Symposium at 64th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry

A symposium is organised by PUMA MIND senior scientist Dr Alejandro Franco of the Université de Picardie Jules Verne/CNRS, Amiens, France at 64th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry taking place during 8-13 September, 2013 in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico.

This is entitled "Novel Materials and Devices for Energy Storage and Conversion: Physical Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Electrochemical Power Generators" and is sponsored by: Division 3, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage.

This symposium will focus on the role of physical theory and multi-scale computational modelling (from first principles to meso-scale and up to device level) to understand the structure-function relationships of materials and components used in electrochemical power generators, such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries and supercapacitors. Contributions outlining modelling based diagnostics, experimental validation, as well as design of materials, components, devices, and optimization of operating conditions for enhanced electrochemical performance and durability, are particularly considered.

Topics will include but are not limited to:

•Modelling of electrochemical processes in fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries and supercapacitors

•Self-organization phenomena in electrochemical power generator components (catalyst layers, membranes, porous electrodes)

•Electrocatalysis with emphasis on nanostructure-activity-stability relationship

•Modelling of electrochemical materials and components for power generators and relevant transport phenomena

•Modelling of material degradation and deactivation phenomena (e.g. corrosion of catalyst support materials, catalyst oxidation/ripening, membrane degradation, contamination, graphite exfoliation, SEI formation and ageing in Li-ion batteries)

•System integration, system dynamics modelling and control approaches: non-linear behaviour of electrode potential in fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors

•Fabrication strategies that integrate cathodic and anodic reactions, such as electro-deposition in porous templates, and electro-less deposition