25-26 April 2018 Chicago, USA
Further details to be announced shortly!
Li-SM3 2018 conference

Presentations and videos from the 2017 event are available below

About Li-SM3

The 2nd Li-SM3 conference brought together over 150 of the world’s leading academics, scientists and engineers to discuss the priority areas of Lithium Sulfur rechargeable battery chemistry research. It was organised by Imperial College London and OXIS Energy, with the support of the Joint Center for Energy Research (JCESR).

Presentation materials will be made available shortly. Please check back soon.

Contact: info@lism3.org

Session Topics

The field of Li-S research is wide and varied, the Li-SM3 conference has split it into 4 main topics to discuss in detail:


Discussions on how and why Li-S operates in the way it does and how this presents fundamental issues that we need to solve.


How the Li-S chemistry can be modelled and what insights this gives us into how the cell works, which in turn can help direct research and also be used in control systems.


What new materials can be used to solve the issues seen in Li-S chemistry and turn it into a viable product for the market.


Systems designers and users give their thoughts on what performance they need to make their products work, to help set research goals for the community.

2017 Presentations

The 2017 agenda is available here. Many of the presenters have made their work available as videos or pdfs. The presentations not available are marked as such. Presentations with no information may be made available in the near future.

The opening presentation by Dr David Ainsworth and Dr Greg Offer is available here: YouTube, YouKu & PDF.

Mechanism Plenary Keynote Speaker

Mechanism Panel Speakers (Alphabetical Order)

Materials Plenary Keynote Speaker

Materials Panel Speakers (alphabetical order)

Posters organised by topic and then by author in alphabetical order:





Event Hosts

The Li-SM3 2017 conference will be convened by the following leading academics in the field:

Dr. David Ainsworth

OXIS Energy Ltd

Dr. George Crabtree

Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)

Dr. Greg Offer

Imperial College London

Location - IET, Savoy Place, London

The conference was held in the iconic IET Savoy Place in central London, shown as the yellow pin in the map below. London is well connected by airports, road and rail links. The nearest major rail station is London Waterloo and the nearest tube stops are Temple and Embankment on the Circle/District line.


IET Savoy Place IET Roof Terrace



London has a very large number of hotels, and if money is no object, there are 4 and 5 star hotels within a couple of minutes walk of the venue. For lower cost alternatives, we would recommend that you consider the some of the nearby hotels shown in blue on the map below.

IET, Savoy Place, London

2 Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK

Located in the heart of London, the Savoy place is the home of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), the largest multidisciplinary professional institution in the world.  The conference will be held in the IET lecture theatres and rooms, and dinner will be served on the top floor for all delegates at the end of the first day.

Premier Inn (London Waterloo)

Premier Inn London Waterloo, York Road, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom


Z Hotels (Soho)

The Z Hotel Soho, Moor Street, London, United Kingdom


Z Hotels (Piccadilly)

The Z Hotel Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom


Travelodge (Waterloo)

Travelodge, Waterloo Road, London, United Kingdom


Premier Inn (London County Hall)

Premier Inn London County Hall, London, United Kingdom


Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom



Conference Organisers

2016 Presentations

Last year’s Li-SM3 conference saw some brilliant talks from our key speakers. Here you can find a selection of those presentations, free to download: