Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage

Materials Day Symposium and Poster Session
October 18, 2016
Kresge Auditorium

Hosted annually by the Materials Processing Center, Materials Day features emerging research and applications in materials science & engineering for products and processes across the industrial spectrum.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage.” Topics will include: advanced metal-ion, metal-air and flow batteries for applications ranging from consumer electronics to transportation and grid level energy management. Materials Day activities include conference speakers from both MIT and Industry. The student poster session immediately follows the technical symposium and showcases the latest results from the diverse materials research communities in MIT’s Schools of Science and Engineering.


  • New method developed for producing some metals

    New method developed for producing some metals

    MIT researchers develop new method for producing some metals using electricity rather than heat that cuts both energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Read More
  • A mutual breakdown

    A mutual breakdown

    Mutualistic relationships, such as clownfish fighting off predators of anemones that in turn provide habitats for the clownfish, abound in nature. Scientists at MIT find that such mutualistic relationships can break down under changing environmental conditions. Read More
  • Doubling battery power of consumer electronics

    Doubling battery power
    of consumer electronics

    MIT spinout SolidEnergy Systems is preparing to commercialize a novel rechargable lithium metal battery that offers double the energy capacity of the lithium ion batteries. Read More
  • Mixing topology and spin

    Mixing topology and spin

    MIT-led team demonstrates paired topology and intrinsic magnetism in compound combining gadolinium, platinum and bismuth, they report July 18 in Nature Physics. Read More
  • Charging up random access memory

    Charging up random access memory

    Researchers at MIT and Tsinghua University demonstrated room temperature ferroelectric states in ultra-thin films of tin and tellurium, they report in Science, and filed a provisional patent for their new ferroelectric tunneling random access memory. Read More
  • Better fuel cell electrodes

    Better fuel cell electrodes

    Researchers at MIT have developed a practical and physically-based way of treating the surface of materials called perovskite oxides, to make them more durable and improve their performance. Read More
  • Physicists predict previously unseen phenomena in exotic materials

    Physicists predict previously unseen phenomena in exotic materials

    In the latest issue of Nature Physics, MIT researchers report a new theoretical characterization of topological semimetals’ electrical properties that accurately describes all known topological semimetals and predicts several new ones. Read More
  • Italian master glassmaker findsdesign inspiration at MIT

    Italian master glassmaker finds
    design inspiration at MIT

    Lino Tagliapietra brought his team to the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Lab at MIT May 16-20, turning out intricately patterned vessels and holding a master class. Read More
  • MIT leads $317 million smart fabrics partnership

    MIT leads $317 million smart fabrics partnership

    An independent nonprofit founded by MIT has been selected to run a new, $317 million public-private partnership announced April 1 by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. The Advanced Functional Fibers of America (AFFOA) Institute is designed to accelerate innovation in high-tech, U.S.-based manufacturing involving fibers and textiles. Read More
  • New chemistries found for liquid batteries

    New chemistries found for liquid batteries

    Liquid metal batteries, invented by MIT professor Donald Sadoway and his students a decade ago, are a promising candidate for making renewable energy more practical. The batteries can store large amounts of energy and are in the process of being commercialized by Cambridge-based startup company, Ambri.Now, Sadoway and his team have found yet another set of chemical constituents that could make the technology even more practical and affordable. Read More
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