Graduate School EES

Researcher

Mission

  • The GS-EES addresses the full, community-spanning spectrum of electrochemical energy storage and conversion, from fundamental science to processing and application
  • The GS-EES offers a comprehensive education and training program in these areas, emphasizing interdisciplinary aspects
  • The GS-EES is committed to offer professional skills training

 

About GS-EES

 

The GS-EES offers:

  • An interdisciplinary block course Materials, Functioning and Technology of Batteries
  • An annual Summer School
  • Topical block courses and workshops on scientific or method-related topics

The GS-EES addresses the full interdisciplinary spectrum of electrochemical energy storage and conversion, from fundamental science to processing and application.

Research fields are Li-ion batteries, post Li batteries, fuel cells, etc.

The GS-EES operates within the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage CELEST.

PhD students doing their research in the framework of POLiS take part in the Graduate School Electrochemical Energy Storage. POLiS funds about 60 PhD students.

 

 

 

 

 

GS News

 

Open Positions

PhD position

There is an open position within the Cluster of Excellence Post Lithium Storage (POLiS) for a

Chemist (f/m/d)

to join the Graduate School ‚Electrochemical Energy Storage GS-EES‘ as part of the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST)

> Scope: Part-time 67% > Temporary: 3 years > Remuneration: TV-L 13 > Term: 3 years

Your tasks:

Your area of ​​responsibility extends from the preparation of polymer films to the assembly and characterization of test cells. The focus is on the polymer-based material, which is to be investigated using electrochemical and mechanical analysis methods to derive structure-property relationships. Another focus is the investigation of the interactions between different electrolytes and electrode materials, especially by means of isothermal microcalorimetry. You will publish the research results you have obtained in relevant journals and present them at national and international scientific conferences. The possibility of obtaining a doctorate in addition to scientific work is given and explicitly desired. Participation in the GS-EES graduate school offers a wide range of further training opportunities and funding for stays abroad.


Your skills:

You obtained a university degree (diploma (university) / master) in the field of chemistry or engineering with experience in the field of synthesis and processing of polymers or in electrolyte development. We require very good spoken and written English skills. Ideally, you have knowledge in the field of calorimetry.

> Reference no.: 20046 > Application deadline: 30.06.2020

Hiring is done by the Central University Administration.

Your contact for further information:
Prof. Dr. Tübke, Tel. 0721 4640-343 or Dr. Hoefling, Tel. 0731 50-34210


The position is connected with the admission to the Graduate School of Electrochemical Energy Storage (GS-EES), therefore please send your application documents also by e-mail to GS-EES@uni-ulm.de.
We look forward to your application via our online application portal.

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.

PhD position

There is an open position within the Cluster of Excellence “Post Lithium Storage (POLiS)” for a

Academic employee (m/f/d)
(PhD student)

to join the Graduate School ‚Electrochemical Energy Storage GS-EES‘ as part of the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST)

> Scope: Part-time 67% > Temporary: 3 years > Remuneration: TV-L 13 > Start: as early as possible

Your profile:

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in materials science, chemistry or a relevant discipline.
  • English language proficiency corresponding to C1 level
  • Experience in inorganic material synthesis or electrochemical measurements is preferable

Your responsibilities:

  • The proposed thesis work will focus on understanding the charge transfer and structural evolution in the multivalent battery systems, and establishing insertion chemistry that enables fast multivalent ion diffusion kinetics. The target is to develop multivalent battery cathodes with simultaneously high energy density and high power density.
  • Your tasks include synthesizing inorganic materials (mainly transition metal sulfides), testing their electrochemical performances in multivalent batteries (Mg- and Ca- batteries), and further mechanism investigation.
  • The PhD position is affiliated to the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (Prof. Maximilian Fichtner) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Dr. Zhenyou Li.)

Seize the opportunity and join us in shaping the future of the University!

> Reference no.: 20040 > Application deadline: 30.06.2020

Hiring is done by the Central University Administration.

Your contact for further information:
Dr. Zhenyou Li, phone +49 721 608 28972

We look forward to your application via our online application portal.

Ulm University with its more than 10,000 students offers varied professional tasks in a highly innovative research, teaching and work environment, at the same time facilitating the reconciliation of work and family in many ways.

We seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for this position.

Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

 

Education / Training

Qualification program

The Qualification Program of the GS-EES is dedicated to

  • assist the doctoral researchers in successfully pursuing their research in the multidisciplinary field of electrochemical energy storage.
  • support the doctoral researchers in building an (international) network and foster collaborations.
  • provide assistance to the doctoral researchers to improve their professional skills for their future career in industry and academia.

The Qualification Program is based on three columns:

Columns of GS-EES qualification program GS-EES

The Core Program is mandatory for all members of the GS-EES. It includes

  • the Block Course ”Materials, Functioning and Technology of Batteries”, covering the full spectrum of electrochemical energy storage and conversion battery research, from theory to engineering and from fundamentals to applications.
  • the annual Summer School, focusing on the scientific exchange and discussions and elements of professional skills training.
  • the Research Abroad phase, a 3 months research stay at a foreign laboratory, to support international networking and cultural experience.
  • The Scientific Training and the Professional Skills Training can be tailored to the individual needs of each doctoral researcher, aiming at a broad basis in these areas.

 

 

 

Forms

Communication (academic writing, presenting, etc.)

[WEBINAR] Scientific writing: Turning the blank page into a manuscript (two-day)
Date: 29.06.2020, 10:00 - 16:30 h + 06.07.2020, 11:00 - 16:30
http://www.khys.kit.edu/english/schedule-of-events.php/event/41274

 

Communicating science comprehensibly through visualizations (two-day)
Date: 24./25.06.2020, 09:00 - 17:00 h
Place: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Bldg. 20.30, seminar room 4.048 (4th floor)
http://www.khys.kit.edu/veranstaltungskalender.php/event/40790


Besser argumentieren: Überzeugen und begeistern, wenn's drauf ankommt! (zweitägig)
Date: 21./22.07.2020, 09:00 - 17:00 h
Place: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Bldg. 20.30, seminar room 4.048 (4th floor)
http://www.khys.kit.edu/veranstaltungskalender.php/event/40788


Presentation skills for young researchers (two-day)
Date: 14./15.07.2020, 09:00 - 17:00 h
Place: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Bldg. 20.30, seminar room 4.048 (4th floor)
http://www.khys.kit.edu/veranstaltungskalender.php/event/40796


Preparing scientific publications: From planning to publishing a research paper (two-day)
Date: 20./21.10.2020, 09:00 - 17:00 h
Place: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Bldg. 50.41, seminar room 145/146 (1st floor)
http://www.khys.kit.edu/veranstaltungskalender.php/event/40808

Management

Zeit- und Selbstmanagement für Doktorand*innen und Postdocs (zweitägig)
Date: 25.09.2020, 09.10.2020
Place: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Geb. 30.96
http://www.khys.kit.edu/veranstaltungskalender.php/event/40798


Grundlagen des Projektmanagements für Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen (zweitägig)
Date: 07./08.10.2020, 09:00 - 17:00 h
Place: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Geb. 50.41, Raum 145/146 (1. OG)
http://www.khys.kit.edu/veranstaltungskalender.php/event/40801

Good scientific practice / Research ethics

Introduction to Research Data Management
Date: TBA (1day)
Place: TBA
This workshop is organized by POLiS Research Data Handling Officer Ephraim Schoof.
Due to the significance of Research Data Management in POLiS, participation in this workshop is mandatory for all all doctoral researchers funded by POLiS!

 

Extra efforts in Reserch Data Management for POLiS can also be rewarded with a CP. If you are interested, get in touch with Research Data Handling Officer Ephraim Schoof.

 

Good Scientific Practice for Doctoral Researchers (in English)
Date: 10.07.2020, 8.30-16.30 h
Place: Universität Ulm, Senatssaal HH16
Registration and Information: protrainu@uni-ulm.de

 

Equal opportunities / Diversity / Mentorship

[WEBINAR] Das Handwerk der Führung. Eine Einführung für Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen (zwei halbtägige Sitzungen)
Date: 26.6. / 14.07.2020, 9.00 – 13.00 h
http://www.khys.kit.edu/veranstaltungskalender.php/event/41273

 

Gender and Culture at Work
Date: 14.09.2020, 9.00 – 17.00 h
Place: Universität Ulm, Helmholtzstraße 16, Glaskasten (2. OG)
https://www.uni-ulm.de/en/homepage/event-detail/article/gender-and-culture-at-work/

