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2020 Symposium: “High Performance Soft Materials: from Bioinspiration to Synthesis and Fabrication”

2020 Agenda TBD

A poster session will follow the lectures. Industry attendees are invited to present posters on related topics.

A few tables will be dedicated to industry attendees’s handouts and brochures.

Contact us if you want to present  a poster and/or exhibit.



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Agenda – May 22, 2019

120 Physical Sciences Building (PSB), Cornell University

 8:008:30 am           Breakfast & Registration – PSB Clark Atrium

 8:309:00 am           Welcome Remarks and Introduction – 120 PSB

Prof. Frank Wise, Director, CCMR; with the Symposium Organizing Committee: Profs. Yong Joo, Chemical and Biomoelecular Engineering, and Jin Suntivich, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

9:00 – 10 am              Sproull Lecture – Materials Science for Better Batteries. Achievements and New Directions

Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon, Solid State Chemistry and Energy, Collège de France

10:00 – 10:30 am       The Pursuit and Discovery of Vehicle Electrification Markets using Lithium-ion and/or Fuel Cell Powertrains

Prof. Mark Mathias, Chemical Engineering, University of  Rochester

10:30 – 10:45  am      Coffee Break & PostersPSB Clark Atrium

10:45 – 11:15 am       Beyond Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells.

Dr. Deborah Myers, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Materials Group, Argonne National Laboratory

11:15 – 11:45 am       The Importance of Materials Porosity in Fuel Cell Performance at High Power 

Dr. Karen Swider Lyons, Director, Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, US Naval Research Laboratory

11:45 – 1:15 pm         Lunch and Poster SessionPSB Clark Atrium

1:151:45 pm           Designing Electrolytes and Interphases for Lithium Batteries

Prof. Lynden Archer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University; and Founder and Board Member of NOHMs, Rochester, NY

1:45 – 2:15 pm           How Far Can We Push the Limits of Intercalation Batteries

 Prof. Stanley Whittingham, Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, SUNY at Binghamton

2:15 – 2:30  pm          Coffee Break & PostersPSB Clark Atrium

2:30 – 3:00 pm           Safe and Highly conductive electrolytes: From Liquid to Solid

Dr. Andreas Hintennach, Group Research, Daimler AG

3:00 – 3:30 pm           Lithium-Ion Battery Material Development and Deployment for 48V and High Energy Density Automotive Applications

Dr. Derek C. Johnson, Global R&D, A123 Systems, LLC    

3:30– 3:45 pm            Wrap up

3:45 – 5:30 pm           Poster Session and Reception – Baker Portico


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