Energy storage and conversion are in the midst of a one-way evolution to a sustainable model. And materials development is frequently the key to success for many of these technologies. All types of materials can find their place in the race to find that breakthrough making clean technologies prevail over cheap-n-dirty old ones. From inorganics to polymers, carbons to metals, molecules to nanoparticles, all can provide their own arsenal of advantages for that task.

Hybrid materials aim at combining the best properties of their individual components and therefore can provide improved combinations of properties for a given function, as well as unique multi-functionalities. This symposium aims at gathering researchers working on hybrid materials which can exemplify this approach with special emphasis on showing patterns of synergy frequently found along this hybrid path.

Symposium Topics

  • Li and post-lithium batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Hybrid energy storage
  • Redox Flow Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis

Invited Speakers

Katsuhiko Naoi, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, JAPAN; Hongjie Dai, Stanford Univ., USA; Linda F Nazar, University of Waterloo, Canada; Clement Sanchez, Laboratory Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris, France; Yi Cui, Stanford University, USA; Bing Yan, Tongji University, Peop. Rep. China; Dino Tonti, ICMAB, Spain; Keryn K. Lian, Univ Toronto, Canada; Sanjay Mathur University of Cologne, Germany; Akshay Rao, University of Cambridge, UK; Ulrich Stimming, Newcastle Univ, UK; Claudia Draxl, Universität zu Berlin, Germany