Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.



Lecture by Prof. Michael De Volder 3/15

Time and Date: March 19, 2024, 10:30-12:00 (lecture: 1 hour, Q&A: 30 minutes)
Place: OCS, the first floor of R2 building, , Suzukakedai Campus
Number of participants: 16


Li-ion batteries still fall short of consumer needs in terms of charging time, capacity and cost. In addition, the materials used in batteries and the battery lifetime still cause concerns about their sustainability. In this talk, I will focus on different strategies to improve the performance of batteries. First, I will discuss aspects of optimising the structure of battery electrodes, which can lead to better battery performance using existing battery chemistries. Second, I will talk about how we can combine different Li storage mechanisms in new ways to increase the overall energy density of battery electrodes. Finally, I will discuss work on the degradation of batteries and methods to increase their life-time which is critical to improve their sustainability

Speaker  Prof. Michael De Volder(Professor University of Cambridge)
Title  Increasing the Energy Density of Li-Ion Batteries by Structuring Electrodes and New Energy Storage Concepts