Registration Open

Morning Breakfasts In Networking Exhibition Area

Continental Breakfast, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Country Style Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes

Chairs Opening Remarks

Bob Galyen
rt. CTO CATL, Chairman Emeritus of NaatBaTT
  • How to improve thermal efficiency, enhance lightweighting & integrational capacity of components and further advance BMS capacity
  • Utilizing new design techniques, resistance to fire materials & emerging tools for reduced safety and thermal runaway risk
  • Battery pack integration & thermal optimization at the system level

Next-Generation Thermal Management Solutions To Optimise Battery Safety, Performance Capacity And Lifespan

Cecile Pera PhD. Battery Electric Vehicle Expert – OROVEL Ltd.
  • Battery Thermal Management: Trends in electric vehicles.
  • Examining where we stand now and what challenges remain: Future outlook and possible technological solutions in development.
  • How can an optimal thermal management system strategy be developed and what are the next-generation objectives?
  • Assessing current technologies and methods for thermal conductivity and inclusion technology.
  • Implementing thermal management to optimize battery life.
  • How to effectively measure and evaluate thermal management solutions.
  • The role of material science in thermal management.
  • How close are we to consolidating an industry-standard in thermal management architecture?

How Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Enable Advanced EV Battery Designs

Scott Krusinski, Product Manager, Automotive & Other Transportation, Avery Dennison
  • Various design trends and engineering challenges are driving interest in new and effective bonding solutions for EV battery pack materials.
  • These solutions include high-performance tapes featuring pressure-sensitive adhesives. Such tapes provide not only effective bonding, but help address issues related to flame retardancy, boosting dielectric, and optimizing design and assembly.
  • In this session, Scott Krusinski, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes product manager for Automotive & other Transportation, will showcase the benefits of pressure-sensitive adhesive technology. He’ll discuss why it’s a sound solution for a wide range of pack applications and provide an overview of Avery Dennison’s capabilities related to EV batteries.

Thermal Conductive Adhesives for Next Generation Cell-to-Pack Configurations

Timothy Vokes, Application Engineering Manager, Thermal Management Materials and Structural Adhesives, Parker Lord
  • Current battery pack configurations – In the current, modular-based battery pack configuration, a minimum of two discrete thermal interface materials (TIMs) or “gap fillers” (GF) are typically employed to regulate the temperature of the modules and ensure safe, efficient performance.
  • Trade-offs with conventional modular design – Challenges with the old design include added weight and volume from the inactive portions of the module which ultimately translates into compromised pack energy density.
  • Next generation cell-to-pack configuration – Given these challenges, many EV and battery manufacturers are eliminating modules entirely and directly bond batteries to the cooling plate. This new module-free approach, referred to as “Cell-to-Pack” (CTP), reportedly increases volume-utilization space from 15-50%, depending upon battery cell design.
  • The benefits of thermally conductive gap fillers – Cell-to-Pack configurations offer numerous benefits, including increased volume-utilization space from 15-50%, reduction in the number of parts up to 40%, less expensive, lower energy density cells given the extra space, improvements to pack energy density, and more!

Engineering Single-Phase Immersion Cooling For Thermal Management Of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Gary Testa, President & CEO – Engineered Fluids Inc.
  • Air cooling is neither safe nor effective and this session will demonstrate the immediate advantages of SLIC technology as the superior solution
  • Examining the drivers for immersion cooling
  • Outlining the cooling fluid requirements for immersion cooling
  • Examining the drivers for immersion cooling
  • What is a Single-Phase, Liquid Immersion Cooling?
  • Exploring coolants compatibility with materials used in Battery Management Systems
  • Demonstration of how immersion Cooling with AmpCool extends battery life
  • How to prevent fire propagation between battery cells using AmpCool Coolant

Reliable Battery Sealing Solutions That Enable Assembly Line Optimization: A Fast-Curing Silicone Adhesive For Thermal Stability

Dr Yan Shao, Technical Marketing Manager, Wacker Chemie
  • A fast-curing, structural seal that will remain stable and reliable under high thermal stress, for electronics applications.
  • Multiple curing temperatures provide the flexibility customers need in their operations.
  • Fast cure at low temperature, with fast adhesion build-up.

