Chemistry Department Seminar: Dr. Amy Marschilok, Co-Director, Institute of Energy: Sustainability, Environment, and Equity (I:SEE), Stony Brook University
"Electrochemical Energy Storage (Batteries): A Keystone for a Clean Energy Future"
Energy is a necessity which touches every aspect of our modern lives. Access to clean, affordable energy
directly scales with quality of human life. While the electrical grid and the automobile have been recognized as two of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century (NAP 2003), electric power and transportation remain the two largest U.S. sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the 21st century (EPA 2022). The central role of electrochemical energy storage systems (batteries) as a keystone for a sustainable energy future will be described in this presentation, including advances in beyond lithium-ion battery systems. The demands of different applications and the opportunities presented by different battery chemistry, materials science, and engineering solutions will be discussed. The criticality of in-situ and operando approaches to understand battery function under application relevant use cases will be highlighted.
*This seminar counts towards the chemistry major seminar attendance requirement.