ECS Detroit Section Hosts: “From Atoms to Devices – Multiscale Modeling the interfaces in Solid-State Batteries”

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.


With the rapid development of fast Li-ion conductors, the major bottleneck for all-solid-state Li-ion batteries lies in the high interfacial resistance and Li dendrite growth. These problems require a fundamental understanding of the interfaces where charge transfer reactions occur and electrochemistry, physics, and solid mechanics are coupled. This talk focuses on the new mechanistic understanding obtained by the recently developed density functional theory (DFT) informed multi-scale modeling approaches. The interface potential drop, contact area loss, lithium dendrite growth mechanisms, and dynamics interface evolution during plating and stripping are discussed.

Student poster awards

Students are encouraged to present posters. Up to three posters will be presented at the event. The first three students contacting the section at about presenting their work receive USD $100 and one year of free access to ECS Detroit Section events.

Event details

Speaker: Prof. Yue Qi
Joan Wernig Sorensen Professor of Engineering
Deputy Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy (ISE)
School of Engineering
Brown University

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Schedule: 1800h Posters and Dinner | 1900h Speaker

Location: Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
                     35555 W. 12 Mile Road
                     Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3139

Fee: USD $20


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Registration deadline: August 22, 2023
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Dr. Yue Qi

Dr. Yue Qi is the Joan Wernig Sorensen Professor of Engineering at Brown University. She and her Materials Simulation for Clean Energy Lab develop multi-scale simulation methods to design materials that are critically important for an energy-efficient and sustainable future.

After receiving her PhD from the California Institute of Technology, Prof. Qi spent 12 years working at the General Motors R&D Center. At GM, she developed multi-scale models starting from the atomistic level to solve engineering problems related to lightweight alloys, fuel cells, and batteries. She transitioned from industry to academia in 2013 and served on the faculty in the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department at Michigan State University until 2020. She has received several awards for her research, including the 2017 Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Brimacombe Medalist Award for her contributions in multidisciplinary computational materials science; three GM Campbell awards for fundamental research on various topics while working at GM; and for her PhD research, she was co-recipient of the 1999 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology for Theory for “work in modeling the operation of molecular machine designs.”

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