The International Symposium "Contemporary batteries and supercapacitors" - COIN2022 was held at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade on June 1-2, 2022, (www.coin2022.org).
COIN2022 brought together European leaders in batteries & supercapacitors which participated as Plenary speakers. Prof. Kristina Edstrom, Uppsala University, presented future perspectives in battery research within the Battery 2030+ initiative (www.battery2030.eu), while prof. Christian Masquelier, University of Picardy Jules Verne & CNRS, prof. Patrice Simone, University of Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier and prof. Robert Dominko, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, gathered around the Alistore European Research Institute (www.alistore.eu), spoke about current research and new directions in the development of energy storage and conversion systems. Dr. Isidora Cekić-Lasković, Helmholtz-Institute Münster (HI MS), and Dr. Nagore Ortiz-Vitoriano, CIC EnergiGUNE, also shared their research activities in this field. Professors and researchers from the region also presented their research at the Symposium and the special attention was drawn to the presentation of the project regarding the construction of the first gigafactory for Li-ion batteries production in Europe, (ElevenEs, www.elevenes.com), based in Subotica. Our project leader and the organising committee member, Dr. Milica Vujković, also gave a lecture on the topic "Towards Alternative Li-free Electrode Materials: Synthesis and Phase Composition Interrelation".
The Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, co-organized this symposium, together with the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, the Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, University of Montenegro and the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. COIN2022 was supported by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia. NATO Science for Peace and Security programme and The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts also support this event.
HiSuperBat participants, Dr. Nikola Zdolšek, Dr. Milica Vasić and MSc Dušan Mladenović participated in the symposium with the poster presentations of "Enhancement of Supercapacitors Energy Density Using Manganese Modified Carbon Electrode and Mixture of Multivalent Ions Electrolyte", "A Series of Magnesium Vanadium Oxide Materials Potentially Applicable for Aqueous RMBs" and "Cyclic Stability of Sodium-pillared Vanadium Oxides-carbon Composite in Aqueous Electrolytes", respectively. Beside our main associates, many other researchers shared their work within poster presentation and participated in scientific discussions.
After the conference hours, in an informal atmosphere, participants during dinner in the bohemian quarter of Belgrade created meaningful connections and discover the charms of Skadarlija Street.