-Kahraman Keskinbora -Alexander Karl Opitz -Y. Eren Kalay -Saim Ozkar -Cengiz Ozkan -Burak Ulgut
Fundamentals & Advances in PEM Fuel Cells’
Battery research in relation to plant-scale manufacturing
Lithium ion batteries. Cell types and components; acitve materials, additives, binders, electrolytes, separators, current collectors and battery casing. Battery processing and equipment; slurry mixing, coating, calendering, electrode cutting, winding/stacking, electrolyte filling and cell closing. Critically important process parameters.
Kadri Aydınol is a professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU). He received his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering in 1994 at METU. He then joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, as a post-doc, working in the field of Li-ion battery research. Having returned to METU in 1998, he has led a research group with accumulated experience on processing, structural and electrochemical characterization of active materials used in lead-acid, nickel-metal hydride, lithium-ion, silver-zinc, zinc-air batteries, together with an experience in industrial cell making processes.
Dr. Babu Chalamala Sandia National Laboratory
“Emerging eT&D Grids: Energy Storage, Electrification, and Modernization of Electricity Infrastructure”
Dr. Babu Chalamala is Manager of the Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department at Sandia National Laboratory,. Prior to joining Sandia in August 2015, he was a Corporate Fellow at SunEdison (formerly MEMC Electronic Materials) for five years, where he led R&D and product development in grid scale energy storage. Before that, he founded two startup companies commercializing large format lithium batteries and digital x-ray sources. Earlier, as a research staff member at Motorola, Research Triangle Institute, and Texas Instruments, he made contribution to the development of electronic materials and device technologies. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University and his PhD degree in Physics from the University of North Texas. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Academy of Sciences St Louis, a Life Member of the Electrochemical Society, and a Member of the Materials Research Society. As chair of the IEEE Photonics Society Technical Committee on Displays, he was instrumental in launching the IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology. He has been an active member of the Materials Research Society for twenty years and served as General Chair of the 2006 MRS Fall Meeting. He was a guest editor of the MRS Bulletin, Proceedings of the IEEE, and the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, and served on the editorial boards of the Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Access. He received the 2015 James Eads Award of the Academy of Sciences St Louis.
Dr. Duncan Paul Fagg University of Aveiro, Portugal.
“Overvies:Protonic Fuel cells”
Dr. Duncan Fagg is currently employed as a Principal Researcher in the nanotechnology research division (NRD) in the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He obtained his B.SC in Chemstry and Materials science Nottingham University 1992 and Ph.D. in Chemistry Aberdeen University 1997. He has over 20 years of research experience with previous placements in CICECO Aveiro, Portugal, ICV Autonomous University Madrid, Spain, Dept.Chemical Engineering, Patras Greece, School of Chemistry, St-Andrews University Scotland, and Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Roskilde Denmark. He is the author of over 100 international scientific publications in areas covering Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cells (SOEC), Oxygen separation membranes, Hydrogen separation membranes, Hydrogen Storage.
Cengiz Sinan ÖZKAN is a faculty member at the University of California, Riverside, Department of Mechanical Engineering; is a visionary scientist who has contributed to engineering research and innovation studies and social services at an international level. Cengiz Sinan ÖZKAN received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Middle East Technical University, Metallurgical Engineering Department in 1986 and 1989, and then his Ph.D. from Stanford University, Materials Science and Engineering Department in 1997. Before joining the University of California in 2001, he has worked in the semiconductor industry. OZKAN Group’s research topics include new generation nano-materials produced and developed for use in energy storage, nano-electronic applications, lithium-ion battery and supercapacitor technologies, bionano systems and molecular nanotechnologies. Cengiz Sinan ÖZKAN has 165 journal publications, 86 conference publications, over 350 conference abstracts, 13 compilation books, 9 book chapters, over 90 invention notices, 32 accepted patents and 12 active patent applications. He is a member of the Editorial Boards for “Sensor Letters”, “Recent Patents in Nanotechnology” and “Catalysis Today” and the Principal Editor of the “Journal of Materials Research”
Cengiz Sinan ÖZKAN was given the Honorary Professorship Title by Hong Kong Polytechnic in 2019, and the Science Special Award by TÜBITAK for 2020. Dr. Cengiz Sinan ÖZKAN will Chair Materials Research Society fall Conference to take place in December this year.