Developing high-energy and low-cost Li-ion batteries is critical and important for future portable electronics, electric vehicles, and the storage of renewable energy. New materials that ensure safety, reliability and performance are of utmost requirement for next generation of Li-ion battery. This is a field of study is highly inter-disciplinary and is rich in multiple, coupled physical phenomena that occur over multiple length scales. Research in this field has been ongoing at institutions in both US and India, although interactions between the two countries have been somewhat limited. It is proposed to organize a joint US-India workshop to bring researchers from leading institutions from the two countries under a common forum and facilitate discussions for possible collaborative research between the two countries. This workshop will feature invited talks from leading researchers and a poster session with participation from graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. The mission of the workshop will be to provide a platform for researchers from both countries to learn the current status of research in each others' countries, and hold discussions about potential collaborative research in the future. The proposed workshop will bridge the existing gap between the research communities in India, and may lead to joint publications, collaborative research proposals and exchange of students and faculty. Participation from women and other under-represented minorities will be particularly encouraged. Invited speakers will be asked to nominate students from under-represented groups to attend the workshop. It is expected that the proposed workshop will catalyze closer research relationships between institutions from US and India. Synergistic collaboration in the highly interdisciplinary field of Li-ion cell energy conversion is expected to lead to technological advances that may benefit efforts for sustainable energy and renewable energy in both countries.