2017 CREB Bi-Annual Meeting

December 12. 2017
University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742


Registration opens the week of November 27th


Invitation Letter:

Center for Research in Extreme Batteries (CREB)

Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices


November 10, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Center for Research in Extreme Batteries (CREB) is pleased to invite you to participate in its semiannual battery workshop. This year’s theme is medical batteries. The event will take place on December 12, 2017, at Suite 1209, Grand Ballroom Lounge, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Batteries have been essential components of medical devices, delivering life-sustaining and even life-saving therapies. They play a critical role in dictating the safety, performance, and reliability of many medical devices. The rapid growth of medical devices requires high-performance batteries, and recent advances in battery safety, energy/power density, and reliability provide new opportunities to significantly enhance medical devices’ capabilities. However, there is insufficient communication between the battery and medical-device communities — impeding the timely transition of advanced battery technology into medical devices. In addition, medical devices have unique requirements for batteries such as impeccable reliability, absolute safety and low self-discharge, presenting new challenges to battery researchers.  

CREB aims to foster and accelerate collaborative research in advanced battery materials and technologies and characterization techniques, and medical batteries are one of its main focuses. CREB will co-host this workshop with the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, located in the new Clark Hall on the College Park campus. The workshop will bring together participants from government funding agencies (NIH, FDA, NSF), academia (university, national labs), and industry (battery manufacturers, medical device manufacturers) who are interested in this field. The workshop will identify needs in biomedical battery performance and as well as research opportunities to address those needs.  Discussions will also provide a platform for technological innovations and business opportunities, and also expand CREB’s presence and membership. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Fischell.