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Research Seminar: Advances in lithium-ion battery and beyond for enabling mass electrification of vehicles

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


To meet the high-energy requirement that can enable the 40-miles electric drive Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (P-HEVs), long-range electric vehicles (EV) and smart grid, it is necessary to develop very high energy and high-power cathodes and anodes that when combined in a battery system must offer over 5,000 charge-depleting cycles, 15 years calendar life as well as excellent abuse tolerance. These challenging requirements make it difficult for conventional battery systems to be adopted in P-HEVs and EVs.

In this talk, we will first introduce the next-generation lithium-ion battery that includes Ni rich full gradient cathode with Nano-rode primary particles, a novel advance PEDOT coating on cathode particles that significantly enhances the cycle life at high voltages.

We will then describe a novel Silicon-graphene composite anode including a novel pre-lithiation technology to overcome the irreversible loss of this anode in the first cycle.

We will finish by describing a novel lithium superoxide-based close battery system that offers at least three times the energy density of the state-of-the-art lithium ion battery and a SeS system with novel electrolyte that suppresses the dissolution of polysulfide species and is very compatible with lithium metal..



Dr. Khalil Amine, Argonne National Lab Distinguished Fellow

Portrait of Dr. Khalil Amine of Agronee National LabDr. Khalil Amine is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the leader of the Advanced Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory, where he is responsible for directing the research and development of advanced materials and battery systems for, P-HEV, EV applications. Dr. Amine is also the Co-director of US-German initiative on interface. He serves as a member of the U.S. National Academy of inventors and fellow of the European academy of sciences and committee member of the U.S. National Research Consul at U.S. Academy of Sciences on battery related technologies.

He holds a joint appointment as Professor at the University of Chicago and was until recently an adjunct professor at Stanford University.  Among his many awards, Dr. Amine is a  2023 recipient of Kuwait prize, 2019 recipient of the mega global energy prize, a 2003 recipient of Scientific America’s Top Worldwide 50 Researcher Award, a 2009 recipient of the U.S. Federal Laboratory Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, 2013 DOE Vehicle technologies office award and is the six-time recipient of the R&D 100 Award which is considered as the Oscar of technology and innovation. In addition, he was awarded the ECS battery technology and battery research awards, the international battery association award and NAATBAT lifetime achievement award.

Dr. Amine holds 207 patents and patent applications and has 775 publications with google h-index of 167. From 1998-2021, Dr. Amine was the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology with over 98000 citations. He serves as the executive director and president of IMLB.  He is also the chairman of the international automotive lithium battery association, ECS fellow, Fellow of the international association of advanced materials, and associate editor of the journal of Nano-Energy.

Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Av., Argonne, IL



April 17
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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