Introduction to Electrical Energy Storage Online Course
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This short course provides students with an overview of the fundamental operating principles of batteries and ultra-capacitors from the perspective of automotive applications.
The ability to efficiently store and discharge electrical energy is a critical requirement for the design of hybrid (HEV), plug-in (PHEV), and battery electric (BEV) vehicles. While the current generation of HEVs are largely based on lower-capacity nickel-metal hydride batteries, the push towards larger all-electric ranges in PHEV and BEV will see increasing use of advanced, high-capacity storage based on Li-ion batteries. This module will provide an overview of the fundamental operating principles of batteries and ultra-capacitors from the perspective of automotive applications.
- Understand the basic components of a battery and the fundamental principles governing its operation
- Become familiar with the materials used in modern lithium-ion batteries and their respective operational characteristics
- Understand the factors that control battery performance and the primary mechanisms responsible for performance degradation
- Gain familiarity with advanced energy storage devices such as super-capacitors and metal-air batteries
Prerequisite Student Knowledge or Experience
Bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field.
Session Topic Session 1 Basic Concepts Session 2 More Basic Concepts Session 3 Factors Affecting Battery Performance Session 4 Li-ion Batteries Session 5 Degradation Mechanisms Session 6 Batteries of the Future
Dr. Don Siegel
Dr. Siegel is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include development of high-capacity materials and systems for energy storage applications; computational materials science; nanoscale chemistry and its impact on the mechanical properties of materials; thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations; multi-scale modeling; integrated computational materials engineering.
Prior to joining the U-M faculty, he was a scientist at Ford Motor Company where he led a team of professionals in the company's Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage Materials division. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.