Lithium-Ion Battery Simulation for Greener Ford Vehicles

D. Bernardi
Ford Motor Company

Dr. Bernardi is a Research Engineer with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. Her research focuses on the analysis and simulation of electrochemical energy-storage and conversion systems. In particular, Dr. Bernardi develops mathematical models that predict system behavior and identify governing physicochemical processes. Experimental investigations support model development, analysis, and validation. At Ford she is currently working in the area of batteries for vehicle propulsion. She has published in the areas of lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries, high-temperature lithium molten-salt batteries, nickel electrodes, and fuel cells. She received her doctorate degree from the University of California at Berkeley under the direction of John Newman in 1985.