The Electrochemical Safety Research Institute's focus on battery safety serves the UL mission by conducting scientific studies and disseminating the learnings to drive safe, reliable, innovative designs to meet the world’s increasing and diverse energy demands. Presented by experts in the field of batteries, the webinar series has been a valuable educational tool in informing and supporting a global audience.
The symposium convened eminent experts in the field of batteries to present advancements and new learnings with a focus on safety. From new materials studies to safety-related research, the symposium provided a unique opportunity to look at what the future holds for the battery industry and the areas that need to be further explored to make this form of energy storage safer.
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Keynote Address - Lithium Batteries: Future Trends and the Energy/Safety Trade-off
Watch the keynote address, "Lithium Batteries: Future Trends and the Energy/Safety Trade-off" with 2019 Nobel prize winner Dr. Stanley Whittingham.
Watch Underwriters Laboratories Senior Vice President and Chief Research Officer Dr. Chris Cramer, and Vice President, Research Dr. Judy Jeevarajan.
Session I - Recent Advances: Safety Perspective
Watch Session I: "Recent Advances: Safety Perspective" and hear from speakers Dr. Joshua Lamb, Dr. Rachel Carter, Dr. Sagar Mitra and Dr. Partha Mukherjee.
Session II - Novel Electrode Materials: The Future
Watch Session II: "Novel Electrode Materials: The Future" and hear from speakers Dr. Arumugam Manthiram and Dr. Sarbajit Banarjee.
Session III - Empirical and Modeling Studies: New Insights
Watch Session III: "Empirical and Modeling Studies: New Insights" featuring Dr. Venkat Viswanathan, Dr. Ankur Jain, Dr. Jeff Dahn, Dr. Gleb Yushin and Dr. Rana Mohtadi.
Session IV - What's New in Standards and Regulations
Watch Session IV: "What's New in Standards and Regulations" featuring George A. Kerchner, Howard D. Hopper, Brian O'Connor P.E. and Manjunath Vittala Rao.