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ERE Seminar: Richard Braatz, MIT — Perspectives on Modeling, Prediction, and Control of Lithium-ion Batteries

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October 8, 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Room 104, Green Earth Sciences Building, 367 Panama Street, Stanford
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Perspectives on Modeling, Prediction, and Control of Lithium-ion Batteries

Richard D. Braatz
Edwin R. Gilliland Professor, Faculty Research Officer | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering

Lithium-ion batteries have become widely used in applications due to their high energy and power densities and operating voltage. Some limitations of existing lithium-ion battery technology include underutilization, stress-induced material damage, capacity fade, and the potential for thermal runaway. This presentation provides perspectives on the modeling, prediction, and control of lithium-ion batteries, including a vision of a next-generation advanced battery management systems and the steps being taken to implement that vision.

Richard D. Braatz is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he does research in control theory and data analytics with applications to chemical, biological, and energy systems. He received MS and PhD from the California Institute of Technology and was the Millennium Chair and Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University before moving to MIT. He has consulted or collaborated with more than 20 companies including ExxonMobil, BP, and United Technologies Corporation. Honors include the Donald P. Eckman Award, the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, the IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award, and the AIChE Computing in Chemical Engineering Award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Federation of Automatic Control, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.