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LABAT’2020 TOPIC
Short bio:
Dr. Albena Aleksandrova, is a sciencist at the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Bulgaria. In 2009, she received a PhD degree in Electrochemistry from IEES – BAS. She joined to the research team of the Lead-Acid Batteries Department (LABD) in 2009. Her scientific interests are focused on theoretical and applied aspects of the electrochemistry and the technology of lead-acid batteries as the thermal performance of VRLA batteries, phase composition, structure and electrochemical properties of lead-acid batteries negative electrodes.
Paper to be presented:
Application of rice husks as green carbon material in lead-acid battery negative electrodes (poster) on Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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Dr. Paolina Atanassova has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Sofia University, Bulgaria. She joined Cabot in 2003 as R&D project leader and has been working on developing advanced solutions for variety of energy storage applications such as fuel cells and batteries. Since 2010 Paolina has been leading the development of novel carbon additives for advanced lead acid batteries. Currently Paolina is Market Development Manager for Cabot’s Energy Materials business.
Paper to be presented:
Impact of carbon additives on current and next generation lead batteries – market and technology trends, on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, at 11:00
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Mr. Krum Banov, holds two Master's Degrees on Chemical Engineering: from University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM), Sofia on German language and Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg TUHH, Hamburg, Germany. Mr. Banov is a PhD student at the Department of Inorganic and Electrochemical Products at UCTM. Involved in R&D and electrochemistry of active electrode materials for advanced lithium and lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, environmental protection, “green energy and technology” for batteries production.
Paper to be presented:
Sodium versus lithium ions in advanced energy storage systems (poster) and Active electrode materials with improved electrochemical performances (poster), on Friday, 12 June 2020
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Prof.Dr. Branimir Banov works for the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). As a team leader he successfully has conducted the development of two lithium electrochemical systems in Bulgaria: lithium - sulfur dioxide and lithium - manganese dioxide. He was engaged in many industrial projects and started small-scale production of lithium batteries in Bulgaria in 1985. He has made good progress in developing of processes for production of high capacity lithium - manganese dioxide spinel for secondary lithium-ion batteries.
Paper to be presented:
Advanced Lithium Batteries, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Friday, 12 June 2020, at 12:40
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Ms. Begüm Bozkaya received her B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Middle East Technical University in Ankara and M.Sc. degree in Materials Science from Technical University of Munich. Since October 2015 she is working as a PhD student and scientific researcher in Fraunhofer R&D Center Electromobility at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Würzburg. She investigates the effects of carbon additives on negative plates for lead acid batteries.
Paper to be presented:
Chemically treated carbon materials for high dynamic charge acceptance and low water loss in lead-acid batteries, Conference Hall 2 "ARIA", on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 09:45
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Dr. Rainer Bussar holds the position as Battery Additives Manager with PENOX in Germany. The field of responsibility is the development of new battery additives, scientific collaborations and technical support for the battery industry. He joined PENOX in 2018 after working as Director of R&D at EXIDE Technologies in Europe and has worked in the lead-acid battery business for 10 years.
Paper to be presented:
Improved plate performance of automotive batteries using tetrabasic seeding material – impact of porosity and electrode structure on electrical performance and cycle life, Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 10:10
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Paper to be presented:
XRD study of the effect of additives on dynamic changes of electrode surface composition, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 17:40
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Dr. Mateusz Donten is a trained electrochemist whose scientific experience includes corrosion, metal plating and energy storage. He graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Warsaw and received a PhD at the University of Zurich. Dr. Donten joined Amer-Sil in 2014 and is now the R&D Manager. His team is seeking improvements not only in separators and gauntlets for lead–acid batteries, but also in membranes for other battery technologies.
