storEnergy Symposium 2022

storEnergy is holding a symposium in Melbourne with a wide range of national and international speakers from industry and academia. Learn about progress in research and practical applications in the field of  advanced battery materials and prototyping of new battery technologies. Visit Deakin University’s new $10.3 million Battery Research and Innovation Hub.

A limited number of seats are available to people outside the storEnergy training centre.

Date: 22-23 November 2022

Venue: Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Building BCC – Level 2

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Tuesday 22 November (9am – 6pm)

storEnergy Executive Meeting – 9:30am-10.30 am  
10.00–10.30am Symposium Registration (BCC Level 2) 
Prof Jenny Pringle  

Welcome, Acknowledgement of Country, Introduction and Safety 

11:10 Prof Maria Forsyth – opening remarks 
11:15- 12:35 Session 1 (Chair: Dr Danah Al-Masri) 
11:15 Max Coulthard- REDEI Renewable Energy Solutions 

Battery chemistry and structural form, the decision making process to ensure battery energy storage solutions are fit for purpose: The Redei experience 

11:35 Dr Maria Vrakopoulou – University of Melbourne 

Reliable control of Distributed Energy Resources under uncertain PV generation

11:55 Dr Robert Kerr – Fortescue Future Industries
The technologies that will forge a green steel industry
12:15 Dr Matt Boot-Handford – Calix 
12:35 –1:30 Lunch 
1.30 pm –  Session 2 (Chair: Dr Minkyung Kang) 
1:30 Prof Jenny Pringle – Deakin University 

The development of new ionic electrolytes for energy storage devices

1:50 Dr Mega Kar – Deakin University 

Advanced, non-aqueous electrolytes for rechargeable metal batteries 

2:10 Prof Drew Evans – University of South Australia 

Translating materials research into energy products

2:30 Dr Montserrat Galcerán Mestres – CIC Energuine 

Polyanionic phosphate-based materials as a sustainable electrode material for Na-ion batteries

Afternoon Tea 
3:15pm – 4:15pm Session 3 (Chair: Dr Hiroyuki Ueda) 
3.15 Dr Karolina Matuszek – Monash University 

Designing thermal energy storage for renewable energy

3:35 Dr Jenny Sun – Deakin University 

Green Materials and High-Rate Formation Protocol for Sodium-Ion Batteries 

3:55 Dr Nerea Casado – Polymat 

Mixed ionic-electronic conducting polymer binders for energy storage application 

4.15 pm – 6.00 pm Poster Session 
7:00 pmSymposium Dinner 

 Wednesday 23rd November 

8:45 – 9:45 am  Battery Hub workshop (BCC, Level 2) 


10.00 am – 12.30 pm Session 1 (Chair: Dr Timothy Khoo) 
Dr Scott Edwards – EntX Limited 

EntX: Planning for Growth at an Innovative Clean Energy Technology Company

10.20 Dawson Johns- Zenaji 


10.40 Adam Bumpus- Redgrid 
Morning Tea 
11.30 Christiaan Jordaan- Sicona 

Advanced Battery materials to power the energy transition 

11.50 Ben Shepherd/ Joeri Baetens, Relectrify 

Solving cell divergence within battery packs and gaining access to an additional 20-30% battery life 

12.10 Shannon O’Rourke – Future Battery Industries CRC 

Becoming a clean energy superpower – a once in a century opportunity to transform Australia. 

1.30 pm – 2.40 pm Session 2 (Chair: Dr Laura Garcia-Quintana) 
1.30 Dr Maria Martinaz Ibanez – CIC Energuine 

Revealing the effect of a rational design of the lithium salt on solid polymer electrolytes 

1.50 Dr Minkyung Kang
Designing Better Electrodes with Electrochemical Microscopy 
2.10 Peter Hansford – Deakin University 

Deakin Energy Networks – Why, How, What 

2.30 Prof Maria Forsyth – Closing remarks 
2.40 Closing Session 
3:00 Battery Research and Innovation Hub tour and networking