Let’s Talk! is a podcast series hosted by the Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at UL Research Institutes. The series aims to hear the views and learn from scientists, researchers and subject matter experts about specific areas of interest in the energy storage sector and to share the knowledge with our collaborators.
Fire Safety of Lithium-Ion Batteries
We discuss the different fire safety hazards and risks associated with lithium-ion batteries.
Green Hydrogen Technology for a Global Perspective
We discuss insights about green hydrogen technology from a global perspective.
Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Database, with Dr. Ahmad Pesaran
We describe the Lithium-ion Battery Supply Chain Database that was developed to include North American companies involved in all aspects of the lithium-ion battery supply chain.
Energy Storage Systems for Aerospace Applications, with Penni Dalton
We discuss the characteristics of nickel-hydrogen batteries in the electric power system onboard the International Space Station, their replacement process for lithium-ion batteries, and the safety aspects of both battery chemistries.
The Next Generation of all Solid-State Batteries, with Dr. Kevin Wujcik, Chief Technology Officer at Blue Current Inc.
We discuss the current solid-state battery technology and how Dr. Wujcik's approaches ensure the electrochemical performance and safety of solid-state batteries.
Battery Aging and Fault Detection, with Professor Anna Stefanopoulou from University of Michigan
We discuss battery management and control, physics-based modeling of Li-ion battery degradation, and challenges and new opportunities in the field with the professor.
Lithium-ion Battery Recycling: Engaging the Public for Safer Solutions and a More Sustainable World, with Christiane Maertens and Kristen Kunkle
The Electrochemical Safety Research Institute has launched a national campaign to educate and encourage consumers to safely and sustainably use and recycle Li-ion batteries.
Modeling and Simulations of Thermal Runaway in Li-ion Cells, with Dr. Jason Ostanek
Dr. Jason Ostanek, an assistant professor at Purdue University, highlights the role of modeling and simulation in the safety of lithium-ion batteries. He summarizes challenges associated with developing a comprehensive thermal runaway model and possible ways to overcome these challenges.