Paper to be presented:
Investigation of hydrogen evolution inhibitors for use in lead-acid batteries, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 14:50
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Prof. Carlos V. D´Alkaine was graduated at Buenos Aires University. He obtain a PhD at Polarographic Institute, Prague and then he was a research fellow at Chemistry Department, Free University of Brussels. Prof. D’Alkaine is the founder of the Applied Group of Electrochemistry, National Institute of Technology and Professor at Engineering Faculty, UBA, Argentine and a production manager at KURLAT Ltda, Argentine. He is a Full Professor and Emeritus Professor at Physical Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos. São Carlos (SP) Brazil.
Paper to be presented:
A simple charge acceptance theory for battery plates. Industrial and pilot plant lead-acid battery plates, Conference Hall 2 "ARIA", on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 11:50
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Prof. Vahid Esfahanian received his BSc from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA in 1982 and his MSc and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, USA in 1985 and in 1991, respectively. He is now a Full Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering and the head of Vehicle, Fuel, and Environment Research Institute (VFERI), University of Tehran, Iran. His research interests include battery simulations and modeling and hybrid vehicles.
Paper to be presented:
Numerical simulation of the ultra-battery during high rate partial state of charge, in Conference Hall 2 “ARIA”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 10:10
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Dr. Paul Everill joined Black Diamond Structures from Molecular Rebar Design, the originators of MOLECULAR REBAR® technology. He was central in formulating, manufacturing, and developing their first carbon nanotube-based additives for lead acid batteries. Paul built the team and facilities to support product development over a 7-year period. In his role of Vice President, R&D, Paul oversees Lead-Acid and Lithium-Ion product development teams.
Paper to be presented:
MOLECULAR REBAR®-based performance additives for lead-acid batteries and mechanism thereof, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 08:30
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Mr. Melchor Fernandez is a chemical engineer who had worked in the R&D Laboratory of EXIDE Technologies, Spain for all his professional life. The development of the VRLAB technology was his most important focus. He devoted on this topic more than 8 years developing the VRLAB technology for SLI, Standby and Motive power and Cycling batteries. For the last 10 years he has been involved in the development of both the EFB and advanced batteries for HEV vehicles. He is retired and works as a battery consultant.
Paper to be presented:
Additives for negative plate in Start/Stop batteries. Effect of carbon for increasing DCA in Conference Hall 2 “ARIA”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 11:25
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Dr. Athan Fox is a PhD graduate in Chemistry from The University of Cambridge and Technology Director at Aurelius Environmental, a UK-based waste management and recycling business. Aurelius’ flagship technology, FenixPb, is a hydrometallurgical process for the recycling of lead-acid battery paste. The technology has been scaled up to a 30,000 tonne modular system capable of producing, directly from spent battery paste, a 99.99% nanostructured, battery-ready leady oxide.
Paper to be presented:
Journey of the molecule: from the waste to paste. A hydro-metallurgical process for the recycling of spent battery paste, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 08:30
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Mr. Marcel Franke has received his Bachelors and Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Since then he is working as a research assistant at the chair of Electrical Energy Technology at TU Berlin. His main research topic is the modelling and state estimation of secondary batteries.
Paper to be presented:
HeimBMS: VRLA battery state estimation and balancing in off-grid battery systems, in Conference Hall 2 “ARIA”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 08:55
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Dr. Jun Furukawa joined the Furukawa Battery in 1980 and is now Senior Fellow of the Furukawa Battery. He holds more than 150 patents in the battery area. He was awarded the Gaston Plante Medal of the Bulgarian Academy of Science in 2017.
Paper to be presented:
Development of technologies for automotive lead-acid batteries, on Thuesday, 9 June 2020, at 09:40
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Mr. Gianluca Fusillo is a researcher from STC. He received his master’s degree in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology from the University of Bari in 2010. Since 2011 he works on the Lead Paste Recycling process supporting late Professor Renato Guerriero and Engineer Giorgio La Sala. Currently he is working on the development of the lead paste recycling processes and the optimization of the resulting products. This is his third presentation at LABAT.
