A delegation of Canadian scientists visited Ulm University last week to learn more about energy conversion and storage. The researchers represented Ryerson University in Toronto, the University of Ottawa, the University of Waterloo and the École Polytechnique de Montréal. During their stay, the visitors focused on research into the battery of the future.
Vice President for Research Professor Joachim Ankerhold personally welcomed the group of researchers to Ulm University. “The fact that a Canadian delegation is visiting us goes to show the great extent to which top-notch scientists from all around the world are interested in our energy research. It is also further proof of the great reputation our expertise in this field enjoys among the international ‘scientific community’”, Professor Joachim Ankerhold related.
Deputy Spokesperson Professor Axel Groß (head of the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry) presented the Cluster of Excellence “POLiS – Post Lithium Storage Cluster of Excellence”. Within the scope of the federally- and state-run Excellence Strategy, the research consortium consisting of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Ulm University and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) is receiving about 50 million euros in funding for an initial seven years. The researchers aim to develop high-performance and environmentally friendly battery technologies beyond lithium. The one-day visit also included stops at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) and ZSW.
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