2018 Bay Area Battery Summit: Building Better Batteries
Meeting Agenda

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List of Speakers


♦  8:00 a.m.  Registration (David Brower Center Lobby, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley CA)

♦  8:40 a.m.   WELCOME

  • Mike Witherell, Director, Berkeley Lab

♦  9:00 a.m.   U.S. Dept. of Energy Focus and Strategy for Battery Research

  • Tien Duong, Vehicle Technologies Office, U.S. DOE
    (includes 5 minute Q&A)

♦  9:20 a.m.   Cobalt Economics: The Human Cost

  • Danielle Cass, Amnesty International
    (includes 5 minute Q&A)

♦  9:40 a.m.   Unlocking the Potential of Energy Storage

  • Rob Morgan, General Electric
    (includes 5 minute Q&A)

♦  10:00 a.m.   Break

♦  10:20 a.m.   Cobalt Free Cathode Materials

  • Professor Gerbrand Ceder, UCB/Berkeley Lab
    (includes 5 minute Q&A)

♦  10:40 a.m.   Energy Storage from Abundant Materials: Sodium Ion Batteries

  • Dr. Marca Doeff, Berkeley Lab
    (includes 5 minute Q&A)

♦  11:00 a.m.   Low Cost Material: Lithium Sulfur

  • Dr. John Muldoon, Toyota Research Institute
    (includes 5 minute Q&A)

♦  11:20 a.m.   Q&A Breakout with Prof. Ceder, Dr. Doeff, and Dr. Muldoon

  • Moderator: Danny Kennedy, CalCharge

♦  11:35 a.m.   Networking Session & Working Lunch

♦  1:00 p.m.   PANEL DISCUSSION: Recycling and Materials
                        Moderator: Brittany Westlake, EPRI

  • Prof. Yan Wang, WPI/Battery Resourcers, Inc.

  • Dr. Steve Sloop, Founder and CEO, OnTo Technology

  • David Snydacker, CEO, Lilac Solutions

  • Michael Slater, Farasis

  • Mark Lefebvre, Samsung

♦  2:00 p.m.   Keynote Presentation: Silicon Technology Transitions - Lessons Learned

  • Vijay Ullal, CEO, Seabed VC

♦  2:15 p.m.   Keynote Presentation: Electronics systems and devices: minus 3 plus 5

  • Jim Aralis, former CTO, Microsemi

♦  2:30 p.m.   Fireside Chat with Vijay and Jim: Lessons Learned from the Evolution of the Silicon                                                             Industry from SiGe and GaAs to CMOS platforms

  • Host: Rahul Chopra, Berkeley Lab

♦  2:45 p.m.   Break

♦  3:15 p.m.    PANEL DISCUSSION: Startup Challenges and Opportunities in the Cobalt Free Landscape
                        Moderator: Janice Lin, Strategen

  • Peter Frischmann, Sepion Technologies

  • Mateo Jaramillo, Form Energy

  • Roger Basu, Coreshell Technologies

  • Drew Reid, Saratoga Energy

♦  4:10 p.m.    CalCharge: The Battery Challenge as sponsored by LG Chem

  • Ken Alston, Finance Manager, CalCEF & Yi Ke, Senior Associate, CalCEF

♦  4:20 p.m.   2019 Bay Area Battery Summit: Fast Charging, a Sneak Peek

  • Dr. Vince Battaglia, Berkeley Lab

♦  4:30 p.m.   CLOSING REMARKS

  • Carla J. Peterman, Commissioner, CPUC

♦  4:45 p.m.   Poster Session and Reception

♦  6:15 p.m.   ADJOURN