Workshop on Energy Storage Technologies and Applications

June 28, 2011
Osborn Amphitheatre, Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180

The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in collaboration with Cornell University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST), held its first Workshop on Energy Storage Technologies and Applications. The workshop was organized to serve as a forum for industry, academia, and government agencies to discuss the current state of the art and challenges in battery storage technologies, to enhance the partnership among participating institutions, and to identify future opportunities for collaborative research and development.

Date:               Tuesday, June 28, 2011 (7:45 AM to 5:00 PM)

Location:        Osborn Amphitheatre, Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180

Technical Program: The technical program of the workshop included 13 presentations divided into three sessions: 1) Lithium Ion Batteries, 2) Other Battery Technologies, and 3) Characterization and Application. The presentations were given by leading faculty and researchers from RPI, Cornell, and BNL, as well as representatives from industry partners. 

William Acker, Director, NY BEST, Battery and Energy Storage Market Applications

Session 1: Lithium Ion Batteries 9:20 – 11:30am

Session Chair: Doug Chrisey (RPI)

  • Lynden Archer (Cornell), Nano-structured Metal Oxides for High Capacity Electrodes
  • Tobias Hanrath (Cornell), Silicon Nanowire Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Wei-Qiang Han (BNL), Nanomaterials as Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Nikhil Koratkar (RPI), Silicon based Nano-Scoops for High-Power Lithium Ion Battery Anodes
  • Robert Miller (Paper Battery Co.), Free-Forming Fabrication of Energy Storing Structural Sheets Using Print Forming Technology

Lunch: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Session 2: Other Battery Technologies 12:30 – 2:10pm

Session Chair: Tobias Hanrath (Cornell)

  • Doug Chrisey (RPI), Novel Ceramic Glass Composites for Improved Energy Storage
  • Tito Abruna (Cornell), Materials Advances for Electrical Energy Storage: Batteries and Super-Caps
  • Jason Graetz (BNL), Building Better Batteries: Advanced Synchrotron and Electron Techniques
  • Glen Merfeld (GE), Sodium-Metal Halide Batteries for Stationary Power Quality and EV Transportation

Break 2:10 – 2:30pm

Session 3: Characterization and Application 2:30 – 4:10pm

Session Chair: Glen Merfeld (GE)

  • Dan Lewis (RPI), Phase Field Model of Electrochemical Impedance for SOFC Electrode Studies
  • Eric Stach (BNL), Advanced TEM for Battery Materials
  • Jeanette Owejan (GM), Application of Neutron Metrology Methods for Li Ion Batteries
  • Jun Wang (BNL), Battery Research at National Synchrotron Light Source

Discussion – Future Plans 4:10 – 5:00pm

Adjourn 5:00pm