Realising The Potential Of Graphene And Other Advanced Materials In Battery Anode Design
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom B
15:20 - 15:40
The performance demands of future battery technology has sparked a myriad of research in the development of lithium ion batteries, be it at the material, cell or pack level. Graphene, amongst other advanced materials, has shown to improve certain cell characteristics such as power density and cycle life, however the next challenge lies in translating this performance to commercially viable cells. This presentation will explore the challenges and prospects of battery anode development at the materials level, incorporating research undertaken by William Blythe in this field.
Cameron is an early career Development Chemist with strong expertise in materials synthesis and electrochemistry. After graduating with a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Leeds he joined William Blythe and since has worked on the production and application development of graphene oxide, battery active materials and Li-ion cell fabrication after a 2 year secondment to the National Graphene Institute's Energy Laboratory. He has led the William Blythe energy storage programme for the past 18 months with the ambition to develop and commercialise next generation battery technology.
William Blythe was founded in 1845, supplying inorganic dyes to the local textile industry in Northern England. Over the past 170 years, William Blythe has kept innovation in inorganic chemistry at its core, leading to several evolutions of the business. The current product portfolio is supplied globally and includes functional materials that are tailored for their application by controlling both the chemical and physical properties of the products. William Blythe run an extensive R&D programme endeavouring to address key sustainability challenges in areas such as energy storage, energy harvesting and energy efficiency.