Session 1 (joint session with LLIBTA):
Given the social and environmental significance of vehicle electrification and energy-storage-systems proliferation, governments around the world are funding energy-storage R&D with the
aim to develop the battery systems of the future, with higher performance, longer life, and lower cost. In this session, program managers from some of the leading energy-storage R&D institutes
discussed their organizations’ activities in this domain, with details provided in the follow-up Poster Session.
Session Chairman:Martin Winter
, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage
, MEET Battery Research Center, Institute of Physical
Chemistry, University of Muenster
Prof. Winter's main research interests are in applied electrochemistry, materials electrochemistry and inorganic chemistry and technology. He is the past president of the International Battery
Materials Association (IBA), Past Chair of the Division of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), and Technical Editor of
the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (ECS). Currently, he is the spokesperson of the LIB2015 Innovation Alliance of the BMBF (Germany Ministry of Education and Research) and a member
of the German National Platform E-Mobility (NPE).
This session, explored the latest
advances in materials—including the development of advanced materials and processes to meet the pricing threshold of important markets—and in capacitor design—including the
development of advanced asymmetric ECs.
Session Chairman:Katsuhiko Naoi, Professor of Chemistry, Institute of Symbiotic Science & Technology,
Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
Prof. Katsuhiko NAOI is a professor of chemistry at Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology (TAT). He got his BS, MS and Ph.D. from Waseda University, Tokyo and post-doc at The University
of Minnesota. His major is energy chemistry, environmental, and materials science. His research interests are advanced supercapacitors, high-power Li-ion batteries, and fuel cells for automotive/stationary
applications. He serves as the chair of The Capacitor Technology Committee of The Electrochemical Society of Japan.
This session reviewed new capacitor
products and EC business development activity. Leaders from key companies discussed present and future products and business development strategies as they expand their product offerings to support
the growth of energy-efficient industrial, utility, and transportation-related energy-storage systems.
Chairman of Session and ECCAP Symposium:John R. Miller
, JME, Inc.
Dr. John R. Miller is President of JME, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in ultracapacitor development, testing, and application. John is a well-known expert in ultracapacitor technology
with 25 years of experience in the industry. In the past five years, prior to joining the AABC team, he has chaired the Advanced Capacitor World Summit.
Session 4 reviewed EC module design and system engineering,
including those related to transportation, to industrial energy conservation, and to the utility grid.
Session Chairman:Michael Meinert
, Head of R&D-group Energy Storage Systems, Smart Grid Division, Infrastructure & Cities Sector,
Michael Meinert graduated in electrical engineering, Electrical Railway Systems, from Dresden University of Technology, Germany in 1995 and received his doctorate in electrical engineering from
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany in 2007. His employment experience included the Siemens AG, Erlangen since 1995 in the field of Rolling Stock and Railway Power Supply as well
as the Darmstadt University of Technology from 2001 to 2004. He is currently the Head of the R&D-group for energy storage units/systems as well as overhead contact line free systems at
the Siemens AG, Infrastructure & Cities Sector. His special experience include railway systems, High Temperature Superconductivity and innovative energy systems.