Bio – Gleb Yushin is Professor of Materials Science at Georgia Tech, a Co-founder & CTO of Sila Nanotechnologies, and an Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today. He is a Fellow of the EU Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), and a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (ECS). Prof. Yushin pioneered transformative developments of advanced materials for lightweight nanocomposites and next-generation rechargeable batteries.
Abstract Title: Advances in Conversion-Type Electrodes for Lightweight Batteries
Abstract Body: Specific energy density of Li-ion batteries based on intercalation compounds are closely approaching their limits. Conversion-type active materials offer an opportunity to triple specific energy, reduce their cost, and improve cell safety. These materials may be produced from safer, cheaper, and globally available resources and contribute to accelerated adoption of electric transportation. This talk will focus on the latest developments of both active and inactive (supporting) battery components.