Workshop Details
NSF/Telluride Workshop: Materials Chemistry in Electrochemical Energy Storage (In-Person Participation)
09/26/2022 - 09/30/2022
Meeting Description:

This TSRC workshop focuses on mechanistic understanding and exploration of materials chemistry in electrochemical energy storage including batteries, solar cells, electrolyzers, and supercapacitors. Both organic and inorganic materials play critical roles in energy storage devices. Taking redox flow batteries as an example, redox active organic and inorganic electrolyte materials are charge storage carriers and their redox potential, charge capacity, and stability directly impact flow battery performance, which is also observed in supercapacitors and organic rechargeable batteries. In Li ion batteries, supporting electrolytes, electrolyte additives, electrode polymer binders, and organic solvents function in enabling fast charge transfer thus high conductivity, improving SEI stability, and improving battery cycling life. In solar cells and electrolyzers, well-defined catalysts have demonstrated powerful performance in storing renewable energy into chemical bonds.

It is fundamentally important to implement physical inorganic and organic chemistry in electrochemical energy storage. The primary task of the workshop is to invoke the in-depth discussion on how electronic and steric factors, solvents, and additives affect electrochemical characteristics of organic and inorganic materials in energy storage devices. Invited presentations will emphasize battery chemistries, spectroscopic studies, and computational modeling of energy storage related materials to understand their solution and interfacial chemistry in energy storage devices. The ultimate goal of the workshop aims to establish a structure-function relationship of energy storage related materials in representative energy storage devices. It is anticipated that the workshop, at atomic and molecular levels, will inspire creative solutions to existing challenges in current energy storage technologies, and spark novel ideas in developing new energy storage technologies.

This workshop offers a virtual option. To register, please select the Virtual Participant option during registration. For more information please visit:


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.

Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Ah Haa School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website at Please contact Cindy Fusting at for more information.

Meeting Venue:

The Depot
300 S. Townsend St. Telluride, CO 81435

NSF/Telluride Workshop: Materials Chemistry in Electrochemical Energy Storage (In-Person Participation) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Abruna, Hector D. Cornell University
Bejger, Christopher UNC Charlotte
Byon, Hye Ryung KAIST
Cabana, Jordi University of Illinois at Chicago
Feng, Ruozhu pacific northwest national laboratory
Gallant, Betar MIT
Gao, Tao University of Utah
Gewirth, Andrew University of Illinois
Guo, Juchen University of California - Riverside
Kwabi, David University of Michigan
Li, Tingyu National Science Foundation
Liu, Tianbiao Leo Utah State University
Marbella, Lauren Columbia University
Marshak, Michael University of Colorado Boulder
McDowell, Matthew Georgia Tech
Messinger, Rob The City College of New York
Pinter, Balazs The University of Texas at El Paso
See, Kimberly A Caltech
Siegel, Don University of Texas at Austin
Thoi, Sara Johns Hopkins University
Wang, Qing National University of Singapore
Xu, Kang US Army Research Laboratory

NSF/Telluride Workshop: Materials Chemistry in Electrochemical Energy Storage (Virtual Participation) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Fang, Chengcheng Michigan State University
Grimaud, Alexis Boston College
Prieto, Amy Colorado State University
Schaefer, Jennifer L. University of Notre Dame
Sobrido, Ana Jorge Queen Mary University of London

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