Dear All,

Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore – 560 012.

Special Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Jagjit Nanda, Chemical Sciences Division,

Oak Ridge National Lab, Tennessee, USA

Title: Materials Challenges for Next Generation Energy Storage for Grid and Transportation

Date & Time : Monday, Jan 07, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Venue: SSCU Auditorium


Electrochemical Energy Storage is one of the key drivers for next generation mobility and smart grid. In this regard development of low cost, high energy density
and safe battery technology is critical. Further, energy storage is the key enabler for larger penetration of renewables such as solar and wind for the electric
grid that will ultimately reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The presentation will provide an overview and current state-of-the-art high energy
density electrochemical storage systems for both automotive and grid applications. In this regard I will provide a perspective on two research topics, (I)
search for new solid state electrolytes with higher voltage window and interfacial stability and (II) development of organic redox flow batteries with a focus
on low cost and yet high energy density. Recent work on high energy density materials for mediated electrochemical systems and membranes will be highlighted.


Jagjit Nanda is a Team Lead and Senior Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Chemical Sciences Division, working in the area of high capacity energy
storage materials, interfaces and energy systems. He also serves as a joint professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Dept. University of Tennessee,
Knoxville and member faculty, Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Sciences UTK-ORNL. Prior to joining Oak Ridge in 2009, Jagjit was the Technical Expert at
the Research and Advanced Engineering Center, Ford Motor Company, MI leading R&D projects in lithium-ion battery materials and nanomaterials for energy
application. Jagjit received his PhD in Solid State and Structural Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2000 followed by
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University (2002) and Research Associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2005). He has published over 150-journal and
technical publications, holds 10 patents and is an active member of several scientific and professional societies.