Next Generation Batteries – Materials and Applications
MIE Department Seminar
September 10, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
842 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607
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Next Generation Batteries - Materials and Applications
Presenter: George Crabtree, PhD, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), University of Illinois at Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
Abstract: Energy storage is at the center of transformative technologies including electric transportation, wind and solar electricity, energy management for utilities and customers, replacement of gas peaker plants, and electric flight for air taxis, package delivery, and short-haul passenger service. These emerging uses require next-generation batteries custom-designed for the application. A survey of battery applications in the electricity grid, transportation and flight, and the outlook for batteries that can fulfill them will be given.
This work is supported by the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.
Presenter bio: George Crabtree is director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). He leads research on creating next-generation electricity storage technology beyond lithium-ion batteries. He has directed workshops for the Department of Energy on energy science and technology, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the hydrogen economy, on meeting sustainable energy challenges, on the prospects for next generation electrical energy storage, and on accelerating energy storage on the electricity grid.
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