Materials for Energy Conversion

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, cost and reliability. We are currently working on the following application-driven topics:

News

November 2017 We welcome Jia En as new member of our lab.

November 2017 Congratulations to Léo for winning a poster award at this year’s Empa PhD symposium. His paper on a 3 V solid-state battery was accepted in the journal Energy and Environmental Science and can be found here.

Oktober 2017 We welcome Camilla and Daniel as new members of our lab.

August 2017 We welcome Yeojeong as new member of our lab.

July 2017 Congratulations to David and Ruben for winning the 1st poster prize at the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors in Jena, Germany. Their paper can be found here.

June 2017 We welcome Serkan as new member of our lab.

Mai 2017 We welcome Gwansik as new member of our lab and congratulate him on winning the Korean-Swiss Science and Technology Programme grant.

Mai 2017 The Swiss National Science Foundation published a press release on our novel ionic conductors. The papers of Elsa, Léo, and Yigang and Ruben can be found here.

April 2017 We welcome Cristina, Josefa and Renato as new members of our lab.

March 2017 We welcome Kostadin as new member of our lab.

February 2017 Our lab on TV: SRF Einstein "Zukunft ohne Benzin"

January 2017 We welcome Daniel as new member of our lab.



Seminars

 

03.10.2017 11:00 Meike Heinz, Empa, Workshop Highlights: High Temperature Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage, LA 373. 

26.09.2017 11:00 Sarallah Hamtaei, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg & Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, From AHSS steels to solar cells, LA 373.