2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN01-Challenges in Battery Technologies for Next-Generation Electric Vehicles and Grid Storage Applications

The prevalence of electric vehicles (EVs) and large penetration of renewable power sources to electric grids have led to great demand on low cost and high efficiency battery technologies. With the tremendous success in the development of new materials and chemistries for batteries of high energy, long duration and reduced cost, increased attention has been on the issues at the device and system levels, including the challenges in high energy cell design and engineering, state of charge inhomogeneity, and battery reliability and safety etc. In recent years, material scientists from different fields have worked together bringing new materials/chemistries all the way to real battery products, which not only have superior electrochemical performance, but also good thermal properties, mechanical properties, and high reliability and safety. Advanced diagnostics have been developed during the process for in-situ characterization/monitoring of the battery devices.

This symposium intends to serve as a platform to cover recent advances in battery technologies for next generation EVs and grid storage applications with a focus on the issues at the device level. Also it is an opportune time for battery material researchers, EV manufactures, and electric grid providers to interact and integrate for a sustainable research from concept demonstration, fundamental understanding, to technology maturation and commercialization. Submissions are encouraged to cover future need of EVs and electric grids, various kinds of battery technologies, device diagnostics, failure analysis, modeling and multiscale simulations to understand the electrochemical performance, thermal generation, and reliability and safety aspects of battery devices.

Topics will include:

  • Future need of EVs and electric grids on battery technologies
  • High energy Li-ion batteries and fast charging
  • Rechargeability of Zn batteries and other aqueous battery systems
  • Challenges and Pathways of advanced flow batteries, Na-ion batteries and Li-S batteries
  • Solid-state batteries: interphase engineering, battery assembly and large scale manufacturing
  • Organic batteries
  • New materials and chemistries
  • Advanced characterization and fundamental understanding of battery operation and failure
  • Battery reliability and safety

Invited Speakers:

  • Y. Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Debra Rolison (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Mei Cai (General Motors, USA)
  • Chunsheng Wang (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Vincent Sprenkle (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yongsheng Hu (Institute of Physics, China)
  • Paul Albertus (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Sanjoy Banerjee (CUNY, USA)
  • Dominic Bresser (Helmholtz Institute Ulm, Germany)
  • Laurence Croguennec (ICMCB-CNRS, University Bordeaux, France)
  • Cy Fujimoto (Sandia National Laboratory, USA)
  • Aaron Hollas (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Patrick Howlett (Deakin University, Australia)
  • Josh Lamb (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Chengdu Liang (Research Institute, Ningde Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited, China)
  • Aleksandar Matic (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Philippe Poizot (IMN, University of Nantes, France)
  • Teofilo Rojo (CIC Energigune, Spain)

Symposium Organizers

Xiaolin Li
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
USA

Maria Forsyth
Deakin University
Australia

Cengiz Ozkan
University of California Riverside
Department of Mechanical Engineering
USA

Federico Rosei
Univ. du Quebec and INRS-EMT
Canada

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