UOW’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM), which has a well-established world reputation in energy storage materials research will develop a pilot-scale sodium materials production facility to prototype and develop the modular and expandable battery packs.

UOW to host Advanced Energy Storage workshop

UOW to host Advanced Energy Storage workshop

Workshop will bring together researchers to discuss the future of energy storage and next-generation batteries

Researchers from the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) will come together to conduct a workshop on the advanced energy storage management, an area that is critical for the development of the modern electrical grid management.

The workshop is organised in collaboration with experts from South Korea’s Hanyang University, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, Konkun University, Kyung Hee University, and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and Japan’s National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and Tokyo University.

The three-day workshop will give an in-depth understanding of a range of battery solutions and researchers will discuss the latest developments in battery materials, modelling, systems, characterisations, electrochemistry, and supercapacitors that are critical elements of energy storage.

AIIM’s Professor Jung Ho Kim is one of the keynote speakers and said the workshop will bring together the best of minds in the renewable energy and storage sector.

“We are excited to be collaborating with our colleagues from South Korean universities,” Professor Kim said.

“Rechargeable batteries are highly desirable for solving future energy crises and environmental pollution. But many technical issues still remain, and batteries are also approaching their performance limits.

“Various types of batteries have recently been used as universal power sources from portable information technology devices to electric vehicles and power-grid systems.

“Ground-breaking technologies are highly required for next-generation high-energy density, solid-electrolyte, cost-conscious, long-lasting cycle, less-flammable, and fast-charging batteries.

“The workshop will discuss various aspects of the advanced energy storage technologies and innovations that are required for changing energy requirements and advances in storage technologies and gain a systematic understanding of battery management systems and its importance.”


2023 UOW Advanced Energy Storage Workshop

Keynote speakers: Distinguished Professor Yang Kook Sun, Hanyang University

Emeritus Professor Shi Xue Dou, University of Wollongong

Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences & Tokyo University

When: Monday 13 February to Wednesday 15 February

Where: Leon Kane-Maguire Theatre, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, Building 236



The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) is a purpose-built facility at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus to help transform multi-functional materials research into commercial reality.

The researchers at AIIM are at the cutting edge of developing and applying new and innovative materials.


Pic:  Team at UOW's Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) working towards inexpensive and reliable sodium-ion batteries.