ASQ Pgh February 2018 Dinner/Webinar Program

Everything you need to know about Batteries

Speakers from Philips Respironics

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Start Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

                   6:00-6:30 – Registration and Social

                   6:30-7:00 – Dinner

                   7:00-8:30 – Presentation

Cost: $25 Dinner

$10 Program only

$10 Webinar Program

Location: Sigmas Conference Center : 1717 Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15209

Register is required: Call ESWP, 412-261-4300 (hours 7:00am - 4:00pm)

Sign up by Friday, February 2, 11:00am for Dinner only

Registration REQUIRED

Re-Certification Units (RU): Certificate for 0.3 RU's will be provided to ASQ Members attending the dinner/webinar program


Batteries have become an integral part of our daily life. They are used in phones, smoke detectors, wearable trackers, cars etc. The “smart” batteries of today have more features and safety mechanisms than ever before.  Selecting the right battery chemistry with appropriate parameters, ensuring it can be used safely with your device and testing batteries sufficiently before launching a new product is key. This presentation will give an overview of types of batteries, what is a smart battery, communication schemes for smart batteries, battery capacity, shelf life, charge time, usage time, reliability, tips to extend battery life etc. ISO standards applicable to batteries will also be discussed.


Presenter: Vaishali Hegde

 Co-Presenters: Joe Lombardo & Deepa Natarajamani

Biography – Vaishali Hegde

 Vaishali Hegde is the Head of Design Quality Engineering at Philips Respironics. She has 25 years of engineering and management experience in reliability consulting, design and process engineering, risk management, and compliance testing, in the defense, aerospace, and medical device industries. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University. She has published several articles on reliability, contributed a chapter on "Reliability in the Medical Device Industry" to the Handbook of Performability Engineering (Springer), and presented several papers at the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) and ASQ International Conference on Quality Standards. She is a senior member of ASQ and an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer.

 Biography – Joe Lombardo

Joe Lombardo is a Reliability Engineer in the Reliability & Compliance group at Philips Respironics. He has 8 years of engineering experience in design engineering, new product development, reliability, V&V and process engineering in medical device industry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in BioEngineering from University of Pittsburgh with concentrations in Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry.

 Biography – Deepa Natarajamani

Deepa Natarajamani is a Reliability Engineer in the Reliability & Compliance group at Philips Respironics. She has 5 years of engineering experience in clinical science, design engineering, new product development, reliability and compliance testing in medical device industry. She received her Masters of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Akron. She is an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer


Event Properties

Event Date 02-06-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-06-2018 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02-01-2017 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 20
Cut off date 02-02-2018 11:00 am
Individual Price $25.00
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