||Theme 1: Energy Conversion
Focus area: These symposium topics include, but not limited to, experiments and modeling of energy conversion systems including:
• Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and PEM fuel cells
• Hydrogen generation
• The durability of the fuel cell and stack materials
• Thermal-Chemical-mechanical stresses/expansion
• Study of thermo-mechanical degradation mechanisms
• Effect of microstructure evolution on the properties and efficiency
• Role of grain boundary density, grain size, orientation, and grain growth
• Advances in the characterization and modeling techniques
Theme 2: Energy Storage
• Hydrogen storage
• Physicochemical Interaction in lithium-ion batteries and beyond (e.g., Li-S, Li-air)
• Electrode microstructure - property - performance interplay
• Mesoscale modeling and characterization (e.g., X-ray tomography)
• Degradation (e.g., mechanical, chemical, electrodeposition) characteristics in electrodes
Theme 3: Materials Design for Sustainability and Energy Harvesting
Focus area: This component of the symposium will focus on a variety of green and sustainable technologies for energy harvesting, additive manufacturing, green tribology, next-generation products and processes, and development of advanced instrumentation and control systems, etc.
Proposed Session Topics
• Solar Energy
• Energy Harvesting
• Nanotechnology and next-generation multifunctional materials
• Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and sustainability
• Green Tribology
• Life cycle analysis of materials and products
Theme 4- Functional Materials including High-Temperature Ceramics and Alloys
• Functional Oxides / (SOFC, sensors, others)
• Ceramics and Dielectrics / (battery, insulation Dielectrics, capacitors, sensors)
• Solid State Batteries/Electrolyzers/Solid oxide fuel cells/Membrane Separation/ electrolysis cells
• Coatings for interconnections.
• Membrane Separation Materials, Processes and Systems (H2, O2, CO2).
• High-temperature electrolysis cells.
• High-temperature performance of functional materials (electrochemical, electronic, optical, etc.)
• In-situ spectroscopy of oxidation state of functional oxides in operation
• Ceramics/Composite Structures/Alloys- Solid Oxide fuel cells, Thermal Barrier Coatings, Diesel particulate filters, etc.
• Reliability and durability of high-temperature ceramics and alloys, including the effect of residual/ operational stresses, corrosion under oxidizing and reducing environment.
• Advances in the characterization and modeling techniques including multiscale and in-situ.
• Microstructural reconstruction and mapping onto fundamental mechanistic models for predicting overall performance
• Nano-structuring and infiltration of functional electrode materials (SOFC, battery, capacitor) for electronic/electrochemical performance
This symposium intends to provide a forum for researchers from national laboratories, universities, and industry to discuss current understanding of materials science issues in advanced materials for energy conversion and storage include high-temperature processes and to discuss accelerating the development and acceptance of innovative materials, and test techniques for clean energy technology.