ECS New England Section Hosts 243rd ECS Meeting Special Event

Vito Di Noto is featured guest speaker with presentations by NSF IUCRC Center Members

Dr. Vito Di Noto

The ECS New England Section is hosting the NSF IUCRC Center for Solid-state Electric Power Storage (CEPS)** and invites you to a special event on Wednesday, May 31, from 1400-1800h at the 243rd ECS Meeting with the 18th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVIII) in Boston, MA. 

Date: Wednesday, May 31
Time: 1400-1800h ET
Sheraton Boston: Back Bay Ballroom B
Registration for the ECS New England Section event requires (1) registration for the 243rd ECS Meeting with SOFC-XVIII and (2) purchasing a ticket to this section event. When registering, select the appropriate Registrant Type for the 243rd ECS Meeting with SOFC-XVIII; then under Sessions, select the ECS New England Section. Badges and event tickets can be picked up during registration hours at ECS Registration located in the Hynes Convention Center.
Questions: Please email

Featured Guest Speaker

Charge Transfer Mechanisms in Ion-Conducting Materials
Dr. Vito di Noto*
Fellow of The Electrochemical Society
Professor, Section of Chemistry for the Technology (ChemTech) and INSTM, Padova Research Unit, Department of Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Padova

Electrochemical energy storage systems are of major interest due to their role in the decarbonization of the energy and mobility sectors. Secondary batteries running on alkaline and alkaline-earth anodes are characterized by a high specific energy and power, and extensive cyclability. Unfortunately, the main bottleneck in the widespread use of this technology is developing suitable ion-conducting materials (ICMs) able to provide sufficient ion conductivity and appropriate chemical and electrochemical stability. An overview is provided on the results of applying broadband electrical spectroscopy (BES) technique in the study of charge transfer mechanisms of various ICMs, including: (i) hybrid and polymer electrolytes based on alkaline and alkaline-earth ions; (ii) ionic liquid-based electrolytes for multivalent metal batteries; and (iii) solid-state ceramic electrolytes for Li+ ion conduction.


1400h – Check in; social gathering

1420h – Welcome
ECS Executive Director Christopher Jannuzzi
ECS New England Section Chair Professor Sanjeev Mukerjee

1430h – Charge Transfer Mechanisms in Ion-Conducting Materials
Featured Guest Speaker Dr. Vito di Noto

Presentations by NSF IUCRC Center Faculty and Industry Members

1510h – Transport Processes in Solid-State Batteries
Dr. Josh Gallaway
DiPietro Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University
Co-director, Northeastern University Site NSF IUCRC CEPS

1530h – Solid-State Battery Technology: A Step Forward Toward the U.S. Energy Security
Dr. Alevtina (Alla) White Smirnova
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences, South Dakota Mines

1600h – Networking, Social Break

1615h – Solid-State Batteries for EV and Off-Grid Applications
Dr. Quinn Qiao
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University
Director, Syracuse University Site NSF IUCRC CEPS

1645h – Advancing the Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Structure, Processes, and Dynamics in Solid-State Batteries
Dr. Sanjeev Mukerjee
Distinguished College Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University
Director, Northeastern University Site NSF IUCRC CEPS

1715h – Sulfide Glass Protected Solid-State Li-Batteries (to be confirmed)
Dr. Steven J. Visco
CEO and CTO, PolyPlus Battery Company 
Industry Advisory Board Member NSF IUCRC CEPS

1745h – Question & Answer and Open Discussion; Concluding Remarks

1800h – Adjourn

* About the Featured Guest Speaker

Vito Di Noto is Full Professor of Electrochemistry for Energy and Solid State Chemistry in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Padova. He is Head of the Section of Chemistry for Technology in the same department, and Founder and  Team Leader of the Chemistry of Materials for the Metamorphosis and the Storage of Energy – CheMaMSE research group. Dr. Di Noto is a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society, Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Past President of the Electrochemical Division of the Italian Chemical Society, and member of the Comitato Tecnico Scientifico della Regione Veneto. He is the author of over 335 international publications with more than 9200 citations (h-index 54), and inventor of more than 30 international patents. Dr. Di Noto received the 2022 ECS Energy Technology Division Award for his activities  in the field of (i) primary and secondary batteries running on alkaline and alkaline-earth elements; (ii) hydrogen, fuel cells, and electrolyzers.  

**NSF IUCRC Center for Solid-state Electric Power Storage (CEPS)

The Center for Solid-State Electric Power Storage helps industries, government, and national laboratories meet the great challenge of safe, efficient, and eco-friendly energy storage. CEPS technologies will provide substantial benefits to industrial partners and others by leveraging research dollars, networking, and training. CEPS will expand education, training, and workforce development opportunities for a diversity of students, including women, minorities, and Native Americans. The Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) consortium cooperating academic institutions are Syracuse University, Northeastern University, and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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