ELMO-LION kick-off meeting

ELMO-LION Educational Learning Modules on Li-ION batteries

The kick-off meeting attracted over 80 online and onsite participants.

Thank you for your interest in ELMO-LION!

ELMO-LION is a new European battery technology and innovation 6 ETCS Credit PhD course and a summer school which is funded by EIT RawMaterials for period 1 September 2022 – 31 December 2025.

The ELMO-LION course web page is available at www.elmo-lion.com.

Objective: to train the next generation of scientists and engineers in the interdisciplinary and rapidly accelerating field of Li-ion batteries

In ELMO-LION there are three main pillars:

• Online lectures offered by experts on battery fabrication, characterization, spectroscopy, simulations, advanced diagnostics, and market (will be available in March 2023)

• Working cases and challenges from industrial partners to be solved by PhD student teams

• A venture‐creation summer school (2023: Politechnico di Milano – Lake Como) where students can prepare their projects related to industrial challenges and have personal communication with experts from academy and industry

Website: www.elmo-lion.com

Fee: for 2023 course is free of charge and includes access to online lectures, supervising of project work, summer school accommodation (except travel to lake Como). The course is available for the doctoral students. The application deadline is 30 January 2023. The online lectures, practical exercises and industrial working cases will be available from March 2023. Forty Selected students will participate in the weeklong (five days) Summer School where project work results will be presented, and venture-creation opportunities will be provided.

Partners: Aalto University, Finland; EMPA, Switzerland; Politechnico di Milano, Italy: University of Padova, Italy; Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; University of Eastern Finland; University of Helsinki, Finland; University of Oulu, Finland; Centro Ricerche Fiat, Italy; Metso Outotec Oy, Finland; Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

ELMO-LION will be presented at hybrid Kick-off Meeting 18 November 2022

Time: Friday 18th November 2022 10:00-18:00

Location: Online or Kumpula Campus, University of Helsinki, Finland. Lecture room C123 of Exactum building of the Kumpula campus, and lobby of Exactum

The programme will include presentations given by project coordinators, lecturers of the online school, EIT RawMaterials coordinator, and industrial partners. A poster session is open after lectures.

Time Speaker Topic
10.00 - 10.20 Bernardo Barbiellini, LUT University Presentation of ELMO-LION Li-ion Battery Educational Learning Modules
10.20 - 10.40 Xiuyun Zhao, University of Eastern Finland How to replace graphite with silicon as the anode material in Lithium-ion batteries
10.40 - 11.00 Ulla Lassi, University of Oulu Improved sustainability in the battery value chain
11.00 - 11.20 Erik Kelder, Delft University of Technology Local structure and ion mobility in Lithium batteries I: ex- and in-situ X-Ray and Neutron Diffraction, Operando Neutron Depth Profiling, Mossbauer Spectroscopy, and Atomic Force Microscopy
11.20 - 11.40 Stephan Eijt, Delft University of Technology Local structure and ion mobility in Lithium batteries II: (operando) solid state nuclear magnetic resonance, muon spin rotation and positron annihilation spectroscopy
11.40 - 13.00 Lunch / setting up posters  
13.00 - 13.20 S. Assa Aravindh, University of Oulu Density functional theory for Li-ion battery properties
13.20 - 13.40 Vito di Noto, University of Padova Li-ion battery studies with Broadband Electrical Spectroscopy
13.40 - 14.00 Corsin Battaglia, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Modelling lithium-ion batteries within porous electrode theory
14.00 - 14.20 Rafael Omar Ferragut, Politecnico di Milano Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy to study Lithium-ion batteries
14.20 - 14.40 Coffee break  
14.40 - 15.00 Anastasia Chakir, LUT University Starter kit for online course creation
15.00 - 15.20 Heini Elomaa, Metso Outotec Metso Outotec position in battery value chain
15.20 - 15.40 Pertti Kauranen, LUT University Sustainable and Circular economy of lithium-ion batteries
15.40 - 16.00 Tanja Kallio, Aalto University Dilatometry for understanding Li battery positive electrodes’ aging
16.00 - 18.00

Posters + refreshments


Program committee: prof. Simo Huotari (UH), prof. Ekaterina Laakso (LUT), prof. Bernardo Barbiellini (LUT)

Fee: Kick-off meeting is free of charge, and anyone who has interest in Li ion batteries can participate as listener. Posters can be presented by PhD students personally in Kumpula Campus and should be related to electrochemical energy storage.

Contact: lut.elmo-lion@lut.fi