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Symposium ES05-Materials Challenges for Flow-based Energy Conversion and Storage

Flow-based energy conversion and storage technologies, such as redox flow batteries, are considered prominent solutions to long-duration energy storage and intermittency from renewable energy sources. These technologies present unique advantages as well as challenges, ranging from redox active material stability/solubility, kinetic limitation, membrane limitation, etc. For example, the molecular structure of redox-active species and their dynamic interaction with the solvent are critical to understanding the electrolyte properties. On the other hand, developments of organic redox active materials have revealed the material stability challenge especially when they are at charged state, which is critical for long-duration energy storage technology. Recent advancements in flow battery technology have positioned them for transformational performance improvement. However, the continuing success in this field is hinged upon the development of new materials development with improved functionality and properties.

This symposium will provide a forum to discuss the advanced materials and challenges for flow-based energy conversion and storage technologies, as well as their applications and economic effectiveness as both stationary and transportation energy systems. The topical list of this symposium is intended to cover a diverse range of materials science, design, synthesis, characterization, theory, simulation, device, and application of advanced electrolyte, electrode, membrane, and stacks for flow-based energy cells and systems.

Topics will include:

  • Development of novel aqueous/nonaqueous electrolytes
  • Membranes and separators
  • Fundamental study of electrolyte solution chemistry and structure
  • Nanomaterials for advanced electrode
  • Electrode-electrolyte interface
  • Advanced characterizations
  • Aqueous/nonaqueous flow chemistries
  • Hybrid systems (aqueous/nonaqeuous, Li/redox, metal/organic, solid/liquid)
  • Flow field and stack design
  • Transport phenomenon
  • Computational modeling of flow-based systems

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Doug S. Aaron (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Michael J. Aziz (Harvard University, USA)
  • Hye Ryung Byon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Dawei Feng (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Brett Helms (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 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)
  • Trung Van Nguyen (University of Kansas, USA)
  • Joaquín Rodríguez-López (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Ana Jorge Sobrido (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
  • Changwon Suh (U.S. Department of Energy—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, USA)
  • Qing Wang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Wei Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Guihua Yu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Lu Zhang (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yu Zhu (The University of Akron, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ruozhu Feng
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , ruozhu.feng@pnnl.gov

Ertan Agar
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mechanical Engineering
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , Ertan_Agar@uml.edu

Edgar Ventosa
Universidad de Burgos
Department of Chemistry
Spain
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , eventosa@ubu.es

Xiaoliang Wei
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
USA

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