Inc 1 - Solid-State Ionics

Towards next-generation electrochemical energy storage solutions, inorganic crystalline solid-state ionic conductors can play a major role in developing a safer and more energy dense battery.


Incubator 1 — Design and Discovery of Novel Solid-State Ionic Conductors — is a synergistic project based on continuous feedback between theory and experiment to accelerate the discovery of novel materials with improved ionic conductivity, wide electrochemical stability window, and favorable mechanical properties. Key contributions include the development of a mixed DFT method for computational screening with large structural databases (EPFL), expertise in first-principles methods and the development of neural-network techniques (IBM) for the theoretical characterization of diffusion and static properties as well as expertise in materials synthesis and characterization techniques including testing protocols for solid-state battery cells (PSI). Most of the computational contributions are available to the scientific community as AiiDA workflows.


The project is led by Teodoro Laino.

Group Leaders

Teodoro Laino
Project leader
IBM, Rüschlikon
Nicola Marzari
Director
EPFL, Lausanne
Daniele Pergolesi
Group leader
PSI, Villigen PSI

Members

Senior researcher, Inc1
IBM, Rüschlikon
Federico Zipoli
Senior researcher, Inc1
IBM, Rüschlikon
Antimo Marrazzo
Postdoc, Inc1
EPFL, Lausanne
Giuliana Materzanini
Postdoc, Inc1
EPFL, Lausanne
Matthieu Mottet
PhD student, Inc1
IBM, Rüschlikon
Steven Lacey
Postdoc, Inc1
PSI, Villigen PSI
Sokseiha Muy
Postdoc, Inc1
EPFL, Lausanne
Elisa Gilardi
Postdoc, Inc1
PSI, Villigen PSI