Workshop Details
Molecular Chemistry in Electrochemical Energy Storage
07/09/2018 - 07/13/2018
Meeting Description:

This TSRC workshop focuses on mechanistic understanding and exploration of molecular chemistry in electrochemical energy storage including batteries, solar cells, electrolyzers, and supercapacitors. Both organic and inorganic molecules play critical roles in energy storage devices. Taking redox flow batteries as an example, redox active organic and inorganic molecules are charge storage carriers and their redox potential, charge capacity, and stability directly impact flow battery performance, which is also observed in supercapacitors and organic rechargeable batteries. In Li ion batteries, supporting electrolytes, electrolyte additives, electrode polymer binders, and organic solvents function in enabling fast charge transfer thus high conductivity, improving SEI stability, and improving battery cycling life. In solar cells and electrolyzers, well-defined molecular catalysts have demonstrated powerful performance in storing renewable energy into chemical bonds.

It is fundamentally important to implement physical organic chemistry in electrochemical energy storage. The primary task of the workshop is to invoke the in-depth discussion on how electronic and steric factors, solvents, and additives affect electrochemical characteristics of organic and inorganic molecules in energy storage devices. Invited presentations will emphasize battery chemistries, spectroscopic studies, and computational modeling of energy storage related molecules to understand their solution and interfacial chemistry in energy storage devices. The ultimate goal of the workshop aims to establish a structure-function relationship of energy storage related molecules in representative energy storage devices. It is anticipated that the workshop, at molecular level, will inspire creative solutions to existing challenges in current energy storage technologies, and spark novel ideas in developing new energy storage technologies.

Notes:

If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Byon, Hye Ryung KAIST
Chen, Zheng UCSD 7/9
7/13
Choi, Jang Wook Seoul National University 7/8
7/13
Y
Feng, Zhenxing Oregon State University
Helms, Brett Lawrence Berkeley National Lab 7/8
7/13
Y
Lau, Kah Chun California State University Northridge 7/8
7/13
Y
Li, Xianfeng Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS
Li, Xianfeng [2nd Reservation] Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS
Liu, Tianbiao Utah State University 7/8
7/13
Manthiram, Karthish Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McDowell, Matthew Georgia Tech 7/8
7/13
Y
Messinger, Rob The City College of New York 7/8
7/13
Rodriguez Lopez, Joaquin University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7/8
7/14
Schaefer, Jennifer University of Notre Dame 7/8
7/13
See, Kimberly A Caltech
Suntivich, Jin Cornell University 7/8
7/13
Surendranath, Yogesh MIT 7/10
7/15
Viswanathan, Venkat Carnegie Mellon University 7/7
7/13
Y
Wang, Haotian Harvard University 7/10
7/13
Y
Wang, Qing National University of Singapore 7/8
7/13
Y
Wei, Xiaoliang Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 7/9
7/13
Y
Whitacre, Jay Carnegie Mellon Univerisity
Yu, Guihua University of Texas at Austin

   
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