Batteries are integral to decarbonization. Unlike before, we are pressed for time and have to find feasible batteries for various applications ranging from aircraft to grid storage by 2050. For many promising chemistries, the practical behavior is suboptimal at best. This disparity is due to various mechanisms limiting operation. It has proven difficult to underpin these mechanisms, as a result, building better batteries has been challenging.
In this seminar, we wish to bring together students, postdocs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education, to present their mechanistic investigations and
exchange ideas to better rationalize the battery design cycle. We encourage examinations at various scales using different theoretical and/or experimental methods. This includes mechanisms in the broadest sense possibly encompassing structure-property-performance relationships, cell performance - operating conditions - external environment interplay, and investment/deployment decisions.
Participants will be selected based on the submitted abstracts to ensure that we share diverse viewpoints and engage researchers from across the globe.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by November 19, 2021. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.