Paper to be presented:
New innovative route for the desulphurization of lead paste, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Friday, 12 June 2020, at 10:10
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Dr. Miguel García works as research scientist in the R&D Lab of Exide Technologies located in Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara (Spain). His work focuses on the electrochemical properties of new battery formulations. He received his degree in Chemistry and his doctoral degree in the field of microfluidics and electrochemical sensors in Alcalá University. During the PhD and postdoctoral stay in Twente University he developed different electrochemical sensors.
Paper to be presented:
Conductive compounds as positive active material enhancers, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 16:50
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Dr. Herbert Giess started his job as Program scientist at EURATOM Nuclear Research Centre Ispra/Italy and Petten/Netherlands in 1965. Then he was a project leader on maintenance-free Lead Acid Batteries BATTELLE Research Centre Geneva/Switzerland. Dr. Giess was for 5 years a project leader at Gould Inc., USA. Since 1983 to 2007 he was a director at OERLIKON STATIONARY BATTERIES Aesch/Switzerland, responsible for VRLA innovation, design and testing, and development, design and qualification of the Oerlikon Compact Power® stationary VRLA product line. Dr. Giess is a consultant on VRLA technology transfer and implementation in China.
Paper to be presented:
Charge acceptance issues when a VRLA/AGM cell is operated with IEC 61427-2 Clause 6.2 charge and discharge pulses of up to 120s duration simulating. Frequency regulation duty of power grids, Conference Hall 2 "ARIA", on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 14:00
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Mr. Hideki Hagihara obtained a Bachelor of Science from Kanagawa University and he joined the Furukawa Battery in 2010. He is now research engineer of R&D Department. He was awarded Technical Development Award of Ion-Exchange Society of Japan, 2015.
Paper to be presented:
Effect of curing temperature on performance of PAM using 4BS crystal, Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 11:00
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Dr. Nobumitsu Hirai is a Professor of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Japan. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Kyoto University in 1992, a Master of Engineering from Kyoto University in 1994, and a PhD from Osaka University in 2000. He had got prices; Encouragement Prize from The Japan Institute of Metal and Materials in 2001, Encouragement Prize from Molten Salts Committee, The Electrochemical Society of Japan in 2005, etc. He has published more than 100 papers including 15 papers of Journal of Powers Sources
Paper to be presented:
The effect of lignosulonate and its functional group on the electrochemical reaction on Pb flat electrode, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 14:00
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Dr. Ali Alagheband Hosseini studed at the Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Quchan, Iran (1998-2002). He got a MSc in Industrial Engineering at the Industry and Mining Training Center, Mashhad, Iran in 2015. Dr. Hosseini was a R&D and Process Engineering Department Director at Nirougostaran Khorasan Company 2006-2017 (11 Years). Now he is a Technical Manager at SST Co. (2017-Present)
Paper to be presented:
Electrochemical evaluation of various commercial expanders for lead-acid battery application (poster) on Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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Dr. Ali Alagheband Hosseini studed at the Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Quchan, Iran. (1998-2002). He got a MSc in Industrial Engineering, Industry and mining training center, Mashhad, Iran in 2015. Dr. Hosseini was a R&D and Process engineering Department Director at Nirougostaran Khorasan Company 2006-2017(11 Years) and a Technical Manager at SST Sarv Sanat Toos Co. (2017-Present)
Paper to be presented:
Optimization of grid configuration by investigating its effect on positive plate of lead-acid batteries via numerical modeling (poster) on Fryday, 12 June 2020
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Dr. Ali Alagheband Hosseini studed at the Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Quchan, Iran. (1998-2002). He got a MSC in Industrial Engineering, Industry and mining training center, Mashhad, Iran in 2015. Dr. Hosseini was a R&D and Process engineering Department Director at Nirougostaran Khorasan Company 2006-2017 (11 Years) and a Technical Manager at SST - Sarv Sanat Toos Co. (2017-Present).
