Speakers

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Organization
LABAT’2021 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)
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Mr. Ary L.C. Assuncao currently works in research, development and quality sectors at Pioneiro Battery Company, Brazil. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. He received his Master of Mechanical and Aeronautical Enginering from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil in 2012. Currently he is also working on his PhD in Space Sciences and Technologies / Materials Chemistry at Aeronautics Institute of Technology, São Paulo, where he studies the influence of graphenes and metalic additives on the performance and recharge and cycling mechanisms for lead-acid batteries, particularly on negative plates. His interests include the development of lithium-ion battery anodes for electric vehicles and post-lithium ion technologies.
Paper to be presented:
Influence of graphene layer variation on lead-acid negative plate performance, Tuesday, 8 June, Session 1
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Mr. Ary L.C. Assuncao currently works in research, development and quality sectors at Pioneiro Battery Company, Brazil. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and received his Master of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil in 2012. Currently he is also working on his PhD in Space Sciences and Technologies / Materials Chemistry at Aeronautics Institute of Technology, São Paulo, where he studies the influence of graphenes and metalic additives on the performance and recharge and cycling mechanisms for lead-acid batteries, particularly on negative plates. His interests include the development of lithium-ion battery anodes for electric vehicles and post-lithium ion technologies.
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Evaluation of new technologies and possibilities for the future of the lead-acid battery using Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) methodologies, (poster)
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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, PLENARY lecture on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 2
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Taowei Ban, Deputy Director of the R&D Center of Shandong Jinkeli Power Sources Technology Co., Ltd. He has worked in the lead-acid battery industry since 2005 and has been engaged in the research and development and management of lead-acid battery technology in Fengfan and Tianneng. He joined Jinkeli in 2015 and in charge of research for lead acid battery additives.
Paper to be presented:
The Interactions between Sodium Lignosulfonate and Carbon of the Lead-Acid Battery
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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.
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Active electrode materials obtained from industrial scraps (poster)
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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.
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Composite electrode with enhanced electrochemical performances (poster)
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Mrs. Bauknecht received her Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technische Universität Berlin in 2016. Since 2017 she has been working as a research assistant at the Faculty of Electrical Energy Storage Technology. Currently she investigates the structure and behavior of lead electrodes in order to improve dynamic charge acceptance (DCA) of batteries in micro-hybrid vehicle applications. Furthermore, she investigates the correlation between electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, DCA and high temperature durability test results of lead battery cells with and without additive enhanced negative plates.
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Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy on test cells, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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Dr. Shaun Bruno has a diverse background in energy materials characterization working with thermoelectric, photovoltaics, novel synthetic methods, and synthesis of novel cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. His current focus is on formation optimization along with modeling the physics and chemistry from fill through formation in the bipolar lead acid battery technology developed at Advanced Battery Concepts.
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Determining pickling reaction rate constants in bipolar VRLA, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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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.
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Improved plate performance of automotive batteries using tetrabasic seeding material – impact of porosity and electrode structure on electrical performance and cycle life, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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. Prof. D´Alkaine died on 23 February 2021. His paper will be presented by an assistant of him.
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 Friday, 11 June 2020, Session 7
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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.
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Numerical simulation of the ultra-battery during high rate partial state of charge, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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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.
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MOLECULAR REBAR®-based performance additives for lead-acid batteries and mechanism thereof, on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 1
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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.
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Additives for negative plate in Start/Stop batteries. Effect of carbon for increasing DCA on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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Dr. Athan Fox is a PhD graduate in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. His role is to develop, scale up and commercialise technology to address the world’s challenges in sustainability, recycling and the circular economy. Athan’s philosophy in life is: “if there’s only two roads ahead of you, make a new path.” His experience includes organic chemistry, patent drafting and prosecution, technology transfer and fund-raising for research and technology. Between 2016 and 2019, Athan helped raise more than £2m in grant-funding and was selected to represent the UK and the European Union tech sectors on overseas government-led missions.
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Journey of the molecule: from the waste to paste. A hydro-metallurgical process for the recycling of spent battery paste, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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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.
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HeimBMS: VRLA battery state estimation and balancing in off-grid battery systems, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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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.
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Development of technologies for automotive lead-acid batteries, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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.
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Conductive compounds as positive active material enhancers, on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 1
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Dr. Garcia Perez received a Master in Chemistry in Valencia University and PhD in Ceramic Processes and Surface Treatment , ENSCI, Limoges University, France (2007). Dr. Garcia joined Imerys in 2007 occupying different positions in several divisions always related to R&D and Innovation. In 2016 he moved to Imerys Graphite & Carbon division and from November 2018 worked as R&D Applications Leader EU/US. Since January 2020 Garcia added the responsibility on Lead Acid applications research.
