It is our pleasure to invite you all to our School Seminar that will be delivered by Prof. Mauro Pasta, University of Oxford, on Wednesday 22/11/2023 at 15.00-16.00 (London time) in Chemistry LT B.
Talk title: Potassium-ion batteries: progress and outlook
Abstract: Potassium-ion batteries (KIBs) are emerging as a promising complementary technology to lithium-ion batteries due to their prospective low cost and high-rate capability.
In my talk, I will discuss the progress our group has made in characterising the transport and thermodynamic properties of K-ion electrolytes, the structure-electrochemistry relationship in Prussian Blue analogue cathodes and graphite anodes, and lastly, in modelling the full cell performance.
I will then highlight the critical research challenges that need to be addressed for KIBs to be commercialised.
Biography: Prof. Mauro Pasta (FRSC) is a Professor of Applied Electrochemistry in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator of the SOLBAT (solid-state batteries) project as part of The Faraday Institution. His research interests encompass electrochemistry and materials chemistry, with a primary focus on developing innovative materials for electrochemical energy storage. With expertise in battery chemistries beyond Li-ion, he has published 86 papers, with an h-index of 42 and over 13900 citations. Additionally, he holds 18 patents and patent applications. As a co-founder of three battery startup companies, Natron Energy, Cuberg and Project K, Prof. Pasta is dedicated to translating his research into real-world solutions.
Refreshment will be available at the venue from 14.45. Please join us for this seminar and enjoy the excellent science from Prof. Mauro Pasta.
**Note to all PhD students: Attendance of school seminars is expected from all PhD students and is part of your assessment in your transfer viva and annual review.
Best regards from the school seminar team,