The continued advance of batteries for both mobile and stationary applications hinges on the scientifically informed innovation of key electronic and ionic materials across the entire battery assembly. Understanding the fundamental material properties and dynamic, multiscale electrochemical phenomena that govern battery performance is key to the innovation and design of the next generation of safe, cost-effective, and high-performance batteries. We are soliciting abstracts that describe innovative electronic and ionic materials advances for a wide range of battery chemistries, including lithium-ion, non-lithium (e.g., sodium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium), redox flow, metal-air, solid state, and other emerging systems. We are interested in fundamental experimental investigations of electronic and ionic phenomena, computational modeling and predictions of battery behavior, advanced characterization techniques, and assessments of battery performance in half-and full-cell testing. The symposium will emphasize energy storage, in contrast to energy generation (e.g., fuel cells or hydrogen production) and of particular interest are topics around non-lithium-ion chemistries or large-scale, long-duration energy storage.

 Proposed sessions

  • Electrodes (anodes and cathodes)
  • Solid-state ion conductors
  • Interfaces
  • Current collectors/electrode supports
  • Next-generation electrolytes
  • Separators


Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratory,

Jon Ihlefeld, University of Virginia, USA

Hua Zhou, Argonne National Lab, USA

Claire Xiong, Boise State University, USA