CALCE Battery Webinar Registration Still Open

Samsung Galaxy 7 Note Fire, 2016
Three webinars in to the 15-webinar series, the CALCE Battery Webinar Series is finding success with more than 40 attendees representing businesses like Dell and IBM.

To help the industry, CALCE has been offering a web seminar series to educate and assist practicing engineers faced with challenges on qualifying, selecting, testing and maintaining batteries. Many consumer products rely on batteries as their primary power supply, and lithium-ion batteries have become the standard given their weight-to-power ratio. However, safety incidents involving lithium-ion batteries continue to plague the industry, with widely publicized recalls and hazardous events regularly appearing in the news, such as cell phones, laptops, hoverboards and car fires. Many of these issues could have been avoided with better understanding of the battery physics of failure.

The biweekly presentations last 45 minutes and allow for interaction via email. For more information, please contact Dr. Laura Xing and Dr. Michael Osterman on how to engage CALCE for consulting and testing services for batteries or for interest in upcoming webinar or in-house battery courses.
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The CALCE Battery Team

The CALCE battery team has a 15-year history in developing battery cells, analyzing battery materials, and conducting reliability and functional tests on batteries, including abuse, fire, and explosion tests. The team has also conducted numerous studies on the fundamental processes that degrade battery cells, techniques for battery failure analysis (non-destructive and destructive testing), design of experiments for accelerated life testing, battery testing and evaluation methods, and advanced data processing techniques for implementation of battery prognostic solutions.

CALCE currently works with over 150 companies. The CALCE battery team’s efforts are a major part of CALCE’s approach to electronics reliability. The CALCE battery team has conducted research and analysis for numerous companies and has given courses on batteries to many of them. Some of CALCE’s battery customers include the U.S. Army, Black & Decker, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Dell, Emerson, Flexel, Harris RF Communication, Heartware, HEICO Aerospace, Honeywell, Huawei, IBM, Jarden Safety, Kimandia, L3 Communications, Lansmont Corporation, NASA, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Nevro, Oracle Corporation, PCTEST Engineering Lab, Research In Motion (Blackberry), SAFT, Samsung, X-Wave, and Wentworth Technology.
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