Morning Networking Break

Exhibition Hall > Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks

Disruptive Next Generation Thermal Adhesive Solutions for Battery Applications

Alexander Teufl, Global Technical Expert Resins – VONROLL
  • Various solutions for cylindrical/ prismatic/ pouch cell modules and pack designs
  • Combination of gap-filler and fixation / cast and forget approach
  • High flexibility over the whole operating temperature
  • Green and clean resins for environmental and health safety
  • Homogenous heat dissipation through finetuned thermal conductivity
  • Outgassing free formulation / no Silicones
  • Excellent thermal shock behavior
  • Non flammable and self extinguishing

How Two-Phase Thermal Management Can Solve the Critical Problems Facing EV Batteries

Avinoam Rubinstain , CEO – CARRAR
  • This disruptive, holistic thermal management solution effectively addresses the significant challenges of cooling and heating the entire automotive battery system, powertrain, compute, and electronic components. The technology is based on two-phase immersion pool boiling for extremely efficient active control.
    Our two-phase immersion TMS technology enables:
    – Keeping battery cells at the optimal temperature
    – Ensuring uniform temperature for the entire pack down to the cell level
    – Indifference to ambient temperature
    – 3X higher in-vehicle heat dissipation capacity
    Delivering benefits
    – Extending battery lifetime and warranty opportunity
    – Delay and even prevent thermal runaway
    – Makes battery charging possible at 10C+
    – Same battery cell chemistry everywhere in the world
    – Reducing the total cost of ownership for OEMs, dealers, and consumers
    – Perfect for extreme and prolonged acceleration for high performance
    – Growing the second-hand EV market

Achieving Battery Safety With Advanced Thermal Management Solutions

John Comai III – Vice President of Sales and Commercial Development
  • Mitigating thermal runaway heating and arresting flames using KULR’s Thermal Runaway Shield (TRS).
  • Test and analysis results for battery pack with and without TRS.
  • Addressing lithium-ion cell/battery transportation concerns with KULR’s innovative solutions.

Thermal Management Strategies for Faster Charging, Extending Range and Preventing Propagation

Bret Trimmer – Application Engineering Manager, NEOGRAF Solutions
  • Reviewing the latest goals and best current methods for EV battery thermal management.
  • Examining the five factors that allow cells to charge quickly and discussing the single factor that pack designers can control.
  • Exploring the four primary strategies pack manufacturers use to prevent Thermal Runaway and the impact of each on fast charging, cell performance, and lifetime.
  • Each propagation control method introduces benefits or harm to the cells in terms of fast charging, cell cycle lifetime, charge rate, and driving range.
  • Understanding the three key advantages that graphite offers for thermal management.
  • For applications where smaller-pack-size and lighter-weight are important, flexible graphite will be discussed as a direct substitute for aluminum.

Networking Lunch Break

Soup, Salad, Mains, Sides, Dessert
Tea, Coffee, Juices, Soft Drinks

Performance Under Pressure: Why PyroThin Thermal Barriers Get Better at End-of-Life

Preston Thompson, Manager, Program Engineering, Aspen Aerogels
  • Preventing thermal propagation starts with the cell-to-cell (C2C) barrier.
  • Aspen Aerogels’ PyroThin materials are widely recognized as providing the highest thermal performance in the industry, and recent testing is beginning to reveal why.
  • The surprising interactions between compressive loading and thermal behaviour are leading to some of the most space- and weight-efficient solutions available today.

Battery Thermal Management Simulation: Combined Electrochemical-Thermal Model On Vehicle System Level

Waldemar Linares, Manager Advanced Simulation Technologies – AVL
  • Introduction into Virtual Battery Development
  • Discussion of modeling approach managing different scales and domains
  • Electrical and Thermal Modelling at Cell/Module/Pack Level
  • Model characterization and validation
  • Impact of thermal regulation on battery performance/degradation

Efficient Thermal Management To Ensure Maximum EV Performance & Safety

Hadwan Hadwan, Senior eMobility Application Development Engineer, BASF
  • The safety level of lithium-ion batteries depends not only on the cell-to-cell chemistry but also on the protection of connections around the battery modules, making thermal management activities a key process for EV manufacturers.
  • Analyzing high-performance solutions that are inherently flame resistant and more resilient to continuous high temperatures.

