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    All Solid-State Batteries and the Future of Energy Storage

    The development of all solid-state batteries (ASSBs) has seen tremendous progress in recent years. However, several barriers still need to be overcome before ASSBs can be commercialized. These obstacles include poor interfacial stability, scalability challenges as well as the difficulty to precisely diagnose problems within the cell. Additionally, efforts to develop sustainable recyclability in lithium ion batteries are still lacking. In this webinar, we discuss SSEs chemistries and its implications on interfacial stability. We also cover the current state-of-the-art characterization techniques and evaluate future ASSB prototyping strategies. Finally, we hope to discuss potential strategies toward a sustainable ASSB recycling model to address the growing lithium ion battery waste problem.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Overview of solid-state batteries and solid-state electrolyte research
    • Importance of interfacial stability – correlate chemical, electrochemical and mechanical-induced reactions
    • Challenges for diagnosis / characterization of buried interfaces and lithium dendrites
    • Scalable fabrication considerations of commercialized all-solid-state batteries
    • Sustainability – Battery recycling concerns of Cost, Efficiency and the Environment

    Dr. Y. Shirley Meng – Professor at University of California San Diego
    Darren Tan – Founder and CTO at Unigrid Pte. Ltd.

    Dr. Y. Shirley Meng holds the Zable Endowed Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and is professor in NanoEngineering at UC San Diego. Shirley is the principal investigator of the research group – Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC). She is the founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC).

    Darren Tan is a founder and CTO of Unigrid Pte. Ltd. He is also a Chemical Engineering PhD student working at UC San Diego with the LESC group.

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    Will Lithium-Sulfur Batteries be Part of the Future of Energy Storage?

    Lithium-sulfur batteries can displace lithium-ion by delivering higher specific energy at a lower cost. Presently, however, the superior energy performance fades rapidly due to instability issues of the electrodes and the electrolyte. Extensive research and considerable progress over the past ten years have solved the instability issue of the sulfur electrode to a large extent. However, the formidable challenges of the more difficult electrode, lithium metal, (safety and cyclability) are yet to be resolved. Therefore, Lithium-Sulfur battery research programs should have at their heart, stabilizing the lithium electrode, as addressing it is predicted to ensure a rapid transition to commercial level life-spans. After all, the highest specific energy can be achieved by battery chemistries that utilize lithium metal as the negative electrode.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What’s so good about sulfur?
    • Great capacity brings great stress!
    • Will we see the revolutionary return of Lithium metal?
    • Electrolyte challenges (we need too much of it but it’s heavy!)
    • Current status and future prospects

    Dr. Mahdokht Shaibani  – Research Fellow at Monash University

    Dr. Mahdokht Shaibani  has expertise in materials synthesis, engineering, and scale-up for next-generation energy storage systems including lithium-sulfur batteries, silicon anodes, flow batteries, supercapacitors, and lithium-ion capacitors. She has conducted research in developing expansion-tolerant architectures for high capacity electrodes such as sulfur and silicon, fabrication of separators, synthesis of graphene and carbon materials for supercapacitors, and exploring the use of lithium-sulfur batteries for more sustainable and clean transportation and grid storage. Mahdokht has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on energy storage from Monash University, Australia.

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    Batteries are Complicated

    Much like other global platform technologies that came before them (e.g., the internet, microchips), batteries represent for today’s businesses both enormous challenge and enormous opportunity. Get batteries right, and you can create a huge competitive advantage and trillions of dollars of value (see Apple, Tesla). Get them wrong and face multi-billion dollar recalls and incalculable brand damage.

    It can be overwhelming trying to stay on top of these trends or determine which battery to bet on. New tools are needed in order to maximize value from batteries and, perhaps more importantly, to avoid costly missteps.

    Join us for a discussion about how “batteries are complicated” — what we mean by that, and what it means for you.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Batteries are impacting every technology application and corner of our lives — representing both enormous challenge and opportunity
    • Battery technology is constantly evolving. While lithium-ion batteries established market dominance, there is still enormous variation across form factors, chemical formulations, internal components — not to mention continuous improvements to enhance performance

    Dr. Eli Leland – CTO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Eli Leland is a Voltaiq co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, responsible for the company’s Product and Engineering functions. Prior to Voltaiq, Eli worked at the CUNY Energy Institute as lead engineer on an ARPA-E energy storage and power conversion research project. Before CUNY, Dr. Leland worked at Trilogy Software, where he successfully deployed large-scale enterprise software systems to Fortune 500 companies. He was a Mirzayan Policy Fellow in Energy and Environmental Systems at the National Academies in Washington, DC. Eli has an MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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    Next-Level Planning – Using Machine Learning To Improve EV Charging Network Buildout

    At Volta, our mission is to drive sustainability forward and we created a tool to help you do just that. Praveen Mandal introduces the PredictEV, a machine-learning technology to predict electric vehicle adoption and demand, and plan charging infrastructure accordingly. PredictEV allows utilities, municipalities, and other related partners to optimize their decision-making process and reshape their transportation infrastructure to capitalize on the booming electric vehicle segment.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • An overview of the rapidly evolving electrification industry
    • How Volta is leveraging machine learning technology to differentiate the scope of their services
    • Introduce PredictEV— a technology developed by Volta to predict and plan for electric vehicle adoption and demand
    • An in-depth explanation of the PredictEV’s far-reaching capabilities

    Praveen K. Mandal – Chief Technology Officer, Volta Charging

    Praveen Mandal is a former engineer turned serial entrepreneur who jump-started the electric vehicle charging industry through the co-founding of ChargePoint in 2007, where he also served as its President. He is the recognized inventor of the “networked charging stations” concept, a pioneering idea that helped drive the adoption of charging stations by all industry stakeholders. Mandal serves as the CTO of Volta Charging, is the Co-Founder of 2predict, a team of data scientists providing advanced machine learning solutions for innovative companies and an MIT Connection Science Fellow.

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