News & Events
7 new research projects
The POLiS board is funding seven projects from its reserves with a total volume of around 1,000,000 euros, which complement the cluster's current research program. Out of 13 applications, those…
Women in Battery Research
On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, five of our female researchers from different disciplines came together to talk about their experiences during their studies…
Call: Junior Research Group Leader
The POLiS JRGL Preparation Program provides early career researchers with the opportunity to raise funding for and establish a third-party funded junior research group in the Cluster.
Prof. Streb receives ERC Consolidator Grant
Precisely fitting materials could significantly accelerate the development of powerful batteries, high-precision sensors or innovative information technologies. Until now, however, such customized…
Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens receives battery award
Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens has been awarded one of the most prestigious international battery prizes. The International Battery Materials Association (IBA) honored her with the Technology Award…
POLiS honors two female researchers
POLiS is proud to announce for the first time, the awardees for the Equal Opportunity Award of the Cluster. Due to COVID-19 situation, the board of POLiS and a selection committee has selected two…
New Associate Members
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer and Dr. Matthias May were accepted as associated members of the cluster. From 2022, they will be included in the cluster's research program. Ulrike Krewer conducts…
Electric Car Ride with a Battery Researcher
Professor Helge Stein takes us along in his electric vehicle and explains the processes in the car from the perspective of a battery researcher. What is happening to the battery of an electric car…
New POLiS server for research data
At the Institute for Applied Materials - Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS) at KIT, a new server for the Cluster of Excellence was put into operation. In the final stage of expansion, it will…
New Equal Opportunities Committee
The newly established Equal Opportunity Committee met for the first time in early October. 16 members of the POLiS Cluster at different career levels along with the Equal Opportunity Representatives…
Maximilian Fichtner on 3sat
In the show Scobel on the tv channel 3sat, POLiS spokesperson Maximilian Fichtner discussed the storage of electricity from renewable energies and dispelled some myths about electric car batteries.
Research start for BATTERY 2030+
The projects of the European research initiative BATTERY 2030+ have all taken up their research. The ambition is to make Europe a world-leader in the development and production of the batteries of the…
Symposium KIT Future Fields - Design for circular economy
Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Kölch, EVA Fahrzeugtechnik
25.02.2021, 15:30 - 17:00
Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Kölch did his doctorate at the Technical University of Munich on exhaust gas scrubbing of diesel engines powered by plant oil. As a post doctorate he studied the durability of PEM fuel cells at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Ulm. He has worked at EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH for more than 16 years in various fields such as powertrain pre-development of alternative fuels, hydrogen/electric mobility infrastructure issues, upstream chain considerations, charging issues and the second life of used electric vehicle batteries.
Along with his work at EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH, Dr. Kölch is also an associate lecturer at the Ingolstadt Technical University for the subjects “Electric mobility and alternative drive concepts in the automotive industry” and “Political and social trends in the field of mobility.”
Exhibition "Akku Alle?! - Electric mobility and energy storage"
Exhibition Akku Alle?!
18 June - 27 September 2020
Due to the developing updates and concerns related to the coronavirus, the exhibition was canceled. We are currently planning to host the event in 2021.
The exhibition "Akku Alle?! - Electromobility and Energy Storage" shows the complete spectrum of battery research in Ulm. In addition to a "blackout" simulation for Ulm in 2028, which simulates a six-day power outage in the Danube-Illertal, the exhibition will feature outstanding exhibits from all the scientific institutes involved. This includes DLR's hydrogen aircraft Hy4. What is special about the model aircraft is that the real, fuel cell-powered, four-seater Hy4 passenger aircraft actually flies along the Danube above the rooftops of Ulm during the exhibition.
3rd International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries
3rd International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries
8 and 9 September 2020
The 3rd International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries will take place on September 8 and 9, 2020 as a web conference. It is the aim of the symposium to present and discuss the recent state-of-the art and the progress in the field. On the second day the largest European project on Mg batteries, the 'E-MAGIC' project (see also http://www.e-magic.eu/ ), will present its results.
StorageX International Symposium - From academic breakthroughs to technological impact
Stanford Energy’s StorageX Initiative brings together Stanford faculty from materials science to computer science to economics to tackle the dominant challenges in energy storage. By addressing gaps between academic and industrial R&D, StorageX aims to accelerate the development and implementation of revolutionary energy storage technologies and concepts.
StorageX International Symposium
This week's StorageX International Symposium will feature Prof. Jürgen Janek of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, and BELLA, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, speaking on "Solid State Batteries and their Challenges;"
and Prof. Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo, presenting "Design 'Rules' for Solid State Electrolytes in Solid State Batteries."
Friday, June 5, at 4 pm German time.
Registration is free and open to the public.
Battery 2030+ - European Perspectives on Batteries of the Future
The Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm-Karlsruhe (CELEST) hosted a web-based scientific conference on May 25-26, 2020 to discuss perspectives for future batteries in Europe. The conference was a display of research performed in Europe in relation to the newly launched BATTERY 2030+ roadmap. Its purpose was to start the scientific discussions within the BATTERY 2030+ community as a foundation for our next phase as a large-scale research initiative.