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Distinguished Seminar - Advanced Energy Storage systems for enabling electrification of vehicles by Dr. Khalil Amine
日期:2017 年 01 月 05 日 ( 星期四)
Time:2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


To meet the high-energy requirement that can enable the 40-miles electric drive Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (P-HEVs), long range electric vehicle (EV) and smart grid, it is necessary to develop very high energy and high power cathodes and anodes that when combined in a battery system must offer 5,000 charge-depleting cycles, 15 years calendar life as well as excellent abuse tolerance. These challenging requirements make it difficult for conventional battery systems to be adopted in P-HEVs and EVs. In this talk, we will address why electrification is a must going forward, describe the market and business opportunity for electric vehicles, and the role of government in helping with expending electrification. We will also describe key technologies within the lithium ion battery that have the potential of enabling both PHEV and EV’s. After a brief description of lithium ion battery concept, we will disclose several strategies to increase significantly the energy density of lithium battery through the development of novel functional materials and high voltage electrolytes. We will also describe some new approaches to improve the cycle life and safety of lithium batteries by significantly stabilizing the interfaces between electrodes and electrolyte during battery operation and abuse.


Dr. Khalil Amine is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the Manager of the Advanced Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory, where he is responsible for directing the research and development of advanced materials and battery systems for HEV, PHEV, EV, satellite, military and medical applications. Dr. Amine currently serves a committee member of the U.S. National Research Consul, US Academy of Sciences on battery related technologies. He is an adjunct distinguished professor at Stanford University, HKUST, Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology and Nanjing Tech University. Among his many awards, Dr. Amine is a 2003 recipient of Scientific America’s Top Worldwide 50 Researcher Award, a 2008 University of Chicago distinguished scientist award, a 2009 recipient of the US Federal Laboratory Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, 2013 DOE Vehicle technologies office award and is the five-time recipient of the R&D 100 Award, which is considered as the Oscar of technology and innovation. In addition, he was recently awarded the ECS battery technology award and the international battery association award. Dr. Amine holds over 176 patents and patent applications and has over 439 publications with an h-index of 87. From 1998-2008, Dr. Amine was the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology. He serves as the president of IMLB. He is also the chairmen of the international automotive lithium battery association and associate editor of the journal of Nano-Energy.