Our Li-recovery project MERLIN enjoys media coverage by the Saarlandian TV (Aktueller Bericht, 30.10.2020), Saarbrücker Zeitung (24.11.2020), and SR Radio (SR3, 10.12.2020). We are grateful to the RAG Foundation for providing funding.
New paper published in Carbon on the effect of pore geometry on hydrogen storage. This work was done in collaboration with several groups from UK, France, and Singapore and lead by the team from University of Bristol (Velaska Ting).
New paper published in Nature Communications on the ion transport in carbon nanopores. The charge storage kinetics (and discharge process) of ionic liquid supercapacitors can significantly be enhanced when employing non-conventional charge/discharge profiles – and: slower is faster! This work was done in collaboration with colleagues from Stuttgart (both MPI for Intelligent Systems and University of Stuttgart), Slavko Kondrat (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Poland), and Layla Mehdi (University of Liverpool, UK).
New paper published in Energy Technology on the benefits (and design considerations) of carbon onion / lithium titanate hybrid electrodes for advanced lithium-ion battery applications.
Congratulations to our alumni Dr. Simon Fleischmann (PhD 2018) for winning the 2020 YESS Award to carry out research to investigate the transition from Faradaic to non-Faradaic energy storage (RS2E French Research Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage) and Dr. Pattarachai Srimuk (PhD 2019) for winning the 2020 UMSICHT Award (Fraunhofer UMSICHT) and the Leibniz Dissertation Award (Leibniz Association) for work on desalination batteries.
Welcome to our team! Fabian Schmitt will support our research activities related to environmentally friendly energy storage technologies. Florian is enrolled at the materials science and engineering bachelor program ATLANTIS, which is a binational program between Saarland University and the Oregon State University.
Welcome to our team! Dr. habil. David Aradilla has obtained his PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale Science and Engineering in 2013. Among others, he worked at the CEA Grenoble (2013-2018) and the Georg August Universität Göttingen (2018-2020). Among others, he is an expert in electrochemistry, electrode materials, and energy storage technologies. He will enrich our team’s expertise and contribute towards the development of new generations of electrochemical energy storage devices.