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StorageX International Symposium Series


Watch the inaugural May 21 International Symposium
with keynotes from Prof. M. Stanley Whittingham, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry,
and Prof. Jun Liu of PPNL and the University of Washington.

May 29 International Symposium
In Conversation With: a discussion between Dr. Khalil Amine of Argonne National Laboratory
and Prof. Peter Bruce, University of Oxford.

June 5 International Symposium
In Conversation With: Presentation and Q&As from Prof. Nazar of University of Waterloo,
followed by panel discussion with Prof. Janek, Justus Liebig University.

June 13 International Symposium
Deep-dive presentations and Q&As from Prof. Clare Grey, University of Cambridge,
and Prof. Gerbrand Ceder, UC Berkeley and LBL.

June 26 International Symposium
In Conversation With: Presentation and Q&As from Prof. Doron Aurbach of Bar IIan University ,
followed by panel discussion with Dr. Kang Xu, US Army Research Laboratory.

July 10 International Symposium
Deep-dive presentations and Q&As from Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang, MIT,
and Prof. Yi Cui, Stanford University.

July 17 International Symposium
Profs. Shirley Meng, Martin Winter

July 24 International Symposium
Deep-dive presentations and Q&As from Prof. Manthiram, University of Texas
and Prof. Will Chueh, Stanford University.

August 7 International Symposium
Prof. Vanessa Wood, Robert Kostecki 

August 21 International Symposium
Deep-dive presentations and Q&As from Prof. Kristina Edström, Uppsala University Sweden
and Prof. Saiful Islam, University of Bath.

September 18: Inaugural StorageX Symposium Industrial Panel
Si Anodes and Prelithiation for High Energy and Fast Charge Batteries
Kang Sun, Jim Cushing, and Sujeet Kumar

October 2 International Symposium: StorageX, X=Fuel
Profs. Sossina Haile, Tom Jaramillo

October 16 Industrial Panel: StorageX, X=LiB@TWh: Sustainable Supply Chain for Batteries
JB Straubel, Heiko Urtel, Celina Mikolajczak

October 30 International Symposium: StorageX, X=Heat
Prof. Robert Laughlin, Anthony Ponec

November 13 International Symposium
Prof. Eric Wachsman, Prof. Zhenan Bao

December 4: Symposium: StorageX, X=Longer Duration Storage
Profs. Michael Aziz, George Crabtree


January 15: International Symposium
Prof. Yang Shao-Horn

January 29 International Symposium
Marco Ferrara, Andrea Pedretti, and Jörg Heinemann

February 12, Symposium: StorageX, X=Supply Chain
Simon Moores and Adam Panayi

February 25: International Symposium
Profs. Hong Li and Kisuk Kang

March 12 - X=Batteries: Moving Forward Together
Prof. Jef Caers, Sibyl Diver, Alexis Georgeson, Paul-Miki Akpablie, & Peter Kukielski

April 9: Thermal Storage
Profs. Steven Chu and Paul Albertus

April 23: Novel Aqueous and Non-aqueous Chemistries for Energy Storage
Profs. Chunsheng Wang & Yi-Chun Lu

May 7: Solid-state Batteries: Materials & Scale-up
Profs. Jennifer Rupp and Elsa Olivetti

May 21 - Storage in Buildings - What, Why, and How
Dian Grueneich, Alexi Miller and Grace Relf

June 4 - EV Batteries: Challenges for the Mass Market
Frank Blome, VW

June 18 - High Energy Density Cathodes for Lithium-ion Batteries
Profs. Hubert Gasteiger and Yang-Kook Sun

July 30 - Lithium-Free Lithium-Metal Anode Batteries at QuantumScape
Dr. Timothy Holme

August 27 - Wireless Charging
Profs. Regan Zane & Shanhui Fan

September 10 - Synergies and Competition Between Long and Short Term Storage in Zero Emission Grids
EJ Baik

September 24 - Hydropower and Pumped Storage: Climate Solution and Conservation Challege
Dan Reicher

