Hydro‑Québec’s Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage

Hydro‑Québec’s Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage is a world-class innovation hub in the field of battery materials for electric vehicles and other energy storage applications, both stationary and mobile.

Center of Excellence – Symposium 2022 | Hydro‑Québec

Presented by Hydro‑Québec’s Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage October 11 and 12, 2022

The symposium on solid-state batteries proposes a series of conferences designed to strengthen the scientific network and foster collaboration in order to accelerate the research and discovery of new next-generation battery materials. The annual event, organized by Hydro‑Québec’s Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage, is an opportunity for our researchers to meet renowned scientists, collaborators and strategic industry partners in order to share ideas and discuss research topics in this leading-edge field.

Private event by invitation only.

October 11, 2022

8:30 AM

Poster sessions set-up by the students

9:00 AM

Coffee and croissant, poster session

9:30 AM

Christian Bélanger, Senior Director - Research and Innovation Hydro-Québec's research institute
Pierre-Luc Marcil, General Director CETEES

Welcome remarks

9:35 AM

Chisu Kim, Director of Research, CETEES


9:35 AM

Chisu Kim, Director of Research and Strategy, CETEES

HQ’s solid-state battery – past, present and future

10:05 AM

George P. Demopoulos, McGill University

Development of composite electrode and electrolyte materials for high-energy density garnet-based solid-state Li-ion batteries

10:35 AM

Sun Shuhui, INRS

Rational design of materials, electrodes and electrolytes for next-generation lithium-metal and metal-air batteries

11:05 AM


11:30 AM

Eric McCalla, McGill University

Combinatorial screening of solid electrolytes

12 PM

Xia Li, Concordia University

Understanding the chemistry and microsstructure evolution fo cathodic interface in all-solid-state batteries

12:30 PM


1:25 PM

Michel L. Trudeau, Researcher, CETEES


1:30 PM

Steen Schougaard, UQAM

Electrochemical scanning probe methods for battery development

2:00 PM

Raynald Gauvin, McGill University

Characterization of battery materials and Lithium in electron microscopy

2:30 PM

Michel Côté, Université de Montréal

Quantum simulations to improve battery materials

3:00 PM


3:30 PM

Armand Soldera, Université de Sherbrooke

Molecular simulation for a better understanding of conductivity within OIPC

4:00 PM

Allison Wustrow, Université de Sherbrooke

By-products as controllers in the Solid State

4:30 PM

Jean-Christophe Daigle, CETEES

Development of a new generation of high-energy solid-state battery

5 to 7 PM

Cocktail reception and poster session

October 12, 2022

8:30 AM

Coffee and croissant, poster session

8:55 AM

Jean-Christophe Daigle, Researcher, CETEES

Welcome remarks

9:00 AM

Michel L. Trudeau

Transmission Electron Microscopy for Metalic Lithium Caractérisation

9:30 AM

Jérôme Claverie, Université de Sherbrooke

Polymeric solid electrolytes

10:00 AM

Jinhyuk Lee, McGill University

Toward Co- and Ni-free Li-ion cathode materials

10:30 AM

Gregory Patience, Polytechnique Montréal

Making an affordable battery

11:00 AM

Break and poster session

11:30 AM

Audrey Laventure, Université de Montréal

Processing of polymers via additive manufacturing: structure-property relationships of materials for the energy sector

12 PM

Mathieu Toupin, National Research Council of Canada

Implementation of silicon and all-solid technology in spherical natural graphite anodes

12:30 PM

Lunch and poster session

1:25 PM

Kamyab Amouzegar, Researcher, CETEES


1:30 PM

Jocelyn Veilleux, Université de Sherbrooke

Synthesis of functional nanomaterials by thermic plasma: Applications to lithium batteries

3:00 PM

François Allard, INRS

Digital modeling as an accelerator of solid battery development

3:30 PM

Ana Tavares, INRS

Electrochemistry for energy conversion and storage applications

3:00 PM

Benoît Fleutot, CETEES

New all-solid-state ceramic battery from HQ

3:30 PM

Break and travel to 1806, boul. Lionel-Boulet

4:00 PM

CETEES tour in two groups

5:30 PM

Close out

Organizing committee

Chisu Kim

Caroline Borduas

Maxime Hébert-Bourgouin

Jean-Christophe Daigle

Patrick Phan

Solid-electrolyte batteries

We are at the leading edge of solid-electrolyte battery development worldwide.

Our research has lead to patented solutions that will be used to build a battery that is safer, more efficient, more durable, and both easier and less costly to build and to recycle.

Discover our major breakthroughs

The Center’s efforts are focused on advanced lithium‑ion batteries and solid‑state batteries. Its know‑how, impressive intellectual property portfolio and leading‑edge facilities draw interest from around the world and make it an essential partner for major industry players involved in the development of tomorrow’s battery materials and technologies.

Video: Battery manufacturing process

Length : 12 minutes 56 seconds
  • 40+ years of innovation
  • 100+ patent families
  • 60+ licences granted
  • 250+ scientific publications

Transportation electrification

The electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle market will really take off when high-performance batteries that are both affordable and safe become widely available. That’s why the Center of Excellence devotes considerable effort to developing efficient, cost-effective technologies that will increase the capacity of tomorrow’s batteries without compromising their safety.

Our technologies combine performance, vehicle range and safety

Our goal is to develop safe battery technology that significantly extends the range of electric vehicles.

Energy storage

In today’s connected world with its ever-growing energy needs, batteries are becoming more and more essential in everything from smartphones to power grids of all sizes.

Working with our power system experts, the Center’s battery materials R&D team has developed some of the world’s most advanced technologies to meet both small- and large‑scale energy storage needs.

Small- and large‑scale energy storage solutions

The Center of Excellence is working on a broad range of energy storage applications: not only large-scale ones, like firming intermittent renewables on power grids, but also small-scale ones like smartphone batteries.