Senior Research Scientist Rick Haasch to Present on Energy & the Environment in South Korea
MRL Senior Research Scientist Dr. Rick Haasch has been invited to be part of the 8th International Joint Workshop during the 55th Korean Vacuum Society Summer National Conference on August 8 – 10, 2018, at Vivaldi Park, Gangwon-do province, South Korea. The theme is Energy and the Environment, and Rick will be talking about surface characterization of Li-ion battery materials.
“I’ll be talking about work I’ve done in the lab for over 17 years with lithium ion battery materials,” Rick said. “This represents a significant effort right now. Together with groups here at the University of Illinois and Argonne National Laboratory, a large amount of my work at MRL centers around characterizing these materials in order to better understand their behavior, with the ultimate goal of improving the performance, increasing the lifetime, and ideally making these types of batteries much safer… this is an important area I feel strongly about.”
Rick is currently a Director of AVS, a society that focuses on the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing, Secretary of the AVS Applied Surface Science Division, and Editor of the AVS Journal Surface Science Spectra. He says he has been excited to foster the partnerships AVS has with other international societies for better science and better collaboration.
“This will be a nice opportunity for me to showcase the wonderful work we do at Illinois at MRL!” Rick said.
Want to learn more about Rick?
Come see his tutorials on X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy at the Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop (AMC) on June 5th and 6th, 2018, at MRL. "AMC is an excellent introduction to our techniques," Rick said. "We include basic theory but walk through the ideas in the real world, with practical examples that have been used right here, with lots of data to back them up — all presented in an interesting way." Don't miss it! You can register here.