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Symposium CH01-Advanced Characterization Techniques for Electrochemistry—Accelerating Research and Development of Energy Materials

This symposium covers recent progress in the multiscale advanced characterization of energy materials to understand the foundations of the physico-chemical phenomena that determine performances as a way to design more efficient and durable materials. The first part focuses on investigations of the physical/chemical processes and materials behaviour in reversible batteries, electrolysis, fuel cells, etc. Techniques of interest for multiscale in situ studies are TEM, XAFS, XRD, XPS, X-ray tomography and SIMS, to name a few. The second part focuses on electrochemical reactions under extreme environments such as high/low temperatures and pressure, large temperature fluctuations, irradiation, etc. The contributions address basic scientific issues, discover of new phenomena, limiting factors in the practical application of emerging energy materials. Examples of the translation of fundamental knowledge from the advanced characterization techniques on materials/device development are welcomed, together with complementary computational studies. This symposium aims to cover the state-of-the-art of our understanding of energy materials chemistry, identify synergy between different techniques and applications and is an opportunity to discuss generalised concepts from a fundamental perspective.

Topics will include:

  • Advanced characterization techniques, in situ/operando techniques: development and application
  • Electro-chemo-mechanics/ Electrochemistry under extreme environment
  • Lithium-based anode/ Stable cathode materials for high-energy-density batteries
  • All-solid-state battery system/ Electrode reactions and degradation
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Daan Alsem (Hummingbird Scientific, USA)
  • Aimy Bazylak (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Gloria Berlier (Torino University, USA)
  • Clotilde Cucinotta (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Sofia Diaz-Moreno (Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom)
  • Madeline Dukes (Protochips, USA)
  • Nikita Dutta (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Kae Fink (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Avetik Harutyunyan (Honda Research Institute, USA)
  • Heung Lee (Samsung, Republic of Korea)
  • Zhao Liu (Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA)
  • Amy Marschilok (Stony Brook University, The State University of New York, USA)
  • Titus Masese (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Alvaro Masias (Ford Motor Company, USA)
  • Y. Shirley Meng (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • He Qian (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Shizhang Qiao (The University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Manfred Erwin Schuster (Johnson Matthey, United Kingdom)
  • Nikhilendra Singh (Toyota Research Institute, USA)
  • Ifan Stephens (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Verena Streibel (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Chongmin Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Feng Wang (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Johanna Weker (Stanford University, USA)
  • Kazuo Yamamoto (Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Japan)
  • Yunlong Zhao (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

Symposium Organizers

Akihiro Kushima
University of Central Florida
Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center

Rosa Arrigo
University of Salford
School of Science, Engineering and Environment
United Kingdom

Qiong Cai
University of Surrey
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
United Kingdom

Junjie Niu
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Materials Science & Engineering

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