The kWh Battery Challenge for Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

Sharing a perspective from the Battery500 Consortium


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory leads the Battery500 Consortium 

(Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

12-1 p.m. PT, Monday, February 27, 2023

Zoom Webinar

Join us for this seminar where Dr. Jun Liu will discuss the research needs for electric vehicles and energy storage. He will provide an overview of the Battery500 Consortium, including its history, current work, and future efforts. Lastly, he will address the scientific challenges to increase today’s battery technology capacity to up to 500 Wh kg-1 to achieve 1,000 charge/discharge cycles, and reduce the cost of cells significantly to less than $100 kWh-1.

The Battery500 team consists of leading experts from the national laboratories, academia, and industry to integrate materials science, electrochemistry, and cell engineering to make electric vehicle batteries more reliable, stable, safer, and affordable to everyone.

Jun Liu
Jun Liu (Photograph by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
About the speaker:

Dr. Jun Liu is a Battelle Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and also holds a joint appointment with the University of Washington as a Washington Innovation Foundation Chair and Campbell Chair Professor. He has spent his career leading a broad range of basic and applied research programs in materials science and clean energy.

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