International Battery Safety Workshop 2017-07-25T18:52:04+00:00


While cost and performance continue to drive improvements in energy storage systems, the storage community is increasingly incorporating elements of safety into these systems. This is especially true for high consequence environments of defense or aerospace and larger scale systems in utility storage or transportation. The theme of the 2nd International Battery Safety Workshop will be “Safe by Design.” Session topics of the workshop will focus on design requirements, hazards, mitigations, and validation. This is meant to be an open and productive workshop for attendees to engage in the work that is driving energy storage safety in the community.

Registration for Presenters and Attendees

Interested in attending the workshop? Register on the registration page.

The conference registration cost is $350. This price includes both days of the workshop, tours at Sandia, and the group dinner on the evening of May 9th.

Sandia National Laboratories Tour

The last ½ day of the IBSW will be a tour of selected capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories. This will include the Power Sources Technology Group (PSTG), the Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory (BATLab), and more!

Confirmed Presenters

  • Thomas Barrera, LIB-X Consulting
  • Wenzel Prochazka, AVL
  • Roland Matthe, Opel
  • Boryann Liaw, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Eric Darcy, NASA JSC
  • Thomas Waldmann, ZSW
  • Josh Lamb, Sandia National Laboratories
  •  Judith Jeevaragan, Underwriters Laboratory
  • Falko Schappacher, MEET
  • Andreas Pfrang, EU JRC
  • Partha Mukherjee, Texas A&M University
  • C.M. Tan, Chang Gung University
  • Xuning Feng, Tsinghua University
  • Rachid Yazami, Nanyang Technological University
  • Shriram Santhangopalan, NREL
  • Brian Barnett, TIAX
  • Birger Horstmann, DLR
  • Mathias Gerard, CEA France
  •  Alexander Rheinfeld, TÜM


The IBSW will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque in historic Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico from May 9-10, 2017.

Hotel Albuquerque

Sandia has reserved a block of rooms at a special conference rate of $91.00 (USD) single/double, plus applicable taxes. These rates are reserved for IBSW attendees on a first come, first served basis.   Reservations can be made calling the Hotel Albuquerque directly at 505-843-6300 or 1-800-237-2133 or 1-866-505-STAY (7829). When calling in to make a reservation, mention Code 1705SL.

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Organizing Committee

Thomas Barrera, Technical Fellow
The Boeing Co.

Alexander Rheinfeld, Research Associate
Technische Universität München (TUM)

Chao-Yang Wang, Professor and Diefenderfer Chair
Penn State University

Boryann Liaw, Department Manager, Energy Storage and Advanced Vehicles
Idaho National Laboratory

Dan Doughty, President
Battery Safety Consulting Inc.

Christopher Orendorff, Manager
Sandia National Laboratories