Track 01

Mechanics for energy applications

Mechanics plays a vital role in determining the performance of a broad range of energy materials, including lithium ion batteries, fuel cells, thermo/piezo/ferroelectrics, to name a few. The role of mechanics has become even more prominent with the advent of next generation energy production, conversion, storage, and harvesting technologies, such as all-solid-state lithium ion batteries, high-capacity, high-power electrodes, high-efficiency energy harvesters, and power sources for flexible/wearable electronics. This symposium aims to bring together experts from diverse disciplines to review the recent breakthroughs in fundamental concepts, theoretical and numerical models, and experimental techniques, and discuss open questions and grand challenges in the field. Contributions from experimental, computational, and theoretical studies of energy materials and applications across different length and time scales will be encouraged; breakthrough works will be highlighted by invited presentations. Together, the symposium serves as a multidisciplinary forum to resolve scientific challenges and identify the future research frontiers in energy materials and applications.

This track will cover a comprehensive range of topics relating to mechanics of energy applications including but not limited to:

  • Mechanics of electrode materials in batteries and capacitors;
  • Mechanics of energy materials;
  • Electro-chemo-mechanics in lithium-ion and lithium metal batteries;
  • Hydrogen storage;
  • In-situ observations of mechanical behaviors of energy materials;
  • Experimental characterization on mechanical behaviors of energy materials;
  • Multiscale modelling on mechanical behaviors of energy materials;
  • Mechanics of renewable and sustainable energy.

~ Speakers’ list forthcoming ~

Track Chairs

Xiaoyan Li
Tsinghua University, China

Shu Chang
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Sulin Zhang
Pennsylvania State University, USA


Xiaoyan Li
Tsinghua University, China