Scientific Program


Monday August 29


12:00    Registration, lunch, and exhibition


13:30    Welcome address

Corsin Battaglia, Empa and Sigita Trabesinger, PSI


13:40    (Invited) Electrochemo-mechanics of metallic lithium anodes

Mauro Pasta, University of Oxford, Faraday Institution


14:20    Unravelling lithium nucleation and dissolution in lithium-metal batteries

Eric Winter, T.  J. Schmidt, S. Trabesinger, PSI


14:40    Why potassium half cells fail to deliver reliable results

Iurii Panasenko, Leonie Wildersinn, Franziska Allgayer, Julia Maibach, Fabian Jeschull, KIT


15:00    Free standing thin flexible artificial polymer composite SEI to increase the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

Nico Grotkopp, Annelise Jean-Fulcrand, Georg Garnweitner, TU Braunschweig


15:30    Poster session and refreshing drinks

17:00    Apéro riche



Tuesday August 30


08:30   Coffee and exhibition

09:00   (Invited) Electrode kinetics in solid-state batteries

Jürgen Janek, Justus Liebig University Giessen, KIT


09:40   Interface evolution of the LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2/Li6PS5Cl solid-state battery cathode during cycling

Barthélémy Lelotte, Carlos A. F. Vaz, Camelia Borca, Thomas Huthwelker, Vincent Pelé, Christian Jordy, Lorenz Gubler, Mario El Kazzi, PSI, SAFT


10:00   Polymerized-ionic-liquid-based polymer electrolyte for 4 V and 5 V class solid-state lithium metal batteries

Chengyin Fu, Gerrit Homann, Rabeb Grissa, Daniel Rentsch, Wengao Zhao, Tom Gouveia, Anais Fagayrat, Rongying Lin, Sébastian Fantini, Corsin Battaglia, Empa, Solvionic


10:20   Coffee and exhibition

10:50   (Invited) Understanding imperfect battery materials

Jon Serrano-Sevillano, Marine Reynaud, Damien Saurel, Montse Casas-Cabanas, CIC energiGUNE, Ikerbasque


11:30    Mechanism of Li2S formation and dissolution in lithium-sulfur batteries

Christian Prehal, Jean-Marc von Mentlen, Sara Drvaric Talian, Alen Vizintin, Robert Dominko, Heinz Amenitsch, Lionel Porcar, Stefan A. Freunberger, Vanessa Wood, ETHZ, National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia, University of Slovenia, Graz University of Technology, Institut Laue-Langevin, IST Austria


11:50    Electron microscopy study of intragranular cracking mechanism in nickel-rich transition metal oxide cathode for lithium-ion batteries

Jedrzej K. Morzy,  Wesley M. Dose, Per Erik Vullum, May-Ching Lai, Amoghavarsha Mahadevogwda, Michael De Volder, Caterine Ducati, U Cambridge, Faraday Institution, University of Leicester, Norvegian University of Science and Technology


12:10    Conference picture


12:20    Lunch and exhibition


13:40   (Invited) Eletrolyte-electrode interphases in high-voltage aqueous lithium-ion batteries

Jie Li, Xu Hou, Helmholtz-Institute Münster, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Politecnico die Milano


14:20   The hydrotropic effect of ionic liquids in water-in-salt electrolytes

Maximilian Becker, Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Corsin Battaglia, Empa


14:40   The synergistic role of functional electrolyte additives containing phospholane-based derivative in NMC811/Si-graphite cells

Bahareh A. Sadeghi, Christian Wölke, Martin Winter, Isidora Cekic-Laskovic, Hemholtz-Institute Münster, Forschungszentrum Jülich


15:00    Coffee and exhibition

15:30   (Invited) Autonomous workflows for an accelerated design of battery electrodes

Ivano E. Castelli, Technical University of Danemark


16:10   Plasmonic based fibre optic sensors as in-situ battery diagnostic technique

Christopher Gardner, Elin Langhammer, Joe Fleming, Alexander J. Roberts, Rohit Bhagat, Tazdin Amietszajew, Coventry University, Insplorion


16:30   Characterization of lithium-ion cells degradation through deconvolution of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Pietro Iurilli, Claudio Brivio, Vanessa Wood, CSEM, ETH Zürich


