George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory and Professor at the University of Illinois will visit campus on Friday, April 19. "Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries," is the title of this special Nieuwland Lecture Series event.
JCESR develops concepts and technologies for portable electricity storage for transportation and stationary electric storage for the electricity grid. Electrified transportation replaces foreign oil with a host of domestic electricity sources such as gas, nuclear, wind and solar, and utility-scale electric storage enables the grid to bridge the peaks and valleys of variable wind and solar generation and of consumer demand. JCESR looks beyond Li-ion technology to new materials and phenomena to achieve the factor of five increases in performance needed to realize these transformational societal outcomes.
The lecture will be at 2:30 p.m. on April 19 in Room 123 Nieuwland Science Hall. A reception will follow in Room 202 NSH. The event is open to the public.