Five main themes will be covered in this Conference, including Fuel Cells, Batteries, Electrochemical Capacitor and Renewable Energy Materials, Fundamental Electrochemistry and Electric Vehicles.
E1 -- Fuel cells
This symposium is devoted to all aspects of research, development, and engineering of high temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), direct carbon fuel cells, microbial fuel cells, polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), as well as direct alcohol fuel cells using either anion or cation exchange membranes. The intention is to bring together the international community working on the subject and to enable effective interactions between research and engineering communities. The symposium is structured as different sections covering diagnostic techniques and stack systems design/components; catalysts and membranes, methanol and ethanol reforming to produce hydrogen for fuel cells; included are also interconnect/bipolar plates, performance degradation and novel nano-structured materials and smart carbon-based materials for fuel cells.
E2 -- Batteries
Batteries in particular Lithium-ion batteries have been the workhorses in portable electronic devices such as cellular phones, laptop computers, and digital cameras. In recent years, lithium-ion batteries are being used for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and full electric vehicle (EV) applications. This symposium is a forum for discussion on both fundamental and applied aspects of lithium-ion and other types of batteries such as flow batteries, lead-acid batteries and metal/air batteries. Specific areas to be covered include but not limited to: (1) electrode design, characterization, and performance; (2) electrolyte development and characterization; (3) novel electrode processing and cell design; (4) electrode interfacial studies and diagnostic techniques; (5) materials, electrode, and cell modeling; (6) elucidation of aging and failure modes and mechanisms; and (7) PHEV and EV performance, fast charge/discharge, safety and market prospect, etc.
E3 – Electrochemical capacitors and renewable energy materials
Electrochemical capacitors (i.e., “supercapacitors” or “ultracapacitors”) are emerging as an attractive energy-storage solution for new technologies with challenging power/energy requirements. The goal of this symposium is to address all aspects of electrochemical capacitor research, development, and real-world applications, they are: nanostructured materials including graphene, metal oxides, nitrides, other advanced inorganic materials, and conducting polymers; characterization and optimization of practical electrochemical capacitor components, new device designs (symmetric and asymmetric), and hybrid systems; theory and modeling as tools; and application tests of electrochemical capacitors in real-world conditions. Included are also renewable fuel and hydrogen production, water splitting, and other electrochemical devices like electrolyzers, electrochemical hydrogen pumps, etc.
E4 -- Fundamental electrochemistry
This symposium will cover all aspects of the fundamental electrochemistry, electrochemical interfaces and new and in situ electrochemical characterization techniques related to energy storage, energy conversion; cutting-edge researches of electrochemical science and technology. The fundamental phenomena related to the nano or mesoporous structured electrode and membrane materials will also be covered. Developments in the new and smart carbon materials and their fundamental electrochemical and computational understanding will also welcome.
E5 – Electric vehicles
Meeting the Electric Vehicles challenge: cycle life, power & energy, cost and safety. The symposium covers all kind of electric vehicles including all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles, (PHEVs), and electric vehicle conversions of hybrid electric vehicles and conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. Materials and technologies related to improved car parts performance like fast charge/discharge batteries, auto lightweight technology, long-life oils, anti-fraction tyres.