O-HyLi: Frontiers in Convergent Research in Energy and Informatics.

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O-HyLi Conference

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O-HyLi: Ionics of Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Lithium

Frontiers in Convergent Research in Energy and Informatics

Conference Organizers:

Professor Sossina Haile, Northwestern University

Professor William Chueh, Stanford University

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Convergence research entails integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation. One of the key characteristics of convergence research, and a reason that this approach is gaining wide appeal, is its focus on addressing compelling social problems – and one of the most pressing problems facing the world today is the need to move beyond energy produced by fossil fuels.

This exciting three-day conference on convergent research in energy and informatics will feature talks by 28 researchers from seven countries, 19 institutions, 3 companies, and 1 national laboratory. It will provide a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective, meet new colleagues, and encourage interactions and collaborations.

Registration is required. $25/day registration fee includes light breakfast, coffee at breaks, and lunch. For assistance, contact Kristina Lugo at kristina.lugo@northwestern.edu.

This conference is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (EEC-1840619), the Northwestern University Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and the Northwestern University International Institute for Nanotechnology.

Speakers in Order of Appearance

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (Breakfast will be set at 7:30 AM, presentations will start at 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Joachim Maier, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and University of Stuttgart, Germany

Calum Chisholm, CEO & President, SAFCell

Solid Acid Fuel Cells: A Dynamically-Disordered Path to Commercialization

Wei Lai, Professor, Michigan State University

Structure and Conduction of LIPON

Rob Usiskin, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany

Ion Transport in Li20 and Li2S

Yoshihiro Yamazaki, Professor, National University Corporation, Kyushu University, Japan

Recent Progress in Proton-Conducing Oxides

Yan-Yan Hu, Professor, Florida State University

Solid-State NMR and MRI Characterizations of Fast Ion Conductors

Stefan Adams, Professor, National University of Singapore

Predictability of Hy-Li+ Conductivity in Complex Inorganic

Christopher Wolverton, Professor, Northwestern University


Bryce Meredig, Chief Scientific Officer, Citrine Informatics

Machine Learning for Materials Discovery

Veronica Augustyn, Professor, North Carolina State University

Rigidity of Structural Water Enables Fast Proton Intercalation in Tungsten Oxides

Hadi Tavassol, Professor, California State University, Long Beach

Interfacial Effects and Reaction Pathways in Small Molecule Electrocatalysis

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (Breakfast will be set at 7:30 AM, presentations will start at 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Paul McIntyre, Rick & Melinda Reed Professor, Stanford University

Liquid Electrolyte Contacts to Oxide-Semiconductor and Oxide-Metal Nanostructures: Probing and Programming Local Defect Behavior

Jennifer Rupp, Thomas Lord Associate Professor, MIT


Yiyang Li, Truman Fellow, Sandia National Laboratory

Analog Redox Memory Based on Electrochemical Ion Insertion

Bilge Yildiz, Professor, MIT

Resistive Switching Materials Based on Small Cations and Oxygen Vacancies for Neuromorphic Computing

Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor, MIT


Ho-Il Ji, Professor, University of Science and Technology, Korea

Polarization Effects on Stability of Nanoscale Oxygen Electrodes

Tae-sik Oh, Professor, Auburn University

In Situ Grown Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts: Properties and Control

Raul Hernandez Sanchez, Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Atomically-Defined Nanoscale Materials

Joon-Hyung Lee, Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea

Fluorite Embracing Bixbyte ITO

Thursday, September 5, 2019 (Breakfast will be set at 7:30 AM, presentations will start at 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Stanford University

Redox Heat Machines

Dane Boysen, CEO & Founder, Modular Chemical Inc.

Democratizing Energy Technology

Suresh Pillai, Professor, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland

Nanomaterials for Photocatalytic Applications

Scott Barnett, Professor, Northwestern University

Development of Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Cells

Tetsuya Uda, Professor, Kyoto University, Japan

Cell Fabrication Process for Fuel Cells Using Inorganic Electrolyte

Sihyuk Choi, Professor, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea

Unparalleled Performances in Reversible Electrochemical Cells Based on Proton Conducting Ceramic Oxide

Zongping Shao, Professor, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Design of Perovskite Materials towards Catalysis, Electrocatalysis & Photostalysis

Jianhua Tong, Professor, Clemson University

Rapid Laser Reactive Sintering for Protonic Ceramic Electrochemical Cells

Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Chicago North - 1501 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL, 60201

Rate $105

Room Block Eligible until 8/23/19.

Call: (847) 491-6400 and ask for “in house reservations,” mention group code HS8. Individual reservations must be canceled 48 hours in advance to avoid a fee.

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