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Transition from Battery R&D to Manufacturing to be Covered at Lithium Battery Power 2014

Joint Center for Energy Storage Research's George Crabtree to discuss connection between basic science and manufacturing  


Needham, MA, September 15, 2014 – The Knowledge Foundation's Lithium Battery Power conference, which will take place November 11-12, 2014 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, will include a presentation on the R&D Transition to Manufacturing by George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).

Located at Argonne National Laboratory, the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research is a new energy innovation hub that bridges the gap between basic science and manufacturing and integrates discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration into a single organization.  Director George Crabtree will address America's need to better connect basic science and manufacturing to create higher performing, lower cost batteries, which are critical to next-generation energy technology, national competitiveness and economic growth.  He will also detail JCESR's progress to date and discuss their sense of the most promising future directions. 

In addition to directing the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, George Crabtree is also a Senior Scientist, Distinguished Fellow and Associate Division Director in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory.  He has won numerous awards for his research, including the Kammerlingh Onnes Prize, the University of Chicago Award for Distinguished Performance, the U.S. Department of Energy's Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Solid State Physics, and the R&D 100 Award.  He has published more than 350 papers in leading scientific journals and has given approximately 100 invited talks at national and international scientific conferences.  

Lithium Battery Power 2014 will also cover the following topics: 

 - Cells Utilizing High Capacity Cathodes 

 - Anode Structures and Anode/Electrolyte Interaction for High Specific Energy Batteries

 - Modeling, Simulation, and High-Throughput Techniques for Development of Advanced Batteries

 - The Basic Science/Manufacturing Connection

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