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High performance carbons for advanced lead-acid batteries, on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 1
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Ultrasonic interrogation studies of AGM-VRLA cells, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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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 and PNNL test profiles simulating frequency regulation duty of power grids, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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Paper to be presented:
Formation of corrosion layers in bipolar lead-acid batteries and their effect on performance (poster)
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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
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The effect of lignosulonate and its functional group on the electrochemical reaction on Pb flat electrode, on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 1
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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)
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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)
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Optimization of grid configuration by investigating its effect on positive plate of lead-acid batteries via numerical modeling (poster)
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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).
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The effect of expander material particle size on the performance of lead-acid batteries (poster)
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Arminas Ilginis is a 3rd year PhD student at Kaunas University of Technology. Research primarily focused on electrochemistry, lead-acid batteries, applications of graphite felt.
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Electrochemical measurements of single and coupled lead-graphite felt electrodes in sulfuric acid solution (poster)
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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.
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Combinational measurement of cyclic voltammetry and frequency modulation mode atomic force microscopy: The effect of lignosulfonate additive, on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 1
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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, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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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.
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Improving Dynamic Charge Acceptance for automotive 12V batteries: Motivation – Problem Definition – Status - Questions, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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Dr. Angel Kirchev is senior expert at the Laboratory for Stationary Renewable Energy Storage in the French Commission of Atomic and Alternative Energies (CEA) since 2005. He started working on lead-acid batteries research and development in the year 2000 as part of the team of Professor Detchko Pavlov in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where he obtained his PhD several years later. Dr. Kirchev works on the development of components and battery management strategies for various energy storage systems. He holds a research habilitation degree (HDR) in the domain of the materials and the chemical engineering from the University of Grenoble since 2013.
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Influence of phosphate species on the operation of titanium-supported lead dioxide electrodes, Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 4
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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.
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Battery Gas Venting – an underestimated impact on battery water loss, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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 7 years and is currently a senior 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.
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Advancing Dynamic Charge Acceptance by using functionalized pasting paper with the negative electrode, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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.
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Challenges in the development of high-performance long life lead-acid batteries, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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.
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Lead-acid batteries based on chemically prepared (basic) lead sulphate, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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.
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A novel separator for optimal battery performance to meet new market demands, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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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)
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Dr. George Mayer is a founder and CTO Battery Technology Center, Inc. UK and in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayer has a B.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Physical chemistry/electrochemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has over 50 years experience in lead-acid battery technology at C&D, Amerace, SGL, St. Joe Minerals, Mellon Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and BTC. The author of numerous papers and reviews, he holds six patents, and was principal co-author of the chapter on (flooded) lead-acid in the first edition of Linden’s, “ Handbook of Batteries and Fuel Cells” (1983). He was chronologically the first inductee to the CSIRO Alpha-Beta Society.
Paper to be presented:
A critical review update to the now more-than 50 years old review by Simon, Burbank and Willihnganz. What we have learned? What directions should future research take?, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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Dr. George Mayer is a founder and CTO Battery Technology Center, Inc. UK and in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayer has a B.S. Chemistry and Ph.D. in Physical hemistry/electrochemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has over 50 years experience in lead-acid battery technology at C&D, Amerace, SGL, St. Joe Minerals, Mellon Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and BTC. The author of numerous papers and reviews, he holds six patents, and was principal co-author of the chapter on (flooded) lead-acid in the first edition of Linden’s, “ Handbook of Batteries and Fuel Cells” (1983). He was chronologically the first inductee to the CSIRO Alpha-Beta Society.
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A preliminary report on a novel electrochemistry that should overcome PCL 1, 2 and 3, allow rapid recharge, and have a long cycle life at any DOD/ any PSOC, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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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.
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Particle size and surface shape of active materials in lead-acid batteries: impact from free surface energy, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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.
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Charge acceptance of the negative electrode of lead-acid batteries: Endeavor to understand degradation in PSoC operation in view of rate-limiting mechanisms, PLENARY lecture, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 8
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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.
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State-of-art in formation and filling process for VRLA batteries in GEL technology, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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.