18:00    Conference banquet 



Wednesday August 31


08:30    Coffee and exhibition

09:00    Welcome address industry day

Andreas Hutter, CSEM, iBAT and Corsin Battaglia, Empa, iBAT


09:10    (Invited) Automotive OEM views on solid-state battery technology

Hansen Michael Chang, Mercedes-Benz


09:40    (Invited) Perspectives on automotive all-solid-state batteries

Aron Varga, BMW


10:10    Coffee and exhibition


10:40    (Invited) Printing of all-solid-state batteries

Petrachai Srimuk, Andy Fiedler, Marcel Zwahlen, David Flaschenträger, Blackstone Technology, BFH


11:10    (Invited) Alternative manufacturing process for new solid-state electrolyte

Sebastian Heinz, Markus Stichnote, Günther Hambitzer, High Performance Battery Holding, High Performance Battery Technology


11:40    (Invited) Northvolt R&D strategy and progress for next generation battery development

Hwamyung Jang, Matteo Ambrosetti, Léo Duchêne, Northvolt


12:10    Poster award

12:20    Lunch and exhibition

13:30    Welcome address Horizon 2020 LC-BAT-5 battery project cluster session

Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Empa, SeNSE project


13:40    (Invited) A novel carbon material as conductive additives for slurry formulations

Florian Klunker, Steven D. Lacey, M. Schauer, Francesco Bizzotto, Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Corsin Battaglia, Huntsman Advanced Materials, Nanocomp Technologies Inc, Empa, SeNSE project


14:10    Graphite-based anodes with recycled silicon for lithium-ion batteries

Guiomar Hernandez, Ane Muguruza, Iratxe de Meatza, Jekabs Grins, Gunnar Svensson, Mads Heints, Marthe Emilie M. Buan, Anne-Karin Soiland, Uppsala University, CIDETEC, COBRA project


14:25    Pre-lithiation additives for the positive eletrode to compensate for active lithium losses in Si-based lithium ion battery cells

Aurora Gomez-Martin, Maike Michelle Gnutzmann, Egy Adithma, Lars Frankenstein, Bastian Heidrich, Martin Winter, Tobias Placke, MEET, University of Münster, Helmholtz-Institute Münster, Forschungszentrum Jülich, SeNSE project


14:40    Multifunctional ethoxy(pentafluoro)cyclotriphosphazene additive enables safe carbonate electrolytes for silicon-graphite/nickel-rich NMC lithium-ion batteries

Sufu Liu, Gerrit Homann, Rabeb Grissa, Konstantin Egorov, Yuanye Huang, Corsin Battaglia, Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Empa, SeNSE project


14:55    Development of in-situ monitoring tools for prototype cell performance and safety mapping

Tazdin Amietszajew, Alexander J Roberts, Conventry University, SeNSE project


15:10    Coffee and exhibition

15:40    Temperature-driven chemical segregation and doping in cobalt-free lithium-rich layered oxides and its influence on electrochemical performance

Kunkanadu Rajappa Prakasha, Jekabs Grins, Aleksander Jaworski, Thomas Thersleff, Gunnar Svensson, Leif Olav Josang, Anne Dalager Dyril, Andreas Paulus, Dries De Sloovere, Jan D'Haen, Marlies K. Van Bael, An Hardy, Hemesh Avireddy, Joan Roman Morante, Jordi Jacas Biendicho, IREC, Stockholm University, Ceramic Powder Technology, Hasselt University, Imec, COBRA project


15:55    Environment friendly water-based cathode production from cobalt-free lithium-rich layered oxides for pouch cells testing

Hongmei Wang, Vassilios Siozios, Reinhard Mörtel, Andreas Würsig, Fraunhofer ISIT, COBRA project


16:10    High-areal-capacity nickel-rich NMC water-based electrodes with excellent long-term cycling stability

Yuri Surace, Nicolas Eshraghi, Damian Cupid, AIT, SeNSE project


16:25    Innovative hybrid high-voltage electrodes based on LNMO/LFP materials for lithium-ion batteries

Roberto Colombo, Daniele Versaci, Julia Amici, Silvia Bodoardo, Carlotta Francia, Federico Bella, Nadia Garino, Politechnico di Torino HYDRA project


16:40    Closing remarks


17:00    End of conference


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