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Khalil Amine receives the Electrochemical society Battery research award

On October 15, at the Electrochemical Society meeting in Atlanta (USA), Khalil Amine, the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate, received the Battery Research Award.

The scientist was awarded “for the invention and commercialization of high energy cathode (NMC) and FCG (Full gradient concentration cathode) as well as advanced electrolyte and additive to stabilize interface”. The award also recognizes pioneering work on lithium Sulfur and lithium air batteries.

Khalil Amine is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the Manager of the Advanced Lithium Battery Technology Group at Argonne National Laboratory. In 2019 he became the Global Energy Prize laureate for “outstanding contribution into the development of the efficient electrical energy storage technology”. He is the most cited scientist in the world on the topic of accumulator batteries. His studies are related to the creation of new cathodes and anodes for lithium-ion batteries, participated in the development of new liquid-polymer electrolyte systems, lithium-oxygen, lithium-sulfur, sodium-ion batteries. Battery cells developed by him are used by many corporations: BASF, Envia, LG Chemical, Microvast, Samsung Chemical, TODA, Umicore.

The Electrochemical Society was founded in 1902 in the United States. The Battery Research Award defines the field of interest covered as “that area of electrochemical knowledge which deals with the mechanisms, theory, materials and design of devices (primary and secondary cells and batteries and fuel cells) in which the chemical energy can be converted into usable electrical energy by an electrochemical process.” The award was held as a part of a 236 Electrochemical Society meeting. ECS biannual meetings are a forum for sharing the latest scientific and technical developments in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. Scientists, engineers and industry leaders come from around the world to attend the technical symposia, poster sessions, and professional development workshops.

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