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Six Team Awards Announced for Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) announces six new Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage team awards. Each team, consisting of early career researchers who have not previously collaborated with one another, will receive $100,000. The teams are:

-- Veronica Augustyn, Materials Science, North Carolina State University; Matthew McDowell, Materials Science, Georgia Institute of Technology; Aleksandra Vojvodic, Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania --  Ion REASSIN: Ion Re-coordination at Solid-State Interfaces.

 -- Jordi Cabana, Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago; Bryan McCloskey, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley; Aleksandra Vojvodic, Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania -- Defining interfacial reactivity in high capacity Li-ion cathode Materials.

 -- Aaron Holder, Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder; James Neilson, Chemistry, Colorado State University -- Discovery of New Metal Nitrides for Divalent Cation Intercalation Systems.

 -- Louis Piper, Physics, SUNY - Binghamton University; Brent Melot, Chemistry, University of Southern California -- ReO3: A model for understanding the participation of anions in redox processes.             

 -- Scott Warren, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Shyue Ping Ong, Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego; Zhenxing Feng, Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University -- High-Voltage Dual-Ion Batteries.

 -- Yan Yao, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston; Jahan Dawlaty, Chemistry, University of Southern California; Puja Goyal, Chemistry, SUNY - Binghamton University -- Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Batteries based on Quinone Crystals: Integrated Experimental and Theoretical Approach.

The awards stem from the first Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage (AES) meeting in Tucson, Arizona, Nov. 2-5, which drew 58 new Scialog Fellows, who are rising stars from U.S. academic institutions, and 10 renowned facilitators.

The conference yielded 35 competitive proposals, the most for any Scialog, created by teams of Fellows newly formed at the meeting. One of the goals of Scialog is to rapidly catalyze new collaborations, and members of each team are required not to have previously collaborated.

According to RCSA Senior Program Director Richard Wiener, “Research Corporation chose to focus on advanced energy storage because we believe this critical area of science requires major breakthroughs in fundamental understanding of electrochemical and physical processes that will lead to a new era of technological advance.”

The next Scialog AES conference, which is by invitation only, will be held in Tucson, November 8-11, 2018.

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