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Symposium ES01-Next-Generation EV Battery Materials—Bridging Academic, Government and Industry Research

This symposium will broadly cover emerging materials, technologies, and techniques relevant to electric vehicles (EVs), with a focus on building connections between academic, government, and industrial researchers. The symposium will have portions dedicated to materials for each major cell component (i.e., anodes, cathodes, electrolytes) as well a full cell construction and performance. Symposium contributions should address fundamentals of these materials (e.g., synthesis, properties, degradation mechanisms), the development of practical, industrially relevant technologies from these materials (e.g., performance, scalability, cost, manufacturing), or modelling and/or diagnostics of these materials (e.g., Multiscale modeling from materials to devices, and machine learning approach for failure analysis, in situ/operando characterization). There will also be sessions and speakers dedicated to more forward-looking topics, including battery recycling/sustainability, and the process of, and challenges associated with, bringing new materials to market. This symposium will provide a snapshot of the current state-of-the-art for EV battery materials by bringing together researchers and highlighting invited speakers from all three research sectors.

Topics will include:

  • Emerging Anode Materials: Si and Li Metal
  • Low-cost, Abundant, and High-Performance Cathode Materials
  • Electrolyte Design for Li-Ion Batteries
  • Solid-State Batteries: Performance and Manufacturing
  • Advances in Scale-Up and Manufacturing of Next-Generation Cell Technologies
  • Theoretical Understanding and Design of Battery Materials
  • Advances In Battery Recycling
  • Diversifying Battery Materials
  • Sustainability In Battery Technology

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Chibueze Amanchukwu (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Mei Cai (General Motors, USA)
  • Jang Wook Choi (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jessica Durham Macholz (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Chengchang Fang (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Ali Firouzi (Cuberg, USA)
  • Daniel Friebel (Natron Energy, Inc., USA)
  • Louis Hector (General Motors, USA)
  • Brett Helms (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Y. Shirley Meng (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Rana Mohtadi (Toyota Research Institute, USA)
  • Elsa Olivetti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jennifer Rupp (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Jeff Sakamoto (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Kazunori Takada (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Yoshitaka Tateyama (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Steven Torrisi (Toyota Research Institute, USA)
  • Jie Xiao (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Gleb Yushin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Jeff Cain
General Motors
Research and Development
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , jeffrey.cain@gm.com

Zachary Hood
Argonne National Laboratory
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , zhood@anl.gov

Matthew McDowell
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Mechanical Engineering & School of Materials Science and Engineering

Yue Qi

Brown University


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