I-3 – All Solid-State Batteries


Organizers: Jürgen Janek (Justus-Liebig University), Jennifer Rupp (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Yasutoshi Iriyama (Nagoya University).

Brian Sheldon

Brown University, USA

Professor Sheldon completed his Sc.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at M.I.T. in 1989. Before joining Brown, he held research staff positions at Amoco Oil and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He currently serves as Editor of the Journal of Materials Science. Other recent activities include chairing the Gordon Research Conference on High Temperature Materials, serving as Invited Visiting Professor at the Insitut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (Toulouse, France), and as a Visiting Professor at MIT. Professor Sheldon’s current research is supported by the U.S. Dept of Energy, NSF, General Motors, and Medtronic. This work is focused in three general areas. The largest effort is directed at understanding stress evolution and mechanical degradation in materials for Li ion batteries. A second current research effort is based on compositionally induced stresses due to oxidation-reduction in non-stoichiometric oxides such as ceria, a material which is of considerable interest for solid oxide fuel cells. The third major focus of Prof. Sheldon's research is the fabrication and mechanical behavior of ceramic nanocomposites.