The significant increases in demand of world energy consumption as well as clean and efficient energy resources prompted the imperative searches of new materials and technologies. The intermittent nature of the renewable power generation technologies will require new solutions for efficient and reliable energy storage.

This symposium will focus on the advanced engineering ceramics and technologies that could help the global community to achieve the stated goals. It will explore state-of-the-art materials and technologies for energy storage, improvements in materials design, electrodes architecture, electrolytes, separators, and cell chemistries. These factors are key to extending the life, enhance the safety, and lower the cost of rechargeable batteries, which are regarded as the most efficient energy storage systems for portable electronics, renewable energy storage, smart grid, and transportation applications. A deeper understanding of the battery materials/property relationship, electrode/ electrolyte interface phenomena, and cell failure mechanisms is critically needed to face these challenges. The search for advanced high-capacity electrode materials, solid electrolytes, and the implementation of the very challenging all-solid-state batteries, lithium batteries, lithium-sulfur, metal-air batteries, beyond lithium technologies including sodium batteries, Mg/Ca/Al-based batteries will be necessary to overcome the energy density shortfall and safety issues in currently commercial batteries.

The symposium will focus on crystal chemistry, structural analysis, materials processing, powder metallurgy, sintering, transport properties, structural and mechanical characterization, new testing methods, cost/performance and reliability issues, commercialization, market prospects, and recyclability related to batteries and supercapacitors.

Proposed Session Topics

  • 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-sulphur 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,
  • Olivier Guillon, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany,
  • Naoaki Yabuuchi, Yokohama National University, Japan,
  • Valerie Pralong, CNRS CRISMAT, France,
  • Mickael Dollé, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Yasutoshi Iriyama, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Ilias Belharouak, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • XiangXin Guo, Qingdao University, China
  • Do Kyung Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Prabeer Barpanda, Indian Institute of Science, India