Materials Day 2018

All Day
on Friday, October 26, 2018
8 Saint Mary's Street, Boston, MA

Materials Day

Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage: Opportunities and Challenges for Novel Materials

Hosted by Srikanth Gopalan, Boston University

Partial List of Confirmed Speakers:

- Scott Barnett, Northwestern University

- Meilin Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology

- Arumugam Manthiram, University of Texas

- Lincoln Miara, Samsung

- Emily Ryan, Boston University

- Harry Tuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Event Description

As concerns of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change mount, humanity is being forced to address its impact on the environment. In the field of stationary power generation, there is an acute need for grid-based and distributed energy conversion and storage technologies to accommodate increasing off-peak generation of renewable energy. Critical advancements must be made in the areas of grid storage capacity and fuel-adaptable distributed energy generation. In the transportation sector alone there is an urgent need for carbon-neutral technologies that deliver higher energy and power densities, longer drive distances and longer lifetimes, and faster recharge times. A plethora of high-efficiency devices and systems are being considered to meet these challenges including fuel cells, high temperature electrolyzers, novel batteries, and supercapacitors. Central to the functioning of these devices is the interplay of structure, interphases, charge transfer at electrochemical interfaces, and the transport of charge and mass in response to electrochemical driving forces. The pursuit of long lifetime and reliability hinges on understanding time-dependent phenomena at electrodes and electrolytes that occur at various length scales. The 2018 Materials Day Workshop will feature leading scientists and technologists in the field of electrochemical and energy conversion and storage. It will cover bleeding edge research on the discovery and synthesis of the materials, structures, and architectures, in addition to design strategies. AFM image: Yu, Y., Surface segregation in strontium doped lanthanum cobalt ferrite: effect of composition, strain and atmospheric carbon dioxide (Doctoral dissertation), Boston University, 2016.

Event flyer:


Division of Materials Science & Engineering

BU Institute for Sustainable Energy

College of Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Chemistry