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ECS is proud to present Dr. Jie Xiao via webinar on November 11, 2020, at 1300h EST.

Electrochemistry in Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries

Dr. Jie Xiao
Laboratory Fellow and Group Leader of the Battery Materials & System Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar & Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Arkansas

Date: November 11, 2020

Time: 1300-1400h ET

The thermodynamically unstable nature of lithium metal in liquid electrolytes significantly delays the implementation of high-energy rechargeable lithium battery technology in electrical vehicles. Although many approaches have been proposed to rescue Li metal anodes, most of the work is performed in small-scale coin cells and tested in conditions drastically different from reality. A full knowledge of Li metal activities at the cell level is lacking but extremely critical for the success of developing next-generation rechargeable Li metal batteries.

The webinar opens with a discussion of the root causes of forming Li metal dendrites in liquid batteries from an electrochemistry point of view. Then, we proceed to understanding the implications of Li metal dendrites in realistic high-energy pouch cells. The recent progress of the Battery500 Consortium is discussed to highlight the importance of applying electrochemistry principles to understand, identify, and address the fundamental challenges in realistic battery technologies.


Benefits of attending the webinar
  • Electrochemistry underlying Li metal dendrite growth
  • Pouch cell level understanding of Li dendrites and their implications in cell performance
  • Bridge the scientific gap between academic research and industry needs
Dr. Jie Xiao

Jie Xiao

Photo credit: Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Jie Xiao is currently a Laboratory Fellow and Group Leader of the Battery Materials & System Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She holds a joint position at the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas. Xiao is  an ECS Fellow and serves as the ECS Battery Division Secretary. She received her PhD in Materials Chemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Xiao has been leading research on practical applications and the fundamental study of energy storage materials and systems, spanning from microbatteries for acoustic fish tags to advanced battery technologies for vehicle electrification and grid energy storage. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, two book chapters, and holds 17 US patents in the energy storage research area. Xiao has been a top 1% Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher since 2017.


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