 

Scientific Training - Lectures

Eligible Lectures KIT

Winter

2193013
Titel:                  Lasergestützte Methoden und deren Einsatz für Energiespeichermaterialien
Semester:           WS 19/20
Dozent:              Pfleging/Smyrek

2304207
Titel:                  Batteries and Fuel Cells
Semester:           WS 19/20
Dozent:              Weber

2125801
Titel:                  Ober- und Grenzflächenprozesse
Semester:           WS 19/20
Dozent:               Maibach

2193007
Titel:                  Materialien und Werkstoffe für die Energiewende
Semester:           WS 19/20
Dozent:              Seifert

5013      
Titel:                  Festkörper-Spektroskopie und Beugung
Semester:           WS 19/20
Dozent:              Ehrenberg/Indris

5072
Titel:                  Batteries and Fuel Cells
Semester:           WS 19/20
Dozent:              Ehrenberg/Scheiba

5073      
Titel:                  Hydrogen as Energy Carrier
Semester:           WS 19/20
Dozent:              Ehrenberg/Léon
 

Summer

5213      
Titel:                  Elektrochemie
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:               Passerini/Bresser
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/JTk3L3wRQh2W6B4BPSCvVA/de

22990
Titel:                   Materialien für elektrochemische Speicher und Wandler
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Tübke
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/4noZuZbKR2CBdNhdcP0J_Q/de

2304214               
Titel:                   Batterie- und Brennstoffzellensysteme
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Weber
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/_aOHFRAFSzaRNTjyR5dThQ/de

2304217
Titel:                  Modellbildung elektrochemischer Systeme
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Weber
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/SKI-8oyhQK2AH_j_IgNwyQ/de

Eligible Lectures UUlm

Winter

ENGH 71940
Titel:                  Energy Science and Technology I
Semester:           WS 2019/20
Dozent:              Kallo
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung&veranstaltung.veranstid=115264

CHEM9230.001
Titel:                  Simulation and Modelling
Semester:           WS 2019/20
Dozent:               Latz
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=115248&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

Summer

CHEM8775.001
Titel:                  Solid State Chemistry and Applications in Energy Materials (V)
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Fichtner
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120311&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM6610.002
Titel:                  Interface Chemistry II - Introduction to Electrochemistry (für BachelorChemie)
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:               Jacob / Kibler
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120481&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

ENGH 70389
Titel:                  Einführung in die Energietechnik
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:               Kallo
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120359&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM6229.001
Titel:                  Theory of electrochemical energy storage
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Horstmann
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120636&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM6205.001
Titel:                  Surface Analysis
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Behm
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120524&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM7071.001
Titel:                   Advanced Methods of Quantum Chemistry
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Groß
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120314&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM9080.001
Titel:                  Scientific, Economical and Ecological Aspects of the Energy Economy
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:               Münch
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120313&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM9240.002
Titel:                  Hydrogen as Energy Carrier
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Mohrdieck
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=121170&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM9010.001
Titel:                   Surfaces - Interfaces - Heterogeneous Catalysis – Electrocatalysis
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              NN
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120533&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

 

 

Events

Online Scientific Writing Workshop

Time & Date: 30.06. – 02.07.2020, 9am – 1pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Workshop instructor: Dr Anna Clemens (https://www.annaclemens.com/)
Register online, deadline: 14.06.2020

The workshop is only for members of the GS-EES. The group size is restricted to 12 participants.
If we receive more registrations, those who started their PhD earlier will be admitted preferentially.

0.5 CPs within "Communication" will be accounted for the participation.

 

Block course "Materials, Functioning and Technology of Batteries" 2020 Part 2

09.11.2020 - 12.11.2020

Begegnungs- und Tagungszentrum Michelsberg
Michelsberg 1
73337 Bad Überkingen-Oberböhringen

If necessary, the block course will be held online.

The block course is only for POLiS / CELEST affiliates and memebrs of the GS-EES

 

Workshop "Introduction to Research Data Management"

Date: TBA (1day)
Place: TBA
This workshop is organized by POLiS Research Data Handling Officer Ephraim Schoof.
Due to the significance of Research Data Management in POLiS, participation in this workshop is mandatory for all all doctoral researchers funded by POLiS!

0.5 CPs within "Good scientific practice / Research ethics" will be accounted for the participation.