Mohammad Rezwan Khan

PhD Student



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PhD information

Project Title: Thermal Management of Battery Packs
Advisor(s): Søren Knudsen Kær, Søren J. Andreasen
University: Aalborg university
Department: Department of Energy Technology
Commencement: September 2013

Technical Information

Synthesis techniques: None
Analytical techniques: Infrared spectroscopy (IR), Multiphysics modeling, Techno-economic analysis, Comsol Multiphysics, Matlab, Autolion, Mathematica
Electrochemical techniques: None

Description of PhD project

The performance and degradation of large battery packs is influenced significantly by the thermal conditions, i.e. the temperature distribution. The focus of this project is to develop an advanced simulation model that couples electrochemistry, fluid flow and heat transfer. The model will be used to study the local temperature distribution in battery packs with and without liquid cooling and to design the thermal management of the pack. The predicted temperature distributions will be used to calculate local degradation rates in order to foresee cell balancing or heat removal problems resulting from non-uniform degradation or cell-to-cell performance variations due to manufacturing tolerances etc. The modelling will be supported by experimental investigations using for example IR techniques.


Mohammad Rezwan Khan is a PhD researcher at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. He previously worked on Mobility and automotive technology (MOBI) research group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and collaborated on various researches with Flemish Institute of Technological Research (VITO), Belgium. He received the Master degree in Material and Sensor Systems for Environmental Technologies from University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy and Universidad Politecnica Valencia (UPV), Spain. His current research focuses include various characteristics and optimisation of the battery system.

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