Symposium EN02-Solid-State Batteries—Materials, Processes, Characterizations and Scale-up

Solid state battery (SSB) is one of the most promising next generation battery technologies beyond commercial Li-ion batteries. SSBs can potentially enable Li metal, silicon, S or other new cathodes and anodes, new battery interface, architecture, and device design for high energy density, fast charging and discharging, and ultra-long cycling lifetime. While significant progress has been made in the past decade, numerous materials-related challenges remain to be addressed for the practical use of SSB. This symposium will invite diverse and world-leading experts in SSBs to discuss state-of-the-art advances in topics broadly covering materials synthesis, transport and interfacial properties, Li or alloy anodes, intercalation or conversion-based cathodes, electro-mechanical behavior, advanced characterization and simulation methods, solid-state electrolyte processing, cell integration, and battery manufacturing. The symposium aims to understand material science limitations in SSBs, while addressing key challenges in this growing research space, with the goal of widespread SSB technology adoption. Through this symposium we also aim to facilitate the discussion on a few debatable scientific and engineering topics in the SSB field, a better understanding of which will greatly speed up the design of next generation SSB, including but not limited to advanced conductivity mechanisms, interface passivation mechanisms, lithium plating and stripping mechanisms, the role of stack pressure, the role of electrode particle coating, the role of critical materials at anode (indium, silver, carbon, graphite, silicon, etc.), the anode free design, the cathode materials beyond NMC, the SSB device design originated from pouch, cylindrical, and prismatic cells.

Topics will include:

  • Novel synthesis and processing of solid electrolytes, and development of thin electrolyte layers
  • Novel in situ and operando characterization techniques
  • High voltage and high energy cathode development and high areal loading and high-power performance
  • Li metal anodes, other high capacity anodes, and anode-free designs
  • Solid state batteries beyond Li
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA)
  • Neil Dasgupta (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Bruce Dunn (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Steven Harris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Kelsey Hatzell (Princeton University, USA)
  • Enyuan Hu (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Liangbing Hu (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Jürgen Janek (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany)
  • Yoon Seok Jung (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Ju Li (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jun Liu (University of Washington, USA)
  • Ping Liu (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Dongping Lu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Matthew McDowell (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Y. Shirley Meng (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Yifei Mo (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Cewen Nan (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Linda Nazar (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Yue Qi (Brown University, USA)
  • Jeff Sakamoto (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Yang Shao-Horn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Xueliang Sun (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Kenneth Takeuchi (Stony Brook University, The State University of New York, USA)
  • Chunsheng Wang (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Donghai Wang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Huolin Xin (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Guiliang Xu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yuan Yang (Columbia University, USA)
  • Yan Yao (University of Houston, USA)
  • Hongli Zhu (Northeastern University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Xin Li
Harvard University
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Yi Lin
NASA Langley Research Center
Advanced Materials and Processing Branch
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Fang Liu

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Materials Science and Engineering

Amy Marschilok
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
Department of Chemistry
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

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