New Institute for Battery Research

New Institute for Battery Research

Author: ChemistryViews

The development of efficient battery systems for the supply and mobility of energy to meet future demands is the objective of the new Ulm Helmholtz Institute for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU), Germany.

HUI is founded and organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), member of the Helmholtz Association, in cooperation with Ulm University and associated partners, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW).

Four new professor-ships will be established at the HIU, one of which will be funded by the DRL to contribute to the development of energy storage, energy conversion, and electromobility. It is also planned to establish a research training group to specifically prepare young scientists for international competition in battery research.

The inaugural HIU Board of Directors consists of the Professors Horst Hahn (KIT; Founding Director of HIU), Dieter Kolb (Ulm University), Axel Groß (Ulm University), and Werner Tillmetz (ZSW) as well as the associated members Dr. Andreas Gutsch (KIT) and Professor Ulrich Wagner (DLR).

Image, from left to right: Karl Joachim Ebeling (President of Ulm University), Annette Schavan (Federal Minister of Research), Stefan Mappus (Minister President of Baden-Wuerttemberg), Eberhard Umbach (President of KIT) (Photo: Andreas Drollinger/KIT)

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