Energy Conversion and Storage Committee

Technical Programming

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advanced Magnetic Materials for Energy and Power Conversion Applications: Organized by Orlando Rios; Frank Johnson; Paul Ohodnicki; Alex Leary; Ian Ashcroft; Tanjore Jayaraman

The accelerated expansion of global energy demands within the recent decade may be interpreted as an indicator of quality of life and the environment. Energy technologies hinge on efficient conversion and power densification. Engineering materials, some of which are subject to supply risks, price volatility, or concerns about long-term availability has been shown to have significant impacts on viability, reliability, and efficiency of power conversion. This symposium focuses on structure, property, processing, and performance interrelationships for emerging soft and hard magnetic materials systems as well as hybrid systems such as combined magnetocaloric and elastocaloric materials which are relevant for energy and power conversion applications. A special focus of this symposium will be targeted at advanced manufacturing approaches and the interface of engineered materials with device level performance and applications which rely on the fundamental magnetic interactions between structure and electromagnetic energy. We encourage topics that focus on the economically effects that critical materials have on manufacturing and adaptation of technologies and applications. The symposium will place a particular interest on emerging and established advanced manufacturing methods such as: 1. additive manufacturing, 2. top-down and bottom up bulk nano-manufacturing, 3. thermal-mechanical and thermal magnetic processing, and 4. energy dense processing such as RF, microwave, high pressure and high magnetic field processing.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage: Organized by Amit Pandey; Guihua Yu

Theme 1: Energy Conversion with emphasis on SOFCs. Co-organizers: Prof. Kyle S Brinkman, Clemson Univ., Prof. Hitoshi Takamura, Tohoku University, Prof. Xingbo Liu , West Virginia University , Prof. Soumendra Basu, Boston University, Dr. Jung Pyung Choi, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Prof. Prabhakar Singh, Univ. of Connecticut, Themes: These symposium topics include, but not limited to, experiments and modeling of the above-mentioned systems including, - Durability of fuel cell and stack materials - Thermal-Chemical-mechanical stresses/expansion - Study of thermo-mechanical degradation mechanisms. - Effect of microstructure evolution on the properties and efficiency. - Role of grain boundary density, grain size, orientation and grain growth. - Advances in the characterization and modeling techniques. Theme 2: Energy Storage with emphasis on Batteries Co-organizers: Prof. Partha P. Mukherjee, Prof. Leela M. R. Arava, Wayne State University, Prof. George Nelson, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Topics will include: - Physicochemical Interaction in lithium-ion batteries and beyond (e.g. Li-S, Li-air, Na-ion) - Electrode microstructure - property - performance interplay - Meso-scale modeling and characterization Theme 3: Materials Design for Sustainability and Energy Harvesting Co-organizers: Dr. Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota, Dr. Indrajit Dutta, Corning Inc., Dr. Hamidreza Mohseni, BOSCH, Dr. D. Wen, University of Leeds, Themes: Sustainability has become an integral component of research, and a critical issue for the growth and well-being of society. Some of the critical challenges are the rapid urbanization, a growing and aging population, the large amount of waste disposed to landfill, global impoverishing of natural resources and environment (fossil fuels, minerals, water and energy scarcity etc.), declining infrastructure, the emergency to control carbon dioxide emissions among others. These challenges have prompted – materials scientists and engineers to design “green” or environmentally benign technologies. This component of the symposium will focus on a variety of green and sustainable technologies for energy harvesting, additive manufacturing, green tribology, next generation products and processes, and development of advanced instrumentation and control systems etc. Proposed Session Topics - Solar Energy - Energy Harvesting - Nanotechnology and next generation multifunctional materials - Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and sustainability - Green Tribology - Life cycle analysis of materials and products Theme 4: Functional Materials including High Temperature Ceramics and Alloys Co-organizers: Dr. Paul Ohodnicki, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Dr. Jung Pyung Choi, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Prof. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, University of Illinois at Chicago, Prof. Soumendra Basu, Boston University, Prof. Dwayne Arola, Univ. of Washington, Prof. Josh Gladden, Olemiss, Prof. Rajeev Gupta, Univ. of Akron, Materials / Applications: - Functional Oxides / (SOFC, Sensors, Others) - Ceramics and Dielectrics / (Battery, Insulation Dielectrics, Capacitors, Sensors) - Solid State Batteries/Electrolyzers/Solid oxide fuel cells/Membrane Separation/ electrolysis cells Topics will include: - Coatings for interconnections. - Membrane Separation Materials, Processes and Systems (H2, O2, CO2). - High temperature electrolysis cells. - High temperature performance of functional materials (electrochemical, electronic, optical, etc.) - In-situ spectroscopy of oxidation state of functional oxides in operation - Ceramics//Composite Structures/Alloys- Solid Oxide fuel cells, Thermal Barrier Coatings, Diesel particulate filters etc. - Reliability and durability of high-temperature ceramics and alloys, including the effect of residual/ operational stresses, corrosion under oxidizing and reducing environment. - Advances in the characterization and modeling techniques including multiscale and in-situ. - Microstructural reconstruction and mapping onto fundamental mechanistic models for predicting overall performance - Nanostructuring and infiltration of functional electrode materials (SOFC, battery, capacitor) for electronic / electrochemical performance The intent of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers from national laboratories, universities, and industry to discuss current understanding of materials science issues in high-temperature processes and accelerate the development and acceptance of innovative materials and test techniques for clean energy technology.