Sustainability Workshop 2017

This Year's Workshop:

2017: Energy Storage

Past Workshops:

2015: Engineering Grid Resiliency for a Changing Climate

2013: Energy Water Nexus

2012: Solar Energy

2011: Energy

2010: Water

2009: Energy


Energy Storage - 

With rising population and an increased demand on energy, effective storage methods and technology are evolving at a rapid pace. The morning session will focus on new storage technologies, including solid state batteries, compressed air storage, solar and hydro power energy storage. The afternoon sessions will focus more on the real world applications for these technologies as well as policy, innovation and industry uses for energy storage (i.e. environmental, biomedical and defense). The Center for Research in Extreme Batteries (CREB) will be holding a joint workshop on the same day. Plenary sessions will include both CREB and other participants, while the breakout sessions will run in parallel. 

April 25th, 2017
9am - 3:30pm
Kay Boardrooms and Rotunda
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building,
College Park, MD
Register here for the Workshop
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9:00AM  Welcome Address - Dean Darryll Pines
9:05AM  Workshop Overview - Eric Wachsman, Director UMERC
9:15AM  Opening: Delegate Marc Korman
9:30 AM  Keynote: Dr. Ellen Williams, UMD Distinguished University Professor, Former Director ARPA-e
10:05AM  Keynote: Steven Chalk, Acting Assistant Secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
10:40AM  Morning Break
11:00AM  Plenary: Edward Shaffer, DoD Chief, Energy & Power Division, ARL
11:30AM  Plenary: Kamen Nechev, SAFT CTO, Battery R&D
12:00PM  Plenary: Jeffrey P. Maranchi, Program Manager Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
12:30PM  Light lunch provided in the Kim Rotunda
1:30 - 3:30 CREB and Sustainability Parallel Sessions
CREB Breakout Sustainability Breakout


Imaging all solid-state batteries at extreme temperatures; Marina Leite, Assistant Professor MSE, UMD


Wood BatteriesLiangbing Hu - Associate Professor, MSE, UMD


Interfacial structure characterization of water-in-salt electrolyte for high energy aqueous batteriesOleg Borodin, Senior Scientist at ARL


Solid State Batteries; Eric Wachsman, Director  UMERC


Reliability and Safety Concerns with Lithium Ion Batteries and Supercapacitors: CALCE Research Overview; Michael Azarian, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering


Neutron Probe Study of Lithium Metal Anode in Garnet Based Solid-State Li-S BatteriesLiangbing Hu, Associate Professor, MSE, UMCP


3D Architectures for Advanced Batteries – from Science to ManufacturingGary Rubloff, Director, NEES Energy Frontier Research Center 


Imaging Non-Equilibrium Transformations of Nanocrystals at Solid-Liquid Interfaces to Understand Electrocatalyst DegradationTaylor Woehl, Assistant Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Materials Design For Novel Borohydride-based Li+ and Na+ Electrolytes for Solid-State BatteriesYifei Mo, Associate Professor, MSE UMD


UMD Design for the 2017 Solar DecathlonRay Adomaitis, UMD Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Defects Engineering: From Weavable Electrodes to High Power Thermoaccoustics; YuHuang Wang, Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

3:30PM  Student Poster Contest and Reception in Kim Rotunda