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CAR Seminar Series--August 14: Claus Daniel, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee

Please join us at Center for Automotive Research, Room 198, on August 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm for a seminar given by Claus Daniel, PhD, Deputy Director, Sustainable Transportation Program (ORNL); Director, DOE Battery Manufacturing R&D Facility (ORNL); joint faculty, Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (University of Tennessee).

Electrification and Transportation: Cost and Opportunities

Overview of presentation: Electrification of the automotive drivetrain is an opportunity to develop energy diversification, and lithium ion batteries have made an enormous progress toward being employed in new generation hybrid and electric vehicles. Cost of materials and production, as well as cost to manage cycle life and safety are an issue. The President’s manufacturing initiative and EV Everywhere Challenge aims to reduce cost of battery systems and build a domestic supply chain. is talk will showcase one specific accomplishment in water based cathode processing to and outline other potential opportunities to address automotive energy IN-efficiency.

About the speaker: Claus Daniel, PhD, has been with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since 2005 and with the University of Tennessee (UT) since 2007. He is currently the deputy director of ORNL’s Sustainable

Transportation Program, founding director of the DOE Battery Manufacturing R&D Facility at ORNL, and holds a joint faculty appointment with UT’s Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. He is a material scientist by training working on processing, manufacturing and characterization development for advanced energy storage systems. Dr. Daniel has expertise on industrial and biomedical materials, mechanical and functional properties, surface processing and laser treatment. He has experience in automotive and industrial R&D. He worked at companies such as Robert Bosch and Saint Gobain and collaborated with companies such as Honeywell, Dow, Wieland, Plansee, A123 Systems and XALT Energy. He holds a PhD from the Saarland University in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research and two master’s degrees, one from the Saarland University and the other from the Lorraine National Polytechnic Institute. He has been awarded a number of prizes, including the Carl-Eduard-Schulte-Prize 2002 (German Engineering Society), Eugene P. Wigner Fellowship Award 2005 (ORNL), the Werner Köster Prize 2006 from the German Materials Society, the 2009 Early Career Award for Engineering Accomplishments from ORNL, and the 2013 Greater Knoxville Area Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award.