Symposium EN06-Redox Flow-Based Electrochemical Systems

Redox flow batteries are considered a highly promising approach to stationary energy storage that addresses the intermittency challenge of renewable energies. Although significant progress has been achieved, materials development is a common challenge that has hampered the widespread commercial implementation of this technology. In particular, fundamental understanding of the electrochemical processes and mechanisms by which these systems operate is limited, including experimental and computational approaches for elucidating solvation structures, electrolyte/electrode interfaces, new membranes and electrodes, failure/degradation pathways, and transport properties. This knowledge is critically important to achieve technical breakthroughs that will enable the ubiquitous implementation of these technologies. Moreover, high-level developmental needs have been identified for system-level optimizations of the state-of-the-arts, such as stack prototype, flow field, safety diagnostics, cost analysis, and field analytics. Recently, the redox flow concept has been extended to other fields including solar flow, redox targeting, desalination, carbon capture, flow synthesis, etc. These new applications have opened promising new avenues that have the potential to solve the challenges of these fields. This symposium will encourage the discussion of new concepts and challenges at the cutting-edge of fundamental and applied studies of materials and systems for redox flow-based electrochemical devices. It will also bring together a diverse, international mix of leading researchers and emerging talents to promote further synergy across these fields.

Topics will include:

  • Advanced electrolytes and solvation chemistry for flow batteries
  • Inorganic, organic, polymeric and suspension redox materials
  • Ion exchange membranes and porous separators
  • Electrodes and electro-catalysts
  • Failure/degradation mechanisms
  • Transport of heat, mass, and charge
  • Computational modeling
  • Flow field design and stack prototyping
  • Solar flow batteries
  • Redox targeting flow batteries
  • Redox flow electrolysis
  • Redox flow desalination
  • Flow synthesis
  • Redox flow CO2 capture

Invited Speakers:

  • Ertan Agar (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)
  • Michael Aziz (Harvard University, USA)
  • Qing Chen (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
  • Dawei Feng (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Imre Gyuk (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
  • Yunlong Ji (University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Song Jin (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • David Kwabi (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Xianfeng Li (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Zhenxing Liang (South China University of Technology, China)
  • Tianbiao Liu (Utah State University, USA)
  • Ellen Matson (University of Rochester, USA)
  • Matthew Mench (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Shelley Minteer (The University of Utah, USA)
  • Trung Nguyen (The University of Kansas, USA)
  • Pekka Peljo (University of Turku, Finland)
  • Joaquín Rodríguez-López (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Ulrich Schubert (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany)
  • Katheryn Toghill (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
  • David Waite (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Qing Wang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Wei Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Tongwen Xu (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • Zhengjin Yang (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • Guihua Yu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Roswitha Zeis (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Xiaoliang Wei
Purdue University
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Engineering

Patrick Cappillino
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Chemistry and Biochemistry
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Aaron Hollas
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pan Wang
Westlake University
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

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