Invited Speaker

Prof. Nilgun Karatepe Yavuz, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Nilgun Karatepe Yavuz is a chemical engineer. She received the M.Sc. degree and PhD degree in chemical engineering, from Istanbul Technical University. Between 1992-2006 she worked at Chemical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University. Since then she has been with Renewable Energy Division of Energy Institute of Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, where at present she is professor. Her current research interests are carbon nanotube synthesis and applications; activated carbon technologies; solar cells: organic and perovskite solar cells, energy storage: Li-ion and air batteries, supercapacitors; hydrogen energy: production, storage and conversion technologies; energy, environment and adsorption. She has many journal and conference publications on these topics.
Speech Title: Solid-State Batteries : Fundamentals and Challenges
Abstract: Solid-state batteries (SSBs) have attracted enormous attention as one of the critical future technologies due to the probability to realize higher energy density and superior safety performance compared with the state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries. As the key component in SSBs, solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) with non-flammability and good adaptability to lithium metal anodes have attracted extensive attention in recent years. However, there are still intimidating challenges for developing low cost and industrially scalable solid-state batteries with high energy density and stable cycling life for large-scale energy storage and electric vehicle applications. This presentation offers an overview on the scientific challenges, fundamental mechanisms, and specifically focusing on the stability issues of solid-state electrolytes and the associated interfaces with both cathode and anode electrodes. Following the obtained insights, perspectives are given in the end on how to design practically accessible solid-state batteries in the future.



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