WIN Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Khalil Amine

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Khalil Amine, Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the leader of the Advanced Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory.

In-person in QNC 1502!

Registration is required. Please register early as there is limited in-person seating.

Advanced Lithium-ion Battery and Beyond for Enabling Mass Electrification of Vehicles 


To meet the high-energy requirement that can enable the 40-miles electric drive Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (P-HEVs), long range electric vehicle (EV) and smart grid, it is necessary to develop very high energy and high-power cathodes and anodes that when combined in a battery system must offer over 5,000 charge-depleting cycles, 15years calendar life as well as excellent abuse tolerance. These challenging requirements make it difficult for conventional lithium-ion battery systems to be adopted in P-HEVs and EVs. In this talk, we will first describe the challenges and barriers that need to be overcome to achieve mass electrification of vehicles. We will then introduce the next generation lithium-ion battery that include Ni rich full gradient cathode coupled with an advanced cathode particle coating to improve life and safety of this new battery system. We will also touch on   high voltage and non-flammable Fluorinated based electrolytes and Silicon-graphene composite anode including a novel pre-lithiation technology to overcome the irreversible loss of this anode in the first cycle and increase significantly the energy density of the system. We will then finish by describing a novel lithium superoxide based close battery system that offer at least 3 times the energy density of the state-of-the-Art lithium ion battery and a low cost SeS system with novel electrolyte that suppress the dissolution of polysulfide species and prevent the shuttle effect. 

Dr. Khalil Amine photo.

Dr. Khalil Amine is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the leader of the Advanced Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory, where he is responsible for directing the research and development of advanced materials and battery systems for HEV, PHEV, EV, grid, satellite, military, and medical applications. Dr. Amine is also the Co-director of the Clean energy research center and US-German initiative on interface. He serves as a member of the US National Academy of inventors and committee member of the U.S. National Research Consul at US Academy of Sciences on battery related technologies.  He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University and hold a joint appointment as Professor at the University of Chicago and Fellow of Northwestern university/Argonne Institute of science and Engineering.  Among his many awards, Dr. Amine is 2019 recipient of the mega global energy prize,  a 2003 recipient of Scientific America’s Top Worldwide 50 Researcher Award, a 2009 recipient of the US Federal Laboratory Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, 2013 DOE Vehicle technologies office award and is the six-time recipient of the R&D 100 Award which is considered as the Oscar of technology and innovation. In addition, he was awarded the ECS battery technology and battery research awards, the international battery association award and NAATBat lifetime achievement award. Dr. Amine holds 207 patents and patent applications and has 743 publications with google h-index of 155. From 1998-2021, Dr. Amine was the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology with over  84,000 citations. He serves as the executive director and president of IMLB.  He is also the chairmen of the international automotive lithium battery association, ECS fellow, Fellow of the international association of advanced materials, and associate editor of the journal of Nano-Energy.