Batteries are devices that convert chemical energy into electrical energy. There are many types of batteries available, representing a multi-billion dollar industry. State-of-the-art electrical energy storage systems are not able to meet the requirements for energy-efficient use in transportation, grid, and commercial technologies. New concepts in materials design for battery technology are sought to overcome the current limitations of performance and lifetime. More critical insight is required to produce next-generation electrode materials and battery cells enabling higher energy densities, high power densities and longer cycling abilities, in terms of material structures as well as interfacial reactions. This symposium explores novel energy storage materials and technologies that are critical to making the current energy storage systems more effective. In addition, abstracts are sought on supercapacitors and flexible batteries for self-powering small electronics. Abstracts are sought in fundamentals, modeling, mechanisms, materials design, screening, electrode architectures, diagnostics, materials characterization, and electrode/electrolyte interface characterization in the topics below.

session topics
  • Lithium batteries
  • Sodium batteries
  • Magnesium batteries
  • Lithium-air batteries
  • Lithium-sulfur batteries
  • Redox flow batteries
  • All solid-state batteries
  • High temperature batteries
  • Flexible batteries
  • Supercapacitor

Yu (Michael) Zhong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.,

Palani Balaya, National University of Singapore, Singapore,

Zhenxing Feng, Oregon State University, U.S.A.,

Jinwoo Lee, KAIST, Korea,