Paper to be presented:
The role of lug preheating, melt pool temperature and lug entrance delay on the cast-on-strap joining process (poster), on Thursday, 11 June 2020
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Mr. Yuki Imamura is a PhD candidate of Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan. He is now studying on the interfacial properties of the negative electrode of lead-acid battery under a guidance of professor Munehiro Kimura. Prof. Kimura’s group has published a variety of articles with regards to the observation of liquid crystal-solid interface by means of atomic force microscopy. Based on a series of these experiences, Imamura started research on lead-acid batteries, especially with using the frequency modulation atomic force microscopy.
Paper to be presented:
Combinational measurement of cyclic voltammetry and frequency modulation mode atomic force microscopy: The effect of lignosulfonate additive, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 14:25
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Mr. Jamshed Iqbal is a master in Analytical chemistry. He has more than 11 years of experience in the battery industry and is a recognized expert in all aspects of lead acid batteries. Mr. Iqbal is currently in Rainbow Hi Tech Engineering company pvt ltd (as General Manager Production and R&D), Director Universal Metallic Industries Pvt Ltd Pakistan and ex International Metal Industries Pvt Ltd Pakistan (as Project Head), EXIDE/ Furukawa Battery Pakistan(as Technical Manager) and MILLAT Industrial Products Limited Pakistan (as Assistant and Deputy Manager).
Paper to be presented:
Benefits and drawback of active carbon in tubular plate of the battery, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 08:55
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Dr. Shashikant Joshi has a PhD in electrochemistry and post doctoral experience in Germany and Switzerland. He has 32 years of industrial experience in research, product design, processes, system integration with rechargeable batteries [Lead-acid, Ni-Cd, Ni-Fe, Li-ion, flow electrolyte batteries]. Dr. Joshi has close interaction with industries from Germany, France, China, UK, Australia & Japan on Lead battery, Ni-Cd, Ni-Fe batteries technologies.
Paper to be presented:
Is lead battery threatened by Li-ion? Yes & No, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 12:15
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Dr. Yu-Hua Kao has a PhD in Materials Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Prior to joining Cabot Corp., he was leading new product development efforts in lithium battery materials business as well as electronic materials business at the Dow Chemical Company. Currently Yu-Hua is Sr. Scientist for Cabot’s Energy Materials business, leading advanced carbon additive formulation development for lead battery applications.
Paper to be presented:
High DCA formulated blends for advanced lead batteries, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 10:10
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Dr. Eckhard Karden works as Technical Specialist Energy Storage for the European branch of Ford’s corporate Research and Advanced Technology. He has been involved in specification, technology development and verification of batteries and monitoring sensors for stop/start, microhybrid and driver-assistance systems for more than two decades now. He holds a diploma in Physics and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University.
Paper to be presented:
Improving Dynamic Charge Acceptance for automotive 12V batteries: Motivation – Problem Definition – Status - Questions, Conference Hall 2 "ARIA", on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 15:00
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Dr. Ingo Koch studied Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Clausthal. In 2000 he joined Johnson Controls and held various positions in the Product Development team in the field of battery simulation, battery management systems, product development, electrochemical methods, and requirements analysis. Since 2018 he has been responsible at Frötek-Kunstofftechnik GmbH for the product development of battery components as Technical Director Battery.
Paper to be presented:
Battery Gas Venting – an underestimated impact on battery water loss, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 16:25
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Lead-acid battery modified by ionic liquids produced in Autopart (poster) on Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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Mr. Julian Kosacki is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is collaborating with NorthStar Battery to research advanced lead battery technologies in microgrid systems for solar-powered houses designed and built by university students.
Paper to be presented:
Paste additives for improved positive active mass utilization and cycle life of the lead-acid battery, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 17:15
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Mr. Julian Kosacki is a PhD candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is collaborating with NorthStar Battery to research advanced lead-battery technologies in microgrid systems for solar-powered houses designed and built by university students.
