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Monday, September 23

2:00-3:00pm Early Registration Begins
3:00-4:00pm Postdoctoral Poster Set-Up
4:00-5:00pm Peer Reviewer Orientation

Postdoctoral Poster Session

Energy Storage Planning Efforts for Regional Demonstrations Projects Alexander Headley,
Tu Nguyen (PI)
Sandia National Laboratories
Energy Storage Valuation at San Carlos Apache Tribe Rodrigo Trevizan,
Tu Nguyen (PI)
Sandia National Laboratories
Zincate-Blocking Polymeric Separators for Zn/MnO2 Batteries Igo Kolesnichenko,
Tim Lambert (PI)
Sandia National Laboratories
Interfacial Engineering in Sodium Batteries Martha Gross,
Erik Spoerke (PI)
Sandia National Laboratories
Effect of ZnO-Saturated Electrolyte on Rechargeable Alkaline Zinc Batteries at High Depth-of-Discharge Matthew Lim,
Tim Lambert (PI)
Sandia National Laboratories
Synthesis of Advanced Magnetic Materials for Inductors and Transformers Tyler Stevens,
Todd Monson (PI)
Sandia National Laboratories
Advanced Cathodes for Intermediate-Temperature Na-Metal Halide Batteries Xiaowen Zhan,
Guosheng Li (PI)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Reliability Testing of Lead Acid Battery Module for grid services Nimat Shamim,
David Reed (PI)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dihydroxyphenazines as Anolytes for Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries Nadeesha Nambukar Wellala Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Operando Investigations of Bismuth Additives on the Rechargeability of MnO2 in Alkaline Batteries Andrea Bruck,
Matthew Kim,
Josh Gallaway (PI)
Northeastern University


Tuesday, September 24

Welcome/Opening Session

8:00-8:30am Opening Plenary/Day 1 Overview Jim Greenberger NAATBatt
8:30-9:00am DOE Welcome Dr. Imre Gyuk DOE Office of Electricity


9:00-9:15am 2020 Biennial Energy Storage Review Ramteen Sioshansi The Ohio State University
9:15-9:30am Engaging Academia: Creating Productive Networks Erik Spoerke Sandia National Laboratories
9:30-9:45am Update on Energy Storage System Reliability Codes & Standards Activities Charlie Vartanian Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:45-10:00am Energy Storage Projects Team Overview Daniel Borneo Sandia National Laboratories
10:00-10:15am AM Break

Equitable Regulatory Environment

10:15-10:30am Overview of Equitable Regulatory Environment Programs at PNNL Jeremy Twitchell Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:30-10:45am Regulatory Insights from the Southeastern Energy Storage Workshop Rebecca O’Neil Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:45-11:00am An Energy Storage Valuation Handbook for Regulators Dhruv Bhatnagar Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:00-11:15am Valuation of Energy Storage in the US Electricity and Frequency Regulation Markets Felipe Wilches-Bernal Sandia National Laboratories
11:15-11:30am Energy Storage Policy Initiatives Will McNamara Sandia National Laboratories

Industry Acceptance

11:30-11:45am Nantucket Island Energy Storage System Assessment Patrick Balducci Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:45am-12:00pm Demonstration of Energy Storage Benefits Around the Nation Ben Schenkman Sandia National Laboratories
12:00-12:15pm Microgrid Evaluation Tool Di Wu Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
12:15-12:30pm Technical Challenges for Energy Storage in Metro Rail Applications Kevin Blackman Helix Power Corporation
12:30:12:45pm BESS Control of A Grid to Liberate Renewables Clay Koplin Cordova Electric Cooperative (CEC)

Materials I

1:45-2:00pm Zn/MnO2 Batteries Tim Lambert Sandia National Laboratories
2:00-2:15pm Progress on the development of the ZnMnO2 rechargeable battery Sanjoy Banerjee Urban Electric Power
2:15-2:30pm High Voltage Zn-MnO2 batteries: Making Zn the new Li Gautam Yadav City College of New York
2:30-2:45pm Discharge Mechanism of MnO2 in DeepCycle Rechargeable Zn/MnO2 Batteries Igor Vasiliev New Mexico State University
2:45-3:00pm Advanced Manganese Oxide-based Cathodes for Rechargeable Aqueous Zinc-ion Batteries Xingbo Liu Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
3:00-3:15pm PM Break

Safety Performance

3:15-3:30pm Thermal Runaway Risks for Li-ion Batteries in Energy Storage Systems Hsin Wang Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3:30-3:45pm Abuse Test Development: Mechanisms and Materials Impact of Abused LithiumIon Batteries Loraine Torres-Castro Sandia National Laboratories
3:45-4:00pm Predicting and Mitigating Cascading Failure in Stacks of Lithium-Ion Cells John Hewson Sandia National Laboratories
4:00-4:15pm Update on Energy Storage System Safety Codes & Standards Activities Matthew Paiss Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Poster Session I

