Electrochemical energy conversion and storage are at the forefront of materials research. The molecular processes taking place at evolving solid/gas, solid/liquid, and solid/solid interfaces play critical roles for many electrochemical systems, including low and high temperature electrocatalytic cells, batteries, and capacitors. The appearance of metastable phases or high defect density structures can vary the time-dependent efficiency, performance, and behavior of these energy materials. It is then crucial to monitor such phenomena in real-time while under operating conditions and environments. This symposium will focus on in situ/operando characterization methods and complementary computational studies aimed at understanding such interfacial behaviors, using different scattering and spectroscopic techniques, high resolution imaging with electron or scanning probe microscopies, real-time studies on the synthesis and processing of energy materials, and first-principles and atomistic modeling techniques.

Symposium Topics

  • In situ / operando studies on structural / chemical evolution at surfaces / interfaces
  • Electrochemical phenomena at electrified interfaces
  • New structural / chemical techniques for time-resolved imaging
  • Environmental microscopy (electron, scanning probe, x-ray)
  • Focused beam / coherent scattering techniques
  • Corrosion and non-equilibrium / metastable phase formation at interfaces
  • Design, synthesis, and processing of novel energy materials
  • Density functional theory modeling of interfacial process
  • First-principles computation of spectroscopic and microscopic signals

Invited Speakers

  • Seohyoung Chang (Chung-Ang University, Korea)
  • Di Chen (Stanford University, USA)
  • Larry Curtiss (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Vinayak Dravid (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Charles-Emmanuel Dutoit (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
  • Timothy Fister (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Alejandro Franco (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France)
  • Jinghua Guo (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Laurence Hardwick (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Alexie Kolpak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Slavo Nemsak (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
  • David Prendergast (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Subramanian Sankaranarayanan (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Andrey Shavorskiy (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Kelsey Stoerzinger (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Wan-Tu Tsai (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Juan-Jesus Velasco-Velez (Fritz Haber Institute, Germany)
  • Johanna Nelson Weker (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, USA)
  • Young-Sang Yu (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)