Mar 16 2023


4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

Michel Côté
Université de Montréal, QC

Professor of Physics

Michel Côté is a professor in the Physics Department of the Université de Montréal. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Professor Marvin Cohen. He then continued his research in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University in England before returning to Canada in 2000 at the Université de Montréal. He specializes in the calculations of electronic properties with expertise in density-functional theory and GW method. He is part of the developers of the ABINIT code, an open-source code that implements these approaches with thousands of users worldwide. He is known for his accurate determination of electron-phonon coupling and his studies of novel materials.

Title of the talk:

Use of first principle methods for the development of a Na-based cathode and solid electrolytes

Abstract: Even though batteries have been used in devices for many decades, new developments are needed so that they can deliver the promises of electrical transport and large-scale storage to complement renewable energy sources. This will be done with new materials. The discovery process of these materials is now being conducted with the help of advanced quantum simulations based on first principles, meaning that no experimental parameters are necessary and genuine predictions can be made. In this presentation, I will give two examples of such development. The first is the development of a Na-based cathode, and the second will concern the study of solid electrolytes.