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EAS IX: An Amazing All-Star Cast

On May 1, 2, 2015, the world’s leading experts will converge for the 9th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. The confirmed presenters include:

  • Airbus on “The e-Fan Design”
  • Professor Wei Lu of Univ. of Michigan on “Physics-based modeling of Li-ion battery”
  • Italy’s Eric Raymond of GFC I Team-eGenius on “Sunstar and the SunSeeker Duo”
  • Slovenia’s Tine Tomazic of GFC I Team Pipistrel USA on “Converting GA Aircraft to Electric Propulsion”
  • UCR’s Zach Favors on “Beach Sand for Long Cycle Life Li-ion Batteries”
  • Northrop-Grumman’s J. Philip Barnes on “Regenerative Electric Flight”
  • NASA’s Dr. Eric Darcy on “Battery Safety”
  • Ford/Ricardo’s Neil Johnson on “Li-ion BMS & Gauging”
  • Launchpoint’s Michael Ricci on “Propulsion by Wire”

Also expected are Northrop-Grumman’s Barnaby Wainfan on “Low Aspect Ratio Electric Aircraft”, Scott Sevcik of Stratasys on “ Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace”, Dr. Yi Cui of Stanford on "Materials Design for Battery Breakthroughs: from Fundamental Science to Commercialization", and Michael Meador, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office at OSTP.

View the full program and speaker list

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The 2014 CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium was an incredible meeting of experts and thought-leaders in the areas of electric- and sustainable-aviation. Dr. Qichao Hu of MIT presented a multi-fold advance in energy storage density, Dr. Ajay Misra of NASA presented super-magnets made by nano-technology and Dr. Gecheng Zha of Univ. of Miami presented high-efficiency forward swept ePropellers.

EAS VIII Program

The CAFE Electric Aircraft Charging Station


CAFE 2012 Electric Aircraft Symposium VI

The 6th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium was held April 27, 28, 2012 at the Flamingo Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa, California. 2012 EAS VI again confirmed an outstanding faculty that included the winner of the Green Flight Challenge, debut of the first electric LSAs, breakthroughs from leading battery makers, the world electric speed record and the latest on prop and wheel motors, controllers, UAV flight and ultra-quiet lift-off. This meeting’s focused on the best hardware. CAFE debuted the Green Flight Challenge Program at 2012 EAS VI.

Please check out the outstanding program from 2012 EAS VI

Electric Aircraft Research & Advocacy

In 2007 CAFE organized the First-Ever Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) in San Francisco. Burgeoning interest and technologic advances in electric propulsion, along with energy and climate issues, have spurred the EAS to double in size each year. Each year, its outstanding faculty from industry, NASA and academia have presented a comprehensive program for advancing electric flight. EAS IV is scheduled for April 23, 2010 in Sonoma County, and is already slated to include the latest in e-Flight breakthroughs.

The 2011 CAFE Green Flight Challenge will bring forth the actual implementation of EAS ideas into real personal aircraft. Several sophisticated teams are now preparing to compete with electric powered and hybrid aircraft.






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