October 8 - Li-metal Engine: Chemomechanics of 3D Solid-state Anodes & Lithium Metal Anodes with Nonaqueous Electrolytes
Ju Li & Ji-Guang (Jason) Zhang

November 5 - Thermal Storage
Ravi Prasher, Adrienne Little and Brock Forrest

November 19 -  Battery Circular Economy
Kerstin Schierle-Arndt & Emma Nehrenheim


January 28 International Symposium
Richard Wang, Herman Wiegman, and Omer Bar-Yohay

February 11 International Symposium
Jessika Trancik and Nicolo` Campagnol

February 25 International Symposium
Rahul Jain and Sagar Mitra

March 11  International Symposium
Simona Onori and Dirk Uwe Sauer

April 29 International Symposium
Prof. Wolfgang Zeier and Prof. Kimberly See

May 20 International Symposium
Johanna Nelson Weker and Yijin Liu

May 27 International Symposium
Chao-Yang Wang and Mujeeb Ijaz

June 10 International Symposium
Alberto Salleo and Kevin Wujcik

August 12 - Novel thermal storage concepts
Joerg Petrasch & Asegun Henry

August 26 - New chemistries and architectures for flow batteries
Michael Marshak & Fikile Brushett


Tech Talk Webinar Series

August 2022

"Investigating The Cyclability and Stability at The Interfaces of Composite Solid Electrolytes in Li Metal Batteries" - Sarah Holmes, PH.D. Candidate, Stanford University
"An Operando AFM Understanding of Solid Electrolyte Interphase Growth in Lithium Ion Batteries" - Harry Thaman, Ph.D. Student, Stanford University

July 2022

"NMC-Carbon Contact Resistance in Battery Electrodes." - Stephen Dongmin Kang, Senior Staff Scientist, Stanford University
"Cold-Starting All-Solid-State Batteries by Thermally Modulated Current Collector in Sub-Minute" - Yusheng Ye, Postdoc Researcher, Stanford University

June 2022
"Resisting Dendrites in Lithium Batteries, One Pinhole At A Time", Solomon Tolulope Oyakhire, PH.D. Candidate

May 2022
"Characterization and Synthesis of Grid Storage Duty Cycles for Lithium-Ion Batteries", Kevin Moy, Ph.D. Candidate

April 2022
"Mechanical origins of lithium-metal intrusions in Li6.6La3Ta0.4Zr1.6O12 (LLZO) revealed by failure statistics", Geoff McConohy, Ph.D. Grraduate, Stanford University

March 2022
"Molecule Tuning for High-Performance Lithium Battery Electrolytes", Zhiao Yu, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
"Reprocessable and Recyclable Polymer Network Electrolytes via Incorporation of Dynamic Covalent Bonds", Yangju Lin, Ph.D., Stanford University

February 2022
"Suspension electrolyte with modified Li-ion Solvation Environment for Lithium Metal Batteries", Mun Sek Kim, Ph.D Student, Stanford University
"A Morphologically Stable Li-Electrolyte Interface for All-Solid-State Batteries Enabled by 3D Micropatterned Garnet", Rong Xu, Postdoc, Stanford University

January 2022
"Capturing the Swelling of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase in Lithium Metal Batteries", Zewen Zhang

December 2021
Understanding Li-S Chemistry from Liquid to Solid-State Li-S Batteries, Xin Gao
Rechargeable Na/chlorine and Li/chlorine Batteries, Guanzhou Zhu

November 2021
Steric Effect Tuned Ion Solvation Enabling Stable Cycling of High-Voltage Lithium Metal Battery, Yuelang Chen

Dynamic Responses of "Dead Li" during Battery Operations, Fang Liu


October 2021
Understanding Degradation during Extreme Fast Charging of Li-ion, Paul Partha, SLAC

September 2021
Crystallographic and Spectroscopic Evidence for Hydride Formation in Lithium Batteries - Rafael Vila, Cui Group
Correlative Learning of Chemo-Mechanics in Phase Transforming Battery - Dean Dang, Chueh Group

