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Symposium NM02-2D Materials for Electrochemical Applications—Leading the Charge Through Thermodynamic and Kinetic Knowledge Gaps

2D materials have enormous potential as lightweight and flexible electrode materials for photoelectrocatalysis, energy storage, sensing, and the manipulation and storage of quantum information. Yet, several challenges prevent us from realizing these exciting applications, ranging from the inability to mass-produce 2D materials into electrochemical devices with high precision, to probing and elucidating their electronic excitations and energy relaxation mechanisms that lead to energy and charge transfer. Our symposium will highlight recent developments in 2D materials synthesis, characterization, theoretical treatment, and emerging applications. Topics will focus on current understanding of interfacial energetics and charge flow across the 2D material/electrolyte interface, which are central to the success of these emerging technologies. At graphene and TMD electrodes, the charged ions of the double layer act cumulatively as an effective electrostatic ‘gate’ that shifts the Fermi level relative to the band edges of the material via dynamic electron/hole doping. Additional effects of quantum capacitance on electrochemical reactions at 2D materials are not usually fully appreciated. We lack a concrete understanding of the best thermodynamic and dynamic description of the 2D material/electrolyte interface. Hence, this symposium aims to bring together a diverse group of materials scientists, synthetic chemists, electrochemists, theorists, and spectroscopists who are interested in addressing current knowledge gaps in the field of 2D electrochemistry.

Topics will include:

  • Novel synthetic strategies and device integration
  • Bandgap renormalization in 2D electrochemistry
  • Theoretical description of the 2D electrode/electrolyte interface
  • Novel electrochemical applications using 2D materials
  • Nanoscale imaging and in situ spectroscopy
  • Quantum capacitance of 2D electrodes

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • K.V. Adarsh (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India)
  • Zakaraia Al Balushi (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Justin Caram (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Guilio Cerullo (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Alexey Chernikov (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)
  • Manish Chhowalla (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Felipe da Jornada (Stanford University, USA)
  • Keshav Dani (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Daniel Frisbie (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Hirendra Ghosh (Institute of Nano Science and Technology, India)
  • Naomi Ginsberg (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Tony Heinz (Stanford University, USA)
  • Libai Huang (Purdue University, USA)
  • Andreas Knorr (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Amber Krummel (Colorado State University, USA)
  • Andrea Marini (National Research Council, Italy)
  • Elisa Miller-Link (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Diana Qiu (Yale University, USA)
  • Archana Raja (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Sivan Refaely-Abramson (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Søren Ulstrup (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Patrick Unwin (Warwick University, United Kingdom)
  • Jao Van de Lagemaat (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Jesus Velasquez (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Matej Velicky (J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic)
  • Venkat Viswanathan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Yu Zhong (Cornell University, USA)
  • Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Justin Sambur
Colorado State University
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Kwabena Bediako
University of California, Berkeley
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Fang Liu

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Materials Science and Engineering

Andres Montoya-Castillo
University of Colorado Boulder
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