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Where does battery research stand today?

30.01.2013
International conference from June 13 until June 15, 2013
at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study, HWK), Lehmkuhlenbusch 4, 27753 Delmenhorst (Germany)
Present day’s and tomorrow’s challenges to battery research are the topics of an international conference “Next Generation Batteries – Materials, Technology, and Applications”, which the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg will host in June, 2013.

The list of themes and topics is to begin with materials science and to continue to various technologies and different applications.

Sun, wind, and other sources of so-called renewable energy are to replace oil, coal, natural gas, and also nuclear power. In order to protect our climate or, rather, to slow down climate change, and under the impression of the Fukushima catastrophe, the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany have set themselves partly different, but by all means ambitious targets.

Due to the trivial fact, that sun and wind are not always available when we need electricity, research and development aiming at efficient electricity storage becomes more and more important, as sun and wind contribute more to electricity production. How and where can electrical power best be stored in batteries, and which battery is the best for different requirements, a mobile one, for example in an electric vehicle or, completely different, a stationary one?

Renowned Keynote Speakers will present their current research:

Andreas Fischer, BASF, Ludwigshafen
Jürgen Janek, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Teodoro Laino, IBM Research, Zürich
Petr Novák, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen
Bruno Scrosati, Sapienza-Università di Roma, Roma
Martin Winter, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster

For approximately 60 participants this will be an opportunity to discuss intensivley with these experts and to learn more about their current research; it will also be an opportunity to present the participants own work, be it in presentations or posters. Detailed conference and registration information can be found here: http://www.h-w-k.de/index.php?batteries.

Conference organizers are Dr. Julian Schwenzel (Fraunhofer-Institute IFAM in Bremen and Oldenburg), Wolfgang Stenzel (Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg), and Prof. Dr. Gunther Wittstock (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg).
Conference language is English.

Contact: Wolfgang Stenzel, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Tel.: +49 - 4221 9160-103, e-mail: wstenzel@h-w-k.de

Heidi Müller-Henicz | idw
Further information:
http://www.h-w-k.de/index.php?batteries

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