12/01/16 - 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Kimberly A. See, Ph.D.
"Fundamental Processes and Materials Development in Next Generation Battery Systems"
Next generation battery chemistry beyond the intercalation mechanisms employed in conventional Li-ion batteries will allow electric cars to drive farther and mobile electronics to last longer. This talk will explore the fundamental processes that control the electrochemical performance of next generation battery chemistries including Li-S and Mg metal batteries. New insight into the reduction and oxidation mechanisms in these electrochemical devices allows for the development of useful structure-property relationships and informs the design of new battery materials
See is the St. Elmo Brady Future Faculty Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She works with Professor Andrew A. Gewirth on the characterization of the bulk and surface speciation in Mg and Zn battery electrolytes; understanding electrodeposition mechanisms of divalent cations from organic electrolyte solutions. She obtained her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines, and her doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara.