Tina Taskovic argues that Li-ion batteries will be the devices that decarbonize our energy infrastructure, but they need to last longer for them to be affordable for the present and sustainable for the future. New electrolyte formulations and using tactics to avoid known issues in cells are key for long-lived batteries. Raising the temperature is crucial to understanding how long these cells may last.
Ensuring a Reliable Supply of Renewable Energy: Breaking the Wall of Battery Lifetime
Tina Taskovic is a PhD student in the department of chemistry at Dalhousie University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, she completed her honours undergraduate chemistry degree at Trent university. Tina began her graduate studies in chemistry with Dr. Jeff Dahn in the Dahn research group, where she completed her Master’s in 2020 and is now in the PhD program. She is a recipient of the prestigious natural science and engineering research council of Canada master and doctoral Canadian graduate scholarship. In addition, she is a recipient of the Scotia Scholar doctoral award and a Walter C. Sumner foundation fellow. Her research focuses on improving various Li-ion battery performance metrics to make this technology a crucial part of improving our environment.