MSc. Václav Knap, Ph.D.

researcher for science and research



  • 2008 – 2012 Bc. in Power Electrical Engineering – Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • 2012 – 2013 MSc. in Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering – Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University
  • 2014 – 2017 PhD Fellow – Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University (PhD Thesis – “Characterization, Modelling and State Estimation of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries”)

Work experience:

  • From 2019 Researcher at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czechia
  • From 2019 Industrial Postdoc at GomSpace and Aalborg University, Denmark
  • 2017 – 2019 Research Assistant at Aalborg University, Denmark
  • 2016 (5 měsíců) Visiting researcher at Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • 2013 – 2014 Research Assistant at Aalborg University, Denmark

Teaching, research and development:

Lithium-ion batteries, Lithium-Sulfur batteries, energy storage, battery management systems, battery state estimation, degradation and lifetime, battery testing and modelling, anscillary grid services provided by an energy storage.

Selected publications

  1. V. Knap, S. K. Chaudhary, D.-I. Stroe, M. Swierczynski, B.-I. Craciun, and R. Teodorescu, “Sizing of an Energy Storage System for Grid Inertial Response and Primary Frequency Reserve,” IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 3447–3456, Sep. 2016.
  2. V. Knap, D.-I. Stroe, M. Swierczynski, R. Teodorescu, and E. Schaltz, “Investigation of the Self-Discharge Behavior of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” J. Electrochem. Soc., vol. 163, no. 6, pp. A911–A916, 2016.
  3. D.-I. Stroe, V. Knap, M. Swierczynski, A.-I. Stroe, and R. Teodorescu, “Operation of a Grid-Connected Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System for Primary Frequency Regulation: A Battery Lifetime Perspective,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 430–438, Jan. 2017.
  4. V. Knap et al., “Self-balancing feature of Lithium-Sulfur batteries,” J. Power Sources, vol. 372, no. August, pp. 245–251, Dec. 2017.
  5. V. Knap, D. Auger, K. Propp, A. Fotouhi, and D.-I. Stroe, “Concurrent Real-Time Estimation of State of Health and Maximum Available Power in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” Energies, vol. 11, no. 8, p. 2133, 2018

Selected projects

  • SABER: Nano-satellite battery monitoring – Vývoj životnostních modelů a battery management algoritmů pro nano-satelity.
  • MultiCon: Multi Storage Converter for Wind Energy – Vývoj bateriových modelů a algoritmů pro odhadu stavu nabití Lithium-ionových baterií pro úložiště integrovaná ve větrných elektrárnách.
  • ACEMU: Advanced Components for Electro-Mobility Usage – Charakterizace a modelování nové technologie Lithium-sírových baterií a vývoj algoritmů pro odhady jejich stavu nabití a stárnutí.
  • Batteries 2020: Towards Realistic European Competitive Automotive Batteries – Užití Lithium-ionových baterií v druhé fázi jejich životnosti.