Prof. Dong-Won Kim received his PhD degree from KAIST in 1996. After that, he worked for lithium polymer batteries in Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. Since 2008, he has been a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Hanyang University.
His research interests include synthesis and characterization of the advanced electrochemical materials for lithium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, all-solid-state lithium batteries, lithium-air batteries, hybrid capacitors and electrochemical sensors.
Professor Kim’s research seeks to establish the scientific underpinnings for technologies used in electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems, and that make efficient use of energy and electrochemical processing of materials in an environmentally sound manner.
Won-Sub Yoon is a professor in the Department of Energy Science at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Yonsei University, Korea. He worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a principal investigator and Kookmin University as a faculty member. His research is focused on electrode materials and the structural properties for energy conversion and storage systems including rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors. He has over twenty years of experience in rechargeable batteries. He used to serve as chair of Battery Division (2 years), The Korean Electrochemical Society (KECS) and Director (5 years), Center for Energy Human Resources Development. Currently, he serves as a broad member in International Battery Association (IBA) and International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB).
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.
Sam is the founder and Managing Director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors. He has more than ten years of experience as an analyst, consultant and executive in the energy storage industry. Prior to Cairn ERA, he has worked at Navigant Research and IDC as an analyst and has also served as CEO at Panea Energy and Cygnus Energy Storage. He is an authority on battery usage on the grid, transportation and consumer electronics. He is an accomplished public speaker and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and events throughout the world, including the Battery Show, Interbattery Korea, Stockage D’Energie and the Energy Storage Association annual meeting. He is frequently quoted in multiple press outlets, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNBC.
Sachiya Inagaki has worked with Yano Research Institute since August 2000. Experienced a lot of industry fields such as Laser, Optical lens, some electronics devices, and so on. Also, conducted some consulting service such as setting up a business plan, strategy to enter a market based on an experienced market research. Since 2009, he has focused primarily on market research for xeVs, LiB cells and four major LIB materials. Since August 2011, he had been in a position of General Manager of Seoul branch office for three years and he has been in a position of Senior Executive Manager of Industrial technology unit at headquarter in Tokyo, Japan. He has acquired MBA from Tsukuba University in 2007.
Ms. Hyunjung Ohn received Master degree in Computer Information and Communication Technology from Korea University. She joined Siemens Limited Seoul as PLC promoter in 2007. During her carrier from 2011 to 2013, she worked as Product manager of PLC engineering software in Siemens HQ which is Siemens core product. As she began her carrier as engineer, she managed various project in Steel and F&B industries over 10 years.
By experiencing various roles and positions in Siemens, she finally became Head of OEM Sales at DF/PD in Siemens Ltd. Seoul, Korea in 2018.
Sebastian Wolf is an Expert Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He is focusing on the development and implementation of novel manufacturing technologies for current and future batteries. Especially in the field of new energy vehicles, Sebastian is working closely with major vehicle OEMs in Asia, Europe, India as well as North America to develop electrification strategies considering future technological trends. In addition, he supports leading battery cell, module and pack manufacturers globally to develop product roadmaps as well to design and set-up cost competitive Gigafactories for next generation batteries.
Prior to BCG, Sebastian was a senior manager and head of production processes for assembly of Li-Ion EV batteries at a leading battery cell producer. He was responsible for the identification, development and implementation of suitable production technologies to build up a competitive Gigafactory. Sebastian has a Master degree in Production Technology from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. In addition, he gained a Master degree in Industrial Engineering with focus on advanced manufacturing processes from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Christian Rood is the founder of LeydenJar Technologies BV, a spin out venture from research institute TNO, based in Leiden, the Netherlands. LeydenJar Technologies was founded in 2016 and is developing pure silicon anodes that can enable energy density of Li-ion battery cells with up to 1.200 Wh/l at cost parity with the existing coating process. Christian has a background in high tech venturing in clean tech and medical technology. In 2009 he founded Road to Value, a venture capital advisory boutique in high tech ventures, and has worked as investment manager for a family office (KRC Capital) focused on hotels, real estate and leisure. Prior to working for KRC Capital, he was an investment banker for ABN AMRO Bank, advising in M&A and related funding in the global healthcare group.