Register for David Reed and Wei Wang 01/28 Webinar hosted by ECS Pacific Northwest Section

The ECS Pacific Northwest Section proudly presents Dr. David Reed and Dr. Wei Wang via free digital webinar on January 28, 2021, at 1100h PT. Pre-registration is required; ECS membership is not a pre-requisite for participation.

R&D Efforts in Energy Storage Technologies for the Grid at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Dr. David Reed
Chief Material Scientist/Program Manager
Battery Materials and Systems Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Wei Wang
Energy Storage Materials Initiative
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Date: January 28, 2021

Time: 1100h PT / 1400h ET

In this webinar, we discuss efforts at PNNL to accelerate the acceptance of energy storage technologies for grid-scale applications. The investigation of new and existing technologies to improve materials and systems that directly impact performance is covered. We describe new research to create a digital twin battery to accelerate energy storage discovery and development. In addition, we review safety and reliability testing efforts employed to develop protocols, materials, and systems to ensure the safe and reliable deployment of energy storage systems.

Benefits of attending the webinar

Learn about:

  • Overview of grid energy storage technologies being investigated at PNNL to improve materials and systems that directly improve performance and ensure the safety and reliability of energy storage systems. 
  • New research direction in integrating experiment, modeling, and data analytics.


Pre-registration is required; ECS membership is not a pre-requisite for participation.

David Reed

Dr. David Reed is Chief Material Scientist/Program Manager in the Battery Materials and Systems Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Before joining PNNL in 2010, he worked in industry at 3M, U.S., and Praxair, U.S. There Dr. Reed researched in areas including high temperature electrochemistry, materials synthesis and processing, alternative manufacturing methods, dielectric materials, coatings, failure analysis, new materials development, design of experiments, and rapid commercialization processes. His primary focus at PNNL has been developing and testing new materials and components in electrochemical devices. Dr. Reed is currently the Program Manager for the DOE Office of Electricity-sponsored program focusing on new electrochemical device technologies for energy storage. He is also Project Manager for several industrial sponsored programs. Dr. Reed received his PhD in Ceramic Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, U.S.

Wei Wang

Dr. Wei Wang is currently Director of the Energy Storage Materials Initiative, a multi-million-dollar and multi-year project at PNNL to fundamentally transform energy material research and development (R&D) through a physics-informed, data-driven approach. He also serves as the chief scientist and technical lead on stationary energy storage R&D at PNNL, which covers a diverse portfolio of redox flow, lithium ion, and sodium ion batteries. Dr. Wang joined PNNL in 2009 after receiving a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.


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