Paper to be presented:
Controlling pore structure to increase positive active mass utilization and cycle life of the lead-acid battery, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 09:45
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Mr. Yogesh Kulkarni is passionate about Power Electronics conversion equipment’s, having engineering background with experience in designing high power converters for several industrial processes. He is working with lead-acid battery formation rectifiers and test equipment, improved formation rectifier reliability, efficiency and continuously working towards improving formation process through modest power electronics technologies.
Paper to be presented:
Modern formation equipment for lead acid batteries (poster), on Thursday, 11 June 2020
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Dr. Sachin Kumar, PhD has been conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of energy storage devices for over 15 years. He has been with H&V for 6 years and is currently a lead scientist focusing on improving dynamic charge acceptance and cycle life for advanced lead-acid batteries. Dr. Kumar’s expertise are in the area of electrochemistry, papermaking and activated carbon manufacturing. This includes lead-acid and li-ion batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.
Paper to be presented:
Advancing Dynamic Charge Acceptance by using functionalized pasting paper with the negative electrode, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 14:25
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Dr. Raj Kurian gained his PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1990. After Post-Doctoral research in Surface Science and Electrochemistry at Cardiff University, Wales, UK, he joined EnerSys in 1997. He modified the existing standby Telecom TPPL (Thin Plate Pure Lead) electrochemistry to make it deep and PSoC cycle capable, in addition to creating a range of Aviation and Military products. Currently he has a global responsibility within EnerSys, developing next generation TPPL products.
Paper to be presented:
High power thin plate technology developments, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 15:15
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Dr. Goetz Langer worked on in situ spectroscopy for interfaces in SOFC. He received a PhD in solid electrolyte electrochemistry at the University of Hannover (1998). In 1999 he joined the R&D staff of HOPPECKE Batteries. He worked as a process engineer on definition and optimization of different production processes in SLI production and still works on industrial lead acid battery production. His experience includes the development of lead acid BMS algorithms and the behavior of lead-acid batteries in different applications.
Paper to be presented:
Challenges in the development of high-performance long life lead-acid batteries, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 16:00
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Dr. Lixu Lei is a professor of Southeast University, China. He is now working on cyclic production of lead-acid battery based on physical separations of the components of spent batteries and aqueous solution chemistry of the lead compounds.
Paper to be presented:
Lead-acid batteries based on chemically prepared (basic) lead sulphate, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 14:00
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Mr. Nullo Madella works as Technical Sales Manager for Microporous GmbH, Austria. He has 8 years of experience in lead acid battery R&D and production, , leading developer and manufacturer of separators for lead acid batteries. Since 1934, Microporous has firmly established its reputation for quality and innovation, offering the broadest line of high-performance battery separators to a global customer base.
Paper to be presented:
A novel separator for optimal battery performance to meet new market demands, in Main Conference Hall “Impressia”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 08:30
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Dr. Maria Matrakova has a PhD degree in Electrochemistry from Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She has ample experience in conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of lead-acid batteries as member of the research team of the Lead-Acid Batteries Department (LABD) of IEES-BAS. She studies the impact of new additives on the phase composition, structure and electrochemical properties of lead acid battery electrodes, employing various techniques for materials characterization.
Paper to be presented:
The influence of the additives in the active materials on the performance of the positive plate (poster) on Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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Mrs. Matthies received her Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin in 2016. Since 2017 she is working as a research assistant at the Faculty of Electrical Energy Storage Technology. She investigates the structure and behavior of lead electrodes, as well as the correlation between electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, DCA and high temperature durability test results of lead battery cells with and without additive.
Paper to be presented:
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy on test cells, in Conference Hall 2 “ARIA”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 09:20
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Dr. Eberhard Meissner has been working since 1985 with VARTA Batterie AG and Johnson Controls Power Solutions (now Clarious), managing for 27 years various development teams (Lead-Acid and Lithium-Ion Batteries), followed by an internal expert role. After his retirement in 2019, he continues esp. analyzing the micro-scale mechanisms behind the macro-scale effects in battery behavior. The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences awarded Eberhard Meissner with the 2014 Gaston Planté Medal.
