Workshop Program

Workshop speakers were selected by the Scientific Committee. Please, consider that the time slots may be rearranged.

Pre-workshop event: Borsa della Ricerca 2018

The event Borsa della Ricerca 2018 will be held at the Campus of University of Salerno on 28-30 May 2018, just before our Workshop.

Workshop first day: Thursday 31 May 2018 

Thursday 31 May 2018 morning
Time Title Shuttle
Visit to Campus and laboratories of University of Salerno (optional)
A shuttle for the participants registered for the visit will depart from the main entrance of Grand Hotel Salerno at 9:00.
The return to Grand Hotel Salerno is expected by 13:00.
A lunch box will be offered to the participants.


Thursday 31 May 2018 afternoon
Time Title Speaker
13:30 Welcome coffee offered by OCEM Power Electronics  
13:45 Greetings and workshop introduction
Paolo Ciambelli
Alessandro Lampasi
First Session: Workshop Background
Session chair: Pier Paolo Prosini, ENEA Casaccia, Italy
14:00 Survey of energy storage applications and potential market Damiano Cavallaro
Energy & Strategy Group
Politecnico di Milano
14:20 Supercapacitors: key systems for energy sustainability Francesca Soavi
University of Bologna
14:40 Review on supercapacitors: matching materials and electrolytes for high-rate energy delivery Roman Mysyk
CIC Energigune
15:00 New graphene based electrode for supercapacitor applications Maria Sarno
University of Salerno & NARRANDO
15:20 ENEA's test facilities and activities on batteries and supercapacitors Francesco Vellucci
ENEA Casaccia
15:40 Coffee break offered by OCEM Power Electronics  
Second Session: Advanced Electrochemistry for Energy Storage
Session chair: Maria Federica De Riccardis, ENEA Brindisi, Italy
16:00 Towards industrialization of a new supercap generation Giancarlo Abbate
University of Naples Federico II & CapTop
16:20 Lightweight flexible CNT supercapacitors for hybrid systems and morphing materials Giulia Lanzara
Roma Tre University
16:40 Graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid supercapacitors
Alberto Ansaldo
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
17:00 Hybrid materials as cathode and carbon based materials as anode for asymmetric supercapacitor applications
Ncholu Manyala
University of Pretoria
South Africa
17:20 BETTERY: an Italian startup for the design of novel redox flow batteries Francesca De Giorgio
University of Bologna & BETTERY
17:40 Molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics study on/of ions conductivity of polyelectrolytes Javier Luque Di Salvo
University of Palermo
18:00 Open discussion and conclusions  
20:00 Social dinner on the roof terrace of the Grand Hotel Salerno  


Workshop second day: Friday 1 June 2018

Friday 1 June 2018 morning
Time Title Speaker
Third Session: State of the Art of Commercial Supercapacitors
Session chair: Paolo Ciambelli, University of Salerno, Italy
9:00 State of the art and future trends of supercapacitor technology
Jan Ernst
Maxwell Technologies, USA
Nesscap Energy, Korea
9:20 State of the art and comparative test results of the current state-of-the art supercapacitors
Egert Valmra
Skeleton Technologies
9:40 Supercapacitors for high temperatures and harsh environments
Fabrizio Martini
FastCap Systems
10:00 Manufacturing and functionalization of VACNTs as electrodes for supercapacitors and advanced lithium batteries
Pascal Boulanger
10:20 Lithium-ion capacitor (LIC) modules to combine energy and power performances
Massimo Miotti
10:40 Coffee break offered by OCEM Power Electronics  
Fourth Session: Power Applications
Session chair: Alessandro Lampasi, ENEA Frascati, Italy
11:00 Compact power supplies with integrated energy storage and recovery capabilities
Sandro Tenconi
OCEM Power Electronics
11:20 Keep the evaluation of a battery state of charge updated
Luigi Pellegrino
Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
11:40 Supercapacitor-assisted starting and peak load shaving in heavy-duty vehicles
Alon Kuperman
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
12:00 Laboratory research on the application of supercapacitor-based storage systems for electric mobility
Clemente Capasso
CNR Istituto Motori
12:20 Technical and economical evaluation of hybrid flash-charging stations for electric public transport
Fernando Ortenzi
ENEA Casaccia
13:00 Lunch offered by OCEM Power Electronics


Friday 1 June 2018 afternoon
Time Title Speaker
Fifth Session: Smart Grids and Renewable Sources
Session chair: Giuseppe Taddia, OCEM Power Electronics, Italy
14:00 Energy storage projects for smart distribution grids
Laura Pimpinella
Enel Distribuzione
14:20 Supercapacitors as backup for industrial production processes
Gregor Scheppelmann
14:40 Supercapacitor application for reduction of power oscillations
Marcos Lafoz
15:00 Battery systems for residential energy storage 
Vincenzo Ferreri
15:20 Mitigation of power modulation impact in the MITICA project using supercapacitors: a feasibility study
Mattia Dan
RFX Consortium
16:00 Open discussion and conclusions  

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