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Date: November 23, 2011

Time: 12:00 PM -

Location: Bowen Hall Auditorium

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment would like to announce the second event of its Highlight Seminar Series featuring Jean-Marie Tarascon of the Université de Picardie Jules Verne. Professor Tarascon will address the topic “Materials/Synthesis Approaches for Developing Sustainable Li-ion Batteries for Energy Storage.” The seminar will take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 12:00PM in the Bowen Hall Auditorium.  All are invited to attend.


Although today’s Li-ion technology has conquered the portable electronic markets, and is still improving, it falls short of meeting the demands dictated by both electric transportation and grid applications. There is room for optimism as long as we pursue paradigm shifts while keeping in mind the concept of materials sustainability.  Some of these concepts relying i) on new ways to prepare known or new inorganic phosphates, fluorophosphates or fluorosulfate electrode materials via eco-efficient processes enlisting ionothermal or bio-inspired approaches,  ii) on proposing organic electrodes, and iii) exploring new insertion chemistries, will be discussed.