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USA: Lithium Battery Power 2012 Co-Located with Battery Safety 2012 in Las Vegas, NV – December 4-7, 2012

The Knowledge Foundation has 2 upcoming key battery industry events conveniently located in Las Vegas, NV. Lithium Battery Power 2012 will take place December 4-5, 2012. Battery Safety 2012 will be taking place December 6-7, 2012. The Early Bird Discount expires for both events on Friday September 14, 2012.

Recent significant innovations within lithium-ion batteries have propelled the technology into a position in the marketplace far exceeding recent market survey results. Breakthroughs in new battery chemistries, novel electrode and electrolyte materials, system integration for a vast array of mobile and portable applications, from micro medical devices to high-energy/high-power automotive, have paved the roadmap for an emerging market with unlimited potential.

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

Lithium Battery Power Program
-Vishal Sapru, Frost & Sullivan
-Kai-Christian Möller, PhD, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Germany
-Steven Kaye, PhD, Wildcat Discovery Technology
-Brian Barnett, PhD, TIAX LLC
-Ji-Guang (Jason) Zhang, PhD, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
-Malgorzata (Maggie) Gulbinska, PhD, Yardney Technical Products
-Andrew F. Burke, PhD, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis
-Shreefal Mehta, PhD, Paper Battery Company
-Qingliu Wu, PhD, Argonne National Laboratory
-Alejandro A. Franco, Prof Dr, Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission of France
-Larry Thomas, Primet Precision Materials, Inc.
-Hua Cheng, PhD, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
-Rachid Yazami, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
-Brian J. Landi, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology
-David S. Lashmore, PhD, Nanocomp Technologies Inc.
-Yunhua Yu, PhD, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
-Judith Jeevarajan, PhD, NASA Johnson Space Center
-Michael D. Eskra, Eskra Technical Products, Inc.
-Wei He, University of Maryland
-Steve Carkner, Panacis, Inc.

Widely publicized safety incidents and recalls of lithium-ion batteries have raised legitimate concerns regarding lithium-ion battery safety. Battery Safety 2012 is conveniently timed with Lithium Battery Power 2012, 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 cells evaluation and failure analysis
Advances in testing techniques and protocols
High throughput testing, automation and modeling for better safety
Standardization and regulatory issues

Battery Safety Program
-Brian J. Landi, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology
-Zonghai Chen, PhD, Argonne National Laboratory
-Malgorzata (Maggie) Gulbinska, PhD, Yardney Technical Products
-David G. Miller, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane
-Rachid Yazami, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
-Alvin Wu, Underwriters Laboratories Taiwan Co., Ltd., Underwriters Laboratories
-Sheng S. Zhang, PhD, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
-Judith Jeevarajan, PhD, NASA – Johnson Space Center
-Hans J. Seifert, PhD, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
-Ajay Prasad, PhD, University of Delaware
-Andrew J. Manning, Lithium Battery Engineering, LLC
-Larry J. Yount, LaunchPoint Energy and Power – LEAP LLC
-Karl Vestin, Lithium Balance A/S, Danmark
-Christian E. Shaffer, PhD, EC Power LLC
-Nicholas Williard, CALCE – University of Maryland
-Saburo Tanaka, PhD, Toyohashi University of Technology, National University Corporation
-James E. Powell, Transportation Development Group
-Erik J. Spek, PEng, TÜV SÜD Canada
-Swati Umbrajkar, PhD, Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA Company

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