Thu 22 Feb
Seminars and Conferences

Asymptotic methods for lithium-ion battery models

The seminar Asymptotic methods for lithium-ion battery models, with the speaker Doctor Ferran Brosa Planella, will address the crucial role of lithium-ion batteries in vehicle electrification, emphasizing the need for accurate and fast models to predict battery behavior. It will specifically explore the application of asymptotic methods to derive simple models for effective battery control and parameterization, highlighting the challenges posed by ad hoc approaches in current modeling practices.


Lithium-ion batteries have become ubiquitous over the past decade, and they are called to play even a more important role with the electrification of vehicles. In order to design better and safer batteries and to manage them more efficiently, we need models than can predict the battery behaviour accurately and fast. However, in many cases these models are still posed in an ad hoc way, which makes them hard to extend and may lead to inconsistencies. In this talk we will see some examples on how asymptotic methods can be applied to obtain simple models that can be used in battery control and parameterisation.


Doctor Ferran Brosa Planella is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick working on mathematical modelling of lithium-ion batteries. He obtained a double Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Industrial Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and holds a DPhil in Mathematics from the University of Oxford. Ferran’s research focuses on the broad area of industrial and applied mathematics, with a particular interest in modelling of physical processes for sustainable development applications.