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Helge Stein Appointed Junior Professor

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has appointed Dr. Helge S. Stein from CalTech as junior professor (W1 with tenure track). Dr. Stein and his research group will research for POLiS at the…


New Heads for Research Units

Early career researchers take responsibility as part of the new team of POLiS research unit leaders. This way, POLiS strengthens its internal structures, gets prepared for its first internal review,…


Great Response to EU Web Conference

Around 1000 participants followed the conference "European perspectives on batteries of the future" of the EU battery initiative BATTERY 2030+. During the two days, the 17 speakers connected to the…


Humboldt Research Fellowship for Liping Wang

Our affiliate member, Dr. Liping Wang, has received a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship two conduct her research on magnesium-sulfur batteries at KIT’s Institute of…


Montaha Anjass receives Margarete von Wrangell funding

The 5-year fellowship will enable Dr. Montaha Anjass, previously a research associate at Helmholtz Institute Ulm and at POLiS, to advance her academic career financially independently until her…


Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future

The European large-scale research initiative BATTERY 2030+ presents the long-term research roadmap that outlines the actions needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.


POLiS funds 5 new research projects

The POLiS board is funding five projects from its reserves with a total volume of around 600,000 euros, which complement the cluster's current research program. Out of 16 applications, those…


First Block Course of the Graduate School

The Graduate School "Electrochemical Energy Storage" organized the block course "Materials, Functioning and Technology of Batteries" from 16th to 20th February at Reisensburg Castle, a science centre…


Exhibition "Akku Alle?!

As part of the anniversary celebrations of the city of Ulm under the title "Berblinger 2020", POLiS and the Helmholtz Institute are organizing a battery exhibition in downtown Ulm.


DFG visits POLiS

For the first time, representatives of the German Research Foundation (DFG) visited the POLiS Cluster of Excellence at its location in Ulm.In addition to research, the discussions with the POLiS board…


We are hiring PhD Students

POLiS and the Graduate School Electrochemical Energy Storage (GS-EES) offer up to 11 PhD positions (E13) in different research areas of electrochemical energy storage.


Call for Proposals 2020

Our first call for proposals is aimed at postdocs and group leaders who would like to explore new directions in the post-Li world. Proposals should be submitted by Jan. 5th, 2020 and should be written…



Exhibition "Akku Alle?! - Electric mobility and energy storage"

Exhibition Akku Alle?!
18 June - 27 September 2020
Münsterplatzes 25

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.

Past Events

3rd International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries

Symposium Vortrag
3rd International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries
8 and 9 September 2020
Web Conference

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 ), 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

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.


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