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Symposium EN09-Polymeric and Organic Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage

This symposium will provide a forum to share and discuss recent advances in the development and application of organic small molecule and polymeric materials in electrochemical energy storage devices, including but not limited to lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, and redox flow systems. The first part of the symposium will focus on the design and synthesis of new materials, and the second part of the symposium will cover advances in understanding of charge transport and reactivity in organic and polymeric materials.

The synthesis focused portion of this symposium will highlight efforts to develop new molecules for liquid electrolytes, new polymeric materials for solid state ion conduction, and new organic redox active materials. New electrolyte materials are critical to enable stable cycling and safe operation of new high energy density electrode materials such as lithium metal. Furthermore, development of beyond lithium-ion chemistries based in Na, Mg, Ca, or Al and new flow battery systems require new electrolyte and electrode materials for practical operation. Symposium contributions should address the design and synthesis of new organic materials as ion conductors, active materials, functional additives, and binders or other inactive components for electrochemical energy storage applications.

The second part of this symposium will cover advances in the understanding of charge transport and reactivity of organic materials in electrochemical energy storage devices. Mechanistic understanding of ion transport within electrolytes and their reactivity at the solid/cathode electrolyte interphase (SEI/CEI) is key to informing the design of new high-performance materials. Symposium contributions should address the use of analytical techniques, theoretical analysis, or computational studies of ion transport or reactivity of organic materials in devices, including but not limited to lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, and redox flow systems.

Topics will include:

  • Polymers for solid-state electrolytes
  • Small molecule solvents and additives for liquid electrolytes
  • Ion transport
  • Solid/Cathode Electrolyte Interphase (SEI/CEI) formation
  • Artificial interphases
  • Organic active materials
  • Polymer binders and separators
  • Functional current collectors

Invited Speakers:

  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • Daniel Brandell (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Hye Ryung Byon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Isidora Cekic-Laskovic (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany)
  • Jun Chen (Nankai University, China)
  • Jang Wook Choi (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Nam-Soon Choi (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Clare Grey (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
  • Brett Helms (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Liangbing Hu (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Jeremiah Johnson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jodie Lutkenhaus (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Jennifer Schaefer (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Ulrich Schubert (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany)
  • Rachel Segalman (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Yan Yao (University of Houston, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Jeffrey Lopez
Northwestern University
Chemical and Biological Engineering
USA

Zheng Chen
University of California, San Diego
NanoEngineering, Chemical Engineering
USA

Minah Lee
Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Energy Storage Research Center
Republic of Korea
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , minahlee@kist.re.kr

Guihua Yu
University of Texas at Austin
Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
USA

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