Challenges in Energy Storage


This two-day symposium will focus on the science, technology, policy and entrepreneurial challenges in enabling new novel energy storage solutions for the future green energy initiatives. Towards this goal government leaders, entrepreneurs and front line researchers will share their experiences and present solutions for enabling these technologies to be adopted in the future.


Globally the use of traditional sources of energy have come under increased pressure for reform due to tighter competition for traditional resources and increasing evidence climate change. Towards the goal of lowering our carbon footprint and indigenizing our resource base there exists a significant gap in our ability to store large amounts of energy in a safe and viable fashion. This symposium constitutes a continuing conversation with frontline leaders in government, industry and research community on what solutions exists and timelines for their adoption.


Location: Room 310, Behrakis Health Science Building



2nd May 8.45 - 9.00 am: Opening Remarks Prof. Steven
Director, Provost, Northeastern University
  9.00 - 10.00 am: Inaugural Talk Senator Elizabeth
Warren (D) MA
  10.00 – 11.00 am: Science Policy for Green Energy
and Climate Change
Prof. John Holdren, Dir. Office of
Science and Technology Policy,
White House
  11.00 – 12.00 pm: Department of Energy Initiatives
for large Scale Energy Storage
Dr.Imre Gyuk
  12.00 – 1.30 pm: Lunch
  1.30 - 2.15 pm: Prof. Srinivas Narayanan,
University of Southern California, CA
  2.15 - 3.00 pm: Prof. Robert Savinell,
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  3.00 - 3.45 pm: Prof. Levi Thompson,
University of Michigan
  3.45 - 4.00 pm Coffee Break
  4.00 - 4.45 pm: Dr. Phil Giudice,
Ambri Technologies
3rd May 8.45 - 9.00 am: Opening Remarks Prof. Sanjeev Mukerjee
Director NUCRET
  9.00 - 9.45 am: Dr. John Sullivan,
Sandia National Laboratory,
In situ TEM Spectroscopy of Li Intercalation
  9.45 – 10.30 am: Dr. Travis Anderson,
Sandia National Laboratory,
Metal ligand Ionic Liquids for Flow through Batteries
  10.30 – 10.45 am: Coffee break
  10.45 – 11.30 pm: Dr. Kevin Zavadil,
Battery Innovation Hub Activities
at Sandia National Laboratory
  12.15 - 2.00 pm: Lunch
  2.00 – 2.45 pm: Dr. Kyle Fenton,
Sandia National Laboratory,
Abuse Testing of Batteries
  2.45 - 3.30 pm: The A123 story, taking lessons
from the past.
  3.30 - 3.45 pm: Talk from Pelion Technologies
  3.45 - 4.00 pm: Coffee break
  4.00 - 5.15 pm: Open forum discussions



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