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Lithium-ion Battery Technology Technical Seminar


October 13, 2011

The Society of Plastics Engineers Golden Gate Section (SPE GGS) is holding a technical seminar at Exponent October 20, 2011 on lithium-ion battery technology. Mikhail Kislitsyn, Senior Associate in Exponent’s Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry practice, will be presenting.


Exponent has been active in the battery area - performing materials evaluations, cell evaluations, and battery failure analysis. In this presentation we will review the basics of lithium-ion battery technology, covering cell construction and the role of various polymer-based components, including cell separators, positive temperature coefficient switches (PTC’s) and polymer coatings used to insulate and seal the pouches of lithium-ion polymer cells.

More Information

Topic: Basics of Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
Speaker: Mikhail Kislitsyn, Ph.D., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates
When: Thursday, October 20th
Where: Exponent, Inc., 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 PM (seminar will start promptly at noon)
Lunch will be provided
Cost: $20 non-SPE members, $15 SPE members, $10 students/retired/un-employed
RSVP: Jennifer Hoffman at jhoffman@exponent.com
RSVP by COB, Tuesday October 18th

Speaker Bio

Dr. Kislitsyn received his Bachelor and Master’s (cum laude) degree in chemistry in Russia, specializing in composite Li+- and H+- ion conducting material behavior in Li-ion batteries and fuel cells. He continued his research in the same field at the California Institute of Technology. During his graduate program he synthesized and characterized hybrid organic/inorganic materials, materials with nano-size coatings for their property enhancement, as well as engineered creep-resistant fuel cell electrolyte material. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2009. Mikhail joined Exponent in 2009 and has been active in the battery area, performing materials evaluations, cell evaluations, and battery failure analysis. Dr. Kislitsyn was also able to leverage his chemistry expertise in the areas of coating and polymer failures, particularly with respect to coating degradation, staining, and chemical compatibility.