2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium EN01-Redox Flow Batteries—Materials, Methods and Devices

Recent progress in the development of materials and characterization methods have resulted in more flexibility and diversity in the design of redox flow batteries and related devices for energy conversion and storage applications. A variety of new flow cell chemistries are under consideration, which encompass a range of inorganic and organic active materials, including oligomeric and polymeric materials. Meanwhile, flowable redox active materials are also being explored for hydrogen production, biomass conversion, supercapacitors, and photocatalytic fuel cells, among others. Such systems present unique challenges in materials development ranging from redox active molecule synthesis and electrolyte solvation chemistry to electrode, catalyst, and membrane materials. Advances toward next generation flow-based energy systems are critically dependent on improving flow cell function with scalable, economically viable materials.

This symposium will include fundamental studies of redox active materials relevant to flow battery applications. It is intended to cover a wide range of topics related to materials, characterization, and development of flow-based energy technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: soluble transition metal complexes, organic small molecules, and polyatomic species; redox-active oligomers and polymers; flowable semi-solid energy storage materials; and flow-battery membrane and electrode design. Contributions incorporating experimental, theoretical, computational, and/or technoeconomic studies are equally encouraged.

Topics will include:

  • Electro-active compounds for redox flow batteries
  • Ion-exchange membrane/separator preparation and analysis
  • Electrolyte solvation chemistry
  • Advances in flow cell electrode design
  • Advanced characterization techniques
  • Advances in electrolyte stability
  • Materials for flow field and stack design
  • Flow cell transport phenomena
  • Computational modeling
  • Prototypes, scale-up, and technoeconomics

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Ertan Agar (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)
  • Travis Anderson (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Michael Aziz (Harvard University, USA)
  • Fikile Brushett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Patrick Cappillino (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA)
  • Robert Darling (Raytheon Technologies, USA)
  • Imre Gyuk (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
  • Brett Helms (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jianbing Jiang (University of Cincinnati, USA)
  • Song Jin (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Xianfeng Li (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Tianbiao Liu (Utah State University, USA)
  • Ellen Matson (University of Rochester, USA)
  • Shelley Minteer (The University of Utah, USA)
  • Sri Narayan (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Erin Ratcliff (The University of Arizona, USA)
  • Joaquin Rodríguez-López (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Robert Savinell (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
  • Ulrich Schubert (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany)
  • Ilya Shkrob (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Grigorii Soloveichik (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
  • Vincent Sprenkle (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Xiaoliang Wei (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)
  • Lu Zhang (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

James McKone
University of Pittsburgh

Qing Chen
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry
Hong Kong

Yi-Chun Lu
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Wei Wang
Aramco Americas

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