Future strategies in electrochemical technologies for efficient energy utilisation

September 07, 2016 - September 09, 2016

37250 Veigné


Energy storage is widely used in many applications in the spheres of practical life and technology uses. As we are continuing to acquire these new energy storage technologies and their utilities, there is an increased demand for the enhancement of the performance metrics of all storage devices. This includes a high life-cycle, depth of discharge improvement, conventional uses, power and energy density, a wide operating temperature range and reduced cost while improving the safety and reliability of the systems. In this conference we have invited global experts and leaders to discuss the progress and future outlook in their respective technologies of focus. The objective of the conference is to encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas from related fields in order to promote innovation, a scientific attitude towards growth and practical development, and modelling of energy storage.


Future strategies in electrochemical technologies for efficient energy utilisation

Main topics

  • Lithium ion Batteries
  • Lithium sulphur Batteries
  • Metal air Batteries
  • Lead acid Batteries
  • Supercapacitors, Flow  and Hybrid Capacitors
  • High temperature Batteries
  • Redox flow Batteries
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Vector ​


    FROM Customized Energy Solutions, India
    IN RESIDENCE AT: PCM2E, Tours - EA 6299 - Université François-Rabelais of Tours
    FROM India
    IN RESIDENCE AT: PCM2E, Tours - EA 6299 - Université François-Rabelais of Tours
  • Pr Mériem Anouti
    PCM2E, Tours - EA 6299 - University François-Rabelais of Tours

Invited speakers

  • Pr Sagar Mitra, ME 104 C, IIT Bombay, MH, India, India (Bombay)
  • Pr Vijayamohanan Pillai, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), India (Karaikudi)
  • Pr Gopalakrishnan Gopu, Department of Industrial Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Alagappa University, India (Karaikudi)
  • Pr Daniel Steingart, "ACEE 213, Department of MAE Princeton University, NJ, USA", USA (Princeton)
  • Pr Ki Tae Nam, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea
  • Pr Cho Eunae, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
  • Pr Qingyu Yan, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Pr Qing Wang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Pr Harry Hoster, Director of Energy Lancaster at Lancaster University, UK
  • Dr Richard Dawson, Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, UK
  • Pr François Beguin, Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry Poznan University of Technology Poznan, Poland
  • Pr Shirley Meng, University of California San Diego (USCD) - USA
  • Dr Roman Mysyk, CIC Energigune - SPAIN
  • Pr Tsuyoshi Nakajima, Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota - JAPAN
  • Dr Javier Rodriguez Varela, Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) - MEXICO
  • Pr Himanshu Tyagi, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar - INDIA
  • Pr Eric Wachsman, University of Maryland - USA
  • Dr Rahul Walawalkar, Customized Energy Solutions (CES) - INDIA
  • Dr Rachid Yazami, Nanyang Technological University - SINGAPORE
  • Dr Matjaz Kozelj, SCE France, filiale d'Hydro-Québec - FRANCE
Special guest:

Anne de Guibert, research director, Saft.


Wednesday 7 September 2016

Session 1

  • 08H00    Shuttle departure from Tours to Domaine de la Tortinière

  • 08H30    Welcome coffee & Registration

  • 09H00    Opening
    Serge Dufort (Director of CEA Le Ripault) 
    Pr Daniel Alquier (Vice-president of Partnerships and Innovations of University François Rabelais of Tours

  • 09H50    Pr Tsuyoshi Nakagima
    Application of Fluorinated Materials to Lithium Batteries

  • 10H30    Coffee break – Posters session

Session 2 : Chairman Daniel Lemordant

  • 11H00    Dr Rachid Yazami
    Lithium ion batteries for future energy storage 

  • 11H40    Dr Matjaz Kozelj
    Safe Li ion battery and beyond for energy storage and EVs 

  • 12H20    Lunch

Session 3 : Chairman François Beguin

  • 14H00    Pr Daniel Steingart
    Learning New Things from Old Chemistries: Revisiting Ideas “Before Lithium Ion”

  • 14H40    Dr Rahul Walawalkar
    Drivers for energy storage adoption for grid applications: Insights from US & India 

  • 15H20    Pr Gopalakrishnan Gopu
    Challenges on existing power sources-Aversion from social science 

  • 16H00    Coffee break – Posters session

  • 16h30    Pr David Koester
    The social dimensions of hydrogen deployment

  • 17H00    Fabien Nony
    CEA presentations

  • 18H15    Shuttle departure to Wine testing and dinner 

Thursday 8 September 2016

Session 1 : Chairman Daniel Steingart

  • 08H15    Shuttle departure from Tours to Domaine de la Tortinière

  • 08h30    Welcome coffee

  • 09H10    Pr Sagar Mitra
    Understanding the Conversion Reaction from Modeling and Experimental Studies and use in practical applications

