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Industrial/PhD Course: Lithium-Ion Batteries. Systems and Applications


21.10.2021 kl. 08.30 - 22.10.2021 kl. 16.30



Assoc. Prof. Daniel Stroe, Aalborg University, Denmark


Prof. Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University
Assoc. Prof. Daniel Stroe, Aalborg University
Assoc. Prof. Erik Schaltz , Aalborg University 
Dr. Vaclav Knap, GomSpace
Dr. Maciej Swierczynski,, Lithium Balance A/S

ECTS:  2


Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become a key technology in our daily routine, from powering our portable electronics 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 application 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 the 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, Remus & Maciej (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, Maciej & Vaclav (8 hours) 

  • The operation of Lithium-ion batteries in stationary applications 
  • Residential systems 
  • Grid support 
  • Lithium-ion batteries in space applications – an example for nano-satelites 
  • Lithium-ion batteries in vehicle applications 
  • Modeling, sizing and control of battery powered vehicles 


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.


6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 1.015, 9220 Aalborg East

Registration Deadline

30.09.2021 kl. 00.00

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