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WMG Powering Up Aerospace

Aerospace Battery Safety and Standards workshop

Monday 18th November 2019, 8:30am - 15:50

IIPSI, WMG, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Battery powered systems are a key element of a low emissions future. With battery capability increasing, it’s vital that we gain a deep understanding of battery safety at cell, module, pack and system level so that systems can be rolled out at scale. This is already a topic of extensive industrial and academic research in the electric vehicle sector and we wish to impart this knowledge to the aerospace sector. With the support of partners, WMG has developed this Battery Safety seminar to disseminate learning and bring insights from expert researchers, thought leaders and practitioners in the field.




Registration, refreshments and networking



Welcome from Chair and Introduction

Chris Gear, WMG



Keynote: Design Authority Perspective

Steve Mountain, Rolls Royce

What are the hazards of batteries and what are the regulations for aerospace?


Safety across the whole EV lifecycle

Jonathan Buston, HSE


The regulators view

Frederic Laugere, CAA


Safety and standards in practice

Limhi Somerville, Vertical Aerospace


Break and Networking


How do you know you have a problem?


Battery Management Systems role in thermal runaway prevention/mitigation

Paul Faithfull, Potenza


Instrumentation of cells

Mark Amor-Segan, Principal Engineer, WMG



A review of battery safety and impact on developing materials

 Jeff Kapp/Brandon Bartling, 3M


Predicting Thermal Runaway of Lithium Ion Batteries in Abuse Conditions with Potential for Fire and Explosions

Professor Jennifer Wen, Warwick Fire


Lunch and Networking


Methods for extinguishing battery fires

14:35 – 15:05

Fire Suppression and Management for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Gordon Forbes, Lifeline
Next Steps

15:05 – 15:35

Next steps in research (incl. Pre-Libs, Libris, courses, DER)

Dr Mike Richardson, WMG

15:35 – 16:30

Optional tours of WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre


More speakers to be confirmed shortly

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