The Electrochemical Energy Summit (E2S): The Electrification of Transportation
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 2000-2130h EDT
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 0200-0330h CEST
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 0900-1030h JST & KST
The Electrochemical Energy Summit (E2S) brings together policy makers and researchers to share information on the critical issues of energy needs and the pivotal research in electrochemical energy that can address societal needs. The 2020 E2S focuses on “The Electrification of Transportation,” and examines the growing role that electrochemistry and solid state science play in providing sustainable solutions for global transportation systems.
Hidetaka Nishikori, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
“R&D Activities of Next Generation Batteries in National Projects of NEDO”
Hidetaka Nishikori completed his master’s degree at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1998, and joined Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) the same year. During his initial years at TMC, Dr. Nishikori worked on fuel cell R&D, such as metal hydrides, electrodes, and electrochemical catalysts, before moving into bio fuel cell research over the next few years.
After undertaking the research management of advanced batteries (mainly metal air), he moved into management of a national project, RISING2, in 2016. This is a temporary assignment from industry to NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), an advanced project to develop innovative batteries for future EV.
Chang Hwan Kim, Hyundai Motor Company
“The Journey towards a Sustainable Mobility: Electrification”
Chang Hwan Kim earned his B.ChE. from Yonsei University in Korea, and M.S.E. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Material Science Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2005.
He is currently in charge of advanced activities in energy and environmental systems research for future mobility at Hyundai Motor Company as a Vice President of Energy and Environmental Chemical Systems Lab. Prior to joining Hyundai in 2014, he started his industry career as a Staff Researcher at General Motors Global R&D in Warren, MI, USA leading low temperature automotive catalysis and lean gasoline after treatment development. His industrial catalysis experience includes catalyst deactivation, catalyst characterization, catalytic reaction kinetics and reaction pathways, catalysts for alternatively-fueled vehicles (alcohol and natural gas) with advanced combustion for hybrids. Before joining the auto industry, he conducted research in hydrogen and fuel cell area as Assistant Research Scientist in the Hydrogen Energy Technology Lab at the University of Michigan. He has authored over 120 journal publications and U.S. patents combined for automotive applications. Dr. Kim is recipient of awards including United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) Special Recognition Award. He served as the president of Michigan Catalysis Society (2013 – 2014) and is currently an editorial board member of Emission Control Science and Technology by Springer.
Sunita Satyapal, United States Department of Energy
“U.S. DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Perspectives”
Sunita Satyapal is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of hydrogen and fuel cell activities, including oversight and coordination of about $150 million per year of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programs, as well as staff. She is also the current Chair of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE), a government partnership coordinating hydrogen activities across over 20 countries and the European Commission.
Prior to joining DOE in 2003, she was at United Technologies in Connecticut, served as a visiting assistant professor at Vassar College, and a visiting student at Hokkaido University. In addition to hydrogen and fuel cell R&D, she has worked in the area of laser diagnostics in photodissociation, the combustion of chemical warfare agents, and various energy-related technologies. She received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University, and did her postdoctoral work in Applied & Engineering Physics at Cornell University. She has numerous publications, including in Scientific American, has 10 patents issued, and a number of recognitions including a Presidential Rank Award.