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Physicochemical characterization of the effect of the additive BB on the active masses of lead-acid batteries (poster)
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Dr. Borislava Mladenova works for the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) since 2017. In 2019 she received a PhD degree of University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM), Sofia. She holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM). Her scientific interests are in the field synthesis of nanosized materials, theoretical and applied aspects of the electrochemistry, green energy.
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Carbon xerogel as electrode material for energy storage applications (Poster)
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Challenges for lead batteries and ways for them to continue being the most used electrochemical power source, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 6
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Dr. Collin Mui is the Lead Silicon Engineer at Gridtential Energy, Inc., and he is responsible for the development of the silicon wafer current collector used in Gridtential’s Silicon JouleTM technology. Collin’s career in material and process development started at Novellus Systems, Inc. (merged with Lam Research), where he worked with an interdisciplinary team of engineers to develop processes and equipment for semiconductor wafer manufacturing. Collin’s experience in semiconductor deposition processes led him into his first battery startup, Amprius Inc., where he contributed to the development of nanotechnology materials for Li-ion batteries. Collin then ventured into Gridtential Energy in 2012 during its founding stage. Dr. Collin Mui holds a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Honours Chemistry) from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He has authored more than 20 scientific publications, and he holds several patents and patent applications worldwide.
Paper to be presented:
Formation of corrosion layers in bipolar lead acid batteries and their effect on performance (Poster)
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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.
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About the crystallization processes on the active masses of lead-acid batteries on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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Mr. W. Niedermeyer is a CTO, EVŌQ Nano and a founder of Attostat, now EVŌQ Nano. Mr. Niedermeyer is an inventor, entrepreneur, physicist and mathematician. As an applied physicist, he specializes in developing processes that measure and create cutting-edge nanomaterial. His patents include the Attostat Multiple Laser Interferometric Method of nanomaterials production, as well as seven additional provisional patents for specialized applications of those nanomaterials. Prior to founding Attostat, he held senior leadership positions in many organizations including government agencies, foreign economic development programs and several tech companies. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Project Management Institute, among several others. He holds a B.S. in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the University of Utah.
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Unique gold nanoparticles overcome crystal growth impedimetric effects of PCL1 in lead-acid batteries, on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 1
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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.
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Synthesis of Carbon/Pb nanocomposites and their application to lead-acid battery negative electrode, on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 1
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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.
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Conference Chairman
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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.
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News and optimization on formation with acid recirculation technology, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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.
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Performance enhancement of lead acid battery (LAB) using different carbon additives, on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Session 1
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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.
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Examination of the effects of surfactants on crystal growth and curing of the positive active material, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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, Session 5
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Matteo Rossini (born in Palermo,1996) is a master degree student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Palermo. In March 2021 he graduated defending the thesis “Nanostructured and Nanocomposite Negative Electrodes for Lead-Acid Batteries with Reduced Graphene Oxide”. He is interested in nanostructured materials for batteries and electrochemical power sources technologies.
Paper to be presented:
Nanostructured lead-acid negative electrode with reduced grapheхe oxide
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Mr. Vladimir Ruzhnikov has received Bachelor of Information Technology degree in 2010 and Master of Applied Mathematics and Physics degree in 2012 at St Petersburg University. Since 2010 he had worked in a charged particle acceleration field. Since 2015 he has been working in AC Buster Ltd. as a lead software developer of real-time battery diagnostic systems for lead-acid batteries.
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Mathematical modelling of changes in the electrochemical parameters of lead-acid cells under various conditions and operation modes on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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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:
Optimized battery formation with Crystal Control Technology of WaveTech, on Thursday,10 June 2021, Session 5
Short bio:
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)
Short bio:
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, on Friday, 11 June 2021, Session 7
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Dr. Akihiro Watanabe obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in 2011, and received a Master of Engineering in 2013 from Kanagawa University, Japan, and received a Doctor of Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2017. He joined the Furukawa Battery in 2017. He is now research engineer of R&D department.
Paper to be presented:
Effect of curing temperature on performance of PAM using 4BS crystal, on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Session 3
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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.
Paper to be presented:
Measurement of oxygen transport through separators in flooded batteries, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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Paper to be presented:
High-temperature durability of enhanced flooded batteries in real-world conditions, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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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.
Paper to be presented:
Advanced electrochemical lead recovery from spent lead acid batteries with novel electrolyser designs, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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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.
Paper to be presented:
Novel lead-graphene composites with improved mechanical and corrosion properties on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5
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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.
Paper to be presented:
Lead-Carbon battery negative electrodes: mechanism & materials, on Thursday, 10 June 2021, Session 5