• Plenary Session
  • EV Tech Summit

Plenary Session 1 April 24(Wed), 11:00-12:00

Electrification of Mobility: Challenges and Roadmap towards Carbon Neutrality

Plenary Session 1 April 24(Wed), 11:00-12:00

Delivering the Future of Mobility

Plenary Session 2 April 25(Thu), 13:50-14:30

The Great ZEV Implementation – Zeroing Out Transportation Emissions in California

Plenary Session 2 April 25(Thu), 13:50-14:30

The New Journey of Electric Vehicle Revolution

EV Tech Summit 1 (EV Safety for Thermal Runaway)

April 24(Wed), 16:10-17:10 Auditorium

Understanding EV Li-ion battery thermal runaway and mitigation strategies

We will introduce fundamentals, chemistries, and cell designs of li-ion batteries (LIBs) for electric vehicles (EVs). We will discuss fundamental causes of safety issues leading to thermal runaway and fires in LIBs. We will explore abusive behavior of cells and packs to various instigators through characterization, testing, and modeling/simulations. We will review approaches to mitigate or reduce safety risks and detect impending failures in LIBs and discuss recent progress in designing safer LIB cells, modules, and packs for EV.


Dr. Ahmad Pesaran



Dr. Taeyoung Han

Former GM Senior Technical Fellow


Prof. Ki Jae Kim

Sungkyunkwan Univ.


Prof. Sang-Young Lee

Yonsei Univ.

EV Tech Summit 2 (Future Mobility for Software Defined Vehicle)

April 25(Thur), 14:40-15:40 Auditorium

Open Standards: A path to a sustainable industry in a software defined world

The expansion of connected, automated, share, and electric (CASE) vehicles has opened the automotive industry to the potential of activating vehicle data to create new product experiences and market propositions that can fundamentally change how value is created and exchanged in the industry. To realize this value the industry must transition to software defined vehicle (SDV) architectures. This is an exciting new frontier, but as each automaker approaches this opportunity, they are face with the fact that successful a SDV architecture requires a reimagining of the vehicle systems from ideation, through end of life. The legacy automotive approach is to tackle the design challenge independently, seeing every vector of the vehicle architecture as an opportunity for differentiation. This is perspective is not only inaccurate, it is also financially impractical. Successful, rapid, and risk mitigated deployment of SDV requires a software-centric development approach, where collaboration between would be competitors, serves to accelerate the path to value for all. Open Standards have created trillions of dollars of value for U.S. tech companies. The model has the potential to do the same for automotive if its approached earnestly.


Mr. Marques McCammon

Karma Automotive


Dr. Kyoungmin Lee

Hyundai Motor Company


Prof. Chris Mi

San Diego State Univ.

EV Tech Summit 3 (Next Generation of Solid-state Batteries)

April 26(Fri), 11:00-12:00 Auditorium

Materials and cell innovations in all solid state batteries - A reality check

All solid state batteries have become one of the most promising next generation energy storage technologies. Among oxides, sulfides, halides and polymeric types of SSB, we have now a variety choice of materials for this platform technology. In this talk, I will discuss a few new perspectives about how materials innovation and interfacial science can accelerate the innovation of all solid state batteries – including dual electrolyte, anode-free and isostatic pressure approach.


Prof. Ying Shirley Meng

University of Chicago


Dr. Kyung Yoon Chung



Prof. Xin Li

Harvard Univ.


Prof. Yong Yang

Xiamen Univ.