The Cluster of Excellence 'Post Lithium Storage'
and the 'Graduate School Electrochemical Energy Storage (GS-EES)'
as joint Institutions of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
and Ulm University
up to 11 PhD positions (E13)
in various research areas related to Electrochemical Energy Storage, including electrode materials, electrolytes, characterization, (system) modelling, or cell engineering. The duration of these positions is 3 years. Applicants are expected to have an excellent Master degree in related fields, candidates with an outstanding Bachelor degree will be considered as well. English language proficiency corresponding to C1 level (equivalent to 95 pts. TOEFL) is required.
The expected starting date is no later than 01.03.2020.
Further information on these positions, the related research projects and details of the application process is available at
The Universities seek to increase the fraction of women in research and teaching and particularly encourage qualified female scientists to apply for these positions. Disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration.
BATTERY2030+: Roadmap for battery research in Europe
In order to develop future batteries, partners from science and industry from all over Europe have launched the BATTERY 2030+ research initiative.
A roadmap specifies the milestones: a platform for material development using artificial intelligence (AI),
networked sensors and self-healing technology for batteries as well as sustainable manufacturing and recycling processes.
Via the research platform CELEST, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the University of Ulm and
the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) are involved in the consortium.
Freshly chosen Nobel Prize winner at ABAA12 in Ulm
M. Stanley Whittingham, John B. Goodenough, and Akira Yoshino receive the
Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their invention of the lithium-ion battery. M.
Stanley Whittingham was at the ABAA 12 (Advanced Lithium Batteries for
Automobile Applications) conference in Ulm when the news of the award went
around the world.
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