  • 09H50    Pr Francois Béguin
    High energy electrochemical capacitors based on hybridization of electrodes

  • 10H30    Coffee break – Posters session

Session 2 : Chairman Daniel Steingart

  • 11H00    Dr Shirley Meng
    From Theory to Microgrid - Electrochemical Energy Storage Challenges

  • 11H40    Pr Harry Hoster
    Lithium oxygen cells as function generators: from declining logarithms to sine oscillations

  • 12H20    Lunch

Session 3 : Chairman Rachid Yazami

  • 14H00    Pr Vijaymohanan Pillai
    Can Electrochemistry help to develop Next Generation Energy Storage? 

  • 14H40    Dr Satyajit Phadke
    High Temperature Batteries for Grid Scale Storage Applications

  • 15H20    Coffee break – Posters session

Session 4 : Chairman Rachid Yazami

  • 15H50    Pr Qing Wang
    Redox Flow Lithium Batteries for Large-scale Energy Storage

  • 16H30    François Hubert

  • 17H15    Shuttle departure to the Tours City Hall

Session 4 : Chairman Mérièm Anouti

Friday 9 September 2016

Session 1 : Chairman Pierrick Buvat

  • 07H45    Shuttle departure from Tours to Domaine de la Tortinière 

  • 08H00    Welcome coffee

  • 08H30    Dr Richard Dawson
    Alkaline fuel cells, the advantages, the challenges and possible futures 

  • 09H10    Pr Eric D. Wachsman
    Ion Conducting Oxides for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

  • 09H50    Dr Javier R Varela
    Development of high-performance anode and cathode nanocatalysts for acid and alkaline Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells 

  • 10H30    Coffee break – Posters session

Session 2 : Chairman Bénédicte Claude-Montigny

  • 11H00    Pr EunAe Cho
    Non-precious catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction and oxygen evolution reaction in fuel cells and electrolysis cells

  • 11H40    Dr Himanshu Tyagi
    Efficient Energy Transfer & Storage: Utilizing Nanoparticles for Harnessing Solar Energy

  • 12H20    Lunch

Session 3 : Chairman Satyajit Phadke

  • 14H00    Pr Ki Tae Nam
    Bioinspired Water Oxidation and CO2 Reduction Electrocatalysts

  • 14H40    Xavier de Logiviere

  • 15H20    Coffee break – Posters session

Session 4 : Chairman Satyajit Phadke

  • 15H50    Dr Roman Mysik
    Enhancing the performance of supercapacitors by optimizing electrode/electrolyte interface  

  • 16H30    Dr Chandrasekaran
    Future of electrochemical capacitors  

  • 17H10    Conclusions

  • 18H00    Shuttle departure to Tours

Shuttles Schedule to/from event location

The times listed in this schedule are exact departure times.

Please make sure to check-in 10 minutes in advance

Wednesday 7 September 201
  • 08H00    Hôtel Univers to Domaine de la Tortinière
  • 18H15    Domaine de la Tortinière to Château d’Aulée 
  • 21H30    Château d’Aulée to Hôtel Univers
Thursday 8 September 2016
  • 08H15    Hôtel Univers to Domaine de la Tortinière
  • 17H15    Domaine de la Tortinière to Tours City Hall
  • 20H00    Tours City Hall to the Gala dinner
  • 23H00    Gala dinner to Hôtel Univers
Friday 9 September 2016
  • 07H45    Hôtel Univers to Domaine de la Tortinière
  • 18H00    Domaine de la Tortinière to Tours Train Station


The Domaine de la Tortinière is a boutique hotel at the heart of the Loire châteaux region. The hotel is situated just 15 kilometres from Tours in the Touraine area, where the most beautiful châteaux in the Loire region are waiting to be discovered and reveal their secrets. Young and old alike can take advantage of this immersion in the Indre-et-Loire department to relax and explore, while enjoying the comfortable luxury offered by the 4-star Domaine de la Tortinière Hotel and Restaurant.

For more informations, please visit : www.tortiniere.com


Abstracts, Bio & Posters must be written in English. 

Please send your poster before the 30/08 so that it can be included on the USB flash drive. Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes.


Private institutions280 EUR
Researchers200 EUR
Students100 EUR
Gala dinner60 EUR


Scientific committee


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