Systems Theory and Automatic Control

Systems and Control Seminars for the summer semester 2013

Perspectives on Modeling and Control of Li-ion Batteries


Prof. Richard D. Braatz
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Time and Place

The presentation will be given on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4.00 p.m., in building 07, room 208.


The lithium-ion battery has become widely used in applications due to it's high energy density, power density and operating voltage. Some limitations of existing litium-ion battery technology include underutilization, stress-induced material damage, capacity fade and the potential for thermal runaway. This presentation provides perspectives on the modeling and control of lithium-ion batteries, including a vision of development of a next-generation advanced battery management system and the steps being taken to implement that vision with collaborators Prof. Venkat R. Subramanian and Prof. Bhushan Gopaluni.

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Information about the Speaker

Richard D. Braatz is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he does research in control theory and its application to chemical process systems. He has collaborated with more than a dozen companies including United Technologies Corporation, IBM, DuPont and Novartis. Honors include the Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council, the IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award, and the AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and the International Federation of Automatic Control.

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