Keynote: Electrochemical Energy Storage - Beyond 2020
Professor Maria Forsyth “FAA” (Fellow Australian Academy of Sciences), is an Ikerbasque Professor at POLYMAT in UPV in San Sebastian, Director of ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre. She is the Associate Director in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science (ACES) and Deputy Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University in Australia. Specifically, she is an expert in ionic materials including ionic liquids, organic ionic plastic crystals, polymer gels and composites with applications to several areas including materials for CO2 absorption, electrowinning of metals and energy storage. She leads collaborative projects in lithium and sodium battery technologies funded through recent Australian Research Council grants and collaborations with colleagues within academia, CSIRO, DSTO as well as industry to design new materials and processes to control and optimise these phenomena in two key areas - corrosion (e.g. Corrosion Science 2006, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2007) and electrochemical devices (eg., Nature 1999, Science 2002, Science 2008, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 2008).