Rotation in the board of directors
On October 1, the management of the Institute changed. Prof. Stefano Passerini takes over the position of Director and the former Director Prof. Maximilian Fichtner becomes his deputy. According to the statutes, a rotation is scheduled every three years.
Excellence strategy: HIU receives funding
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Ulm University, the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the University of Giessen have successfully acquired the Cluster of Excellence "Energy Storage Beyond Lithium - New Storage Concepts for a Sustainable Future" within the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the States.
HIU organizes symposium on magnesium batteries
Around 100 scientists from different countries took part in the 2nd International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries from 27th to 28th September at the Maritim Hotel Ulm. After 2016, the HIU is organising the Symposium on Magnesium Batteries for the second time.
New Tenure Track Professorship with Young Investigator Group for the HIU
The HIU is currently looking for applicants from the fields of electrochemistry, chemistry, physics or material sciences for a tenure track professorship in applied electrochemistry. This junior professorship (W1) with tenure track is funded by a joint program of the federal republic and the federal states to foster young academics.
Paper on sustainability of stationary batteries awarded
The Analysis of the CO2 footprint and life‐cycle costs of different batteries for stationary applications by scientists from HIU and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), published in “Energy Technology”, has been named one of the journal’s best articles of the year 2017.
Element-specific theory could increase battery safety
The HIU research group led by Axel Groß has made it on the back cover of the journal Energy & Environmental Science of the Royal Society of Chemistry with its element-specific theory - why battery electrode materials differ in their propensity for growing dendrites. Burning mobile phones or electric cars bursting into flames are caused by the formation of dendrites in batteries. The results could help solve the safety problems with the shrub-like crystal structures that can cause short circuits.
Managing Director Dagmar Oertel leaves HIU
Dagmar Oertel will leave the HIU in mid-September to take on new professional challenges as Secretary General of the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities. Since January 1, 2012, she has served as Managing Director and played a key role in creating an infrastructure at the HIU that enables innovative research.
Highly Read Article
The article "Aqueous/Non-aqueous Hybrid Electrolyte for Sodium-ion Batteries" is among the most read articles for the past month on the website of the journal ACS Energy Letters.
CELEST Kick-off meeting at HIU
The Kick-off meeting of CELEST and the first general assembly of its members took place at the HIU, Ulm. The CELEST members elected the spokespersons of the three research areas, actively discussed joint projects and decided on future activities and strategies for the research platform.
HIU prepares for the future
At the two-day biennial meeting with 120 participants, the researchers presented their research results of the last two years and discussed and decided on the direction for the future.
Largest Battery Research Platform in Germany
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Ulm University (UUlm) and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) strengthen their collaboration in the area of Electrochemical Energy Storage. Founded on Jan 1, 2018, the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm-Karlsruhe (CELEST) plans, prepares and organizes new joint endeavors in research, teaching, development and technology transfer.
Delegation of the ECS Student Chapter Munich visits ECS Student Chapter Ulm
On May 2nd, a delegation of 10 members of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Student Chapter of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) visited Ulm´s ECS Student Chapter, which is the youngest and -after Munich- the second student chapter of the ECS in Germany.
Cheaper, safer, further? - Perspectives in electromobility
The transition to renewable energy challenges battery researchers to develop suitable energy storage technologies. Lithium-ion batteries are currently the most widely used battery technology for various applications, including electric vehicles.
Recent publication in Nature Reviews Materials
Especially, lithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries. A recent analysis of a research team led by Dr. Daniel Buchholz and Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini shows that the availability of both elements could become seriously critical.
Montaha Anjass awarded the Mileva Einstein Marić Prize 2017
Last Friday, February 2, Montaha Anjass was officially awarded the Mileva Einstein Marić Prize 2017 by the University of Ulm as part of dies academicus 2018.
Research at HIU strengthens zinc as an alternative anode material over graphite
A research team led by Dr. Alberto Varzi and Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini strengthens, with his recently published research, the importance of Zinc as an alternative anode material.