Beyond Lithium Ion Symposium-10 (BLI-X)     


Beyond Lithium Ion Symposium-10 (BLI-X) - overview

 IBM Almaden with snowy mountains

The 10th Beyond Li-Ion symposium (BLI-X) will be hosted by IBM Research- Almaden on June 27-29, 2017. This meeting is one of a successive series of symposiums organized by a consortium of IBM Research and U.S. national laboratories including Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley, Pacific Northwest, Oak Ridge and National Renewable to bring together scientists and engineers focused on transformational advances in scalable energy storage.

At the BLI-X, we will focus on industry innovations, lithium metal batteries, solid-state batteries, status of today’s technology, multivalent technologies, safety, and electrified aircrafts.

Leading researchers and manufacturers will discuss critically necessary materials, diagnostics, scaling, and manufacturing issues associated with better performing energy storage devices. Through this open format dialogue, the organizers aim to accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and improve the safety of advanced, electrochemical energy storage concepts and systems "beyond lithium ion." These symposiums have attracted a broad range of experts in this field from various countries around the world.




Invited Speakers (confirmed)

Sue Babinec, Senior Commercialization Advisor, ARPA-E

Steve Visco, CEO and CTO at Polyplus Battery Company

Yuriy Mikhaylik, Director Materials Development at Sion Power Corporation

Josh Buettner-Garrett , Chief Technology Officer at Solid Power

Dan Addison, Chief Executive Officer at Liox Power, Inc.

Yi Cui, Stanford Univ.

Nancy Dudney, ORNL

Erik Herbert Michigan Technological University

Jason Zhang, PNNL

Qiang Zhang, Tsinghua University

Kiyoshi Kanamura, Tokyo Metropolitan University

John Lawson, NASA Ames Research Center

Chao-yang Wang, Penn State University

Xiaolin Li, PNNL

Xiulei (David) Ji, Oregon State University

Chunsheng Wang, University of Maryland

Kang Xu, Army research Lab

Bin Li, Wildcat Discovery Technologies

Yu Zhu, University of Akron

Steve Martin, Iowa State University

Yifei Mo, University of Maryland

Yan Yao, University of Houston

Guosheng Li, PNNL

Seoung-Bum Son, NREL

Ramesh K. Guduru, Lamar University

Kyu Tae Lee, Seoul National University

Mike Toney, SLAC

Jiang Fan, American Lithium Energy

Alvaro Masias, Ford

Sean Clarke, NASA AFRC

Nikhil Goel, Uber Elevate PM


Lab Tours:

IBM Almaden Lab: June 29th (Thursday), 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Symposium Sponsors:

Information for Sponsors


Dionne Hernandez-Lugo, Ph.D.
Co-chair, Program Committee of BLI-X
NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field

Ho-Cheol Kim, Ph.D.
Co-chair, Program Committee of BLI-X
IBM Research-Almaden


Please use the links below for hotel information and directions to IBM Almaden Lab.
Hotels are not blocked by the Organization Committee. Shuttle buses from 3 Hotels near Almaden Lab. (Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose South, Extended Stay America San Jose-Edenvale South, Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley) to Almaden Lab. will be provided.
Please note that only morning time shuttle bus service (from HTL to Almaden) will be available on Thursday (Day 3, 06/29). There will be NO SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE in the AFTERNOON of DAY 3 (06/29, Thursday).

Hotels Near Almaden

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Directions to Almaden Research Center

Please come to the MAIN LOBBY of the building

IBM Research - Almaden
Visitor Information


Meals are provided with the registration.
There are no fees for the lab tours.

Registration Closed



Previous Symposiums

BLI-I: Scalable Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion, held August 26-27, 2009, at IBM’s Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA

BLI-II: Research Opportunities in Electrochemical Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives, held May 3-4, 2010, at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

BLI-III: Scalable Energy Storage Beyond Li-Ion: Materials Perspectives, held October 7-8, 2010, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

BLI-IV: 4th Symposium on Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion, held June 7-9, 2011, at Battelle Auditorium, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

BLI-V: Beyond Lithium Ion V-Symposium on Energy Storage, held June 5-7, 2012, at the Claremont Hotel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

BLI-VI: Beyond Lithium Ion VI-Symposium on Energy Storage held June 4-6, 2013, at University Memorial Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

BLI-VII Beyond Lithium Ion VII-Symposium on Energy Storage held June 3-5, 2014 at Argonne National Laboratory

BLI-VIII Beyond Lithium Ion VIII-Symposium on Energy Storage held June 2-4, 2015| Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
BLI8 link

BLI-IX Beyond Lithium Ion IX-Symposium on Energy Storage held May 24-26, 2016 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
BLI9 link

Poster Title List

Link to the title list of posters
Poster Titles

Invited Speakers Presentation Slides

Please use the link for presentation slides

Mike Toney

Kyu Tae Lee

Qiang Zhang

Kiyoshi Kanamura

Ji-Guang Zhang

David Ji