Free workshop: Optimising battery materials & their performance using XRD & various characterization tools

Consumer expectations on lithium-ion batteries have become more demanding. Batteries need to charge faster, weigh less, be smaller, store for longer yet perform better and safer. As material science researchers, we use multiple characterization tools to check the durability, performance under various environmental factors - temperature, pressure, stress and more. All for the hope of designing a high performing product.

Malvern Panalytical is proud to collaborate with IIT Kanpur in this 2 day free workshop focused on designing better battery materials. Malvern Panalytical scientists as well as invited guest speakers from renowned universities within India will not only share their research but also best practices on experimental methods, data collection, analysis and implications.

During the workshop, look forward to presentations on the analysis of battery packs as well as its components. These include battery cathodes, electrodes, coatings, raw materials. Participants can use this opportunity to expand their research applications towards using multiple analytical techniques to validate their findings. Speakers will be covering characterization methods such as phase analysis using X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis using X-ray fluorescence, particle size analysis using Laser diffraction, particle shape analysis using the imaging technique - Morphologically-directed Raman Spectroscopy.

Each participant who participates for the 2 full day workshop will receive a:

  • certificate of attendance


Links to join



IST

Topic

Speaker

09:00

Welcome and introduction to key thrusts within IIT Kanpur’s sustainable energy initiatives

Dr Ashish Garg
Head of Sustainable Energy & Engineering, IIT Kanpur

09:20

Battery technologies& challenges

Dr KS Nalwa
Asst Prof, IIT Kanpur

10:00

Characterization of battery materials: an orthogonal approach

Dr Umesh Tiwari,
Global Manager for Advanced Materials, Malvern Panalytical

11:00

Q & A / Tea break

 

11:30

Elemental composition in cathode precursor & electrode materials using XRF

Dr Brijendra Srivastava Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical

12:00

Structural analysis using HighScore XRD

Dr Mangesh Mahajan
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical

13:00

Lunch

 

14:00

Charcterization of thin films: case study of photovoltaic cells

Dr Lars Greiger
Thin Films Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical

15:00

XRD live demo

Dr Sandeep Nagar
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical

16:15

Electrode & electrode coating analysis

Gareth Joseph
Global Director for Energy, NDC

17:00

Q & A

 

17:30

End

 


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Topic

Speaker

09:00

Importance of understanding particle size & shape for battery performance

Dr Anand Tadas
Application Specialist for morphology & advanced materials, Malvern Panalytical

10:00

Rheology of battery slurries



Thermal analysis of electrolytes and multi module calorimetry for coin cell application


Dr Adrian Hill
Product Specialist for Rheology Solutions, NETZSCH


Dr Ekkehard Fuglein
Product Specialist, NETZSCH


11:00

Q & A / Tea break

 

11:15

In operando battery characterization using XRD

Dr Sandeep Nagar
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical

12:00

Q & A and summary

Dr Brijendra Srivastava
Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical and

 

Dr Mangesh Mahajan
XRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical

13:00

End

Présentateur

Dr Umesh Tiwari, Global Manager for Advanced materials segment

Dr Tiwari takes care of Malvern Panalytical's analytical solutions and imparting knowledge within the advanced materials industries. These include research and manufacturing of batteries, thin films, specialty chemicals, powder metallurgy, as well as environmental monitoring.

Dr Tiwari has a career within Malvern Panalytical that spans almost 20 years. He has been closely associated with generic pharmaceuticals, thin films and batteries across the asia pacific region. A physicist by education, he has profound knowledge of various X-ray analytical techniques and the intricacies of method development with regulatory compliance. He has co-authored nearly 25 research papers during his carrier as research scientist.

Brijendra Nath Srivastava, Regional Applications Manager

Mr Srivastava is the team leader and regional manager of application specialists for Malvern Panalytical. He is based in Nagpur, India. His specialty is in elemental analysis using X-ray fluorescence as well as fusion sample preparation. He has more than 35 years of elemental analysis in mining, minerals, research and other industrial applications. In his role, he is frequently involved in not only applications support but also the training and commissioning of XRF instrumentation for the laboratory and field. Prior to joining Malvern Panalytical, he was the Chief Chemist in Minex Metallurgy where he was responsible for the quality control of raw materials and finished projects as well as the development of new alloys. He was also working with the Indian Bureau of Mines dealing with various ores and minerals, concentrates and tailings.

Dr Sandeep Nagar, National Application Specialist for X-ray Diffraction

Dr Nagar completed his PhD in the field of multiferroic thin films manufacturing and characterization from KTH Sweden in 2012. He spent 6 years conducting research at the departments of Physical Sciences and Electronics Engineering at Amity University Noida as well as G D Goenka University Gurgaon. In 2018, Dr Nagar joined Malvern Panalytical as the National XRD Application Specialist. In his role, he has been helping numerous customers across industries; from academia, to metals, to cement, polymers, specialty chemicals and more. He not only provides applications advice to customers in choosing the relevant X-ray diffractometer for their application. In addition, he provides training so that they further optimise their XRD for research and QC purposes. Dr Nagar is based in Gurgaon, Delhi.

Pour en savoir plus

*Complimentary entry upon registration*

Benefit from our interactive learning workshop

- Expand your research scope towards the study of battery pouches, cathodes, electrodes, coatings and its components

- Learn how to apply various characterization methods

- Understand what information you can draw from these analytical methods towards further refinement of your battery and materials

- Pick up useful tips on experimental methods, data collection, analytical tools and data analysis

- Gain confidence in conducting more advanced battery research