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Stefano Passerini again honored as "Highly Cited Researcher"



According to Clarivate Analytics, the deputy director of HIU is still one of the world's most influential researchers in 2017: his work belongs to the first one percent of the most cited papers in his field of research.

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First Healthcare Day at HIU



On the 19th of October, the First Healthcare Day took place at the HIU in cooperation with the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK). From 9 am to 5 pm the employees had the opportunity to inform themselves about TK's range of services.

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Prof. Dr. Anjan Sil visits the HIU



Prof. Dr. Anjan Sil from the Institute of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee visited the HIU for a longer stay in October.

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Joint excellence strategy of HIU, UUlm and KIT goes into second round



In the framework of the German „Excellence Strategy“ of the Federal Government and the States, a proposal about “Energy Storage Beyond Lithium“ has been successful in the first round.

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Five questions to Dr. Syed Atif Pervez



Dr. Syed Atif Pervez has recently joined the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) as Guest Scientist from Pakistan. Within the framework of an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, his research is located in the field of renewable energy storage.

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The "Long Night of Science" – Science in a different way



The "Long Night of Science" was a great success: on July 21st, up to 7,000 visitors found their way to the campus of the University South between 4pm and midnight. Many of them also visited the HIU.

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67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting



From the 25th to the 30th of June the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was held in Lindau, Germany. This year, it was dedicated to the field of chemistry. In the course of the annual events, 28 Nobel Laureates and over 400 young international scientists - students, doctoral and postdoctoral students - came into contact with each other in order to foster the scientific and cultural exchange between the different generations and disciplines.

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HIU/HI MS Meeting 2017

27/06/2017 - 28/06/2017


On 27 and 28 June, representatives of the Helmholtz Institutes of Ulm and Münster met at the HIU. The aim of the second-day meeting was to strengthen the future cooperation. A joint workshop, in which scientists from both institutes presented their research activities, offered all participants the opportunity to exchange ideas.

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NEW E² – new KIT Young Investigator Group at HIU



Since the beginning of the year, there have been a further Young Investigator Group at HIU: Novel electrode materials for rechargeable electrochemical energy storage – in short: NEW E2. It was officially acknowledged as KIT Young Investigator Group this month.

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Annual visit of the divisional management



Prof. Doris Wedlich and Dr. Christian Röthig came to the HIU during the annual visit of the divisional management.

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From theory to practice – Pupils from Gerlingen visited the HIU




In the course of a two-day field excursion, pupils from the Robert-Bosch Gymnasium Gerlingen visited the HIU on the 27th of April 2017. Following a presentation by managing director Dr. Dagmar Oertel, the visitors were given a guided tour through the laboratories by Dr. Oertel and scientist Tobias Braun.

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Six questions to Prof. Dr. Christina Roth



Prof. Dr. Christina Roth joins the HIU as a guest scientist: in collaboration with Dr. Zeis, she studies materials and methodical development for electrochemical energy technologies since March this year.

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Helmholtz President visits HIU



Prof. Dr. Otmar Wiestler visited Ulm to inform about the latest research projects on 22 February 2017 and took the opportunity to exchange with HIU Director Prof. Fichtner and Deputy Director Prof. Passerini as well as other members of the board.

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HIU researchers at workshop in Taiwan



The principal investigators Professor Stefano Passerini, Professor Jens Tübke and Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens participated in a Taiwan-Germany joint workshop on advanced secondary battery technologies at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan.

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Dr. Dominic Bresser receives funding for investigation of novel electrode materials



Within the scope of a triannual project, promoted by the Vector Foundation, Dr. Dominic Bresser will investigate new electrode materials hosting lithium ions by a combined conversion and alloying reaction together with three PhD candidates.



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Joint Development of Lithium Cells of the Next Generation


Partners of the FELIZIA (Solid Electrolytes Enabling Lithium Cells for Automotive Use) joint project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research met at HIU to present latest research results and coordinate further activities.

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