Third International Conference on Energy Storage Materials successfully held

The Third International Conference on Energy Storage Materials (ICEnSM) was held at the Shenzhen University Town Conference Center on November 29 to December 1. The conference invited well-known experts and scholars from China and abroad to discuss the research and industrialization of advanced energy storage materials and devices, and attracted more than 600 participants from universities and research institutions worldwide. 


The conference was divided into 7 sessions, with topics of "Lithium, Sodium, Potassium Ion Batteries", "Lithium-Sulfur Batteries", "Multivalent Ion Storage", "Supercapacitors & Hybrid Devices", "Metal Air Batteries & Flow Batteries"", "New Concept & New Device” and “Battery Recycling and Utilization". It aims to provide domestic and international researchers with an opportunity to communicate and collaborate, as well as promote basic research and industrial applications of energy storage and conversion materials.

SIGS Professor and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) member Cheng Huiming and SIGS Deputy Dean Kang Feiyu addressing at the opening ceremony

Plenary speakers from left to right: Prof. Patrice Simon from University of Toulouse, Sun Shigang from Xiamen University, Sun Xueliang from University of Western Ontario and Prof. Michel Armand from the Spanish Energy Collaborative Research Center

More than 120 reports, including plenary, keynote and invited speeches, as well as poster and oral presentations were given during the three-day conference. Plenary talks touched on areas of electrochemical capacitor applications, structure effects and interfacial processes of energy storage materials and new findings in solid-state batteries, showcasing the latest research and development in energy storage materials.


Prof. Chen Xiaodong of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Zhang Zhengming, CTO of Celgard and Inventor of Ceramic Coated Separators giving speeches on areas of lithium battery safety and design


During the conference, Prof. Cheng Huiming, editor-in-chief of the Energy Storage Material magazine (EnSM) also announced the winners of the annual EnSM awards. To recognize those who have made significant contributions and innovations in the field of energy storage and conversion materials, the journal nominates outstanding scientists for the EnSM Award, EnSM Young Scientist Award, Best Paper Award, Top Cited Paper Award and Best Reviewers each year. Published by Elsevier, the Energy Storage Material magazine was formally indexed by SCI this year.


First held in 2017, ICEnSM is hosted by Tsinghua SIGS, Institute of Metal Research of CAS and the Shenzhen Geim Graphene Center, and co-organized by Elsevier and the Industry-Univeristy-Instiute Cooperation Innovation Alliance for Advance Battery and Materials.

Dr. Tingting Zou of Elsevier B. V. presenting certificates to EnSM award winner Prof. Chen Liquan


Photo of the conference


Photo of conference guests and staff of the Tsingsun Power Institute of Shenzhen

Article by Ou Xiaoying

Edited by Karen Lee