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Batteries
Gordon Research Conference

Fundamental Tools for Designing the Next Generation of Electrochemical Energy Storage

Dates

February 21-26, 2016

Location

Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA

Organizers

Chair:
Dean Wheeler

Vice Chair:
Nina Balke

Meeting Description

Building on the successful GRC Batteries programs in 2012 and 2014, this meeting will continue the focus on fundamental understanding of the chemistry and physics that control battery performance, and using that knowledge to improve battery materials and designs. Analytical tools, particularly in situ and in operando, are becoming increasingly important in detecting and overcoming the root causes of battery materials failure. Modeling tools on multiple length scales complement these experimental efforts to decouple the complicated phenomena underlying materials and cell behavior. Nanoscale designs offer the hope of further increasing cell power and energy density. Based on feedback from the 2014 meeting, lessons from industrial battery development will also be included in the discussions.

We look forward to a stimulating meeting full of conversations and networking with international leaders in battery research. All attendees are invited to present a poster at one of the daily poster sessions. A Gordon Research Seminar for students and post-doctoral researchers precedes the meeting.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Batteries" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmLessons from Industry
Discussion Leader: Shawn Litster (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmMark Verbrugge (General Motors, USA)
"Batteries for Vehicle Electrification: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmThomas Barrera (The Boeing Company, USA)
"Integrating Lessons Learned from Lithium Battery Faults in the Aerospace Industry"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNanoscale Materials Design
Discussion Leader: Bryan McClosky (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amYi Cui (Stanford University, USA)
"Nanomaterials Design of Batteries Guided by In-Operando Characterization and Atomistic Simulation"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amYing Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Nanoscale Imaging of Alkali Metal Intercalation Materials for Rechargeable Batteries"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJeff Dahn (Dalhousie University, Canada)
"Impedance Growth in Aged/Cycled Li-Ion Batteries"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrom Lithium to Sodium
Discussion Leader: Candace Chan (Arizona State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJuergen Janek (Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany)
"Lithium-Oxygen and Lithium-Sulfur Cells vs. Their Sodium Analogs - What's Different?"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmLinda Nazar (University of Waterloo, Canada)
"Below Li-Ion: Positive Aspects of Sodium Batteries"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmInterfaces and Interphases
Discussion Leader: Yue Qi (Michigan State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amRobert Kostecki (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
"Understanding Charge and Mass Transport Across Interfaces and Interphases in Rechargeable Batteries"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amPerla Balbuena (Texas A&M University, USA)
"SEI Nucleation and Growth on Li-Ion and Li-Sulfur"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmBrian Sheldon (Brown University, USA)
"Mechanical Behavior of SEI Films"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFundamental Mechanisms Governing Battery Performance
Discussion Leader: Won-Sub Yoon (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmDoron Aurbach (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
"Fundamentals of Batteries"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmRachid Yazami (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
"Thermodynamics as a Tool to Address Battery Fundamental Yet Still Open Questions"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTools for Studying Lifetime Phenomena
Discussion Leader: Stephen Harris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amDaniel Abraham (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
"Designing Long-Life High-Energy Lithium-Ion Cells"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJohn Turner (Oak Ridge National Laboratory / UT-Battelle, USA)
"Mechanistic Simulation of Short-Circuits and Thermal Runaway Due to Mechanical Abuse"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmCraig Carter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Mechanical Failure in Electrode Particles and at Solid Electrolyte Interfaces During Cycling"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmReducing the Cost per kWh
Discussion Leader: Corie Cobb (PARC, a Xerox Company, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmLinda Gaines (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
"Enabling Future Li-Ion Battery Recycling"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmDan Steingart (Princeton University, USA)
"Negotiating with Batteries"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Chemistries
Discussion Leader: Haleh Ardebili (University of Houston, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amM. Stanley Whittingham (State University of New York at Binghamton, USA)
"Two Li Redox Batteries as an Alternative to Mg"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amYukinori Koyama (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
"Accelerated Materials Discovery Using DFT Calculation"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmHector Abruna (Cornell University, USA)
"Novel Materials, Architectures and Operando Methods in Electrical Energy Storage"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBattery Reformat
Discussion Leader: Susan Odom (University of Kentucky, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJeffery Read (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
"In-Situ Studies of Anion Intercalation of Graphite for Energy Storage Applications"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmFikile Brushett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Redox Flow Batteries"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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