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Poster Session, Keynote, and Reception
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2019 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry

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M. Stanley Whittingham

SUNY at Binghamton Materials
Research Center
The Lithium Battery: The Origins and the Role
of Structure and Disorder

They created a rechargeable world

9 October 2019 M. Stanley Whittingham in conjunction with his colleagues John B. Goodenough and Akira Yoshino were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of the lithium-ion battery. It is an honor and a privilege to have M. Stanley Whittingham as our Keynote Speaker at the ICDD 2020 Spring Meetings.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the development of the lithium-ion battery. This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.

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This year’s Poster Session, wine tasting, Keynote Lecture, and dinner will be held at The Baldwin School.

ICDD Members, Staff, and Guests will celebrate reaching 1,000,000+ patterns in The Powder Diffraction File™ at The Baldwin School, located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Chaddsford Winery, one of the oldest and most acclaimed wineries in Pennsylvania, will be coming along and offering a wine tasting during the poster session. Focusing on making approachable, food friendly wines that reflect their unique “Mid-Atlantic Uplands” microclimate, Chaddsford expresses their artisanship through a diverse portfolio of dry whites, reds, and sweet wines. We will be able to try a little of each type!

Following the Poster Session and wine tasting, we have a Keynote Speaker – Stanley Whittingham, winner of The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Whittingham received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his pioneering research that led to the development of the lithium-ion battery. This rechargeable battery laid the foundation of wireless electronics such as mobile phones and laptops. It also makes a fossil fuel-free world possible, as it is used for everything from powering electric cars to storing energy from renewable sources.

To finish the evening, we will enjoy a buffet dinner and dessert before returning to the Best Western Concordville Hotel.

History of The Baldwin School

The Baldwin School, originally the Bryn Mawr Hotel, was built in 1871. The large summer resort was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and was located in the countryside just north of the station. In 1888, Florence Baldwin and her two sisters opened the Baldwin School, held in their mother’s home. Their mission was to prepare young women to enter Bryn Mawr College. The school quickly flourished and they outgrew the available space in the house. In 1897, Miss Baldwin contracted with the owners of the Bryn Mawr Hotel, to lease classroom space in the hotel. The agreement stated that the school could take over the hotel during the off-season during the fall, winter and spring. The arrangement worked nicely for 16 years with the curriculum adjusted to accommodate the abbreviated school year. As the New Jersey shore became the popular summer location and transportation became easier for the Bryn Mawr Hotel clientele, reservations declined and the hotel closed. The hotel shareholders turned the building and land over to the Baldwin’s in the first recorded act of philanthropy to the school.

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