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Electrodes to Cells

Electrodes to Cells

Step-by-step design of batteries 

Electrodes to Cells | November

04/11/2019 to 01/12/2019
Online
Duration: 4 weeks
Effort: 1.5 hours / week
100

How are lithium ion cells designed, sized, and produced for a specific capacity and energy? How can you guarantee an optimal use of resources to design high performing battery cells?  This course provides a unique view into advanced battery labs, guidance you through the key steps of selecting and producing the main components of the cell, i.e. electrodes, separator, and electrolyte. 

This course gives a unique view into advanced battery labs, guidance through the key steps of selecting and producing the main components of the cell, i.e. electrodes, separator, and electrolyte. The whole processing flow and assembly process of both a coin cell and a pouch cell will be shown and explained to you in terms of machineries and the processing parameters. This includes slurry formulation, mixing, coating, drying, calendaring, cutting, stacking, electrolyte formulation/injection, sealing/packing, and formation cycles.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the important design considerations for a lithium ion cell

  • Make a rough design for a target cell with a specific capacity

  • Recall the main important processing parameters that determine the quality of a lithium ion cell

  • Be familiar with the main machineries used in the production of pouch lithium ion cells 

 

What will you learn?

This course has been designed to give you unparalleled, deep insights on each step of the cell design process. More specifically, you will learn:

  • About the essential battery cell production equipment 
  • The importance of quality control
  • About the specific requirements for pouch lithium-ion cell design
  • Specialized skills 

 

How will you learn?

This course is offered completely online and can be taken anywhere as long as you have connection to the internet. The course consists of 7 video lessons which is entirely self-paced. Each lesson is approximately 45 minutes long and includes relevant exercises. Business examples will be used to illustrate the learning content and there are online quizzes to test your progress. The course lasts 4 weeks and you will require approximately 1,5 hours per week to work your way through the course material.

Who will teach you?

An Hardy
Professor, Hasselt University
An Hardy is a full professor specialized in the designed synthesis of inorganic and hybrid (nano)materials for various applications including energy storage and conversion. Her fundamental research interests encompass the in-depth understanding of various synthesis routes.

Momo Safari
Associate Professor, Hasselt University
Momo Safari is an associate professor in ‘Electrochemical Engineering’ at Hasselt University, Belgium, and a battery scientist in IMO-IMOMEC and EnergyVille. Momo’s main area of activity is advanced battery technologies. His fundamental research centres around experimental/theoretical investigation of thermodynamics, kinetics and transport phenomena in batteries.

Thomas Vranken
Researcher, Hasselt University
Thomas Vranken is a researcher at Hasselt University and EnergyVille. His research interests are mainly focussed on the synthesis of battery materials, as well as well as cell design and assembly, in combination with electrochemical testing and other advanced (coupled) analysis techniques.

Is it right for you?

This course has been designed for those with a particular interest in the production of batteries. The following professionals will find this course particularly useful:

  • Process engineers
  • Quality engineers
  • Design engineers 
  • Battery material suppliers

Participants are advised to take the Materials to Electrodes course first. A basic background in or knowledge of chemistry, physics and maths may be required to make the most of this course.

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