Battery Degradation and Performance Testing

Class Time: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00

Instructor: Davion Hill, Energy Storage Leader North America, DNV GL

Topics to be covered in this class:

  • Battery degradation mechanisms
  • Battery degradation and lifetime modeling and testing
  • Cell Performance Testing


Davion Hill, Energy Storage Leader North America, DNV GL 

Dr. Davion Hill is an energy storage expert and business leader. He has managed DNV GL’s energy storage business in the US and globally and has built new service lines across that organization. He served as President (2015) and Chairman (2016) for NAATBatt International and was an executive board member for 8 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors for NYBEST as Vice Chair at Large.  He is a deposed expert witness on energy storage performance and safety issues.  He is a patent holder on energy storage sensing technologies and is a well-known advisor on the topics of energy project development and financing, working with lenders and developers to mitigate project risk. He has been principle investigator for energy storage R&D programs with ARPA-e, NYSERDA, the US Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the California Energy Commission, and led and co-authored joint industry programs on hybrid marine vessels, DNV GL’s GRIDSTOR RP-0043, and was primary author of DNV GL’s first Battery Performance Scorecard.  He was also primary author for the public report “Considerations for ESS Fire Safety” which answered battery fire safety questions for Consolidated Edison and FDNY in New York and addressed a significant market bottleneck. He is a thought leader frequently quoted in websites and magazines and is an accomplished author with over 60 publications. He acquired his PhD in applied materials physics from The Ohio State University in 2006.