Record Attendance for 2nd Battery Safety and 7th Lithium Battery Power Conferences Next Month

The Knowledge Foundation has announced that a record number of organizations from around the world will participate in the 2nd Battery Safety and 7th Lithium Battery Power conferences in Las Vegas, NV from November 7-10, 2011.

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October 20, 2011

Record Number of Organizations to Participate in 2nd Battery Safety and 7th Lithium Battery Power Conferences Next Month in Las Vegas

BOSTON, MA - October 20, 2011 - The Knowledge Foundation has announced that a record number of organizations from around the world will participate in the 2nd Battery Safety and 7th Lithium Battery Power conferences in Las Vegas, NV from November 7-10, 2011.

More than 160 organizations have already confirmed their participation at these events (see below for complete list).

7th Lithium Battery Power
According to Dr. Serge Pann, Vice President of Science & Technology at the Knowledge Foundation, "Recent significant innovations have propelled lithium-ion battery technology to a position in the marketplace far exceeding initial expectations. From a vast array of portable applications, to micro medical devices, to high-power automotive, these breakthroughs have paved the way for an emerging market with unlimited potential."

Drawing upon more than ten years of tracking developments in lithium battery and fuel cell research, Lithium Battery Power 2011 will guide delegates from technology and materials development, through device packaging and integration, to applications in a mobile power marketplace. Program topics include:
New chemistries & materials to increase energy & decrease cost
Meeting the EV challenge: cycle life, power & energy, cost and safety
Advanced materials for improved electrode & electrolyte performance
Application driven lithium ion battery development
Advanced technology for greater safety, reliability and performance
From novel materials and components to systems design and integration
Role of nanotechnology in improving power and energy density

2nd Battery Safety
Widely publicized safety incidents and recalls of lithium-ion batteries have raised legitimate concerns regarding lithium-ion battery safety. Battery Safety 2011 is conveniently timed with Lithium Battery Power 2011 and will address these concerns by exploring the following topics:
Application specific battery safety issues affecting battery performance
Major battery degradation and reliability factors
Battery management systems
Commercial cell evaluation and failure analysis
Advances in testing techniques and protocols
High-throughput testing, automation and modeling for improved safety
Regulatory issues

Distinguished Faculty
K.M. Abraham, PhD, E-KEM Sciences
Brian Barnett, PhD, TIAX LLC
Marty Bradley, PhD, The Boeing Company
Kirill Bramnik, PhD, BASF Corporation
Ralph Brodd, PhD, Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing R&D Center
Ratnakumar Bugga, PhD, California Institute of Technology
Ken Chisholm, Vecture, Inc.
Gitanjali DasGupta, Electrovaya
Ann Edwards, PhD, Porous Power Technologies
Jim Hodge, PhD, K2 Energy Solutions, Inc.
Judith Jeevarajan, PhD, NASA Johnson Space Center
Steven Kaye, PhD, Wildcat Discovery Technologies
Shanthi Korutla, PhD, International Battery, Inc.
Brian Landi, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology
Eun-Ah Lee, Korea University
Corey Love, PhD, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Celina Mikolajczak, PE, Exponent
Partha Mukherjee, PhD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jacob Muthu, PhD, International Battery
Ganesan Nagasubramanian, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
Tom O'Hara, Intertek
Taku Onishi, PhD, Mie University
Christopher Orendorff, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
Sanjay Patel, PhD, Evan Analytical Group
Ahmad Pesaran, PhD, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Hyo-Ree Seo, Korea University
Jasbir Singh, PhD, HEL Ltd.
Kandler Smith, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mahmood Tabaddor, PhD, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Saburo Tanaka, PhD, Toyohashi University of Technology
Jonathan Taylor, GrafTech International
Hisashi Tsukamoto, PhD, Quallion LLC
Chao-Yang Wang, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Xiao-Jun Wang, PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Clinton Winchester, PhD, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Jian Xie, PhD, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Rachid Yazami, PhD, Nanyang Technological University
Karim Zaghib, PhD, Hydro-Qubec Research Institute
Yimin Zhu, PhD, Nanosys, Inc.

