The 1st SESDIM (Sustainable Energy Storage Days in Madrid) took place in Madrid from 8th to 11th October. This event consisted of a 2-day autumn school on Organic-Based Polymer Batteries, followed by a 2-day symposium on Electrochemical Energy Storage through Materials Innovation.
Three researchers from the IMDEA Energy were invited to give one lecture and two talks on topics related to the research carried at the ECPU. Dr. Rebeca Marcilla gave a lecture on "Innovative Organic-based Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage" and Dr. Andreas Mavrantonakis a talk on the "Redox Chemistry of Phenazines with High-Throughput DFT calculations". Dr. Jesus Palma presented a talk entitled "From Lab to Market: Crossing the Valley of Death" explaining how the outcome of a research project can be commercialized and enter the market.
It was perfect timing for promoting the importance of the research on materials for electrochemical energy storage, since the SESDIM coincided with the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham, John B. Goodenough for the development of lithium-ion batteries.