Academic Event

Advanced Solid-State Batteries―Challenges and Opportunities of Interface Science

22. June 2023 - 23. June 2023

Climate change has been recognized as a pressing concern for future generations with current pollution being one of the driving forces. Especially the mobility is a large contributor to CO2 emissions, and automotive manufacturers are switching from combustion engine to electric propulsion, leading to new solutions in energy storage in vehicles. Today, lithium-ion and other alkali ion batteries are the most attractive battery technology for consumables and electric vehicles and dominate the battery market. However, current lithium-ion batteries are lacking due to flammability of organic electrolyte components. Furthermore, the energy density of batteries is limited by the employed cell chemistry. All-solid-state batteries one of the next-generation battery chemistries, aim to solve both issues by eliminating flammable components and focusing on elemental anode concept to realize an improved practical energy density (volumetric and gravimetric). This requires a functioning metal anode, an essential but so far elusive component. This workshop will discuss the status in the development of next generation solid state electrolytes, hybrid organic and inorganic electrolytes, elemental anodes and high voltage and capacity electrodes and understanding of limitation of both individual component and interface aspects of combination of battery materials. World leading battery researchers will be presenting their work at this meeting.


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Werner Weppner, University of Kiel, Germany

Prof. Jürgen Janek, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany

Prof. Wolfgang Zeier, University of Münster, Germany

Prof. Stefan Adams, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Frank Tietz, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany

Prof. John Irvine, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Venkataraman Thangadurai, University of Calgary and HWK Fellow

Prof. Fabio La Mantia, University of Bremen, Germany

Dr. Prateek Dongare, Nature Communications

Prof. Jennifer Rupp, Technical University Munich, Germany

Dr. John Muldoon, Toyota Research Institute of North America, USA

Dr. Gioele Pagot, University of Padova, Italy


Conference chairs and contact


Prof. Dr. Venkataraman Thangadurai, University of Calgary and HWK Fellow,

Dr. Julian Schwenzel, Head of Department, Fraunhofer Institute of Manufacturing and Advance Materials (IFAM),

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22. June 2023 - 22. June 2023 | 12:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr
23. June 2023 - 23. June 2023 | 09:00 Uhr - 16:30 Uhr
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst
Lecture Hall
Full accessibility
Dr. Julian Schwenzel, Fraunhofer IFAM
Prof. Dr. Venkataraman Thangadurai, University of Calgary
Event type
Program_June_22-23_Advanced_Solid-State_Batteries_Challenges__2_.pdf | pdf, 404 KB

Further Information

The registration fee of 170€ covers on-site participation, coffee breaks and meals as laid out in the workshop program. Please complete the online registration form no later than 30 May 2023. Note that the number of participants is limited, so make sure to register early. After submitting the registration form, and once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an e-mail with bank details and payment information.

The workshop starts at 12:00h on Thursday, 22 June 2023, and ends at 16:30h on Friday, 23 June 2023.

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