International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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The Origin, Development, and Future of the Lithium-ion Battery

Activity by Bob Villwock   |   added on Jul 26, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Center for Electrochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Asahi Kasei Corporation

A one-day international symposium featuring some of the original pioneers in the field speaking in a casual atmosphere that fosters interaction between students, postdocs, faculty, industry, national labs.

 

The Origin, Development, and Future of the Lithium-ion Battery
University of Texas at Austin
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
October 22, 2011

The Center for Electrochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin hosts a special symposium on "The Origin, Development, and Future of the Lithium-ion Battery." The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2011 on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. We anticipate a day of great speakers, with a casual atmosphere that fosters interaction between students, postdocs, faculty, representatives from industry, and national labs.

The goal of this special symposium is to bring together experts and some of the original pioneers in the field from around the world to provide an opportunity to learn lessons from the development of the LIB that can be applied to today's research, and to discuss the possibilities and directions for future research. Presentations will feature some historical perspective as well as new work.

The IYC year 2011 is appropriate for the celebration of several milestones in the development of the lithium-ion battery. Over 30 years have passed since Prof. J.B. Goodenough reported the invention of LiCoO2 as a positive electrode material in 1980. Over 30 years have passed since the world's first discovery by Prof. Rachid Yazami of the reversible electrochemical intercalation of lithium into graphite in 1980, which he reported in 1981 and 1982. Twenty-five years have passed since Dr. Akira Yoshino commissioned the fabrication of a batch of prototype LIB cells in 1986, and 20 years have passed since Sony began mass-producing LIBs in 1991. The LIB has been firmly established in a wide range of electronic applications, and LIB production now amounts to some US$1.0 billion. Furthermore, this year marks the beginning of full-scale adoption of the LIB in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). The evolution of the LIB continues apace, with issues such as safety, higher capacity, cost reduction, mass production being the subject of intensive research throughout the world. The development of new battery systems based on the LIB will spur another leap in innovation.

The symposium will be held in Amphitheater 204 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, with an evening reception held a short walk away at the Student Activity Center on the UT-Austin campus. We are grateful for the sponsorship of Asahi Kasei Corporation in helping to make this possible.

Speakers include:

  • Claude Delmas, CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, ICMCB, "The Layered Oxides in Lithium-ion Batteries: Thirty Years of Improvements."
  • John Goodenough, The University of Texas at Austin, "Li-ion Batteries: Challenges Old and New."
  • Arumugam Manthiram, The University of Texas at Austin, "High Energy Density Electrode Materials for Next Generation Lithium-ion Batteries."
  • Michael Thackeray, Argonne National Laboratory, "Manganese Oxides for Lithium Batteries: Past to Present."
  • Masataka Wakihara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, "The Development of Nonflammable Lithium-ion Battery using a New All-Solid Polymer Electrolyte."
  • Rachid Yazami, Nanyang Technological University, "The Graphite Anode; From Discovery to Implementation: A Long and Widening Road."
  • Akira Yoshino, Asahi Kasei Corporation, "Course of Development of Lithium-ion Battery and Recent Technological Trends."
  • Karim Zaghib, Institut de Recherche d’Hydro-Quebec (IREQ), "Fifteen Years of R&D at Hydro-Québec on Olivine: From the Material to the System."

Location:

The workshop will be held in Amphitheater 204 at the new AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus at Austin, Texas, with state-of-the-art technology and communication services. The evening reception will be held a short walk away, in the ballroom at the new Student Activity Center building on the UT-Austin campus.

The AT&T Conference Center is located on the University of Texas campus and near to the many recreational and cultural attractions of the Austin Hill Country. 

The Austin campus is the site of 17 libraries and several world-class museums, and just a short walk or ride away from  central Austin attractions: the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum, the Texas State Capitol, Congress Avenue, and the 6th Street and Warehouse shopping and entertainment districts.

Known as "The Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is a vibrant mix of Texas friendliness and cosmopolitan sophistication, with opportunities for outdoor recreation activities. The weather in Austin during October is generally mild: the average high is 82 F (28 C) and the average low is 55 F (13 C).

For registration and more information please visit:

http://cec.cm.utexas.edu/lithium-ion-battery-symposium


Topic: celebrating chemistry, energy, energy storage, networking, symposium, lithium, electrochemistry Audience: professors, researchers, professional chemists, scientists and engineers, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, industrial chemists, electrochemists, electrochemical engineers
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