Meeting the Electric Vehicles challenge: cycle life, power & energy, cost and safety

Leading organizations from around the world will convene in Boston for the Knowledge Foundation’s Next Generation Batteries 2012 conference which will take place at the Hilton Back Bay Hotel from July 19-20, 2012.

Breakthroughs in new battery chemistries, novel electrode and electrolyte materials, system integration for a vast array of mobile, portable and stationary applications, from micro medical devices to high-energy/high-power automotive, have paved the roadmap for an emerging market with unlimited potential. Will lithium-ion batteries deliver on the promises of power, energy, cost and safety in commercially available systems or does the future lay somewhere beyond lithium-based chemistries?

Our panel of leading experts in the fields of battery materials, systems design and integration, manufacturing and commercial applications will look into emerging issues underlining this pivotal time in the battery industry segment. Topics to be discussed with include:

New chemistries & materials to increase energy/power & decrease 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, sodium & sulfur, magnesium & zinc
Leading role of nanomaterials in battery technology breakthroughs
New flow batteries
Thin film batteries
Highly flexible printed 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 pseudocapacitors in hybrid battery devices
Fuel cell / battery hybrid devices, development & application; system integration
Advanced technology for greater safety, reliability and performance

Distinguished Speaker Faculty

-Rick Chamberlain, PhD, Boston-Power, Inc.
-Robert Doe, PhD, Pellion Technologies
-Christopher Fischer, PhD, Pellion Technologies
-Gerbrand Ceder, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
-Markus Hagen, Fraunhofer ICT
-Hyuk Chang, PhD, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT.
-Florence Fusalba, PhD, LITEN, French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
-Steven Kaye, PhD, Wildcat Discovery Technologies
-Michael Silver, American Elements
-Harvey Mancey, ReVolt Technology LLC
-Michael Oster, Eos Energy Storage, Inc.
-Troy Renken, ZPower LLC
-John A. Turner, PhD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
-David N. Fronczek, PhD, German Aerospace Center (DLR) / Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU)
-Justin Roller, University of Connecticut
-Brian Morin, PhD, Dreamweaver International
-Bor Z. Jang, PhD, Angstron Materials, Inc.
-Weihong (Katie) Zhong, PhD, Washington State University
-Keith Jones, Asylum Research
-Naehyuck Chang, PhD, Seoul National University
-Dongfang Yang, PhD, National Research Council of Canada
-Lorenzo Stievano, PhD, Université Montpellier 2
-Bor Yann Liaw, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
-Weihong (Katie) Zhong, PhD, Washington State University
-Sanjay Patel, PhD, Evans Analytical Group
-Jun Li, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hybrid SMALL FUEL CELLS & Battery Systems ’12, Conveniently Timed and Co-Located with Next Generation Batteries ’12 is the primary source of information for end-users, developers and manufacturers of portable fuel cell powered devices. With an impressive lineup of speakers from around the world, and industry leaders exhibiting the latest technologies, this year’s conference is not to be missed.

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.