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1st Workshop & Progress Meeting of POLYSTORAGE-ETN Project

The first online Workshop of the MSCA ITN-ETN POLYSTORAGE organized by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and co-organized by the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany) was held the 1st of October. The POLYSTORAGE project involves the production of highly innovative polymeric electrolytes and active polymeric materials for advanced post-lithium batteries and benefits of different beneficiaries (12 incl. 2 companies) and 11 associated entities (incl. 9 companies). IMDEA Energy participates in the consortium training two Early Stage Researchers in the development of redox active polymers for different battery technology. 

This event started by a trainer workshop for early stage researchers (PhD candidates) within the ITN network about “Safeguarding good scientific practice & gender awareness". Second part of the workshop was an open to public scientific lecture session about “Polymers & Batteries” with prominent speakers listed below:

  • Polymer batteries - Ulrich S. Schubert, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Conjugated redox polymers - Rebeca Marcilla, IMDEA Energy
  • High output synthesis - Michael Schneider, Chemspeed Technologies AG, Switzerland
  • UV-photopolymerization - Jijeesh R Nair Politecnico di Torino
  • Block copolymers - Irune Villaluenga, University of the Basque Country
  • New polymer electrolytes - David Mecerreyes, University of the Basque Country, Spain

More than 100 researchers attended the event!

Among the speakers, Rebeca Marcilla Senior Researcher from ECPU Unit presented quite interesting results about conjugated redox polymers applied as electrode materials. The presentation included results recently achieved in the field of the synthesis and application of antraquinone-based polymers in half-cell configuration.

References: 

New Anthraquinone‐Based Conjugated Microporous Polymer Cathode with Ultrahigh Specific Surface Area for High‐Performance Lithium‐Ion Batteries A. Molina, A.; Patil, N.; Ventosa, E.; Liras, M.; Palma, J.; Marcilla, R. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 30 (6), 1908074

Electrode Engineering of Redox-Active Conjugated Microporous Polymers for Ultra-High Areal Capacity Organic Batteries; A. Molina, N. Patil, E. Ventosa, M. Liras, J. Palma, and R. Marcilla, ACS Energy Letters 2020 5 (9), 2945-2953

More information: Rebeca Marcilla, Senior Researcher, Electrochemical Processes Unit, rebeca.marcilla@imdea.org

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020