Electrochemical Materials: Energy Conversion, Storage and Beyond

Yi Cui


1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University.

2 Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

* yicui@stanford.edu

 

Electricity from renewable sources including solar and wind is getting cheaper and cheaper, with predicted cost to be ~$0.02/kWh in foreseeable future. Electrochemistry is becoming more and more essential to many energy technologies and chemical industry. Here I will present examples of electrochemical materials design for: 1) batteries, 2) catalysts, 3) uranium extraction from sea water, 4) thermal batteries for waste heat recovery.