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LLIBTA Symposium
Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application
Tuesday, February 7 to Wednesday, February 8, 2012

AABC 2012. LLIBTA Symposium: Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application – Keynote Address

Keynote Address:
Extending the Lifetime of Li-Ion Batteries for Automotive and Grid Energy Applications

AAB is pleased to welcome Professor Jeff Dahn, recognized worldwide as a distinguished scientist in the field of advanced lithium batteries. His keynote address will explore cell technology for enhanced battery life.


Jeff Dahn
Keynote Speaker:
Jeff Dahn, Canada Research Chair in Materials for Batteries and Fuel Cells; Professor, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University


Professor Dahn runs one of the largest university laboratories in the world devoted to the study of materials for advanced batteries and fuel cells and has received the highest ranking of any electrochemist or battery material researcher worldwide for the technological impact of his scientific publications.

A world leader in the development and understanding of carbonaceous materials for use in lithium-ion batteries, Prof. Dahn studies all aspects of Li-Ion cell chemistry, including active electrodes, interfaces, electrolytes and electrolyte additives. In addition to material synthesis and characterization, Prof. Dahn's work covers the stability, cycle life, and safety of materials and cells.

Synthetic activity includes sol-gel, mechanical alloying, magnetron sputtering, and direct solid-state reactions. Characterization techniques include among others in-situ studies in electrochemical cells using x-ray diffraction, small-angle x-ray scattering, Mössbauer spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. Prof. Dahn's lab has also implemented Combinatorial Materials Science—which allows the synthesis and characterization of hundreds of distinct stoichiometries in a single experiment—in battery materials development.

Prior to his current position, Professor Dahn was a professor at Simon Fraser University and prior to that served as R&D director at NEC/Moli Energy. During that period, he made a significant contribution to the technology of the only major Li-Ion cell producer of the time in North America. Over the past 15 years Dr Dahn has collaborated with 3M, which has commercialized several of his inventions.

Professor Jeff Dahn is the author of over 315 articles in refereed journals and 46 separate inventions with associated patents issued or pending.