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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
7:00 p.m.


Performing Arts Center, Olmsted Theatre

From Medical Applications to the Environment: The Important Role of Electrochemical Energy Storage

This event has been postponed to Fall 2020. Check back at a later date for updated information.

The Jerry March Memorial Lecture brings to campus distinguished organic chemists who share their knowledge, perspectives, and expertise with the Adelphi community.

Advances in electrochemical energy storage are critical and may be a key factor in the ability to fully utilize renewable energy sources such as wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal power. Additionally, transportation, personal electronics and biomedical applications have ever increasing demands for portable power. Despite remarkable advances in the optimization of electrochemically active materials over the last several decades, there remains an urgent need to enhance utilization efficiencies and to develop materials that can safely deliver both high power and energy density.

We are pursuing the investigation of factors that affect ion and electron transport including properties of electroactive materials, interfaces, and electrode structures. Electron transport is probed through the investigation of multifunctional materials where the active materials serve more than one role within the electrochemical energy storage system. Interfacial effects on ion transport will be described including methods of elucidating the formation of the surface electrode interphase (SEI). The dramatic impact of electrode architectures will be highlighted through the use of advanced characterization techniques including in-situ and operando measurements with spatio-temporal resolution of electrochemical activity. 

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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is suggested. Sponsored by the Jerry March Memorial Lecture.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and the William and Jane Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment at Stony Brook University. She holds a joint appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Dr. Takeuchi is a member of National Academy of Engineering, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and is a Charter Member of the National Academy of Innovation. She received the E. V Murphree and Astellas Awards from the American Chemical Society and the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Technology award. She is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Takeuchi is an inventor of over 150 patents and received the 2018 European Inventor Award in the category in the category of non-EPO countries.  

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