2017 AIChE NorCal November Meeting

Engineering Approaches to Sulfur Cathodes for Next-Generation Li-S Batteries
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30pm PST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Nathan Hanna
Google Sunnyvale Campus
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
United States

2017 AIChE NorCal November Meeting This Week!
Hi NorCal Chemical Engineers!

Join us this week in Silicon Valley for a talk on the engineering of new battery technologies.
Independent consultant Prashanth Jampani will be speaking to us about the energy density of lithium sulfur battery systems.

Google, Sunnyvale, CA

Thursday November 09, 2017

AIChE Members: $10.00
Non-Members: $15.00

For security and space reasons, registration is limited to 25 participants. Registration deadline is 12:00 noon Pacific on the day of the event (November 9). We unfortunately won't be able to accept registration at the door. Additional details will be sent to registrants.

// Engineering Approaches to Sulfur Cathodes for Next-Generation Li-S Batteries
Lithium sulfur batteries are the next step in energy storage solutions for both stationary and mobile applications. The system bears much promise on account of a theoretical energy density that is nearly 5 times that of current lithium ion systems. However, the formation of soluble electrochemical reaction intermediates necessitates the use of novel electrode architectures to overcome capacity fade during cycling. This talk will cover work done at the University of Pittsburgh into overcoming such fade while keeping additive weight to a minimum and ensuring high gravimetric and areal capacities.

Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha

Prashanth Jampani is a Battery materials scientist with over 10 years’ experience in the fields of lithium batteries, supercapacitors and electrocatalysis. He has a Masters in Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (UPitt). As a post-doctoral scholar at Dr. Prashant Kumta’s lab at UPitt, he was instrumental in initiating electrode engineering work for sulfur cathodes for which he successfully solicited DOE-BMR funding. The work also diversified into tackling dendrite growth in lithium metal anodes. Dr. Jampani was also responsible for the Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion & Storage Technologies (NECST) lab at the Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center which has kicked off several industrial collaborations in the energy materials space. He has published over 35 papers and holds 2 patents and is an active member of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Materials Research Society (MRS), Sigma Xi & The Electrochemical Society (ECS), for which he served as the Section Vice-chairman for ~3 years.