During the last two decades, research groups in academia and industries around the globe have developed numerous cathode and anode materials and electrolytes that can be used in electrochemical storage systems for storing increasingly more energy per unit mass or unit volume. As a result of these advances, lithium-ion battery technology has evolved beyond the consumer electronics industry and is now making serious progress in the transportation industry. Still, challenges at the battery system level remain with regard to energy, power, cost, life, and safety.

Also, the technology is slowly making landmark in other industries such as stationary storage systems for wind farms and solar plants. Improvements in materials design, electrodes architecture, and cell chemistry are required to extend the life, enhance the safety, and lower the cost of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. A deeper understanding of the battery materials/property relationship, electrode/electrolyte interface phenomena, and cell failure mechanisms is also needed to face these challenges. The search for advanced high capacity electrode materials and the implementation of the very challenging lithium-sulfur and lithium batteries will be necessary to overcome the energy density shortfall in current lithium-ion batteries.

Abstracts are solicited on the fundamental/theoretical and applied aspects of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, lithium batteries, lithium-sulfur, and beyond lithium technologies, including sodium batteries, Mg/Ca/Al-based batteries and supercapacitors. We also invite abstracts on solid electrolytes (ceramic, polymer, and hybrid), all-solid-state-batteries, supercapacitors, hybrid capacitors, and recycling of battery materials. This symposium will allow for discussion among many groups involved in development and use on these technologies.

Proposed sessions

  • Solid electrolytes for batteries
  • All-solid-state batteries
  • Advanced anode and cathode materials for lithium batteries
  • Materials design, screening, and electrode architectures for lithium batteries
  • Diagnostics and materials characterization for lithium batteries
  • Electrode/electrolyte interface characterization for lithium batteries
  • Applications-focused lithium batteries
  • Lithium-sulfur battery technology
  • Sodium batteries, potassium batteries, magnesium batteries, and calcium batteries
  • Materials of capacitive energy storage (super-capacitors)
  • Recycling of battery materials
  • Stationary rechargeable batteries for grid, solar, and wind technologies


  • Palani Balaya, National University of Singapore, Singapore, mpepb@nus.edu.sg
  • Mickael Dollé, Université de Montréal, Canada, mickael.dolle@umontreal.ca
  • Dany Carlier-Larregaray, ICMCB-CNRS, Bordeaux, France
  • Robert Dominko, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • XiangXin Guo, Qingdao University, China
  • Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Shirley Meng, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Neeraj Sharma, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Naoaki Yabuuchi, Yokohama National University, Japan