Potassium-ion batteries: progress and outlook

Professor Mauro Pasta, University of Oxford

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,

David Santos-Carballal

Yi-Yeoun Kim

Bao Nguyen