Cambridge EnerTech’s

Battery Engineering for Automotive Applications

Building Better Batteries

June 8-9, 2020


Battery engineering involves the important aspects of designing electrodes and cells that will take maximum advantage of the active materials, designing packs that will guarantee reliable cell performance, and integrating battery packs into vehicles (or other machines) and meeting vehicle constraints while ensuring safety, reliability, and durability. Cell design, including the choice of non-active components, has a considerable impact on battery performance and reliability. Battery pack design and integration presents thermal, mechanical, and electrical engineering challenges, almost independent of cell chemistry. Optimizing cell and pack design according to the duty cycle of the application requires a careful balance between cell and pack energy, power, manufacturability, abuse tolerance, thermal characteristics, and cost.

Preliminary Agenda


High-Energy Long-Life Li-Ion (L3B) Via Pre- and Continuous-Lithiation

Kandler Smith, PhD, Vehicle Energy Storage Engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Lesson Learned from PPR Testing of 160 Wh/kg High Power/Voltage Battery

Eric Darcy, PhD, Battery Technical Discipline Lead, Propulsion and Power Division, NASA-Johnson Space Center


A Predictive Modeling and Control Approach to Improving Lithium-Ion Battery Performance in Cells Exhibiting Large Voltage Hysteresis

Scott Trimboli, PhD, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Simple Low-Rate Pseudo-Steady-State Model of Lithium-Ion Battery Dynamics

Gregory Plett, PhD, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

A Model-Based Approach for Correcting State-Of-Charge (SOC) Drift in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVS)

Marcelo Araujo Xavier, PhD, Research Engineer, Research & Advanced Engineering- Advanced Control Methods, Ford Motor Company


Contamination Control for Enhanced HV Battery Cooling System Robustness

Michael Harenbrock, Principal Expert Electric Mobility, Engineering Filter Electric Mobility, MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

Solid State Integration

Wenzel Prochazka PhD, Manager, Battery Benchmarking Program, AVL List GmbH

Cold Plate Cooling Simulation for Lithium-Ion Semi-Passive Battery Thermal Management System

Sonya Smith, Howard University


Sustainability of Battery Manufacturing, Use, and Recycling

Michael Wang, PhD, Senior Scientist, Director, Systems Assessment Center, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Fabrication of Current Collector and Binder-Free Electrodes on Separators Used in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Daniel Bélanger, Département de Chimie, Université du Québec à Montréal


Fast Charging of Lithium-Ion Batteries at All Temperatures

Chao-Yang Wang, PhD, Professor, Diefenderfer Chair, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


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Victoria Mosolgo

Conference Producer

Cambridge EnerTech

Phone: (+1) 781-972-1346



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Sherry Johnson

Senior Business Development Manager

Cambridge EnerTech

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