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UIC Energy Initiative Newsletter - March 2018





SEES UIC Symposium on Energy, Environment & Sustainability


Come and hear keynote speaker, Judy Li, talk about how to transform the industry! Register here.You have the opportunity to present your work as well! For more information to apply click here 

To know more about the symposium, click on this link


New generation of batteries could better power aerial drones, underwater robots


JCESR’s Brett Helms, Linda Nazar, and George Crabtree(UIC Energy Initiative) were recently quoted in Science. The article discusses how many see lithium-sulfur as the heir apparent to lithium-ion as the dominant battery technology, and are encouraged by recent reports suggesting that many of the technology’s performance and durability challenges can be overcome. To read the article in its entirety, click here.


Joint Symposium on Carbon Management: Role of Carbon Management in Creating a Pathway to Sustainability

The one-day joint symposium on The Role of Carbon Management in Creating a Pathway to Sustainability is designed to bring together representatives of academia, government agencies, business/entrepreneurs, and NGOs to explore the impact of CO2 on society as a whole. Click here for more information. 

McCormick Tribune Campus Center | Auditorium and Ballroom
Illinois Institute of Technology
3201 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Friday, April 13, 2018 | Register here- Deadline April 2, 2018



Material needs for energy sustainability by 2050

100% Replacement for Fossil Fuels by Sustainable Alternatives

A Moderated Panel Discussion 

At the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring 2018 Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm



This panel event, co-organized by the MRS Energy & Sustainability journal and the MRS Focus on Sustainability Subcommittee, will convene top experts to discuss fossil fuel replacement from laboratory concepts to demonstrated technology and the challenges to achieving 100% replacement of fossil fuels by sustainable alternatives. 


Click here for more information

RSVP here if you are a Registered Attendee of the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting. 

RSVP here if you are a guest. Bring this invitation with you and present it at the door.
Deadline: Friday, March 30


2018 Li-SM3 Conference


This year, JCESR is one of the organizers of the Li-SM3 Conference, to be held in Chicago on April 25-26. The conference will bring together leading research scientists and engineers to discuss progress, challenges and opportunities in lithium-sulfur battery research. Register now to attend the event.



Out of thin air | Argonne National Laboratory

Read about how lithium-ion battery has transformed the portable electronics industry and is making inroads into energy storage on the electric grid and electrically powered transportation. Click here to read this article.



IIT WISER Lecture Series by National Medal of Technology Laureate Rakesh Agrawal



Dr. Agrawal will discuss the challenges related to harvesting solar power and its subsequent conversion and use, and demonstrate the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the development of successful engineering solutions. 

Wednesday, April 4- Perlstein Hall Auditorium - Room 131
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Click here for more info