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Prof. Yong-Mook Kang completed his B.S. (1999), M.S. (2001), and Ph.D. (2004) in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He has been a senior researcher in Samsung SDI Co., LTD. He is currently a full professor at Department of Energy and Materials Engineering in Dongguk University-Seoul. His research area covers electrode or catalyst materials for Li rechargeable batteries and various post Li batteries, such as Li-air battery, Na rechargeable battery and so on. To date, he has co-authored more than 100 refereed journal articles, more than 50 domestic or international patents, several articles in books or proceedings, and a textbook of nano-science and electrochemical devices.
Professor Myung is a professor of Department of Nano Engineering at Sejong University. Also, he is as associate editor at Journal of Power Sources. Prior to joining Sejong University, he spent few years with 3M and VK.
Theme - Beyond LIB Raw Material Market
10:30 InterBattery
Opening Ceremony
At IDTechEx, Lorenzo’s activities revolve around energy storage for electric vehicles and consumer electronics. He focuses on lithium-ion, sodium-ion, lithium-sulphur, lithium-air, solid-state and supercapacitors. Lorenzo holds a PhD magna cum laude in Physical Chemistry from the University of Münster in Germany, which he carried out at the MEET Battery Research Centre and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. With an h-index of 6, his extensive experience on energy storage has resulted in 7 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 5 of which as first author, and one book chapter. Lorenzo is also an alumnus of ELEEP, a US-EU network of ca. 100 experts in energy and environmental policy.
Christophe has built up considerable expertise in the area of battery market. He joined AVICENNE 20 years ago and Spend 3 years in Japan making analysis on the Electronic, Mobile & Japanese battery market. Christophe gained large experience in marketing, strategy analysis, technology and financial studies for the battery and power management fields.
He developed the Battery market analysis for AVICENNE which counts more than 200 customers worldwide. Christophe published several annual surveys like "The rechargeable battery market 2013-2025". He is also the founder & chairman of Batteries congress in France since 1999. He is now Director of AVICENNE ENERGY.
Mr. Hong has focused on an entrepreneurial approach to build a global business in the energy storage industry. Utilizing his skills as an electrical engineer and experience in managing a number of related businesses, Mr. Hong joined Kokam as a vice-president and has focused on developing the first Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and Community Energy System (CES) using Kokam’s advanced lithium battery technology. Working collaboratively with a team of 60 staff members, both in the U.S. and South Korea, Mr. Hong spurred creative ideas from experts in the smart grid arena. Driving an aggressive timeline, Mr. Hong has successfully brought the collaboration of multiple companies in South Korea and the U.S. that are working together to innovate the next generation ESS technology using advanced Lithium batteries. Mr. Hong is responsible for managing 100 staff and engineers working on expansion projects to manufacture Energy Storage Systems at the Kokam Power Solution division.
Mr. Shim is currently the head of Overseas Business Management Dept and he is responsible for managing overseas projects at Korea Resources Corporation(KORES). Since he joined KORES in 1990, he served as department the head of Energy Business Dept and Metal Business Dept. Mr. Shim obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from Korea University.
As the Regional Director for the APAC region, Giin is responsible for developing, managing and leading organizational initiatives for market establishment and growth. An experienced Engineer, he has been driving sales, marketing and business development initiatives in the area of smart grid and energy storage business for the past decade.
Prior to joining NEC Energy Solutions, Giin spent 10 years with S&C Electric Company. A Malaysian national, Giin holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a MBA, with Honors, from the University of Chicago’s Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Ahn is a principal development engineer at Imerys G&C. Prior to joining Imerys, he spent 10 years with LG Chem, A123systems, and Samsung SDI R&D. He received his M.D in inorganic materials for LIB and Fuel cell from Chennam National University.
12:00 - Networking Lunch
Mr. Lee is a CEO of LG Chem, and also a Chariman of Korea Battery Industry Association. He received master degree at McGill University. Prior to leading LG Chem, Mr. Lee was CEO of LG Innotek.
Jim Greenberger is the Executive Director of NAATBatt International, a trade association of advanced battery manufacturers and their supply chain partners doing business in North America and around the world. Mr. Greenberger co-founded NAATBatt in 2007 as part of an initiative to ensure that large format lithium-ion batteries used to power electric vehicles would be manufactured in the United States. Prior to leading NAATBatt, Mr. Greenberger practiced corporate law in Chicago, Illinois USA for more than 25 years, serving most recently as a partner at Reed Smith LLP
Miss Liu Ping is a director of Lishen power battery system Co., LTD. She received Master degree of applied chemistry from Tianjin University in 2016,and received 6 Sigma black belt in 2008. and received MBA from Nankai University in 2011. Incharge of the R&D of high energy density lithium ion battery. participated in national 863 projects. She published many papers on academic core journals.
Professor Dong-Won Kim received his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from KAIST. He began his career as senior researcher at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. Then he worked at Georgia Institute of Technology as a visiting professor from 2014 to 2015. Since 2008, he has been a professor at Hanyang University, department of Chemical Engineering.