How Selecting An Optimized Cell-To-Cell Pad Material Can Improve Volumetric Energy Density, Cycle Life And Safety In EV/HEV Packs

Chris Churchill, Sr. Technical Service Manager, Rogers Corporation
  • This presentation will explore the key considerations to designing inter-cell battery packaging: battery performance, thermal runaway delay and reducing wasted space in the overall pack design
  • Intrinsic material properties critical for cell-to-cell pressure management and validation through single cell application testing
  • Review mechanisms to delay thermal propagation, material level test methods and single cell application test
  • Selecting dual function battery pads maximize cell performance and safety while minimizing process steps and cost

Afternoon Networking Break

Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Donuts, Snacks

Exploring the 4 Critical Adhesive & Sealant Pillars to Optimize Your High-Voltage Batteries In Electric Vehicles

Elizabeth Knazs, Business Development Manager, Electric Vehicle and Battery Engineering Adhesives – HB Fuller
  • H.B. Fuller Supports EV OEMs and Tier manufactures by providing innovative materials, battery safety solutions, thermally conductive products, structural adhesives and sealing technologies. We provide complete turnkey solutions by including chemistry selection, product validation, production implementation, and technical support throughout the entire commercialization process.
  • Our patented EV Protect 4006 increases EV battery safety by improving protection against fires and thermal propagation. Additional key benefits include corrosion protection, semi-structural support, NVH properties, impact resistance, while helping to maintain a stable internal battery temperature from extreme external environments.
  • H.B. Fuller’s next generation innovative adhesive and sealant solutions provide improved thermal management performance, increase structural rigidity, and seal against external environments. We are dedicated to developing products that help provide a safer battery for the future.

Thermal Management Of A Dual Chemistry Battery With Interweaved Cells

Nathan Saliga, Chief Engineer, ONE
  • Rationale for selecting a dual chemistry architecture with interweaving cells
  • LFP vs. Anode-Free and how safety plays a factor
  • Importance of thermal management

New Process Solutions For Battery Systems Manufacturing

Michael Yarnall, President, bdtronic
  • The manufacturing processes for batteries and where our technologies can be applied;
  • Challenges of dispensing of thermal materials, volume shot sizes, etc.
  • The importance of surface pre-treatment in come applications
  • Heat staking and the need to have good process control to achieve consistency and strong rivets.

Tomorrow’s BEV Batteries Will Be Intentionally Run at Higher Temperatures

Eric Rountree PhD, Head, Business Development & Special Projects, R&D – EC Power LLC
  • The benefits in high-temperature design for safety
  • The benefits in high-temperature design for battery lifetime
  • The benefits in high-temperature design for fast charging
  • The benefits in high-temperature cell design for battery pack design
  • Using thermally modulated cells to simplify high-temperature operation logistics

The Power Partnership Of High Voltage And Low Voltage Batteries

Eric Michielutti: Director, Lithium Ion Product Technology, Clarios
  • The industry has seen incredible advances in high voltage cell manufacturing over the past several years with the rise and increase of electrified powertrains.
  • But what about the low voltage battery? Is there a future? Learn more about the ever increasing role of the 12V battery in electrified powertrains and how much vehicles in the future will depend on it.

Chairs Summary

Bob Galyen
rt. CTO CATL, Chairman Emeritus of NaatBaTT
  • Overview of the key industrial challenges discussed during the day
  • Summary of the various technologies and technological areas covered
  • Highlighting of any further topics, innovations or conversations that can be progressed

All-Attendee Drinks Reception

Registration Open

Morning Breakfast & Networking

Chairs Opening Remarks

Bob Galyen
rt. CTO CATL, Chairman Emeritus of NaatBaTT

Control And Sensing Technologies: How Do You Infer What Your Issues Are In A Cost-Effective Way, And Manage

Karl Plattenberger, Chief Engineer- Powertrain and Thermal Systems at Mahindra Automotive North America

Push Electric Vehicle Designs Forward with Industry-leading Adhesive Technology

Frank Billotto, Business Development Leader – Americas, DuPont
  • The safety, reliability and durability of battery electric vehicles relies in large part on what holds the vehicle and its battery assembly together – namely, adhesives. You will hear about:
  • How adhesive technology enhances ride and handling performance, NVH, and crash resistance – while reducing mass that helps extend range
  • Creating designs that use fewer components and reduce assembly complexity
  • Multifunctional benefits of adhesives including structural attachment of battery components and effective thermal management during vehicle charging and operation
  • Adhesive technology that helps advance high voltage cell-to-pack and cell-to-vehicle designs
  • Important adhesive chemistries that are enabling automakers worldwide to achieve benefits resulting in cost-effective production and higher performance of battery electric vehicles that are safe, reliable, and durable

