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Symposium on

"Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Storage Materials"

Friday, June 1, 2012, Brown University

Hosted by

Rhode Island's DOE EPSCoR Implementation Program

Brown University will host a day-long symposium on Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Storage Materials on Friday, June 1, 2012. Leading experts from National Labs, Academia and Industry will speak on the state-of-the-art in energy storage technologies and share their perspectives on emerging trends and technologies. There will be a panel discussion to discuss all technical, business and policy issues surrounding energy storage.

Confirmed Speakers Include

Daniel Abraham (ANL)  Khalil Amine (ANL)  Jordi Cabana (LBNL) 
Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT)  Arnd Garsuch (BASF)  Jagjit Nanda (ORNL) 
Frank Puglia (Yardney)  Jason Zhang (PNNL)   

Program Outline

7:30 – 8:30 am  Check In/Breakfast – Salomon Building 
8:30 – 8:40 am  Welcome remarks - Clyde Briant, Vice President for Research, Brown University 
8:40 – 9:00 am  Overview of Rhode Island's DOE EPSCoR Implementation Program -
Pradeep R. Guduru, Brown University  
Morning Session 
Session Chair:  Brett Lucht, Professor of Chemistry,
University of Rhode Island 
9:00 – 9:40 am  Materials-Enabled Energy Storage For Transportation And The Electric Grid 
  Yet-Ming Chiang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
9:40 – 10:20 am Advanced High Energy Battery Chemistries For Automotive Applications 
  Khalil Amine, Argonne National Laboratory 
10:20–11:00 am High Temperature And Safety Performance Of Li-Ion Batteries 
  Frank Puglia, Yardney & Lithion 
11:00–11:15 am Break - Salomon Building 
Late Morning Session 
Session Chair:   Vivek B. Shenoy, Professor of Engineering, Brown University 
11:15–11:55 am Designing Long-Life Lithium-Ion Cells 
  Daniel Abraham, Argonne National Laboratory 
11:55–12:35pm Multiscale Reactions In Battery Electrodes: Importance And Methods Of Characterization 
  Jordi Cabana, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
12:35–2:00 pm  Buffet Lunch and Poster Session - Sayles Hall 
Early Afternoon Session
Session Chair: Li-Qiong Wang, Department of Chemistry, Brown University 
2:00 – 2:40 pm  Nanostructured Materials For Energy Storage Systems Beyond Li-Ion 
  Jason Zhang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
2:40 - 3:20 pm  Different Strategies To Improve The Performance And Cycle Life Time Of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries 
3:20 – 3:30 pm  Break – Salomon Building 
Late Afternoon Session 
Session Chair:  Pradeep R. Guduru, Associate Professor of Engineering, Brown University 
3:30 - 4:10 pm  Electrochemistry Driven Structural Transition In High Voltage Lithium Rich Composite Cathodes 
  Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
4:10 - 4:30 pm  Closing remarks - Peter Alfonso,
Project Director & Vice President for Research, University of Rhode Island  
4:30 - 5:00 pm  Program Overview - Upper Level Salomon