Prof. Won-Sub Yoon received his Ph.D degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Yonsei University. Prof. Yoon began his career as joint Post-doctoral Research Fellow between State University of New York at Stony Brook and Brookhaven National Laboratory. He then worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a Principal Investigator. From 2008 to 2011 he worked at Kookmin University as a faculty member.
Since 2011, he has been an associate professor at Sungkyunkwan University. He has over twenty years of experience in rechargeable battery research. Currently, he is serving as Chair of Battery Division, The Korean Electrochemical Society (KECS) and Director, Center for Energy Human Rescources Development.
Professor Jeom-Soo Kim received M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (2001) degrees in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA under the direction of Professor J. R. Selman and J. Prakash. In 2001-04, he pursued the research on the high energy cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIB) as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Michael M. Thackeray at Argonne National Laboratory.
After 5 years of industrial experience in LIB field as a principal researcher at Samsung SDI, he moved to a professional research institute, Korea Electronics Technology Institute, where he built a carrier for not only as a researcher but also as a research planner for 5 years.
Currently, he is an associated professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering in DONG-A University. His primary research interests include the structure-electrochemical property relationships of electrode materials, the electrochemical energy-storage systems such as lithium-ion batteries, electrochemical capacitors, sodium batteries, magnesium batteries.
Dr. V K Aggarwal is a Post graduate in Engineering and fellow member of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad . He has worked with Indian Lead limited, Mumbai from 1975 to 1981 and with Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad from 1981 to 1983 as Senior Management Consultant. Subsequently for the last 35 years he has been associated with Lead and Lead Acid Battery Industry. Presently he is Managing Director of Supreme Batteries Pvt. Ltd , Hyderabad and its sister concern. He is President of Hyderabad Battery Association as well as President of Federation of Indian Small scale Battery Associations and Board Member of India Lead Zinc Development Association.
Professor Eom received his Ph.D degree in Materials Science and Engineering from KAIST. Prof. Eom began his career as Post-doctoral Research Fellow at KIST and Georgia Tech. Since 2016, he has been an assistant professor at GIST.
Mr. Shin is a research fellow at LG Economic Research Institute. Prior to joining LGERI, he spent few years with University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute as a visiting professor. His research areas are rechargeable battery industry, energy storage components, and energy material industry.
Mark Lu graduated from the Department of Business Administration in National Cheng-chi University, Taiwan, and continued to acquire an MBA from National Sun Yat-sen University. Since 2008, he has worked for the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) as an analyst in the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK). As a certified industrial analyst of the biggest think-tank in Taiwan, he is responsible for research about the Taiwan battery-related industry, including material, cell, pack and related applications. From 2010 he served as an executive secretary of the Taiwan Battery Association.
Professor Sun received his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University. Since 2007, he is an Active Member of The Korean Academy of Science and Technology. Since 2008, he is a distinguished professor at Hanyang University. Especially, Professor Sun peer-reviewed 460 papers and obtained 311 patents.
Hideaki Ohyama is the staff engineer of Panasonic Corporation and the project leader of IEC/SC21A New Work (Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Sealed nickel-metal hydride rechargeable cells and batteries for use in industrial applications - Part 1: Performance and Part 2: Safety). He is also the rapporteur of IEC/TC9 AHG16 for a new part on Ni-MH batteries for IEC 62973 series “Railway applications – Batteries for auxiliary power supply systems”. He obtained a Doctor of Engineering from Osaka University in 1996. His current activities are the developing of new Ni-MH batteries for industrial applications. He is author of over 30 technical publications and is inventor on several Japan, U.S. and China patents.
15:30 Coffee Break
Dr. Choi is a research fellow at LG Chem. Automotive Battery Development Center and is responsible for the EV battery development. He received Ph.D. at University of Texas at Austin on lithium-ion battery cathode material development.
Professor Cho is a professor at Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology(UNIST). Also, since 2016, Professor Cho is a member of Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology. He published 270 papers to date(excluding patents) in high quality journals.
Dr. Kong received his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from Korea University. He is now a CTO at EMW Energy Co., Ltd. Prior to joining EMW Energy, he spent few years at Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST) as researcher.
Mr. Park is a principal business analyst at POSCO Research Institute. Prior to joing POSCO Research Institute, he spent few years with SK Global Chemical, and Hyundai Mobis.
Shmuel De-Leon, Founder and CEO of the company. Shmuel is a leading international expert in the business of Energy storage. Prior to founding the company, Shmuel held for over 21 years various positions as an energy storage, electronic engineering and quality control team manager. Shmuel holds a BSc. in mechanical engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA in quality control and reliability engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa as well as an Electronic Technician's diploma.
Professor Kyu Tae Lee received his Ph.D degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Seoul National University. Since 2015, he is an assistant professor at Seoul National University, school of chemical and biological engineering.
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