60 Second Spotlight on Haosong He – Loughborough University
Ahead of the Innovations in Battery Design and Testing Seminar at Warwick Manufacturing Group on 18 July we caught up with Haosong He to hear his thoughts on the topic.
Please briefly explain your current role and involvement in battery testing and design.
I am a 3rd year PhD student at Loughborough University, focusing on module-level battery heat generation, ageing and thermal management research.
How would you say your industry has evolved over the past two years?
Simulation software (i.e. COMSOL 6.1) has focused more on module-level application rather than cell level. Machine Learning is becoming popular approach in battery ageing research.
What do you see as the key priorities for engineers in the battery testing/design field?
Safety, lifecycle, and cost.
What is the top challenge facing your industry at present?
To enable EVs to completely replace fossil fuel-powered cars, mitigating battery ageing and designing effective thermal management systems is crucial for the EV industry.
What key development/s in battery testing and design are you most interested in for the future and why?
Battery ageing and recycling because it is the key challenge for battery, and we are facing the first wave of battery end-of-life.
What progress would you expect to be made in this field over the next 5 years?
Optimise the battery module design.
What will you be presenting at the EIS seminar and how will this benefit participants?
I will review battery thermal management systems and battery models, providing a general background on BTMS for EV applications
Why is it important for engineers to join this event?
It is a valuable chance to stay updated on the latest battery research and to have the opportunity to network with professionals from the industry.