Speaker Agenda, 12th October 2021
Business Development Manager
Presentation Title: Critical clean air solutions for battery research, development and manufacturing
Chris is a Business Development Manager for Camfil Limited, and has over 28 years’ global experience working in the field of air filtration within critical environments such as Semiconductor fabs, Biopharma facilities, Life Science Research and High Level Bio-containment Labs.
He is now bringing his experience with Camfils’ more than 55 years of knowledge, experience and capabilities as a global leader in clean air solutions, to the e-mobility market where the need for extremely high air quality in many areas of research, development and manufacturing, is so critical to the processes, people and the environment, but which also requires the maximisation of energy efficiency and minimisation of its environmental impact.
10:30 UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, Andrew Britton, Business Development Manager, An Introduction to UK Battery Industrialisation Centre
Andrew Britton first joined the national UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in November 2019 as one of the Business Development Managers.
A graduate of Preston Poly (now the University of Central Lancashire), he joined Leyland Trucks as a sales and marketing graduate trainee, before moving to purchasing with Leyland Engines. He later joined Perkins Engines as a senior buyer in 1987 but switched to sales in 1988.
Andrew then spent the next 15 years managing Perkins’ licensees around the globe, which included managing sales in South America for three years working out of Miami. His final assignment with Perkins was as part of its consultancy division selling Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to Automotive OEM’s.
Andrew joined Millbrook Proving Ground (now UTAC) in 2006 looking after crash test and its component test laboratory.
11:20 Rockfort Engineering
Angus Lyon, Director
Angus has over 25 years’ experience within automotive OEMs, Tier1s and start-ups as well as championship winning Formula 1 and Formula E teams. Throughout this time, Angus gained a strong and in-depth understanding of all areas of active vehicle and powertrain systems including electric propulsion systems. In 2013 this culminated in Angus delivering a world land speed record holding electric race car, the Drayson B12/69 EV. Angus founded his engineering consultancy, Rockfort Engineering Ltd, in 2013 and heads up the engineering and commercial activities of the company supported by a strong and highly experienced engineering and administration team.
12:10 3M, Jeff Kapp, Automotive Electrification Project Manager, 3M and Automotive Electrification: Enabling Tomorrow’s Vehicles
Jeff is a project manager representing the 3M product range relevant to automotive electrification. Over 14 years at 3M he has performed roles within the automotive and aerospace sectors, having previously worked for a number of automotive brands where he was focussed on launching new materials technology. With Masters degrees in Materials Engineering and Engineering Quality, Jeff has applied his knowledge to specialise in adhesive bonding, light weighting and is now enjoying the challenges presented by electrification in its many forms.
13:05 ZES Zimmer, Andreas Alexandrou, Measurements on Electric Drive Systems
Andreas Alexandrou is a Sales and Application Engineer at ZES ZIMMER Electronic Systems GmbH. He supports the European market, providing mainly technical expertise for power measurements for the test and evaluation of systems including electric powertrains, batteries, AC & DC chargers for electromobility, transformers, solar inverters etc. Masters degree in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives.
14:00 Dr Ellie Galanis, Paragraf, GHS Product Owner, Graphene magnetic sensors for the isolated, local and non-destructive current density, and distribution analysis of battery cells, packs and modules
Ellie was awarded a first-class degree in materials science and engineering and attained a Ph.D in the study of metallic crystal growth. She spent seven years on the research and development of novel materials; targeting and delivering on specific industrial demands.
15:40 CPI Research, Mike Clausen, Head of Technology, Overview of CPI Battery Technology and Capability
Mike is the Head of Technology within the electronics business unit. He is responsible for providing technical leadership, developing technologies so that they can be translated to innovative products capable of commercialization in the future. He has 25 years’ experience working in Research and Development, mass production and customer service environments. He has worked for medium size British companies and major international blue chip organisations such as Fujitsu Microelectronics, NXP, Filtronic Compound Semiconductors and RFMD. His knowledge base spans Operations management, process engineering and integration, technology development, yield enhancement and project management. He is currently responsible for developing the knowledge base and technology assets for the energy storage area.
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