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S6: Advanced Materials and Technologies for Energy Generation, Conversion, and Rechargeable Energy Storage



The significant increases in demand of world energy consumption as well as clean and efficient energy resources have prompted the imperative searches of new materials and technologies. The technologies aiming for clean energy generation with zero-emission will require advances in materials developments
for electricity generation as well as 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. As for the electric energy generation focuses will be on materials for energy harvesting and renewable energy generation. On the other hand, energy storage improvements in materials design, electrodes architecture, and cell chemistry are key factors to extend the life, enhance the safety, and lower the cost of rechargeable batteries that 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 and the implementation of the very challenging lithium sulfur and lithium-air batteries will be necessary to overcome the energy density shortfall in currently commercial batteries.


Preliminary Speaker Session


Proposed Session Topics

  • Stationary rechargeable batteries for grid, solar and wind technologies
  • Thermoelectric materials for energy harvesting
  • Materials for thermionic and thermovoltaic applications
  • Materials for solar-thermal applications
  • 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 metal-air battery technology
  • Sodium batteries and beyond lithium batteries
  • Materials of capacitive energy storage (supercapacitors)

Symposium Organizers

  • Ilias Belharouak, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, +1 (630) 252 4450
  • H. T. Lin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, +1 (865) 576-8857
  • Sean Li, University of New South Wales, Australia, +61 (2) 9385-6565
  • Sujanto Widjaja, Corning Incorporated, USA
  • Shirley Meng, University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Palani Balaya, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Michael E. Badding, Corning Incorporated, USA
  • Terry Tritt, Clemson University, USA
  • Kuan-Zong Fung, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


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