Materials for Energy Conversion

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Mission We strive to solve industry-relevant challenges for sustainable energy conversion and storage technologies through materials and device innovation.

Expertise Our laboratory possesses strong competencies in the synthesis and processing of functional electronic and ion conducting materials, the characterization of their structural, electronic, ionic and thermal transport properties, as well as their integration and performance assessment in operational devices.

Research Our research aims at developing fundamental knowledge through experiment and modeling enabling new materials and processes that improve device performance, stability, cost, and sustainability. We focus on the following application-driven topics: batteries for short-term energy storage and electrochemical fuels for long-term energy storage.

 

 

News
 

March 2024: We welcome Efe as new member of our lab.

February 2024: Our lab on national TV SRF1 in the infotainment broadcast Einsteint. Watch the broadcast here.

February 2024: We welcome Graham, Michael and Talia as new members of our lab.

December 2023: We welcome YeonJu, Maximinio and Josep as new members of our lab.

November 2023: Congratulations to our lab head Corsin Battaglia for being appointed Ambassador of the Canton of Uri. More information here.

October 2023: Our lab on national radio SRF in the infotainment broadcast Treffpunkt. Listen to the podcast here.

October 2023: We welcome Lina and Tommaso as new members of our lab.

October 2023: We welcome our new departement head Nathalie Casas and wish her a good start in her new role.

September 2023: Congratulations to our lab head Corsin Battaglia for being appointed Adjunct Professor at EPFL. More information here.

September 2023: Congratulations to David for receiving the 2023 Battery Division Postdoctoral Associate Research Award at the 244th Electrochemical Society Meeting in Göthborg. 

September 2023: Congratulations to Alessandro for winning a SNF Ambizione Grant.

September 2023: Congratulations to Arndt for winning the best poster award at the 4th International Sodium Battery Symposium in Dresden..

September 2023: Congratulations to Francesco for winning the best poster award of the Swiss Chemical Society and Helvetica Chimica Acta at the International Summer School "Electrocatalysis meets Electrosynthesis" in Interlaken.

September 2023: We welcome Sanja, Raphael and Alessio as new members of our lab.

August 2023: We welcome Nicolas and David as new members of our lab.

June 2023: Congratulations to Edouard and Sajad for winning the 1st prize at this year's Empa Summer Party Challenge.

June 2023: Congratulations to our former PhD student David for winning the 2023 ECS  Postdoctoral Associate Research Award. David will start his SNF Ambizione project in August in our lab.

May 2023: We welcome Sajad as new member of our lab.

April 2023: We welcome Cédric as new member of our lab.

April 2023: Our lab on national radio SRF in the infotainment broadcast Echo der Zeit. Listen to the podcast here.

March 2023: Congratulations to Lukas and coauthors. Their paper "Unraveling the voltage-dependent oxidation mechanisms of poly(ethylene oxide)-based solid electroyltes for solid-state batteries" was among the top downloaded articles in Advanced  Materials Interfaces 2022. Link to the paper here.

March 2023: Congratulations to our lab head Corsin Battaglia for being appointed Adjunct Professor at ETH Zurich. More information here.

March 2023: We welcome Nukorn and Jonas as new members of our lab.

February 2023: Our lab head Corsin Battaglia elected vice-president of the Swiss Battery Association iBAT. More information here.

February 2023: We welcome Thibault as new member of our lab.

January 2023: We welcome Antonino as new member of our lab.



Seminars and Events  

 

23.01.2024 11:00 Dr. Vasily Artemov, Aqueous Interfaces for Sustainable Electric Energy Storage, VE 102.

23.11.2023 09:00 Annual conference of the Swiss Battery Association iBAT, ABB Forschungszentrum Dättwil, co-organized by our lab, register here.

14.11.2023 - 15.11.2023 Battery Innovation Days, Brussels.

18.09.2023 - 20.09.2023 Swiss Battery Days 2023, Paul Scherrer Institute, co-organized by our lab, register here.

30.05.2023 11:00 Prof. Dr. Maria Lukatskaya, ETH, Materials and electrolyte design for fast and efficient energy storage, NEST Multifunktionsraum.

30.05.2023 11:00 Prof. Dr. Andrea Paolella, Austrian Institute of Technology, Hot pressing NASICONs and garnet ceramics for solid-state batteries, VE 102.

08.05.2023 - 11.05.2023 Battery 2030+ annual conference, University of Uppsala, Angström Laboratories, Uppsala.

21.03.2023 11:00 Prof. Dr. Ingo Krossing, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Interphase manipulation at active masses: case studies from battery applications, VE 102.

20.03.2023 11:00 Prof. Dr. Sam Cooper, Imperial College, Machine learning for advance characterization and design of battery electrodes, VE102

07.03.2023 11:00 Meinard Mächler, Enzinc, Battery on zinc microsponge technology, Akademie II.