On October 14, 2016, George Crabtree, director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, delivered a Scott Institute Seminar titled, "Next Generation Energy Storage."
Crabtree also holds the ranks of senior scientist, distinguished fellow and associate division director in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He has won numerous awards for his research.
Read his talk abstract: The high energy density and low cost of lithium-ion batteries have created a revolution in personal electronics through laptops, tablets, smart phones and wearables, permanently changing the way we interact with people and information. We are at the threshold of similar transformations in transportation to electric cars and in the electricity grid to renewable generation, smart grids and distributed energy resources. Many aspects of these transformations require new levels of energy storage performance and cost that are beyond the reach of Li-ion batteries. Next generation beyond Li-ion batteries and their potential to meet these performance and cost thresholds will be analyzed.
This seminar was sponsored by the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and CMU's Mechanical Engineering Department.
For information on future Scott Institute seminars, visit http://www.cmu.edu/energy