Battery Thermal Management: Innovations in Cell Testing, Modeling, and Cooling Systems Optimization

5th of March 2024, 11.30 – 13.15 CET, Online

As the demand for battery-powered vehicles surges, optimizing battery thermal management becomes paramount for ensuring efficiency, performance, and longevity. 

This webinar of the MARBEL project explored cutting-edge strategies in cell testing, modeling, and the development of an advanced thermal management system. From thermal characterization to predictive modeling of cell behavior and the integration of advanced sensors and algorithms, industry experts delved into the latest advancements. 

Target audience
  • Undergraduate, graduate, or master students willing to learn about thermal management in Electric Vehicles.
  • Researchers from universities or research centers specializing on characterization, testing and modeling for automotive applications and EV batteries.
  • Professionals from companies in the electromobility sector.
  • Members of other European projects.

Event recording

Presentations delivered

about the project
The MARBEL project is developing an innovative and competitive lightweight battery with increased energy density and shorter recharging times with the objective to accelerate the mass market take-up of electric vehicles. MARBEL focuses on the need for fast charging and long-lasting batteries to boost end-user demands, while applying high modularity and easy assembly and developing novel testing methodologies.
The main ambition of the project is to foster the acceptance and use of electric vehicles by solving two of the main critical points in consumer’s decision-making: limited vehicle autonomy and charging time, enabling travelling longer distances.


11.30 – Welcome & Introduction

Eduard Piqueras, MARBEL Coordinator, Eurecat

11.40 – Keep cool – cell testing with a focus on thermal characterization

Daniel Koch, researcher, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI)

11.55 – Modelling cell behaviour

Manuel Martínez del Álamo, Head of Environmental Modelling and Simulation Research Line, Eurecat

12.10 – Improved efficiency and performance through innovative virtual development process for battery-powered vehicle cooling systems

Sandor Eichinger, Technical Lead, Battery Simulation, AVL Deutschland GmbH

12.25 – The importance of advanced sensors and algorithms in battery thermal management

Roger Bautista, researcher, FICOSA

12.40 – Individual cooling structures

Christian Hannemann, researcher, Fraunhofer IWU

12.55 – Questions & Answers

Eduard Piqueras, MARBEL Coordinator, Eurecat

13.15 – Closing

Eduard Piqueras, MARBEL Coordinator, Eurecat