2020.10.29-30 PhD course ‘Lithium-Ion Batteries. Systems and Applications’

Description: Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become a key technology in our daily routine, from powering our portable electronic devices and electric vehicles to offering grid support and playing a crucial role in the reliable and cost-efficient grid integration of intermittent energy sources. The objective of this two-day course is to provide the attendees with an extensive overview of the Lithium-ion battery applications, such as EVs, grid support, nano-satellites, and forklifts. Battery requirements for these applications as well as Li-ion batteries operation (power and energy management & mission profiles) in these applications will be thoroughly discussed. All the aforementioned applications require power electronics solutions (e.g., BMS, chargers, power converters, etc.) in order to assure Li-ion battery pack safety, high-efficiency, and reliable operation. Power electronics play three important roles in battery applications: charge/discharge management, battery cell balancing, and safety protection. In consequence, this course will provide an extensive state-of-the-art on the power electronics solutions for battery charge/discharge management.


  • Day 1: Power Electronics Solutions for Lithium-ion Batteries – Daniel Stroe, Remus Teodorescu, Maciej Swierczynski (8 hours)
    • Overview of Lithium-ion batteries applications
    • Battery Management Systems (BMS): functionalities, architectures etc.
    • Power converter topologies for Lithium-ion battery systems
    • EV chargers
    • Smart battery packs using Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Day 2: Lithium-ion Batteries Applications – Erik Schaltz, Maciej Swierczynski, Vaclav Knap (8 hours)
    • The operation of Lithium-ion batteries in stationary applications
    • Residential systems o Grid support
    • Lithium-ion batteries in space applications – an example for nano-satelites
    • Lithium-ion batteries in vehicle applications o Modeling, sizing and control of battery-powered vehicles

Prerequisites: A degree in electrical engineering or control engineering and Matlab/Simulink knowledge are strongly recommended. The course language is English.

Form of evaluation: Students are expected to solve a number of exercises and deliver an individual report with solutions and comments.

Course info

  • Organizer: Assoc. Prof. Daniel Stroe, Aalborg University
  • Lecturers: Prof. Remus Teodorescu ret@et.aau.dk, Assoc. Prof. Daniel Stroe, dis@et.aau.dk, Assoc. Prof. Erik Schaltz, esc@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University, Dr. Vaclav Knap, vkn@et.aau.dk, GomSpace, Dr. Maciej Swierczynski, mas@lithiumbalance.com, Lithium Balance A/S
  • ECTS: 2.0
  • Date/Time: 29 – 30 October 2020
  • Location: Aalborg University, Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg
  • Registration: https://www.et.aau.dk/phd/

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