Paper to be presented:
Particle size and surface shape of active materials in lead-acid batteries: impact from free surface energy, on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, at 09:20
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Dr. Eberhard Meissner has been working since 1985 with VARTA Batterie AG and Johnson Controls Power Solutions, managing for 27 years various development teams (Lead-Acid and Lithium Ion Batteries), followed by an internal expert role. After his retirement in 2019, he continues esp. analyzing the micro-scale mechanisms behind the macro-scale effects in battery behavior. The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences awarded Eberhard Meissner with the 2014 Gaston Planté Medal.
Paper to be presented:
Charge acceptance of the negative electrode of lead-acid batteries: Endeavor to understand degradation in PSoC operation in view of rate-limiting mechanisms, Conference Hall 2 "ARIA", on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 14:30
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Dr. K-D Merz is a graduate in chemical engineering at Technical College in 1980. He worked at the R&D at Sonnenschein Batteries for 7 years. From 1993 to 1999 he was Marketing and Product Manager for EV and HEV Applications. From 2000 to 2007 he was Director Marketing for Motive Power Products for Exide Technologies. In 2008 he joined Abertax Technologies to work on product for Energy storage, sustainable energy generation and EV and HEV technology. He consults several battery companies in Europe, Asia and USA. Dr. Merz is a council member of the Abertax Group of companies.
Paper to be presented:
State-of-art in formation and filling process for VRLA batteries in GEL technology, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 11:50
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Dr. Yovka Milusheva, is a scientist belonging to the research team of the Lead-Acid Batteries Department of Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bulgaria. She holds a master's degree in chemical engineering and industrial ecology from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy Bulgaria. In 2013, she received a PhD degree in Electrochemistry from IEES – BAS. Her scientific interests are focused on theoretical and applied aspects of the electrochemistry and the technology of lead-acid batteries.
Paper to be presented:
Physicochemical characterization of the effect of the additive BB on the active masses of lead-acid batteries (poster) on Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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Dr. Flavio Mornaghini is R&D Development Scientist at IMERYS Graphite & Carbon. He works on the development of new conductive carbons for batteries, capacitors and fuel cells, and is responsible for those applications in Europe/USA. Dr. Mornaghini has a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. In 2011 he received a Ph.D. degree from ETH Zurich in the field of metallic thin films.
Paper to be presented:
High performance carbons for advanced lead-acid batteries, on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, at 14:00
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Prof.Dr. Vesselin Naidenov received his MSc and BSc degrees in Chemistry engineering from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria. He joined the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES-BAS) in 1986 and obtained PhD degree in 2006. He was promoted to professor in 2015. Prof. Naidenov is involved in fundamental electrochemical and technological research in the field of lead-acid batteries. He is author of 28 papers published in scientific journals with more than 200 citations and invento of 19 patents. Prof. Naidenov is a co-author of the book “Modern Lead-Acid Batteries”, edited by A. Rusin, Saint-Petersburg, 2017.
Paper to be presented:
About the crystallization processes on the active masses of lead-acid batteries in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 08:30
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Dr. Plamen Nikolov received a PhD degree in Electrochemistry from Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences under the guidance of Prof. Detchko Pavlov. His scientific interests are focused on theoretical and applied aspects of the electrochemistry and the technology of lead-acid batteries. His scientific contributions are related to modification of the phase composition, structure and electrochemical properties of lead-acid battery negative electrodes and a variety of applications by the use of carbon additives to the negative active mass.
Paper to be presented:
Synthesis of Carbon/Pb nanocomposites and their application to lead-acid battery negative electrode, on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, at 11:50
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Dr. Geno Papazov has been working as a sinior research scientist at the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (former CLEPS) for more than 52 years. His research was on the lead-acid battery technology and on the battery operation. He has presented a course of lectures on lead-acid battery technology in many battery companies and universities all over the world. He was awarded the Gaston Plante Medal of the Bulgarian Academy of Science in 2017.
