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Meeting 2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage VI
Sponsorship TMS Functional Materials Division
TMS: Energy Conversion and Storage Committee
Organizer(s) Jung Pyung Choi, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Amit Pandey, Ansys/Granta Design
Partha P. Mukherjee, Purdue University
Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota
Kyle S. Brinkman, Clemson University
Soumendra Basu, Boston University
Paul R. Ohodnicki, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Scope 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

Focus area:
• Batteries
• 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

Focus area:
• 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.
Abstracts Due 07/15/2019
Proceedings Plan Planned: TMS Journal: JOM
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