Day 1: January, 13th 2021


Prof. A. Michaelis, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany  
9:10–9:40 Why Sodium Batteries? – an Fraunhofer IKTS perspective
Prof. M. Stelter, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany

Session 1: High-Temperature Batteries 1  
9:40–10:10 What NGK is still developing after 20 years of NAS batteries commercialization?
G. Dupont, NGK Europe GmbH, Germany
10:10–10:40 Progress in beta-alumina ceramic electrolyte batteries in SICCAS
Z. Wen, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
10:40–11:10 The family of elevated temperature sodium batteries – a high potential technology platform
M. Schulz, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany
11:10–11:40 Coffee break/virtual lab tour  
Session 2: High-Temperature Batteries 2  
11:40–12:10 Dynamic resistance measurement in salt battery cells as a basis for mechanistic modeling
M. Bayer, Battery Consult AG, Switzerland
Pressure management and cell design in solid-electrolyte batteries, at the example of a sodium-nickel chloride battery
G. Graeber, EMPA Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
12:40–13:10 Intermediate temperature Na-metal halide batteries: status and prospective
L. Guosheng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | PNNL, USA
13:10–14:10 Lunch break/virtual lab tour
Session 3: SIB–Fundamental  
Mechanically coupled phase – field simulation of microstructure evolution in sodium-ion batteries particles
T. Zhang, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
14:40–15:10 EQCM studies on sodium deposition from diglyme on copper
M. Uhl, Ulm University, Germany
A comparison of the solvation shell structure and dynamics of sodium and lithium ions
G. Åvall, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Coffee break/virtual lab tour  
Session 4: Manufacturing
16:10–16:40 Secure housings in GVI®-technology for high-temperature Batteries
J. Kerspe, TEB Technology development and consulting, Germany
16:40–17:10 Modular manufacturing concept for the production of ceramic battery sleeves by isostatic pressing
H.-C. Schmidt, DORST Technologies, Germany  
17:10–17:40 Coating and drying of sodium-ion battery electrodes
J. Klemens, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
17:40–19:10 Poster session/best poster award  
19:10–20:10 Q&A session (chat)


Day 2: January, 14th 2021

Session 5: SIB–Anode/Cathode  
Graphite as co-intercalation electrode for sodium-ion batteries
M. Goktas, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
9:30–10:00 Sodium storage and electrode dynamics of tin-carbon composite electrodes from bulk precursors for sodium-ion batteries
T. Palaniselvam, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
10:00–10:30 Layered Na,Co-oxides with titanium: design of optimal compositions for application in sodium batteries
D. Mikhailova, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW), Germany
Coffee break/virtual lab tour  
Session 6: Solid ElEctrolytes  
On the dependence of ionic transport on crystal orientation in NaSiCON-type solid electrolytes
D. Rettenwander, Graz University of Technology, Austria
11:30–12:00 Sodium plating from Na-β′′-alumina ceramics at room temperature, paving the way for fast-charging all-solid-state batteries
M. Heinz, EMPA Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Searching for transport descriptors using a two -dimensional substitution approach in the solid solution Na3P1−xSbxS4−ySey
P. Till, Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany
12:30–13:00 Lunch break/virtual lab tour  
13:00–13:30 Sodium conducting glass ceramic solid electrolyte membranes
D. Wagner, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany
13:30–14:00 Medium-temperature molten sodium batteries with aqueous iodine cathode
Gerald Dück, Jülich Forschungszentrum, Germany and Frank Schäfer, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Germany
14:00–14:30 Combining promising materials in all-solid-state sodium battery
L. Goodwin, Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany
14:30–15:00 Roadmap shifting? Some technological advances of solid-state sodium batteries compared to their lithium counterpart
Q. Ma, Jülich Forschungszentrum, Germany
15:00 Conclusions & final remarks
Prof. M. Stelter, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany


Information for speakers

The allocated time to each talk is 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion).

The abstracts of all talks will be published in the conference documents and is made available for download.

Please send your presentation (allowed formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odp, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .jpg) until December 14, 2020 via email to

  • Please share included videos separately (allowed formats: mp4 file or YouTube Link)
  • Please share any handouts for the attendees separately.

For more information about the process, the technical requirements, please refer to the following PDF.

In preparation for the event, there will be various briefing dates for you, which will help to familiarize you with the system and ensure a smooth running of the event.

  • November 30, 2020 from 10.00–11.00 a.m.
  • December 8, 2020 from 11.00–12.00 a.m.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.