August 2021
A Nickle-Decorated Carbon Flower/Sulfur Cathode for Lean-Electrolyte Lithium-Sulfur Batteries - Huaxin Gong, Bao Group
Understanding Capacity Losses in Lithium Metal Negative Electrodes via Operando X-ray Diffraction - Natalie Geise, Mike Toney, Johanna Nelson Weker

July 2021
Potentiometric Measurement to prove Solvation energy and its Correlation to Lithium Battery Cyclability - Sang Cheol Kim, Cui Group
Positive Electrode Degradation Through Cycling-Induced Oxygen Release - Peter Csernica, Chueh Group

June 2021
Ultrathin Li metal-graphene composite foil for Li battery - Hao Chen, Cui Group

A Cation-Tethered Flowable Polymeric Interface for Enabling Stable Deposition of Metallic Lithium - Rachel Huang, Bao & Cui Groups


April 2021
Understanding and Controlling the Electrodeposition of Lithium Metal Using Atomic Layer Deposition - Solomon Oyakhire

Understanding Thermal and Mechanical Effects on Lithium Plating in Lithium Ion Batteries - Yitao Qiu

February 2021
Ultralight and Fire-Extinguishing Material Design for Advanced Li-ion Batteries - Yusheng Ye, Cui Group

Modeling Degradation for Second-life Battery: Preliminary Results - Seongbeom Lee and Gabriele Pozatto - Stanford Energy Control Lab


January 2021
Reaction-limitation, rather than diffusion-limitation, controls inhomogeneity in Li-intercalation materials - Stephen Kang

Dendrite Suppression by a Polymer Coating: A Coarse-Grained Molecular Study - Paul Rudnicki


December 2020
Development of Recyclable Energy Storage Devices utilizing Polymeric Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductors - Alexander Giovannitti, Salleo Group

Cathode Electrolyte Interphase in Lithium Batteries by Cryo-EM - Zewan Zhang, Cui Group

October 2020
Data In, Discoveries Out: How Computation and Al are Accelerating Battery Materials Discovery - Brandi Ransom, Reed Group

Molecular design for electrolyte solvents with Li-F interaction enables industrial lithium metal batteries - Zhiao Yu, Bao Group

June 2020
Implementation of the High-fidelity Electrochemical Battery Model: Review, Analysis, and Open-access MATLAB® code, Dr. Seongbeom Lee, Onori Lab

Correlative operando microscopy of the chemistry, nanostructure, and reactivity of oxygen evolving electrocatalysts, Dr. Tyler Mefford, Chueh Group

May 2020
Structure and Chemistry of the Silicon Anode SEI by Cryo-TEM - William Huang, Cui Group

Understanding Additive Controlled Lithium Morphology in Lithium Metal Batteries - Robert Kasse, Toney Group

April 2020
Battery material development and characterization with X-ray techniques - Kipil Lim, Chueh Group & Toney Group

Molecular design of supramolecular polymer electrolytes for lithium metal batteries - Snehashis Choudhury, Bao Group

March 2020
Eutectic mixing as a knob for next-generation flow batteries - Antonio Baclig, Chueh Group

Advancing Battery Health Estimation Algorithms via Electrochemistry and Control Theory - Anirudh Allam, Onori Lab

February 2020
Accelerating battery materials design with machine learning models - Austin Sendek, Reed Group

Ultrathin, Flexible, Solid Polymer Composite Electrolytesfor High Performance and Safe Lithium Batteries - Jiayu Wan, Cui Group

January 2020
Seeded graphene cages as hosts for Li metal anodes - Hansen Wang, Cui Group

Stabilizing High-Valent Redox: A Pathway to High Energy Fe-Rich Cathode Materials - Will Gent, Chueh Group


StorageX Initiative Launch: October 2019

Agenda | Speakers & Bios


Stanford faculty presentations:

Yi Cui: Materials Design, Interface and Characterization For The Next Generation of Batteries

Sally Benson: Energy Storage Systems Integration and Optimization: Making Good Energy Choices

Evan Reed: Leveraging data science to accelerate battery chemistry development

Stephen Comello: Circular Economy of Batteries - Challenges & Opportunities


Additional resources:
StorageX Introduction & Overview