Successful 2nd public NanoBat Workshop held on April 29, 2021

“New Trends in Materials and Electrochemical Characterisation for Li-ion Batteries”

The 2nd public NanoBat workshop of our regular bi-annual series focused on electrochemical characterisation techniques from nano- to macroscale and new battery material testing that are at the heart of NanoBat. More than 130 participants joined our virtual meeting, a great success!

The first part comprised of three lectures by renowned scientists and experts in the field of battery materials and characterisation:

  1. Prof. Patrick Unwin of the University of Warwick (UK) talked about “Advanced electrochemical characterisation techniques”
  2. Dr. Marcus Jahn of AIT (Austria), being part of the NanoBat consortium, presented a keynote on “Materials, manufacturing and testing of Li-ion batteries”
  3. Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert of University of Jena (Germany) gave an insight on “Polymers for Li-ion batteries”

The second part focussed on early stage researchers (ESRs) from Marie Sklodowska-Curie training networks POLYSTORAGE and SENTINEL, as well as other interested researchers, presenting their work in three different breakout rooms via short videos, followed by discussions. We had contributions from 16 people covering the three topics:

I. Materials for batteries
II. Battery characterisation and testing
III. Nano-electrochemistry and nano-imaging

Overall, we consider this a very successful event which gave room for discussions and feedback. We are looking forward to our next public workshop, which, hopefully, can be physical-virtual hybrid.

Participants in the 2nd public workshop