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The Future of Energy Storage



The Future of Energy Storage

Monday, March 23, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT


Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Energy storage devices are a critical component in mobile device technologies and will prove vital in revolutionizing both a greener electronic grid and transportation.  This webinar will feature promising new research on advanced functional nano- and micro-scale materials that could very-well change the landscape of what is possible in energy storage devices.

In This Webinar, You’ll Learn

  • What nanotechnology-driven solutions enable more energy dense, cost effective energy storage devices.
  • What advances allow smaller more powerful batteries.
  • What provides a greater ability to harness more sustainable energy sources.
Shirley Meng

Ying Shirley Meng, PhD
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Shirley Meng currently holds the Zable Endowed Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and is Professor of NanoEngineering and Materials Science, University of California San Diego (UCSD). She is the founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center ( Dr. Meng's research group – Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC) – focuses on functional nano and micro-scale materials for energy storage and conversion. The more recent programs include the design, synthesis, processing, and operando characterization of energy storage materials in advanced rechargeable batteries; new intercalation materials for sodium ion batteries; and advanced flow batteries for large-scale grid storage. Shirley is the author and co-author of more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book chapter and 6 patents. She serves on the executive committee for the battery division at the Electrochemical Society, and she is the technical Editor for Journal of Power Sources. Dr. Meng holds a Ph.D. in Advance Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005.


Gleb Yushin

Gleb Yushin, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology

Gleb Yushin is a Professor of Materials Science at Georgia Institute of Technology and an Editor-in-Chief for Materials Today, the flagship journal of the Materials Today family dedicated to covering the most innovative, cutting edge and influential work of broad interest to the materials science community. Prof. Gleb Yushin is also a Co-Founder and the Chief Science Officer of Sila Nanotechnologies, developer and manufacturer of advanced materials that change the landscape of what is possible to achieve with Li-ion batteries. Gleb has co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and over 40 US and international patent families. For his contributions to the development of energy storage materials, Gleb has received numerous awards and was recognized as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds by the Electrochemical Society. Gleb holds BS and MS degrees in Physics from Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Materials Science from North Carolina State University.