2017 CREB Annual Meeting

On April 25th, 2017, we will hold our annual meeting at the University of Maryland in College Park.  The UMERC (University of Maryland Energy Research Center) will be holding a joint workshop on the same day. Plenary sessions will include both CREB and other participants, while the breakout sessions will run in parallel.

A student poster session will occur after the afternoon session, highlighting innovative battery research.  If you wish to have your poster included in this session, please click here. Include the title, authors, and a brief abstract.


You can register for the event via the Maryland NanoCenter here. Registration is $30 for the 2017 Annual Meeting


The meeting will be held in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building at the University of Maryland. The morning session will be in the Kay Boardrooms, and the afternoon will be in the Pepco Room.

There is a visitor parking lot (Paint Branch Lot) across the street from the Kim Building Plaza. It is $3 per hour with a max of $15 per day.

Tentative Agenda

Morning Session, Kay Boardrooms
9:00AM Welcome Address
Darryll Pines, Dean of Engineering College
9:05 AM Workshop Overview
Dr. Eric Wachsman, Director of UMERC
9:15AM Opening: Delegate
Marc Korman
9:30AM Keynote: ARPA-E energy Research Program
Dr. Ellen Williams
Former ARPA-e Director
10:05AM Keynote: DoE EERE Energy Research Program
Steven Chalk
Acting Assistant Secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
10:40 AM Morning Break
11:00AM DoD Energy Research
Edward Shaffer
Chief, Energy & Power Division, ARL
11:30 Am Battery R &D in Saft
Kamen Nechev
CTO at Saft
12:00 PM APL Energy Research
Jeffrey P. Maranchi
Program Manager Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
12:30AM Lunch
Afternoon Session, CREB Track, Pepco Room
CREB Attendees have the option to attend the UMERC Engineering Sustainability Workshop session talks as well.
1:30 PM Imaging all-solid-state batteries at extreme temperatures
Marina Leite
Assistant Professor, MSE, UMCP
2:00 PM Interfacial structure characterization of water-in-salt electrolyte for high energy aqueous batteries
Oleg Borodin
Senior Scientist at ARL
2:30 PM Neutron Probe Study of Lithium Metal Anode in Garnet Based Solid-State Li-S Batteries
Liangbing Hu
Associate Professor, MSE, UMCP
3:00 PM Materials Design For Novel Borohydride-based Li+ and Na+ Electrolytes for Solid-State Batteries
Yifei Mo
Associate Professor, MSE UMD
3:30 PM Student Poster Contest and Reception