Introduction to Energy Storage Devices

Energy storage devices (including lithium-ion batteries) are one group of emerging technologies that have wide areas of industrial, commercial as well as consumer applications. This course seeks to provide participants with technical understanding of lithium-ion battery technology and its subcomponents. Both current and future energy storage devices will be discussed. In addition, with the increasing use of electrical vehicles, basic requirements of batteries for electrical vehicles will also be explored.

Course Details

Course Dates:
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1 day, 9AM to 5PM


Who Should Attend

  • Personnel interested to know more about batteries and other energy storage devices. Change managers, engineers, core strategy team members, business managers and product development managers.

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives
  1. Differentiate the various types of energy storage devices

  2. Understand components of lithium ion batteries/other new options in batteries

  3. Aware of batteries characteristics, capabilities and limitations/vulnerabilities

Programme Structure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Introduction of Energy Storage Devices 
  • Basic Chemistry of Energy Storage Devices 
  • Lithium Ion Batteries 
  • Limitation of Lithium/Lithium Ion Batteries 
  • Other Metal Ion Batteries 
  • Lab session on operating of lithium ion batteries 
  • Assessment and wrap up

Written assessment and potential hands-on practical assessment

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of GST of 9%. 



Yang Hui Ying
Senior Fellow, SUTD Academy
Professor and Programme Director for Nano-Electronic Engineering and Design (NEED), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Singapore University of Technology and Design  

Prof Yang is a Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is an innovator and pioneer of advanced materials science, such as function engineering and chemical doping in low dimensional nanomaterials, for a variety of high-efficient devices and technologies with applications in sustainable energy and environment. Prof Yang’s work has had a great impact on the fundamental research of material science, chemistry/ electrochemistry and desalination. She has profound knowledge and experience in the synthesis and engineering of well-defined nanostructured materials for low-energy desalinators. Prof Yang is a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) and Fellow of the Royal Chemistry Society (RCS).

She has been recognised by many international and national research awards, such as the prestigious IPS Nanotechnology Medal (Outstanding Nanotechnology Physics Research) (2018), Nanonica Prize (2014), Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2014), MCCC-AAET Green Award (2013), IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards (2013). Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award (2013), L’Oreal Singapore for Women in Science national Fellowship (2010), Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship (2008) and many more. Prof Yang has published more than 300 manuscripts in top international journals, including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano and Nano Letters, with more than 18000 citations and an H-index at 77.
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