Established and Emerging Laser Applications in Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing

Pierson Cheng, eMobility Industry and Global Key Account Manager, Trumpf
  • Summary and overview of >30 laser applications established in the Lithium-ion battery mass manufacturing process
  • Highlights of a few advanced laser processes:
  • Green laser for battery foil stack welding
  • Spatter-free busbar welding with BrightLine Weld
  • Die-cast aluminum welding with Multi-focus optics
  • Laser cleaning for enhanced adhesive bonding for battery pack
  • Outlook of emerging laser applications for future Lithium-ion battery manufacturing process

Fastener Evolution for Permanent Electrical Contact in Battery Joints with High Thermal and Dynamic Loads

Michael Kaas, EV Applications Engineer, ATF Inc
  • Integration of traditional spring elements into one component, creating a built-in “clamp load sensor” that enables for immediate controllable clamp load for known input torque
  • Higher clamp load retention after being subject to thermal and dynamic loads
  • Creates permanent electrical contact in joints with low surface pressures

Digital Twin Benchmarking Using High Energy Technology For Battery Innovation And Delta Costing

Dr. Samy Panneerselvam, Vice President – Research and Development, Caresoft Global Inc.
  • Battery Innovation and Development
  • Battery Design and Simulation
  • Light Weighting Strategies and Design Optimization
  • Delta Costing and VAVE
  • Battery Structural Impact on Full Vehicle Crash Performance

Morning Network Break

Battery Pack Material Selection & Design For Mass Production: How New Plastic Composites Can Advance Electric Vehicles

Christopher Korson, Market Segment Manager – Chassis & Structural, BASF
  • Polyurethane Composites – When The Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts
  • BASF Performance Materials Technology Summary
  • PUR composites in diverse automotive applications
  • PUR + fiberglass pultrusion introduction and technology overview
  • Performance vs metal/other materials, thermal performance
  • Development with L&L Products
  • Ford Lightning’s success story

In Laser Materials Processing, Having The Right Laser Makes A Difference

Steffen Mueller, Research & Development Applications Manager,IPG Photonics
Discussion of important laser characteristics and processing parameter considerations for achieving high speed, quality and availability in high-volume battery cell and module manufacturing
  • Laser Cutting and cleaning of electrode foils, tabs and busbars.
  • Laser Welding of battery cells, busbars and electronics modules
  • Laser Welding Real-time Process Measurement

Electrification Solutions: How OEMs Rapidly Assess Supplier Offerings

Anthony R. Giesey, SVP of Automotive & Mobility, Evonomy
  • Rapidly evolving semiconductor roadmaps (SiC, GaN, IGBT) & ATE tools
  • Advancements in CAE, FEA, EDA tools + AI-enablements
  • Evonomy’s Data Ecosystem engages 35+ OEMs, 20+ Tier-1s, 400+ suppliers to enable rapid education, assessment, and introduction of supplier solutions which best meet OEM needs

Manufacturing Of Battery Cells, Packs & Interconnections With New Laser Technologies

Marc Auger, Business Development Manager – COHERENT
  • Laser solutions for demanding battery applications: Identifying laser solutions to scale up battery production
  • How new laser technologies can help advance your battery pack manufacturing
  • Manufacturing solutions for battery cells battery packs and interconnection
  • Laser welding solutions for challenging materials such as high thermal conductivity metals and dissimilar materials
  • Application examples to demonstrate cost savings and quality improvements
  • One partner from process to development


Soup, Salad, Mains, Sides, Dessert
Tea, Coffe, Juices, Soft Drinks

One Step Joining For Reliable Electrical Components: Cell-to-Cell With E-Clinching

Troy Waldherr, Vice President Sales and Operations – TOX® PRESSOTECHNIK USA
The session addresses a simple joining of materials with the highest conductivity joint – keeping electrical resistance (and heat generated) to a minimum – reducing heat, reducing cooling systems energy consumption- in tern contributing to increasing vehicle range.
  • Connecting aluminum, copper and other metals to connect leads and cells together
  • How to connect different elements of the battery: E Clinching overview
  • How the Tox e-clinching process works
  • Solutions approach for the clinching process
  • Solutions approach to oxide layer challenge
  • Solutions approach for contact corrosion challenge
  • Application samples
  • E-clinching in multi-layer applications beyond two sheets
  • How does the contact resistance compare other methods?

