ChBE Seminar Series - Khalil Amine

Wed Feb 28 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
College of Computing (Room 016)
College of Computing Building (Room 016)

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held on Wednesdays in the College of Computing Building (Room 016) at 3 p.m. Refreshments are served at 2:30 p.m. outside Room 016.


Khalil Amine, Argonne National Lab

"Advanced Energy Storage systems for enabling electrification of vehicles 'lithium & beyond'"


To meet the high-energy requirement that can enable the 40-miles electric drive Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (P-HEVs), long range electric vehicle (EV) and smart grid, it is necessary to develop very high energy and high power cathodes and anodes that when combined in a battery system must offer 5,000 charge- depleting cycles, 15years calendar life as well as excellent abuse tolerance. These challenging requirements make it difficult for conventional battery systems to be adopted in P-HEVs and EVs. In this talk, we will first introduce the different energy storage programs funded by the US Department of Energy including the large DOE investment in Argonne National Laboratory to lead the battery program in the USA. We will then focus on next generation lithium ion battery that include Ni rich full gradient cathode, a high voltage and nonflammable electrolyte and Silicon-graphene composite anode including a novel pre-lithiation technology to overcome the irreversible loss of this anode in the first cycle. We will then finish by describing a novel lithium superoxide based close battery system that offer at least 3 times the energy density of the state of the Art lithium ion battery and a SeS system with novel electrolyte that suppress the dissolution of polysulfide species.


Dr. Khalil Amine is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the director of the Advanced Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory, where he is responsible for directing the research and development of advanced materials and battery systems for HEV, PHEV, EV, satellite, military and medical applications. Dr. Amine is also the Deputy Director of the US/China clean energy research center and serves as a committee member of the U.S. National Research Consul at US Academy of Sciences on battery related technologies. He was recently elected member of the European academy of sciences.  He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, Hong Kong University of science & Technology, Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology and Nanjing science & technology University.  Among his many awards, Dr. Amine is a 2003 recipient of Scientific America’s Top Worldwide 50 Researcher Award, a 2008 University of Chicago distinguished scientist award, a 2009 recipient of the US Federal Laboratory Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, 2013 DOE Vehicle technologies office award and is the five-time recipient of the R&D 100 Award, which is considered as the Oscar of technology and innovation. In addition, he was recently awarded the ECS battery technology award and the international battery association award. Dr. Amine holds over 186 patents and patent applications and has 492 publications with google h-index of 98. From 1998-2012, Dr. Amine was the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology. He serves as the president of IMLB.  He is also the chairmen of the international automotive lithium battery association, ECS fellow  and associate editor of the journal of Nano-Energy.


College of Computing (Room 016)