January 26 & 27, 2021

Luna Battery Technology Days

Join Luna Innovations for our first Battery Technology Days January 26 & 27, 2020, where we’ll showcase innovations in sensing and test & measurement technologies for electric vehicle batteries. 

Meet with leading EV battery designers, testers and manufacturers to learn directly from them and explore new sensing technology developments for use in next generation electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Check out the agenda and register below.

  • Day 1 – January 26

    11am: Welcome and Introductions

    Speaker: Ed Valigursky, VP of Sensing Sales, Luna Innovations

    This session will offer a quick introduction and overview of the event agenda, review online attendance requirements and introduce our Luna CEO.

    11:05am: Meet our CEO

    Speaker: Scott Graeff, President and CEO, Luna Innovations

    In this presentation, our CEO will share Luna’s history, mission, vision, and purpose, as well as an overview of our solutions and the customers we serve. 

    11:10am: Keynote Address Beyond Li-Ion High Energy and Power Cells – Market Review 2020

    Speaker: Shmuel De-Leon, CEO Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.

    Two segments, automotive and energy storage systems (ESS), continue to drive high growth and demand in the battery industry.  In addition to the challenge of growing and developing the production capacity to meet this high market demand, there are massive efforts and resources directed at developing the next-generation batteries. This presentation will review the most promising developments in the mid-term and long-term outlook for new battery technology.

    11:30am: Luna Technology and Applications Review

    Speaker: Matt Davis, Director, Research & Development, Luna Innovations

    Join Matt for this session where he will provide a high-level overview of Luna’s fiber-optics sensing technologies, provide insight into some of the technology applications and use cases, as well as Luna success stories in the electric-vehicle battery industry and similar markets.

    12:00pm: Success Stories from Customers in…

    • Design and Development: Verifying GM’s Chevy Volt Battery Cover and Liftgate Hinge Crossbar Structural Integrity
      • Speaker: Edgar Calderon, General Motors
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    • Testing: Introduction to Li-Ion and Solid State Fabrication and Testing at the University of Michigan Battery Lab
      • Speaker: Greg Less, Technical Director, University of Michigan Battery Lab
      • The University of Michigan Battery Lab is an independent user facility dedicated to the rapid prototyping and testing of lithium ion and solid state batteries across multiple device scales. In addition to device fabrication, the lab also offers material testing and device testing, as well as abuse testing and end-of-life tear down analysis. In this presentation, we will discuss how devices could be designed to take full advantage of the LUNA  test and measurement system.
    • Manufacturing and In-Service Monitoring: Thermal and Strain Measurements of Lithium-ion Cells, Modules, and Batteries using HD-FOS Sensors
      • Speaker: David Alan Wetz Jr., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Arlington
      • Lithium ion energy storage has widely expanded the mobility of electronic systems. Given their operational safety concerns, it is necessary that proper monitoring at the lowest level possible exists to prevent catastrophic failure. The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Pulsed Power and Energy Laboratory (PPEL) has been studying energy storage at high voltages and high operational power since 2010. This presentation will provide a brief overview of research on the use of Luna’s fiber optic sensing technology to measure either strain or temperature and the findings to date.
    • Manufacturing Process Control: In-Situ Monitoring of Transient Strain Formation in Welds
      • Speaker: Marcias Martinez, Clarkson University
      • This session will share a few examples of how recent developments in distributed fiber optic temperature- and strain-sensing optical fiber can be correlated with modeled predictions for computational weld mechanics.

    2pm: Luna Technology and Applications Review

    Speaker: Irl Duling, Director of Business Development for TeraMetrix , Luna Innovations

    This session  will provide a high-level overview of Luna’s terahertz thickness measurement technologies, provide insight into some of the technology applications and use cases for process control for battery manufacturing.

    2:30 pm: Day One Closing Remarks

    Speaker: Ed Valigursky, VP of Sensing Sales, Luna Innovations

    This session will offer a quick recap of the day's presentations and overview of the agenda for Day 2.

  • Day 2 – January 27

     11am: Welcome Back!

    Speaker: Ed Valigursky, VP of Sensing Sales, Luna Innovations

    This session will offer a quick introduction and recap of Day 1, as well as an overview of today’s event agenda..

    11:05am: Energy Boost: How Pioneering Research is Changing the Batteries for Hybrid Vehicles 

    Speaker: Alistair Davidson, Consortium for Battery Innovation 

    The demand for automotive batteries is set to grow substantially in the coming years driven by goals and targets set around the world for electrification and decarbonization. This presentation will discuss the market importance of low voltage battery technologies and how research and innovation are dramatically improving the performance for hybrid and electric and applications.

    11:35am: Magnesium Batteries as an Alternative to Lithium Ion

    Speaker: Michael North, Galaxy Trade and Technology 

    Explore the use of magnesium batteries as an alternative to current lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles as lithium-ion supplies approach supply constraints. 

    12:00pm: Customer Panel

    Panelists: David Wetz, University of Texas at Arlington; Edgar Calderon, General Motors; 

    Moderator: Ed Valigursky, Luna Innovations

    This panel will feature Luna customers and industry experts discussing the known challenges with current battery design, testing, and manufacturing, and how they can be overcome.

    12:55pm: Closing Remarks

    Speaker: Ed Valigursky, VP of Sensing Sales, Luna Innovations

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