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Energy Storage Symposium in Carbondale on April 1st


An Energy Storage symposium is taking place on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) campus on Wednesday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and is taking place in the Mississippi room of the SIU Student Center. Experts in the field of energy storage technology will make presentations on a variety of topics, including new electrolytes and redo-active polymers for advanced batteries and new materials for supercapacitor electrodes.

Carbondale, IL, March 27, 2015 --(PR.com)-- An Energy Storage symposium is taking place on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) campus on Wednesday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and is taking place in the Mississippi room of the SIU Student Center. The symposium is hosted by the SIU Materials Technology Center (MTC), the SIU Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center (ACERC) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), and is sponsored by SIU’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Experts in the field of energy storage technology will make presentations on a variety of topics, including new electrolytes and redo-active polymers for advanced batteries and new materials for supercapacitor electrodes. Speakers include Dr. George Crabtree, Director of JCESR and Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, several postdoctoral researchers from JCESR, and Professors Saikat Talapatra and Kanchan Mondal from SIU. Other faculty and students from SIU with research interests in Energy Storage will also attend this symposium. The complete agenda is available online at http://energy.siu.edu/connect/events/20150401-energystorageseminar.html.

“The mission of the Materials Technology Center is to facilitate research & development in Advanced Materials in areas of technology growth such as batteries and supercapacitors,” said Dr. Ian Suni, Director of the MTC. “We are proud to partner with JCESR to explore the latest developments in battery and supercapacitor research & development.”

“Energy storage is emerging as an important area where there's lots of room for innovative new concepts,” said Tomasz Wiltowski, Director of the ACERC. “Large-scale energy storage supplies cost-effective energy to utilities regardless of fluctuating demand. Small-scale energy storage keeps the lights on during storms and power interruptions.” Wiltowski concluded that we should bring together the campus-wide expertise in energy storage, foster collaboration, and provide a focal point for research and education activities. “The partnership with JCESR will catalyze SIU’s activity in energy storage research and development,” he said.

For more information email acerc@siu.edu or call (618) 453-7327.

About the MTC
The Materials Technology Center stimulates materials-related research on the campus of SIUC, accomplishing this mission through interdisciplinary research in the Colleges of Engineering and Science, disseminating results to researchers in academia, industry and national laboratories, and organizing Materials seminars. The web address for the Materials Technology Center is mtc.siu.edu.

About the ACERC
The Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center is SIU’s hub for interdisciplinary energy research, collaboration, education and facilities. ACERC is online at energy.siu.edu.

About JCESR
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is a major partnership that integrates researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new breakthrough energy storage technology. Led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, partners include national leaders in science and engineering from academia, the private sector, and national laboratories. Their combined expertise spans the full range of the technology-development pipeline from basic research to prototype development to product engineering to market delivery. JCESR is a DOE Energy Innovation Hub supported by DOE’s Office of Science.
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SIU Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center
Amy McMorrow Hunter
(618) 453-7327
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energy.siu.edu

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