Paper to be presented:
PAM structure, investigated by tubular powder electrode (TPE), on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, at 10:00
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Dr. Christian Papmahl studied at University of Dortmund, Germany. He started his career as a Process engineer at Hawker GmbH, Hagen, Germany. In 2001 he become a co-founder of Inbatec GmbH, Hagen, Germany. Since then Dr. Papmahl has been a Managing Director of Inbatec GmbH.
Paper to be presented:
News and optimization on formation with acid recirculation technology, Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 12:15
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Mr. Jagannathan Punjabkesar is an electrochemical engineer who graduated from a renowned Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) in India. He is having 12 years of experience in the field of lead-acid battery research and process. His research activities in this field are mainly focused on carbon and other additives and alloys for positive and negative battery plates. Currently, he is working as a principle engineer at Auto-x (Willard Battery) South Africa.
Paper to be presented:
Performance enhancement of lead acid battery (LAB) using different carbon additives, on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, at 16:50
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Dr. Marco Robotti earned a PhD in engineering and advanced technologies from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He held a R&D Innovation Product position at Fiamm Energy Technology S.p.A. in Italy. With more than 2 years of experience in the lead- acid battery industry, he is part of Hammond’s technical team as a Materials Engineer at Hammond Expanders UKs.
Paper to be presented:
Examination of the effects of surfactants on crystal growth and curing of the positive active material, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 16:50
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Dr. Maria Penafrancia C. Roma is a graduate of the State University of New York in Binghamton with a PhD in Material Science and Engineering. She has more than 15 years of experience in the battery industry working on product developments, process improvements, manufacturing start-ups and project management. Dr. Roma is currently a Senior Research Scientist and Research Leader at Advanced Battery Concepts, USA.
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Bipolar designs for low temperature battery application, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, onThursday, 11 June 2020, at 17:15
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Mr. Alberto Fco. Romero Rodríguez is a PhD student at R&D Electric Lab Engineer in Exide Technologies. He has previously worked in SPECTRA project (Smart Personal CO2-Free Transport) as pre-PhD student in Autónoma de Madrid University through FUAM scholarship. With experience in the development of fuel cell during the end-of-degree project and experience in the improvement of lead-acid batteries since 2018.
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Effect of residual elements in lead-acid batteries, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 18:05
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Mr. Boris Shirov is assistant professor at Lead-acid Batteries Department, IEES - BAS. Boris holds MSc in Engineering from the Technical University of Sofia. He has worked in the field of telecommunications and later joined a private R&D laboratory as a researcher. Boris was involved in R&D projects in the fields of security, vehicle emissions control and lead-acid batteries. He is currently a PhD student at the IEES of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Paper to be presented:
Structural changes in the active masses by application of external physical influences, Main Conference Hall “IMPRESIA”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 8:55
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Prof. E. N. Suleimenov was graduated from the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgy Institute, metallurgy faculty in 1960. He was assigned to work in the Institute of Metallurgy and Ore Benefication of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakh SSR. During the work in IMOB, he performed job duties as a senior laboratory technician, deputy director for science, acting director of the Institute (2004). He also has a teaching experience. Now he is a deputy head of the “Advanced materials and technologies” laboratory of the Kazakh-British Technical University
Paper to be presented:
Influence of electric current parameters on resistance of inorganic water solutions (poster) on Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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Mr. Shengqun Tang is a Senior Engineer, Zibo Torch Co. LTD., China. He is engaged in lead-acid battery industry since 2008. Currently, he is focused on lead-acid fundamental research, lead carbon battery development and some other innovative technologies, some new materials related to lead-acid batteries as well.
