Materials Innovation
for Sustainable Development Goals



Battery Materials for Sustainability


There is a pressing need to use renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal) as well as to provide efficient storage and supply of mobile energy to enable the battery application of consumer electronics to longer-range commuter electric vehicles, where “abundance” is an important keyword in materials development, because materials themselves function as a storage host and the amount of materials is directly linked to the amount of energy stored in the device. Materials development is in worldwide competition together with rapid development of advanced spectroscopy, theoretical calculations, and optionally informatics or machine learning. The purpose on this session is to accelerate the synergetic studies by multidisciplinary concept, and to provide active environment to share and discuss the present status and future perspectives of lithium-, sodium-, potassium- batteries, as well as on new battery concepts. Contributions by combined approaches of theory and experiment are particularly welcome. The session will consist of invited lectures and poster presentations. The topics in the session include but not limited to (1) new electrode materials, (2) new electrolyte materials, (3) electrode-electrolyte interface, (4) advanced spectroscopy, (5) theory and modeling, and (6) new battery concepts.

  • elements strategy
  • lithium batteries
  • sodium or potassium batteries
  • new battery concepts
  • new electrode materials
  • new electrolyte materials
  • electrode-electrolyte interface
  • advanced spectroscopy
  • theory and modeling
Invited Speakers
  • Yi-Chun LU, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Fundamental Processes and Design Strategies for Alkali Metal–Oxygen Batteries
  • Yaxiang LU, Chinese Academy of Sciences Robust Prussian Blue Cathodes for Potassium Aqueous Battery with Ultralong Cycle Life and High Power Capability
  • Yonggang WANG, Fudan University Organic Electrodes-based Rechargeable Batteries
  • Yifei MO, University of Maryland Computation Accelerated Design of Materials and Interfaces for Solid-State Batteries
  • Alexis GRIMAUD, College de France How the water solvation structure affects its reduction for the development of aqueous electrolytes for Li-ion batteries
  • Montse CASAS-CABANAS, CIC Energigune Design of Li and Na fast ion conductors using high-throughput bond-valence calculations
  • Patrik JOHANSSON, Chalmers University of Technology Complex Ionic Liquids & Liquid Ionic Complexes
  • Evgeny ANTIPOV, Moscow State University Novel Phosphates and Fluoride-Phosphates Cathode Materials for Me-ion Batteries
  • Seung-Taek MYUNG, Sejong University Stable Cycling Performance and Facile Oxygen-redox of Manganese-based Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Sodium Batteries
  • Noriyoshi MATSUMI, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Rational Design of BIAN Based Binder/Additive for Li Ion Secondary Batteries
  • Hye Ryung BYON, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Understanding Interfacial Electrochemistry on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG) with Water-In-Salt Electrolyte
  • Neeraj SHARMA, UNSW Sydney Phase and Structural Evolution of Layered Positive Electrodes
  • Adam BEST, CSIRO Lithium Metal and the Solid Electrolyte Interphase; past, present and future
  • Zheng CHEN, University of California, San Diego Leveraging Reversible Chemistry for Materials Sustainability in Energy Storage
  • Karena W. CHAPMAN, State University of New York Operando X-ray Characterization of Multi-Scale Kinetic Limitations in Battery Electrodes
  • Atsuo YAMADA The University of Tokyo
  • Shinichi KOMABA Tokyo University of Science
  • Naoaki YABUUCHI Yokohama National University
  • Yong-Sheng HU Chinese Academy of Science
  • Shirley MENG University of California, San Diego
  • Rosa PALACIN Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Koji OHTA Kyoto University
Cooperating Organization

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Fundamentals for Materials

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Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Advanced Electronic Materials

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