242nd ECS Meeting or the rare chance to meet a Nobel prize winner

On October 9-13, 2022, the 242nd ECS Meeting took place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The 242nd ECS Meeting brings together the most active professional and student researchers in academia, government, and industry to engage, discuss, and innovate in the areas of electrochemistry and solid state science and technology, and allied subjects.

Our NanoBat colleague Martina Romio from AIT was at the conference presenting her work on “Advanced Investigation of the Electrolyte-Mg Anode Interphase for the Development of Mg-Ion Batteries”.
Magnesium-ion batteries (MIBs) represent a promising chemistry to potentially substitute lithium-ion technologies in the e-mobility and stationary energy storage applications. However, the major obstacle in the further development of MIBs is the incompatibility of Mg metal anode with conventional electrolyte solutions. Martina’s presentation aims to investigate the interactions between Mg metal and passivating and non-passivating electrolytes combining ex-situ and in-situ spectroscopic and microscopic tequniques with electrochemical testing.

The full abstract is available here.

The conference also offered the rare chance to meet a Nobel prize winner as Stanley Whittingham, winner of the Nobel prize in Chemistry 2019 and Professor of Chemistry and Materials and Director at Binghamton University, State University of New York, was there on the first day to give the ECS Lecture on “The Critical Role of Energy Storage in the Electric Economy and overcoming Climate Change”.

His abstract is available here.

More information can be found in the conference flyer.

Martina Romio presenting at 242nd ECS Meeting

Martina Romio and her colleagues with Prof. Stanley Whittingham