Zukunftsweisende elektrochemische Energiespeicherung



Das HIU ist Veranstalter und Mitgestalter von Konferenzen, Workshops oder Vortragsreihen. Sowohl international als auch national präsentiert sich das HIU als renommiertes Institut für elektrochemische Energiespeichersysteme.

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft

21. Juli 2017, Helmholtz Institut Ulm (HIU)


Im Rahmen des 50-jährigen Jubiläums der Universität Ulm beteiligt sich das HIU an der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaft. Von 17:30 bis 21:30 Uhr öffnet es für interessierte BesucherInnen seine Tore.



17:30 Uhr

Dr. Daniel Buchholz:
„Biologische Abfälle als Rohstoff für die Entwicklung von wiederaufladbaren Batterien“


18:30 Uhr             
Prof. Maximilian Fichtner:
„Entwicklung von Batterien für eine nachhaltige Energieversorgung“


19:30 Uhr              
Dr. Roswitha Zeis:
„Brennstoffzellen – in eine abgasfreie Zukunft“


20:30 Uhr              
Maximilian Ceblin:
„Das Gewicht von Atomen – Grundlagenforschung in der Elektrochemie“


jeweils um 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 und 21:00 Uhr

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Heraeus Seminar: The Next Generation Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell

July 2nd - 5th, 2017, Bad Honnef, Germany


Organizing Committee

Dr. Roswitha Zeis
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Physical Chemistry and Helmholtz Institute Ulm
Ulm, Germany

Prof. Dr. Aimy Bazylak
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto and Institute for Sustainable Energy
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Ludwig Jörissen
Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg
Ulm, Germany




The Next Generation Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Heraeus Seminar will be a 4-day meeting for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell experts to participate in engaging discussions about the state of the art of the technology and to strategize the next steps to overcoming the key barriers to widespread commercialization.


We have assembled a group of internationally recognized experts in PEM fuel cells to deliver invited seminars on their state-of-the-art research, and in particular, they will lead discussions to uncover the key challenges and areas of opportunities that are on the horizon. We are taking a true multiscale approach to this meeting, as our speakers will cover topics from the stack level right down to the nanoscale transport in the catalyst layer and membrane.


Our key objective for this candid meeting-of-the-minds is to forge new international, multidisciplinary partnerships in order to collaboratively tackle the most challenging issues facing fuel cell technologies today. By forging these new partnerships, we have the opportunity to accelerate our collective progress in advancing fuel cell technologies and achieving international energy sustainability.


Heraeus Seminar 2017, group photo

1st International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries

21-22 July 2016,
Tagungszentrum Blaubeuren,
in Ulm/Blautal, Germany


Magnesium batteries have attracted considerable attention
by international research activities, because
magnesium offers a number of attractive features for
future batteries. The metal anode has nearly double
the volumetric capacity of lithium metal, at a negative
reduction potential of -2.37 Vs SHE. Moreover,
a significant advantage of magnesium is the lack of
dendrite formation during charging, which overcomes
major safety challenges encountered with using
lithium metal anodes. Several breakthroughs were
achieved and important progress has been made in
the last years, in particular in the development of
electrolytes with mild chemistry and high efficiency
and in the development of first conversion and intercalation-
type cathodes. First fundamental studies
have elucidated mechanisms of Mg intercalation or
chemical interaction of the electrolyte with the electrodes.

The 1st International Symposium on Magnesium
addresses the research community in
this rapidly growing field. It is the aim of the symposium
to present and discuss the recent state-ofthe
art and the progress in the field. There will be
enough time for discussion of questions or controversial
issues in the topic.

1st Circular


Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission

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International Workshop „Towards next generation lithium-ion batteries“

27th July 2015

Ulm, Germany


LISSEN is a large scale collaborative project, funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), which aims to identify and develop nanostructured electrode and electrolyte materials to promote practical implementation of the very high energy lithium-sulphur battery.

