Beyond Lithium Ion VIII

June 2-4, 2015| Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee

Meeting location SNS Iran Thomas Auditorium

Significant advances in electrical energy storage could revolutionize the energy landscape. For example, widespread adoption of electric vehicles could greatly reduce dependence on finite petroleum resources, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and provide new scenarios for grid operation. Although electric vehicles with advanced lithium ion batteries have been introduced, further breakthroughs in scalable energy storage, beyond current state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries, are necessary before the full benefits of vehicle electrification can be realized.

Motivated by these societal needs and by the tremendous potential for materials science and engineering to provide necessary advances, a consortium comprising IBM Research and five U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories (National Renewable, Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley, Pacific Northwest, and Oak Ridge) will host a symposium June 2-4, 2015, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This is the eighth in a series of conferences that began in 2009.

Sreekanth Pannala, General Chair
Jason Zhang, Program Chair



The Spallation Neutron Source site.

SNS is a one-of-a-kind research facility that provides the most intense, pulsed accelerator-based neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development. The SNS suite of state-of-the-art instruments provides a variety of capabilities for researchers across a broad range of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, materials science, and biology. (larger image)