VIRTUAL MSE Department Seminar with Thomas Yersak: Solid-State Energy Storage: An Automotive OEM Perspective

Date/Time
Date(s) - 27 Sep 2021
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM

Location

Man standing against a pillar wearing a suitSpeaker: Thomas Yersak, Senior Researcher in the Chemical Materials Systems Lab at General Motors Global R&D

Title: Solid-State Energy Storage: An Automotive OEM Perspective

Abstract: The commercialization of all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) has received significant investment in the last decade with high profile names like ProLogium, Solid Power, Ionic Materials, Samsung, and QuantumScape grabbing the headlines. We will first survey the solid-state battery space and then address some of the technology’s remaining technical issues before it can be adopted for use in electric vehicles. The remainder of the talk will detail our work on the processing of solid-state batteries with glassy sulfide solid-state electrolytes.

Bio: Dr. Thomas A. Yersak is a Senior Researcher in the Chemical Materials Systems Lab at General Motors Global R&D under Drs. Mark Verbrugge and Mei Cai. He completed his undergraduate, graduate, and post doctoral work at Princeton University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of California San Diego, respectively. At Boulder he gained a deep understanding of solid-state battery technology while working on a DARPA project that was eventually spun out into Solid Power LLC. He now focuses on work related to lithium metal batteries, glassy sulfide solid-state electrolytes, electrode coatings, and cell quality control technology.

Seminar Host: Steve Martin

Webinar Link: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/93282330541

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