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MONDAY 22 JUNE 2020 | 11:00am ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Overcoming Technical & Cost Challenges For Next Generation Automotive Batteries

Madhura Medikeri, Engineering Supervisor, Electrified Powertrain, FEV

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

  • New battery designs
  • Battery Degradation Minimization By Thermal Management, Operation And Charging Strategy Optimization
  • Key to market success; performance, cost, life, reliability and safety
  • Exploring practical aspects of lithium-ion battery technology required for future electric vehicles

MONDAY 22 JUNE 2020 | 14:00pm ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Adhesive And Sealing Systems For High-Voltage Batteries In Electric Vehicles

Stephen Neuman, Battery and Electric Vehicle, Engineering Adhesives, H.B. Fuller

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

  • An overview of adhesive system and technology offerings for high-voltage batteries
  • Assessing desired strengths, service considerations and the manufacturing requirements
  • Further options for replacing mechanical fastenings
  • Gap fillers as suitable alternatives to thermally conductive pads
  • Thermal characteristics and requirements for high voltage batteries

TUESDAY 23 JUNE 2020 | 14:00pm ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Understanding The Thermal And Safety Challenges In Next-Generation Battery Packs

Bret Trimmer, Applications Engineering Manager at NeoGraf Solutions, LLC

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

  • The ability to consistently fast charge Electric Vehicles is a primary focus area for battery pack designers. Surprisingly, the main factor in achieving this goal is thermal management.
  • During the fast charge operation, the amount of energy that can be taken in and the number of times a cell can be fast charged is greatly determined by the heat generated and removed during the charging operation. The primary thermal management material in use today to spread this heat is aluminum. Unfortunately, aluminum is thick, dense, and is a poor conductor of heat.
  • When used for demanding thermal goals, such as fast charging and extended driving range, the battery pack becomes too large and heavy to be practical for EV use. For the same heat spreading as aluminum, flexible graphite heat spreaders are only half the thickness and one third of the weight.
  • Already widespread in the world’s most advanced electronic devices, graphite enables fast charging and increased energy density, while making the battery pack smaller and lighter.

WED 24 JUNE 2020 | 11:00am ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Making The Next Super-Battery Solid-State Batteries

Dr. Dee Strand, Chief Scientific Officer, Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc.

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

  • How to achieve substantial gains in battery energy density whilst maintaining safety and performance
  • Implementing disruptive material technologies
  • Commercialising Solid-State Batteries For Electric Vehicles – Challenges And Opportunities
  • The status of solid-state battery development
  • Scale up factors and system-level issues

WED  24 JUNE 2020 | 14:00pm ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Efficient BMS Testing Throughout the BMS Development Lifecycle

Peter Blume, CEO   Speaker Bio | Company Profile

Grant Gothing, CTO Speaker Bio

Many EV suppliers utilize inefficient approaches to testing electronic subsystems, including the battery management system (BMS). For example, use of either live li-ion cells or conventional power supplies and loads limits the safety, repeatability, efficiency and test coverage. Use of traditional, vendor-defined test systems limit the flexibility and scalability of the system.

  • BMS test techniques to address issues using commercially available cell simulation hardware
  • Several different test applications throughout the BMS development lifecycle from R&D test bench, validation through production
  • HIL, HALT/HASS and PCBA manufacturing functional test system examples
  • An open system’s approach to BMS testing throughout the development cycle

THURS 25 JUNE 2020 | 11:00am ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Why Immersed Battery Cooling


Ben Roberts, Senior Engineer, FEV  Speaker Bio

Alex Sammut– Electric Vehicles, Lubrizol Speaker Bio

  • Overview of battery market
  • Design challenges for high charging rates
  • Current cooling strategies and the need for immersion cooling
  • Fluid requirements for immersion cooling – safety, thermal management, and material compatibility

FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2020 | 11:00am ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Demystifying BMS Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) Testing

Peter Blume, CEO – Speaker Bio | Company Profile

Grant Gothing, CTO – Speaker Bio

Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing is a powerful approach to validating many complex automotive ECUs, including the battery management system (BMS). It can dramatically accelerate the battery and electrical systems development for new EV programs, while optimizing the safety, reliability, and performance.  But what comprises a typical BMS HIL Test System, and how do they work?

  • BMS HIL test objectives and benefits
  • Methodologies for validating core functionality and edge-condition responses
  • Instrumentation and connectivity for simulating cells, thermistors, contactors, and other real-world interfaces to the BMS
  • Test software for model execution, closed-loop control, and sequential scripting
  • Intuitive user interfaces for automated and manual control
  • Specific BMS HIL test scenarios for safety, balancing, control algorithms, and SoC/SoH estimation
  • (Optional) Case study

FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2020 | 14:00pm ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Methods For Leak Testing Lithium-ion Batteries

Christian Freundel, Expert and Senior Application Engineer 

   Speaker Bio | Company Bio

Tom Osesek, Application Engineer & Project Manager  

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

Ryan Takacs, Sales Manager, Automotive & e-Mobility 

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

  • An introduction to battery leak testing, outlining the key challenges 
  • Comparing testing with air vs. tracer gases
  • Identifying different measurement methods and parameters
  • System applications for air and tracer gases

MONDAY 29 JUNE 2020 | 11:00am ET (USA) [On-Demand]

How New Laser Technologies Can Help Advance Your Battery Manufacturing

Marc Auger, Business Development Manager – Automotive, Coherent

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

Jean-Philippe Lavoie, Strategic Application Development Manager, Coherent

Speaker Bio | Company Bio 

  • Manufacturing solutions for battery cells, battery packs and interconnection
  • Laser welding solutions for challenging materials such as high thermal conductivity metals and dissimilar materials
  • Application examples to demonstrate cost savings and quality improvements
  • One partner from process development to production

TUESDAY 30 JUNE 2020 | 11:00am ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Monitoring Cell Temperature to Optimize Battery Performance and Design

Aida Rahim, PhD, Senior Applications Engineer, Luna

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 Speaker Bio | Company Bio

  • High-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) technology for distributed temperature and strain measurements
  • Deploying HD-FOS for cell temperature measurements
  • Integrating sensors into battery packs
  • Using HD-FOS analysis to optimize pack and containment design
  • Early detection of cell failure using HD-FOS

TUESDAY 30 JUNE 2020 | 14:00pm ET (USA) [On-Demand]

Introducing Battery Intelligence: The Key To Powering Your Battery Program Through COVID-19 And Beyond

Dr. Tal Sholklapper, Co-Founder, Voltaiq

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

  • Introduction to Battery Intelligence Systems (BIS): Comprehensive analytics and traceability throughout the battery lifecycle
  • Overview of how Battery Intelligence is helping OEMs ensure battery program continuity and progress through the COVID-19 downturn
  • Review of current industry challenges: Insufficient resources to meet aggressive electrification targets
  • Review of current industry practices around battery data and analysis, as well as the potential to unlock additional insight and value
  • Overview of how Battery Intelligence enables rapid scale-up of battery programs, while minimizing risk
  • Showcase of Battery Intelligence in real-world applications with a focus on OEMs and their cell-suppliers achieving ship dates
  • Introduction to the power of traceability with Battery Digital Twins


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