Methods For Leak Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries

Thomas Schwoerer, President, Zeltwanger
  • An introduction to battery leak testing outlining the key challenges
  • Comparing testing with air vs tracer gases
  • Identifying different measurements methods and parameters
  • System applications for air and tracer gases

Batteries and Electric Drives: Multiphysics-Multiscale-Driven Design

Victor Oancea, SIMULIA R&D Technology Senior Director, Dassault Systemes
An overview of the Dassault Systèmes battery modeling capabilities from atoms to system. Focus in this presentation is placed on 3D modeling aspects from parametrized designs to engineering KPIs:
  • 3D Cell engineering including thermo-electrochemistry in charge/discharge applications and associated swelling, short circuit and thermal runaway
  • Module/Pack Engineering focusing on durability, thermal management, and safety applications
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be used to facilitate collaboration across entire organizations and functions. In this example, we will demonstrate how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be used to facilitate the design an e-drive motor from requirements and test planning to conceptual design, and all the way to detailed design and performance analysis.

Repurposed EV Batteries: Compliance and Certification for US Market

Rich Byczek, Global Technical Director, Transportation Technologies, Intertek
  • Vehicle End of Life, and Lithium Ion battery disposal recycling concerns remain an ongoing concern for the industry. Lack of harmonized designs and physical battery construction continue to present challenges in recycling or harvesting of modules and cells.
  • Re-purposing of entire battery packs, as-is, maybe a promising option, but some challenges remain.
  • The Sorting process, labelling, and demonstrating compliance for Stationary Energy storage or other non-EV applications will drive a new compliance plan.
  • This talk reviews the current status and highlights from the ANSI/UL/CAN 1974 standard and how it relates to repurposing of EV batteries.

Afternoon Break

Donuts, Snacks, Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks

The Future Of Low Voltage Batteries For An Electrified Future

Eric Michielutti: Director, Lithium Ion Product Technology, Clarios
  • The 12V battery. It comes in many shapes and sizes and two primary chemistries: lead acid and lithium ion.
  • Do OEMs have a preference in chemistry? Absolutely. We’ll discuss what matters most to OEMs and why vehicles in the future require a 12V Battery.
  • Do consumers have a preference? Usually no – they want reliability and to know before it fails. Learn about the latest innovation and how Clarios is developing technology that creates a unique balance of functionality and value for OEMs and consumers.

Production Solutions For Battery Manufacturing

John Comai III – Vice President of Sales and Commercial Development
  • Each type of battery manufactured requires a different production solution: resistance welding, laser welding, laser marking, or laser cutting
  • Understanding each category and application, for example, laser welding of dissimilar materials for battery tabs and resistance welding for tab design optimization

The Road To A Solid State Powered Future

Panel Discussion
Sumin Zhu, Founder & CEO – AMPCERA
Rich Byczek, Global Technology Dir. Transport Technologies – INTERTEK
Sankar Nallapati, Advanced Battery Module Engineer, General Motors
Mark Rimkus, Co-Founding Director and CEO of EV Thermal Flow Solutions
Harmanpreet Singh, Senior Battery Mechanical Engineer, Monarch Tractor
Xiangchun Zhang, Principal Application Engineer – Modeling & Simulation | Energy Storage | Artificial Intelligence, MathWorks
  • Solid-State batteries play a crucial role in the future of electric mobility: Exploring the progress towards commercialization
  • Outlining the latest developments in solid-state battery research for EV Applications
  • Solid-State Batteries, Solid Electrolytes, Electrode Interfaces And Fuel Cells

Enterprise Battery Intelligence: Leveraging Data To Win In A Battery-Powered Economy

Tal Sholklapper, CEO, Voltaiq
  • Learn how to leverage battery data to bring products to market faster
  • Introduction to common battery analyses and the Voltaiq tools that speed up these analysis workflows by 20,000x
  • How to ensure your battery supply is high quality and minimize battery product risks
  • How to provide visibility into manufacturing operations and confirm quality metrics are fully met
  • How to integrate the leading data science and machine learning tools into a battery development program

Conference Closing Remarks

Bob Galyen
rt. CTO CATL, Chairman Emeritus of NaatBaTT