2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN06—Safer and More Energy-Dense Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable alkali-ion batteries are the dominant form of energy storage for consumer electronics today and are increasingly finding large-scale applications such as transportation and grid storage. However, the recent spate of highly publicized lithium-ion battery fires in automotive, aviation, and consumer electronics have brought to the fore the need to develop novel materials and battery architectures that can support higher energy densities without sacrificing safety.

This symposium will promote a holistic approach to developing safer and more energy dense rechargeable alkali-ion batteries by providing a forum for technical, interdisciplinary discussions spanning the entire continuum from materials design to device engineering. The symposium will cover novel materials discovery, characterization and fundamental understanding of safety, and cutting-edge battery architectures.

A complementary suite of activities focusing on battery safety, student engagement, and public outreach is tentatively planned

Topics will include:

  • Materials design for safer lithium and sodium-ion batteries
  • All-solid-state alkali-ion batteries
  • Novel liquid electrolyte formulations for high safety and voltage
  • Advances in enabling Li metal anodes
  • Understanding solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces
  • Novel architectures for battery design
  • Understanding battery safety and mechanisms of failure
  • Computational modelling and design of materials and devices
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Stefan Adams (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Khalil Amine (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Tim Arthur (Toyota Research Institute North America, USA)
  • Chunmei Ban (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Ratnakumar Bugga (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
  • Hye Ryung Byon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Miaofang Chi (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jake Christensen (The Bosch Research and Technology Center North America, USA)
  • Nancy Dudney (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Bruce Dunn (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Akitoshi Hayashi (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • Jurgen Janek (Giessen University, Germany)
  • Yoon Seok Jung (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Yunjung Lee (Han Yang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Alvaro Masias (Ford, USA)
  • Y. Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Lincoln Miara (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yue Qi (Michigan State University, USA)
  • M Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University, USA)
  • Martin Winter (Universität Münster, Germany)
  • Christopher Wolverton (Northwestern University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Shyue Ping Ong
University of California, San Diego
Department of NanoEngineering
858-534-2668, ongsp@eng.ucsd.edu

Byoungwoo Kang
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Republic of Korea
82-54-279-2154, bwkang@postech.ac.kr

Jeff Sakamoto
University of Michigan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
734-763-2219, jeffsaka@umich.edu

Kang Xu
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Keywords for Abstract Submission

all-solid-state, batteries, electrodes, electrolyte, lithium-ion, sodium-ion