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Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems - Common Failure Modes

on January 9, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Speaker Dr. Eddie Forouzan of ARTIN Engineering
Topic Info

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) have become very popular in recent years. They are an alternative to other means of nicotine delivery to the body such as cigarettes and pipes.

Unfortunately, for cost savings purposes, some ENDS manufacturers are opting to use low quality cells and batteries which have caused multiple incidents of bodily harm and property damage. Sometimes the actual delivery system is designed and manufactured by local shops without even taking the most rudimentary lithium ion safety parameters into consideration.

In recent years, the Federal Government has decided to bring ENDS under the jurisdiction of the FDA. This presentation discuses some of the those failure modes and provides suggestions to remedy some the common failure modes.

Speaker Bio
  • Dr. Eddie Forouzan has over 20 years of experience in research and development, product commercialization, general management, quality, engineering, and consulting. His areas of expertise include development of new, safe and reliable energy systems for consumer applications and high volume production. He is academically trained electrochemist who has completed his postdoctoral training under the direction of Dr. Allen Bard at the University of Texas in Austin.

  • Since 2008, he has headed ARTIN Engineering and Consulting Group, which specializes in testing and certification of consumer products for the purpose of energy system safety. This includes, but is not limited to, the cells, battery packs, adapters and complete host devices. ARTIN Engineering also provides field failure analysis services whereby the root cause of energy system failures in the field are determined.

  • Dr. Forouzan's previous experiences include operations, manufacturing, quality assurance, and engineering management positions at multibillion dollar corporations as well as experience with photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical devices based on lnP, TiO2, CdTe, CdSe, CdS and GaAs. 

Location HP Inc. 16399 West Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127 Meeting Room: Main Lobby Meeting Room (Customer Experience Center)

Note: Due to constructions and main entrance closure, the access to campus is rerouted to the other gates.  Thus, please pls. follow the signs for Customer entrance and enter the building via Main Lobby Bld. 61 by PSES sign to access the conference room.

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                Start @ 6:00pm

                - 30 min Social Dinner & Networking

                - 10 min Intro & housekeeping

                - 60-90 min feature presentation/topic

                - 5 min wrap-up

Cost The meeting is free to attend and dinner will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 8 using the link below to ensure your seat is reserved.


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2018-01- PSES-SD ENDS Failures.pdf 01/11/18 05:59 PM

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