Paper to be presented:
Research on the process of tubular positive plate formation for lead acid batteries, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 11:25
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Dr. Francisco Trinidad holds an MSc and PhD from the University of Madrid. In 1977, he joined Tudor R&D group and was promoted as the Industrial Development Director in 1992. Following Exide’s acquisition of the company, he became its Research Director in Paris, then the Development Director of Transportation Europe, and more recently the Director of Battery Technology in Exide Europe. During more than 42 years of experience with several electrochemical systems, he has been the author of more than 60 papers and 20 patents.
Paper to be presented:
Charge acceptance vs Water loss: contradictory effects on high temperature environments, Conference Hall 2 "ARIA", on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 15:30
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Dr. Petr Vanýsek is a research professor at the Brno Technical University, Electrical Engineering and Communications (Czech Republic) and an emeritus professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb (USA). Trained as a physical chemist his research interests span analytical chemistry, sensors, physical electrochemistry of immiscible electrolytes and applied electrochemistry focusing on energy generation and storage.
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In situ EC-AFM observation of the negative lead electrode surface and influence of additives on the utilization process, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 16:25
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Dr. Michael Verde is a Battery Research Scientist at Trojan Battery Company. With backgrounds in chemistry and materials science, he specializes in the design, synthesis, and advanced characterization of energy storage materials. His work on batteries includes nine years of working on systems such as Li-ion, Pb-acid, Zn-MnO2, Ag-Zn, as well as lead-, iron-, and organic-redox flow batteries.
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Ionic diffusion modelling of lead-acid gel and AGM batteries with respect to state of charge in Conference Hall 2 “ARIA”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 08:30
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Mr. Robert Waterhouse holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he credits professors Charles Tobias and John Newman for the inspiration to pursue this fascinating and important field of work. Mr. Haterhouse’s twenty years at ENTEK cap a 40-year career in electrochemical energy storage research and development spanning many different technologies, including fuel cells, lithium primary batteries, nickel hydrogen batteries for spacecraft, lithium ion batteries, electrochemical double layer capacitors, and lead acid batteries.
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Measurement of oxygen transport through separators in flooded batteries, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 08:55
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Dr. Xu Wu obtained PhD degree at Newcastle University, supervised by Prof. Keith Scott. Sponsored by the Thousands Youth Talent Project of China, his research group works on electrochemical technologies for environmental applications. He is actively involved in lead recycling from spent lead-acid batteries in China, as well as novel types of lead batteries R&D.
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Advanced electrochemical lead recovery from spent lead acid batteries with novel electrolyser designs, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 09:45
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Mr. Paul Wulfert-Holzmann received his Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany in 2017. Currently he is working on his PhD in the Fraunhofer R&D Center for Electromobility Bavaria at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg, where he investigates the effects of additives and the underlying mechanisms in lead-acid batteries.
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The effect of additives on the electrical conductivity of negative electrodes, Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 09:45
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Dr. Liudmila Yolshina defended PhD degree in Electrochemistry in 1988 and a Doctors Degree of Chemical Sciences in Electrochemical Technology in 2011 at Institute of High-Temperature Electrochemistry Urals Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. From January 2015 till now she is the Head of Power Sources laboratory at the same institute. Scientific interests of Dr. Yolshina are in high-temperature corrosion, electrochemical molten salts synthesis of graphene and graphene-derived compounds, their applications in power sources and development of lead-acid batteries and aluminum-ion batteries.
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Novel lead-graphene composites with improved mechanical and corrosion properties in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 11:25
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Dr. WenLi Zhang is now a post-doctoral fellow in Prof. Husam Alshareef's group at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Under the supervision of Prof. HaiBo Lin, he obtained his B.Eng. from Jilin University, China, in 2011, and PhD in Physical Chemistry from Jilin University, China, in 2017. Currently, his research interests focus on carbonaceous materials for rechargeable batteries, such as lead-acid battery, and metal-ion batteries.
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Lead-Carbon battery towards renewable energy storage: from mechanism, materials, to applications, in Main Conference Hall “Impresia”, on Fryday, 12 June 2020, at 11:50
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Nanostructured carbon implementation in lead-acid battery technology, on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 09:20