Winter/Spring 2015 Meeting of the Arizona Section of ECS

The Arizona Section of ECS will be hosting a meeting with special guest speaker Professor Robert F. Savinell.

The Arizona Section of ECS will be hosting a meeting with special guest speaker Professor Robert F. Savinell.

Date: January 26, 2014

Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:15 PM; Seminar begins at 7:00 PM

Place: University of Arizona
Tuscon, AZ 85721
Agave Room, 4th Floor of Student Union Building

Cost: Free to attend; $5 for light refreshments

Speaker: Professor Robert F. Savinell
George S. Dively Professor of Electrochemical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University
Professor Savinell is recognized as a leading authority on electrochemical energy storage and conversion. His research has been directed at fundamental science and engineering research for electrochemical systems and novel device design, development, and optimization. Dr. Savinell has over 100 publications and seven patents in the electrochemical field. He is a past chair of ECS’s Electrolytic and Electrochemical Engineering Division, a former editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, and a Fellow of ECS.

Title of Lecture: “Iron-Based Flow Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage”
Large-scale energy storage is required to meet a multitude of current energy challenges. These challenges include modernizing the grid, incorporating intermittent renewable energy sources (so as to dispatch continuous electrical energy), improving the efficiency of electricity transmission and distribution, and providing flexibility of storage independent of geographical and geological location. In addition, such storage should be scalable for centralized or distributed use. Research on electrode designs to increase the storage capacity for a hybrid flow battery with plated iron electrode will be presented. The work on an iron plated slurry electrode that will decouple the energy to power capacity of this flow battery chemistry, and thus expanding the application opportunities, will also be discussed.

Please RSVP by January 20th.

Contact Information
Professor Srini Raghavan
Phone: (520) 979-2348
Email: Ragtennis@comcast.net or srini@email.arizona.edu

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