The project is directed to the definition and testing of a new, lithium metal-free battery configuration based on the use of lithiated silicon as the anode and a nanostructured sulfur-carbon composite as the cathode. Such battery can offer an energy density at least three times higher than that available from the present lithium battery technology, a comparatively long cycle life, a much lower cost (replacement of cobalt-based with a sulfur-based cathode) and a high safety degree (no use of lithium metal).

The leading scientists and the representatives of industry will present their latest results. 


Invited speakers


Prof. Dr. Maximilian Fichtner, HIU-KIT (Germany)

“Recent progress in the development of Mg-S and Li-S cells”


Dr. Klaus Leitner, BASF (Germany)

“What is the future of lithium-sulfur batteries? A brief discussion of potential issues and hurdles”


Dr. Holger Althues, Fraunhofer IWS (Germany)

“Carbon materials for enhanced sulfur cathodes”


Prof. Dr. Diana Golodnitsky, TAU (Israel)

“Facile synthesis and characterization of novel solid polymer-in-ceramic electrolyte”


Dr. Stefan Koller, VARTA Micro Innovation GmbH   (Austria)

“Si anodes for Li-ion batteries”


Dr. Yuichi Aihara, Samsung R&D Institute (Japan)

“All Solid State Li-Sulfur Battery using a Li3PS4 Ionic Conductor"







International Workshop “On the green road to environmentally friendly Li-ion cells”

28. - 29. Oktober 2014

Ulm, Deutschland


GREENLION ist ein breit vernetztes, europäisches Forschungsprojekt aus dem „7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)“ der EU, welches zum Ziel hat, die Herstellung von Lithium-Ionen-Batterien für die Elektromobilität "grüner" und günstiger zu gestalten.

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556. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar 2014

23. - 26. März 2014

Bad Honnef, Deutschland


"Analytical Tools for Fuel Cells and Batteries"

Ein Workshop organisiert von:

Dr. Roswitha Zeis (HIU, Helmholtz Nachwuchsgruppe)

Prof. Dr. Helmut Ehrenberg (KIT, IAM-ESS)

Prof. Dr. Christina Roth (Freie Universität Ulm)

Dieses Seminar ist gefördert durch die WE-Heraeus-Stiftung.

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Heraeus Seminar 2014, Gruppenphoto

14th UECT (Ulm ElectroChemical Talks)

The 14th UECT (Ulm ElectroChemical Talks) took place in the Congress center Ulm from June 23 – 26, 2014. The 2014 talks focused on the topic of "Next Generation Electrochemical Energy Technologies". The conference has been staffed by top class international speaker. HIU was a co-organiser.

Gordon Reseach Conference

13. - 14. Juli 2013

Barga, Italien


Mit Beteiligung von Prof. Maximilian Fichtner fand im Juli 2013 die Gordon Conference "Hydrogen Interactions in Energy Storage" statt. Es wurden Vorträge und Poster präsentiert.



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6th International Conference on Polymer Batteries and Fuel Cells, Ulm

3. - 7. Juni 2013

Ulm, Deutschland


Die PBFC-6 führt die halbjährlichen Konferenzen weiter, welche 2003 in Jeju Island gestartet wurde. Die Konferenz bietet ein Forum für neue Fortschritte im Themenfeld Energiewandler und Energiespeicher.




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2nd International Conference on Materials for Energy EnMat II

12. - 16.05.2013

Karlsruhe, Deutschland


Die zweite Konferenz für Materialien für Energieanwendungen findet 2013 in Karlsruhe statt. Die Themenfelder erstrecken sich über das Thema Energiewandlung, Energiespeicher, Transport, Effizienz und die fundamentalen Aspekte.



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10th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation

19. - 20. März 2013

Bad Boll/Stuttgart, Deutschland


Die ModVal 10 ist das 10te Event aus einer Serie jährlicher, internationalen Symposien für Brennstoffzellen- und Batteriemodellierungen sowie deren experimentellen Validierung.

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