Register for Stephen Burkhardt’s February 22 seminar

Join the ECS Detroit Section for Stephen Burkhardt‘s presentation, “Building an EV Spec Li-S Battery from the Ground Up.”

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Register for Dr. Yiyang Li’s January 25 seminar

Join the ECS Detroit Section for Dr. Yiyang Li’s presentation, “Understanding Li-ion Batteries By (Dis) Charging One Particle at a Time,” on January 25, 2024.

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Prestigious student awards presented at ECS 244th Meeting

Congratulations to Gustavo Hobold, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and KyuJung Jun, University of California, Berkeley, winners of the 2023 ECS Battery Division Student Research Award Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Research and Development. Hobold and Jun presented their award talks at the 244th ECS Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gustavo Hobold
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A07—0984   Quantitative SEI-based Descriptors For Li metal Liquid Electrolyte Design

Gustavo M. Hobold is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working with Prof. Betar Gallant. His research focuses on developing a quantitative understanding of the functional properties and chemical composition of solid electrolyte interphases (SEI) formed natively on Li anodes. Hobold’s work leverages in situ experiments and high-throughput post-mortem titration-based techniques to precisely quantify the formation of a wide range of SEI phases and decipher capacity loss mechanisms in modern high Coulombic efficiency (CE) electrolytes. Ultimately, his work revealed several quantifiable SEI-based descriptors that can guide future liquid electrolyte discovery, aiming to breach >99.9% CE. Prior to MIT, Gustavo received his Engineering degree and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

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Register for Dr. Gong Liang Li’s November 14 seminar

Join the ECS Detroit Section for Dr. Gong Liang Li’s presentation, “Innovative materials and electrochemical technologies in solid oxide fuel cell, solid state battery, and other electrochemical devices,” on November 14, 2023.

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Arumugam Manthiram

Arumugam Manthiram

The Electrochemical Society hosted Arumugam Manthiram’s live webinar, “Sustainable Next-generation Battery Chemistries,” on September 20, 2023. Dr. Manthiram took audience questions during a live Question and Answer session at the end of the presentation. He kindly answered in writing questions not answered during the broadcast. His responses follow.

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NOTE: Registration is required to view the webinar.

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Register for Reik Laubenstein’s  October 19 seminar

Join the ECS Detroit section for Dr. Reik Laubenstein’s presentation “Towards a Sustainable Vehicle Battery Design” on October 19, 2023.

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E. Jennings (EJ) Taylor

E. Jennings (EJ) Taylor

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue in connection with the Pulse and Reverse Pulse Electrolytic Processes 4: In Honor of EJ Taylor symposium at the 244th ECS Meeting.

This focus issue is in honor of Dr. E. Jennings (EJ) Taylor, a pioneer in the development of industrial applications of electrochemical deposition, surface finishing, and conversion technologies. Dr. Taylor has made significant contributions to the development and commercialization of industrial electrolytic processes, with a specific focus on pulse and pulse reverse electrolytic processes used to enhance a variety of electrochemical processes, coupled with the design and development of scalable, modular apparatus. Dr. Taylor founded Faraday Technology, Inc. in 1991, with a mission to change the focus of electrochemical technologies from the art of complex chemistries to the science of pulse and pulse reverse electric fields. He has been a leader in research into surface finishing technologies, including electrodeposition and electropolishing, as well as the development of electrochemical conversion, recycling, and decarbonization technologies. Dr. Taylor has received awards including the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award for electrodeposition of chrome coatings for wear applications, 2011 R&D 100 award for electrodeposition of Co-Mn alloy coating for solid oxide fuel cells as part of a team with DOE NETL, and 2007 Blum Scientific Achievement award of the National Association of Surface Finishers. (more…)

David Theuerkauf

David Theuerkauf

Register for David Theuerkauf’s September 20 seminar

The ECS Detroit Section invites you to an in-person seminar with David Theuerkauf, Technical Sales Specialist, AVL North America, at 1800h on September 20, 2023, at Mercedes-Benz R&D North America.

Abstract

In constructed lithium ion batteries, only voltage, current, and temperature can be measured. This leads to difficulty making in situ analysis of electrochemical properties. Measuring and sourcing current at a high level of quality, 0.005% of full scale range, is considered ultra-high precision coulometry. Analysis of ultra-high precision coulometry metrics can be made by running cells at a slow 16-hour charge and discharge rate, with stable environmental control. These metrics can be used to compare degradation rates and anticipated rollover failure, quickly compare different potential chemistries or electrolytes, or detect lithium plating. (more…)

Arumugam Manthiram

Arumugam Manthiram

Arumugam Manthiram
George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Date: September 20, 2023
Time: 1000–1100h ET
Sponsors: EL-Cell, BioLogic, TA Instruments – Waters, WITec

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Prof. Yue QiRegister for Prof. Yue Qi’s August 23, 2023, seminar

The ECS Detroit Section invites you to an in-person seminar with Prof. Yue Qi from the Brown University School of Engineering. (more…)

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