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Symposium ET06—Advanced Materials and Chemistries for High-Energy and Safe Rechargeable Batteries

This symposium will cover recent advances in material science and electrochemistry for high energy and safe rechargeable battery technologies.

The prevalence and anticipation of improved electrical vehicles has stimulated great demand on the generation of high energy and safe rechargeable batteries. In addition to the development of superior Li-ion batteries, sulfur and air batteries, there has been extensive effort directed to the revival of Li-metal batteries and Zn batteries recently. High energy aqueous batteries and some new materials/chemistries recently have also emerged for high energy applications. It appears an opportune time to summarize the progress made in the field and to address the challenges and directions for future research. This symposium will serve as such the major platform to cover the most significant advances in these research areas. It will focus on materials and design for intrinsically safe operation of Li metal and Zinc based technologies but welcome all aspects of materials development (cathode, anode, membrane, solid/liquid electrolyte), novel chemistries and battery structure design to promote the battery energy density and safe operation. Submissions will be encouraged to cover a wide range of materials science, materials chemistry, theory, simulation and material/device characterization.

Topics will include:

  • Li metal batteries
  • Zn batteries
  • Materials and design for intrinsically safe battery operation
  • Lithium-sulfur batteries
  • Lithium-air batteries
  • High energy Li-ion batteries
  • High energy aqueous batteries
  • New materials and chemistries to high energy density battery technologies
  • Advanced characterization, theory and modeling of high energy electrochemical systems
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Lynden Archer (Cornell University, USA)
  • Perla Balbuena (Texas A&M, USA)
  • Daiwon Choi (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Marca Doeff (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yuguo Guo (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Joshua Lamb (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Jun Liu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jun Lu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Arumugam Manthiram (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Yifei Mo (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Peter Pintauro (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Debra Rolison (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University, USA)
  • Martin Winter (Universität Münster, Germany)
  • Dingguo Xia (Beijing University, China)
  • Xingcheng Xiao (General Motors, USA)
  • Kang Xu (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Yuki Yamada (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Xiaoqing Yang (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yan Yao (University of Houston, USA)
  • Karim Zaghib (Hydro Quebec, Canada)
  • Ji-Guang Zhang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Prashant Kumta
University of Pittsburgh
USA
412-648-0223, pkumta@pitt.edu

Xinping Qiu
Tsinghua University
China
86-10-62794234, qiuxp@tsinghua.edu.cn

Donghai Wang
The Pennsylvania State University
USA
814-863-1287, dwang@engr.psu.edu

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Advanced characterization and modeling, High energy rechargeable batteries, Material design, Metal batteries, Safe battery operation, Solid state electrolyte