R&D and Manufacturing Challenges and Energy Density Improvements for Low-Cost Lithium-Ion Batteries
David L. Wood, III, Ph.D., Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Team Lead & Fuel Cell Technologies Program Manager, Energy & Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Grid-Connected PV Systems, Off-Grid Applications, Stationary Battery Storage and Optimization Potential
Matthias Vetter, Ph.D., Head, Electrical Energy Storage, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
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Silicon as a Graphite Alternative, Performance Degradation Mechanisms and Maximizing Battery Longevity
Daniel P. Abraham, Ph.D., Materials Scientist, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory
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Why Batteries Suck

Yi Cui, Ph.D., Associate Professor, David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
This podcast highlights Dr. Yi Cui’s attempts to create a smaller-size, higher-energy super-battery that doesn’t explode – by adding more lithium.
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From Exxon to NECCES: Understanding the Science, Improving the Batteries

M. Stanley Whittingham, D.Phil., Director & Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Materials, Binghamton University
M. Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University speaks to Cambridge EnerTech on January 28, 2016. Dr. Whittingham will give his featured presentation during Track 1: Battery R&D at the International Battery Seminar & Exhibit, March 21-24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Topics Include: the NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage’s efforts to understand all possible reactions in lithium batteries, operando studies for research on cell-level chemical reactions and energy densities, the battery's technical evolution since the 1970s and potential future developments.
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The Regulatory Horizon and Harmonization of Battery Standards

Cindy Millsaps, President & CEO, Energy Assurance LLC
Cindy Millsaps of Energy Assurance LLC speaks to Cambridge EnerTech on January 11, 2016. Ms. Millsaps will be presenting during Symposium 1: Battery Safety at the International Battery Seminar & Exhibit, March 21-24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Topics Include: evolving standards for cell and battery manufacturers, IEC 62133, future regulations, the lack of – and need for – harmonized battery standards and more.
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