TUT10: Improving the Energy Density of Batteries With Silicon-Based Anodes
Monday, March 25 | 2:00-4:00 PM


This tutorial gives an overview on the benefits and challenges of using silicon-based anodes to improve the energy density of lithium ion batteries. Topics will include 1) the key challenges in use of silicon based anodes as well as progress in implementation of silicon and what can we expect in the future. 2) the latest improvements in other battery components required to maximize the benefit of silicon based anodes.


Strand_DeeDee Strand, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Wildcat Discovery Technologies

Dr. Dee Strand is a Senior Scientist at Wildcat Discovery Technologies. Dr. Strand has over twenty years of experience in materials research, development, and commercialization, primarily in the areas of energy storage and electronic applications. Prior to joining Wildcat in 2013, Dr. Strand served as a Research Fellow at Dow Chemical, where she was the technical lead in Dow Energy Materials, as well as the Principal Investigator on external research programs with universities and national labs on battery materials. Dr. Strand also has extensive experience in patent analysis and technical due diligence of new technologies. Dr. Strand completed her PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the supervision of Professor John Schrag. Her PhD research focused on rheology and birefringence of polymeric solutions. Dr. Strand also holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from North Dakota State University.

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