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2015 MRS Fall Meeting Logo2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 29-December 4, 2015 | Boston
Meeting Chairs: T. John Balk, Ram Devanathan, George G. Malliaras, Larry A. Nagahara, Luisa Torsi

Symposium MM—Advances in Flexible Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage

Flexible electronics provide unique solutions toward many applications including integrated sensors, intelligent textiles, rollable displays, and flexible mobile systems, where energy generation and storage devices are essentially needed. In the past decade, there has been tremendous interest in flexible energy devices. There are still grand challenges in the fundamental research to accelerate the flexible energy device and systems closer to commercial reality, many of which are related to new materials and structures with tailored properties, novel devices with both excellent functionality and mechanical flexibility, and system-level integrations.

This new MRS symposium is intended to provide a forum for scientists and engineers working in flexible energy systems and the related fields to communicate recent progress on the current technologies and exchange the ideas about next-generation solutions. Abstracts on both fundamental and applied aspects on the modeling, synthesis and characterization of flexible energy materials (e.g. paper, textile, carbon nanotube, graphene, polymers, composites and 3D porous structures), energy conversion and storage devices (e.g. solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics), fabrication and integration of flexible devices, and challenges for fully functional energy devices, and other related topics are invited.

Topics will include:

  • Theoretical modeling (e.g., strain-related effects on deviceperformance) and physical characterizations (e.g., electronic, optical,mechanical and magnetic studies) of flexible materials
  • Design and synthesis of flexible materials (e.g., graphene,carbon nanotubes, paper, textile, polymers, composites and 3D porousstructures)
  • Flexible energy conversion devices and systems (e.g. solarcells, fuel cells, piezoelectrics, and thermoelectrics)
  • Flexible energy storage devices and systems (e.g.,batteries, supercapacitors and their hybrids)
  • Fabrication, patterning and assembly of flexible devices
  • Novel device concept for energy conversion and storage usingflexible materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Pulickel Ajayan (Rice University, USA)
  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • Ray Baughman (University of Texas, Dallas, USA)
  • Davide Beneventi (Grenoble Institute of Technology, France)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Julia Greer (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Anders Hagfeldt (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Yonggang Huang (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Sang-Woo Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Keon Jae Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Darren Lipomi (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Huisheng Peng (Fudan University, China)
  • John Rogers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Oliver Schmidt (IFW Dresden, Germany)
  • Gordon Wallace (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Zhonglin Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jie Xiao (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Gengfeng Zheng (Fudan University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Yat Li
University of California, Santa Cruz
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Jang Wook Choi
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Graduate School of EEWS (Energy, Environment, Water, Sustainability)
Republic of Korea

Leif Nyholm
University of Uppsala
Department of Chemistry

Guihua Yu
University of Texas, Austin
Department of Materials Science and Engineering