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.


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

Molecular Chemistry in Electrochemical Energy Storage Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Chen, Zheng UCSD
Choi, Jang Wook Seoul National University
Helms, Brett Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Lau, Kah Chun California State University Northridge
Liu, Tianbiao Utah State University
McDowell, Matthew Georgia Tech
Messinger, Rob The City College of New York
Rodriguez Lopez, Joaquin University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Schaefer, Jennifer University of Notre Dame
Suntivich, Jin Cornell University
Surendranath, Yogesh MIT
Viswanathan, Venkat Carnegie Mellon University
Wang, Haotian Harvard University
Wang, Qing National University of Singapore
Wei, Xiaoliang Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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