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Energy Storage Seminar

Robotics Manufacturing Building (RMB) Room 323
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Prof. Jeff Dahn, Dalhousie University – "Why would Telsa Motors partner with some Canadian?"

“Why would Telsa Motors partner with some Canadian?”

Jeff Dahn, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th, Robotics Manufacturing Building (RMB) Room 323 

Abstract: Lithium-ion batteries are amazing.  They power our phones, tools and now vehicles.  Unfortunately they eventually die.  Creating a Li-ion cell that lasts a long time (decades) is very difficult but proving that it will is much more difficult.  I will discuss the reasons why Li-ion batteries die and how advanced diagnostics can be used to select new electrolyte formulations that improve the lifetime of Li-ion cells to the decades-long scale.  Tesla will enter into a 5 year research partnership with us in June 2016.  

Prof. Dahn is recognized as one of the pioneering developers of lithium-ion batteries.  His recent research concentrates on the application of combinatorial materials science methods to battery and fuel cell problems.

This seminar is hosted by the NSF EPSCoR award through the Energy Storage Seminar Series in Pillar 3.

contact: Susan Odom, Department of Chemistry