More Than 160 Organizations to Participate

Acme Aerospace Inc.
Advanced Battery Technology
American Elements
Applied Materials
Arbin Instruments
Argonne Battery Manufacturing R&D Center
Argonne National Laboratory
AWE plc
BAE Systems
Ballistic Performance
BASF
BASF Future Business GmbH
Battery Power Magazine
BEST Magazine
BioLogic USA
BionX
Boeing Company
Bordeaux University
BS&B Safety Systems
Bundeswehr
C&D Technologies Inc.
Cabot Corporation
California Institute of Technology
Call2Recycle
Cars21
Caterpillar, Inc.
CEA - LITEN
Chemetall Foote
China Automotive Review
Chonnam National University
Chroma ATE
Cincinnati Sub-Zero
Concorde Battery Corporation
Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Dell Inc.
Detroit Testing Lab
Dow Corning Corporation
DowKokam
DRS Tactical Systems
DSTL Porton Down
DuPont
Ecoseed
E-KEM Sciences
Electrovaya
EMD Chemicals
Energizer
Enovix
ESCG, NASA Johnson Space Center
ETH Zurich
EUROBAT
EV Hub
Evan Analytical Group
Exponent
FCBAT
FedEx
French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission
Frost & Sullivan
General Atomics
GFS Chemicals, Inc.
GM Ventures
GN ReSound A/S
GrafTech International
Harris RF
Harvard University
HEL Ltd.
House of Batteries
Hydro-Quebec Research Institute
ICB-UCSB
Indiana University
Industrial Technology Research Institute
InnoventisConsulting GmbH
International Battery
Intertek
ITN Energy Systems
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Controls, Inc.
K2 Energy Solutions
KEMA Powertest
Knowledge Foundation
Kobelco Research Institute
Korea University
LaunchPoint Technologies
Lithium Balance A/S
Lockheed Martin Nanosystems
Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Maccor
Magna eCar Systems
Malik Electric Company
Manz USA, Inc.
Medtronic
Mercedes Benz R&D
Mie University
Moog Space & Defense Group
Morgan AM&T
MTD Southwest
MTI Corporation
Nanosys
Nanyang Technological University
NASA Glenn Research Center
NASA Johnson Space Center
NASA Langley Research Center
Naval Surface Warfare Center
NETZSCH Instruments
NGA - National Geospatial Intelligence
NIREC
Nokia
NREL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak-Mitsui
Oceaneering Space Systems
P3 Ingenieurgesellschaft
PCTEST
Pennsylvania State University
Pike Research
Porous Power Technologies
PPG Industries, Inc.
Purdue University Indianapolis
Quallion
RECHARGE aisbl
Rocherster Institute of Technology
Saab Aeronautics
SAFT
SAFT America
Samsung US R&D
Sandia National Laboratories
Sanyo Energy
SGS Consumer Testing Services
Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.
Showa Denko America
Solvay Fluor GmbH
Sony Corporation
Sony Ericsson
Southeast University
Space Vector
Sumitomo Corporation of America
Sungshin Women's University
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
TA Instruments
Taiwan National Central University
Targray Technology
Tarrant County College
Teledyne Scientific
Thermal Hazard Technology
TIAX
TOYO SYSTEM
Toyohashi University of Technology
Triathlon Batterien GmbH
TUM CREATE Limited
Underwriters Laboratories
University of California - Davis
University of Southern California
US Department of Defense
US Naval Research Laboratory
VARTA Microbattery
Vecture
W.R. Grace
Wildcat Discovery Technologies
Wisch Consulting
WIWeB
WTD 41
Xstrata Nickel
Yardney Technical Products
YTC America


Virtual Participation Via Live Webcast
While nothing can replace the unique educational and networking benefits of attending in person, for those whose schedule prevents them from attending, Lithium Battery Power and Battery Safety will be webcast live from Las Vegas, NV from November 7-10, 2011.

Global Battery Tutorial Will Also Be Held on November 8-9 in Las Vegas
This tutorial focuses on present and future needs of portable and stationary electrochemical energy sources and highlights the latest technological developments designed to satisfy application requirements. You will review primary, rechargeable, commercial, industrial and military batteries, and their accessories. Additionally, this program reviews typical cycle life aspects of designing and manufacturing energy source solutions: from application energy requirements, power source electrical and mechanical design, cells selection, cells evaluation tests, battery prototype, acceptance tests, design and manufacturing techniques, testing, mass production, safety issues, use and disposal. Special focus is given to battery design and testing along with the examination of safety issues along the energy source solution cycle life.

About The Knowledge Foundation
The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy, nanotechnology, and chemical/biological detection technologies.

Contact:
David Mello
Knowledge Foundation
2193 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 398
Boston, MA 02135-3853
Phone: (617) 232-7400 Fax: (617) 232-9171
Website: www.knowledgefoundation.com

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