Energy is one of the most important problems that we are facing. The limited fossil fuel reserves and the air pollution caused by the consuming of fossil fuels force the governments, industries and academia to look for renewable energies and their conversion-storage devices. Some novel concepts based on the electrochemical reactions have been considered as promising solutions to help solve energy problem and improve the quality of our lives. The low efficiency, high cost and short lifetime have prevented the wide adoption of these energy conversion and storage technologies, such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, advanced batteries, supercapacitors, etc. One of the main reasons for the low performance is due to our extremely limited understanding on the interfacial reactions, which are the hearts in these technologies. This new GRC on "Electrochemical Interfaces in Energy Conversion and Storage" will create a new forum for discussion at the frontiers of energy conversion and storage. It will focus on the new understanding of interfacial phenomena including both experimental and theoretical advances in both aqueous and non-aqueous solvents, and solid electrolytes at the atomic level.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Interface in the Aqueous and Nonaqueous Systems
- In Situ Spectroscopic Techniques in Understanding Energy Conversion and Storage
- In Situ Microscopy Revealing Interfaces
- Lithium Batteries
- Flow Batteries and Fuel Cells
- Solid Electrolyte Interface
- Modeling the Interface at Atomic and Molecular Scales
- Early-Career Investigator Presentations