University of South Carolina Hosts August 5-6 Battery Safety Workshop

The 2024 Battery Safety Workshop takes place at the University of South Carolina from Aug 5-6, 2024. Since 2022, this annual workshop has provided an informative and inclusive forum to discuss state-of-the-art research progress in the battery safety area. Attendees include scientists, researchers, and engineers in academia and industry to inspire collaborative and synergic efforts toward solving battery safety issues. 

The Electrochemical Society is a proud sponsor of the workshop. 

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Event details

DATE: August 5-6, 2024

Amoco Hall
University of South Carolina
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 

Regular registration: $500
Student registration: $150*
*Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the poster session (see below).

Regular registration
Student registration


Contact for more information:
Xinyu Huang –
Jun Xu –

  • Thomas P. Barrera, President, LIB-X Consulting

  • Tejas Bhavsar, Battery Safety and Crashworthiness Technical Specialist, General Motors LLC

  • Chi-Hao Chang, Associate Research Scientist, Dow Performance Silicones, Product Development, Dow

  • Safak Dogu, Head, Product Development and Research, Pomega (Kontrolmatik Technologies)

  • Jiang Fan, Co-founder and President, American Lithium Energy Corporation (ALE)

  • Xiang Gao, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware

  • Chao Hu, Collins Aerospace Professor in Engineering Innovation and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut

  • Nathan B. Johnson, Postdoctoral Scholar, Sandia National Laboratories

  • Wenquan Lu, Principal Chemical Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Anudeep Mallarapu, Mechanical Engineering Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • Brian Morin, Co-Founder and CEO, Soteria Battery Innovation Group

  • Jason K. Ostanek, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology, Purdue University

  • Drew J. Pereira, Postdoctoral Researcher in Electrochemistry and Battery Materials, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • William Rigdon, Senior Engineering Manager and Leader, Battery Technology Team, Stanley Black & Decker

  • Chris Turner,  Chief Technology Officer, Inventus Power

  • Guang Xu, Robert H. Quenon Endowed Associate Professor, Department of Mining and Explosives Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Yi Wang, Staff Vice President and Manager, Fire Dynamics group, Research Division, FM Global

  • Guangsheng Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Linghong Zhang, Global Application Specialist, 3M

  • Peng Zhao, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering and Space Institute, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Organizing Committee
  • University of South Carolina: Xinyu Huang, Chair; Golareh (Goli) Jalilvand, Austin DowneyWilliam (Bill) Mustain, and Bin Zhang

  • University of Delaware: Jun Xu

  • University of Connecticut: Chao Hu

  • University of North Carolina and Charlotte: Anthony Bombik,  Lin Ma

Poster Session

All attendees are invited to present posters. Undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to present posters on their battery safety-related research.

Poster presenters must submit the electronic format (PPT, PDF or JPG) of their posters to Dr. Jalilvand at by 1700h EST, August 1.

Best Student Poster Awards will be presented:

1st place: $400, certificate, and Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Trophy
2nd place: $250 and certificate
3rd place: $150 and certificate

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