Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) was established in 1863 and has approximately 40,000 students and 1,400 professors as permanent staff in its seven campuses, which makes it the largest institution in Italy for Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design.

Politecnico di Milano is organized into twelve Departments of four networked Schools: two of them relate to various branches of engineering and two to architecture, urban planning and industrial design. POLIMI is now ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design. POLIMI is a member of ECTP – European Construction Platform (www.ectp.org) and E2B Association (www.e2b-ei.eu). POLIMI is also a member of EERA (European Energy Research Alliance), a virtual center of excellence that has promoted Joint Programming initiative on Smart Cities. The Department of Energy coordinates the activities of 21 research groups into a single structure, allowing to provide, through an interdisciplinary approach, convenient solutions to the complex problems of the energy sector, now experiencing large importance and strong strategic relevance. Mission of Department of Energy to push forward technical and scientific competences in the energy sector is achieved by means of high-level education, fundamental and applied research, technology transfer to industry thanks to the work of over 400 people (professors, technical and administrative staff, research fellows and PhD students) members of the Department.

The permanent personnel involved at POLIMI is part of the Battery Materials Engineering Laboratory, created in 2020 and that focuses specifically on next generation batteries.

Data of involved researchers:

Dr. Elie Paillard (male): Electrochemist, has been working since 2004 on battery related topics. While the core of his research has focused on electrolyte development (liquid, ionic liquids, polymers and hybrids) and their practical and fundamental investigations, he has been involved in most aspects of lithium metal and lithium ion batteries (anodes, binders, cathodes, ageing…) and, in particular, the interface between electrolyte and electrodes. He authored/co-authored over 62 publications in “peer reviewed” international scientific journals (Google h-index = 26), 2 book chapters and more than 9 international patents.

Prof. Jie Li (female): Chemist, has been working the battery field since 2004 in Xiamen University, China; MIT, USA; MEET and Helmholtz Institute Muenster, Germany and Politecnico di Milano, Italy since 2020. Besides being a cathode specialist, she has been involved in electrolyte and interface optimization for metal anode batteries and co-authored more than 100 scientific articles (Google h-index = 39). She acts as full editor for Journal of Power sources.