This lecture will discuss some of the foundations of health-conscious lithium-ion battery control. The lecture will motivate the need for health-conscious control, and discuss some of the models used for representing battery performance and degradation dynamics in the literature. Based on these foundations, examples of health-conscious control problem formulations, solution methods, and results will be presented for cell-, pack-, system-, and infrastructure-level applications. Connections between health-conscious control and more classical battery control challenges such as pack balancing will be discussed, motivating a broader perspective on those more traditional challenges.
Hosam K. Fathy earned his B.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo (1997), Kansas State University (1999), and University of Michigan (1999), respectively. He is a Mechanical Engineering Professor at The University of Maryland. His NSF CAREER award focuses on identifiability optimization of electrochemical battery systems, and he served as the PI on an ARPA-E AMPED projects focusing on model-based battery health management and control. Approximately six of Dr. Fathy's former Ph.D. advisees/co-advisees continue to pursue battery systems research in academia and industry.