeeb Ijaz, of A123 Systems at Next Generation Batteries 2013

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.
-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.
-Vincenzo Antonucci, PhD CNR-Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia, (ITAE), Italy*
-Dmitri L. Danilov, PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
-Mujeeb Ijaz, A123 Systems LLC
-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

About The Knowledge Foundation
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