A3 seminar: ‘Where is Energy Storage Going?’
George Crabtree, director for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), will present “Where is Energy Storage Going?” on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Argonne Guest House. The seminar begins at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch. Hosted by the Argonne Alumni Association (A3), the event is open to all current and retired employees and members of the public.
A plated lunch will be available immediately following the presentation. The menu choices include pasta, salads and various sandwiches for $14/person including beverage, service charge and sales tax. To register for the seminar, send an email to Connie Markiewicz and indicate if you will attend the presentation only or both the presentation and lunch.
Non-employees require a gate pass and can request one by sending an email to Angie McKay by Monday, April 15.
Energy storage is central to many emerging technologies, including electric vehicles for transportation, renewable electricity integration on the grid, decarbonization of transportation and the grid, and electric flight. Achieving the full value of these game-changing opportunities requires a diversity of designer batteries where each battery meets the multiple performance requirements of its host application. JCESR has developed a new approach to creating transformative materials for next-generation batteries, designing and building them “from the bottom up,” atom-by-atom and molecule-by-molecule, where each atom or molecule plays a prescribed role in producing the targeted overall materials behavior. The role of energy storage in the grid and transportation will be presented, along with an overview of JCESR’s first five years and its five-year renewal.
George Crabtree is director of JCESR at Argonne, and a distinguished professor of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering at University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). He leads research on creating next-generation electricity storage technology beyond lithium-ion batteries. He has directed workshops for the U.S. Department of Energy on energy science and technology, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the hydrogen economy, on meeting sustainable energy challenges and on the prospects for next generation electrical energy storage.