Nicolas Jäckel is not only selected Fellow to participate at this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (impressive considering the tough competition internationally), but is also partaking in a TV show with the title “emotions instead of facts: do we mistrust science?”. The podium discussion includes also German Federal Minister for Education and Research Prof. Johanna Wanka, Prof. Helga Nowotny (former President of the European Research Council), and Andreas Sentker (Managing Editor at Die Zeit).

Tune in ARD Alpha on June 28th, at 8:15 PM (Link to the show).

Missed the show? Click here to read the transcript of the show.

Also click here to access the coverage of the event by the UdS web magazine “campus”.

New paper published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A on the promising features of the ZnI2 redox energy storage system. Using activated carbon cloth electrode and a Zn electrode, we achieve a high energy storage performance of 226 Wh/kg and a higher power of 20 kW/kg. The unique strength of iodide adsorption allows stable and efficient operation even without ion exchange membranes.

New paper published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) on extracting a 3D pore model of nanoporous carbons used for double-layer applications (esp. supercapacitors). This work was the latest outcome from our collaboration with Oskar Paris at Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria.

New paper published in ChemSusChem on using mechanochemical solvent-free synthesis of nitrogen doped nanoporous carbon for supercapacitor electrodes. This work stems from our collaboration with the Junior Investigator Group of Lars Borchardt (TU Dresden) and is being featured on the back cover of the current issue of ChemSusChem.

Today, Volker Presser has his 5-year anniversary as Group Leader at INM.

Mathias Widmaier is presenting work on carbon reference electrodes at the 231st ECS  Meeting (The Electrochemical Society) in New Orleans, USA. His talk is entitled: “Activated carbon based quasi-reference electrodes for unconventional lithium-salt containing organic electrolytes”.

Collaborator Bastian Etzold from the TU Darmstadt is presenting joint work with us at the meeting for reaction engineering (Reaktionstechnik 2017) in Würzburg. His talk is entitled: “Reaction engineering as basis for the synthesis of carbonaceous core-shell materials for energy storage applications”.

New paper published in Journal of Power Sources. Our team has investigated novolac derived nanoporous carbon as conductive support for lithium sulfur batteries. This work was in cooperation with the Group of Oskar Paris (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria) and Lars Borchardt (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany).

Welcome our new postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Eunho Lim. Having graduated Pohang University of Science and Technology, he will be working on metal oxide / carbon nanomaterials.

Our website is back up online with the content you know and love – papers, topics, and more!

After having fallen victim to a hacker, we are re-launching our website. Stay tuned for a full page reboot. Thank you for your patience and support!