September 22, 2017

Special Issue “Batteries”: open for submissions!

Special Issue “Batteries”: open for submissions!

The website for the Special Issues of Batteries, edited by prof. dr. ir. Noshin Omar and dr. ir. Joris Jaguemont, is now online:

The deadline for manuscript submissions is 19 March 2018. All details on manuscript submission are also available via the Special Issue website.

Special Issue Information


As the global economy begins to strain under the pressure of rising petroleum prices and environmental concerns, research has spurred the development of various types of clean energy transportation technologies, such as hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). However, the establishment of the energy storage technology, for which the required output power during acceleration, achieving efficient use of the regenerative energy and considerable life cycle are the critical aspects. Moreover, no current battery technology can meet these often-concurrent objectives.

In the last decade, numerous rechargeable energy storage battery technologies have been developed, such as lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride based batteries. However, these technologies could not realize a high market penetration due to the low performances in terms of energy and power for (PH)(B)EVs. In this Special Issue, we welcome review articles and original research papers focusing on recent progress and developments in the field of batteries.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent battery technologies
  • Next Generation battery technologies (LiS, solid state, Li-air, etc.)
  • Aging mechanisms
  • Battery thermal management
  • Battery management systems
  • State functions (state of charge, state of power, state of health)
  • Safety investigation
  • Battery system design
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Material dependency
  • Recycling