2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN14—Materials Science and Device Engineering for Safe and Long-Life Electrochemical Energy Storage

This symposium will cover recent advances in materials science and device engineering that focus on safe and long-life electrochemical energy storage for various applications.

From portable electronics to electric vehicles and smart grids, electrochemical energy storage devices (e.g., batteries, electrochemical capacitors) continue penetrating deeply to our daily life and industrial uses. With the increase of energy density and power density of these devices, safety and lifetime characteristics become increasingly critical due to the higher electrochemical activity of electrode materials and larger scale of storage systems, in which reliability becomes the first concern. In the past a few years, significant effort has been made on the development of new materials and structures that can provide better safety features and longer cycling lifetime. This includes novel electrode materials, electrolyte materials, separators, current collectors and functional additives. At the same time, novel device engineering strategies have been also explored to offer early diagnostic and safety management and protection. This symposium will provide a forum for scientists and engineers to communicate their recent progress and exchange ideas in these topics. Most recent advances in different electrochemical working systems will be covered, including safe organic/ionic liquid electrolytes, solid state electrolytes, aqueous electrolytes, and hybrid electrolyte systems. Both traditional lithium-ion chemistry and beyond lithium-ion chemistries (e.g., lithium-sulfur, lithium-metal, sodium-ion, lithium solid-state batteries) will be of interest. Submissions that report on new materials synthesis and design, advanced mechanism study related to new materials and device engineering that aim for safer and/or longer-life energy storage are encouraged.

Topics will include:

  • Electrode materials design, synthesis and modification for safe and/or long-life Li-ion and Na-ion batteries
  • Materials and structures for stable Li-metal and Na-metal batteries (sulfur and O2)
  • Advanced organic, ionic liquid and mixed electrolytes
  • Polymer, ceramic and composite solid-state electrolytes for solid-state batteries
  • Novel current collectors, separators, functional additives for improved safety and stability
  • New device structure design and engineering safe and/or long-life operation
  • Mechanism study and fundamental understanding of new materials for safe batteries/supercapacitors
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Anthony Burrell (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Mei Cai (General Motors, USA)
  • Jaephil Cho (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Serena Corr (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
  • Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA)
  • Geoffroy Hautier (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  • Liangbing Hu (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Jürgen Janek (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany)
  • Kisuk Kang (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Ping Liu (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • YunFeng Lu (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Debra Rolison (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Chunsheng Wang (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Donghai Wang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Kang Xu (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Yuki Yamada (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Yan Yao (University of Houston, USA)
  • Guihua Yu (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Qiang Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Zhengcheng (John) Zhang (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Hyun-Wook Lee
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
School of Energy and Chemical Engineering
Republic of Korea
82-52-217-2593, hyunwooklee@unist.ac.kr

Wolfgang G Zeier
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut

Keywords for Abstract Submission

batteries, electrodes, electrolyte, saftey, separators, stability, supercapacitors