Ph.D. Defense: “First Principles Investigations of Electrolyte Materials in All-Solid-State Batteries” — October 21, 2021 at 9 AM
Mentor: Professor Natalie Holzwarth
Department of Physics
Wake Forest University
ZSR Library Auditorium and Zoom
Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 9 AM
(Private defense will follow public presentation)
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A reception will be held in Olin Lounge* following the Private defense. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.
* We encourage all to wander out to the front entrance of the building or up to the Observatory Deck on the 3rd floor to enjoy their refreshments.
Research into solid electrolytes has recently attracted significant interest along with the emerging demands of developing all-solid-state batteries with major benefits of superior safety, high energy density, and long lifespan. The general purpose of this dissertation work is to apply first principles calculations and other computational techniques to reliably explain and predict the detailed structural and ionic transport properties of known and designed solid electrolyte materials. On this basis, highlights from five research projects, including analyses of Li and Na ion conductors in a variety of compositions and structures will be presented.
An additional presentation of this work is scheduled for November 4, 2021 as part of the regular Physics Colloquium Series.