Wednesday, September 25

8:00-8:15am Plenary Review & Overview Jim Greenberger NAATBatt


8:15-8:30am Long-term Performance Assessment of Li-ion Battery Chemistries under Grid Services Daiwon Choi Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
8:30-8:45am Safety and Performance of Commercial Lithium-Ion Cells Yuliya Preger Sandia National Laboratories
8:45-9:00am Heat Release from Thermal Decomposition of Layered Metal Oxide Cathodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries Randy Shurtz Sandia National Laboratories
9:00-9:15am Battery State of Health Model Vish Viswanathan Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:15-9:30am Washington Clean Energy Fund Battery Testing Program Results Alasdair Crawford Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:30-9:45am AM Break


9:45-10:00am Overview of Sandia’s Energy Storage Analytics Work/Equitable Regulatory Environment Thrust Area Raymond Byrne Sandia National Laboratories
10:00-10:15am Operating Cost Model for Battery Energy Storage System Tu Nguyen Sandia National Laboratories
10:15-10:30am Energy Storage Financing & System Pricing Survey Study Series Richard Baxter Mustang Prairie Energy
10:30-10:45am Optimization Performance Evaluation Tool Jan Alam Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:45-11:00am QuESt: An Energy Storage Application Suite Ricky Concepcion Sandia National Laboratories

Materials II

11:00-11:15am Elucidating Molecular Transport through Membranes in Flow Batteries Travis Anderson Sandia National Laboratories
11:15-11:30am Materials and Membranes for High Energy Density Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries Jagjit Nanda Oak Ridge National Laboratory
11:30-11:45am Phenazine-Based Anolyte Materials in Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries Aaron Hollas Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:45am-12:00pm Capacity fade with aqueous-soluble organics: its measurement, minimization, and reversal Michael Aziz Harvard University
12:00-12:15pm Predicting functionality and resiliency of aqueous organic redox flow battery Vijay Murugesan Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Materials II, Continued

1:30-1:45pm Low Temperature Molten Sodium Halide Batteries Erik Spoerke Sandia National Laboratories
1:45-2:00pm Component Research for Redox Flow Batteries and Open Batteries Tom Zawodzinski
2:00-2:15pm Battery Systems Based on Naturally Abundant, Low Cost Materials Amy Marschilok
Esther Takeuchi
Kenneth Takeuchi
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
2:15-2:30pm Advanced Membranes for Flow Batteries: Anion Exchange Membranes Cy Fujimoto Sandia National Laboratories
2:30-2:45pm Understanding the Mechanical Behavior of Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage Yang-Tse Cheng University of Kentucky
2:45-3:00pm Investigation of IntermediateTemperature Na-Metal Halide (Na-MH) Batteries and Large Cell Demonstration Guosheng Li Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
3:00-3:15pm Development of high-performance Na-ion battery with layered transitional metal oxide cathodes Xiaolin Li Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
3:15-3:30pm PM Break

Power Electronics

3:30-3:45pm Development of the Sandia Advanced Power Electronic Conversion Systems Laboratory Jacob Mueller Sandia National Laboratories
3:45-4:00pm Smart GaN-based Inverters for Grid-tied Energy Storage Systems Medhi Ferdowsi InnoCit
4:00-4:15pm Low Voltage and High Current Bidirectional Converter for Grid-tied Flow Battery Energy Storage System Alex Huang University of Texas at Austin
4:15-4:30pm High Frequency Link Converters using Advanced Magnetics Todd Monson Sandia National Laboratories
4:30-4:45pm Medium-voltage Power Electronics for Grid-tied Energy Storage Anant Argawal The Ohio State University

Poster Session II

Thursday, September 26

8:45-9:00am Plenary Review Jim Greenberger NAATBatt

Energy Storage Equitable Regulatory Environment Workshop

9:00-10:45am Raymond Byrne
Patrick Balducci
Howard Passell
Will McNamara
Bobby Jeffers
Jeremy Twitchell
Dhruv Bhatnagar
Facilitator, Sandia National Laboratories
Facilitator, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:45-11:00am AM Break
11:00am Peer Reviewer Evaluations Due

Session Wrap-Up

11:00-11:15am Vince Sprenkle / Wei Wang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:15-11:30am Michael Starke Oak Ridge National Laboratory
11:30-11:45am Babu Chalamala Sandia National Laboratories
11:45am-12:00pm Dr. Imre Gyuk DOE Office of Electricity