This influential webinar series hosted by CBMM, the world's leading supplier of niobium and niobium technology, brought together an international line-up of speakers from industry and academia, with a welcome address by 2019 Nobel Prize winner John B. Goodenough.

Check out below some of the most interesting content presented during the three-day event. 

Webinar 1: Safer and Faster Charging Batteries – Beyond Graphite

This session examined the needs and advances in fast charging technologies from the perspective of end users, technology developers and academia. Chaired by leading technology developer Dr Dee Strand from Wildcat Discovery Technologies.

Welcome Address

Professor John B. Goodenough, Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Perspectives from Formula E

Alessandra Ciliberti, Programs Manager, Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA)


Alessandra Ciliberti, Programs Manager at the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA), currently serving on a number of technical projects to support the development of electric and new energy championships, above all the next Generation 3 of Formula E World Championship, an exciting testing ground for driving development of innovative electromobility technologies. Alessandra has been engaged in the management and engineering development over a 6+ year career, both in the automotive and motorsport sectors.


Nb-Based Fast Charging Anodes –

Structure and Transport Considerations 

Professor Clare Grey, University of Cambridge


Highly stable lithium-ion battery cycling of a niobium tungsten oxide (Nb16W5O55, NWO) is demonstrated in full cells with cathode materials LiNi0.6Mn0.2Co0.2O2 and LiFePO4. The cells show stable rate performance and long-term stability under 5 - 10C rates with a conventional carbonate electrolyte without any additives.  The talk discusses the structural and electronic properties of the NWO anodes and related materials and the origins of their high rate performance.