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Advisory Board

Chair/Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Werner Tillmetz - University of UlmHide

Chair of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Werner Tillmetz is a member of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Ulm. From 2004 to 2018, he was a member of the board of the ZSW (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg) and head of the "Electrochemical Energy Technologies" division.

In 1984, he obtained his doctorate in applied electrochemistry at the Technical University of Munich. He held various management positions in industry for more than 20 years. His first pioneering activities included new energy technologies and space applications at Dornier Systems. He was subsequently responsible for the development of fuel cell drives at Daimler Benz AG and Ballard Power Systems. At Süd-Chemie AG, he managed the global catalyst business for energy and environmental applications. Werner Tillmetz is a member of various industry and government committees, such as the Advisory Board of the "National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH)", the Science Council at TOTAL S.A. and the Advisory Board at Emerald Technology Ventures.

Dr. Martin Krebs - Battery ConsultantHide

Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board

Members of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm - Humboldt University of Berlin, Adelhelm's research groupHide

Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm studied materials science at the University of Stuttgart. He moved to Potsdam for his doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Surfaces (Department of Prof Antionetti/Smarsly, 2005-2007; University of Potsdam). This was followed by stays at the University of Utrecht (postdoc, Prof de Jongh) and at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (junior research group leader, Prof. Janek). From 2015 to 2019, he was a professor at the Institute of Technical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Since 2019, he has been a professor at the Institute of Chemistry at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and heads a joint research group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.

Prof. Adelhelm's research group works on alternative battery systems and is particularly interested in the development and investigation of electrode materials. Various cell chemistries (especially Na-ion) and cell concepts (conventional, solid-state) are being investigated. One focus is the characterisation of electrode materials using in-situ or operando methods.

Dr. Nicolas Bucher - VARTA MicrobatteriesHide
Dr. Klaus Eichhorn - Moll AkkumulatorenHide
Dr. Andreas Fischer - BASFHide

Dr. Andreas Fischer has been working in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion for 30 years. He has been employed by BASF in Ludwigshafen since 1997, mainly in the field of electrochemical research. More than 15 years ago, Andreas Fischer started working on materials for lithium-ion batteries and related systems and established and led research teams in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2012 he was appointed Vice President as Executive Expert "Batteries and Electrochemistry" in BASF. He also serves as an advisor in various committees such as the BMBF's advisory board "Battery Research Germany".

Dr. Klaus Hintzer - Dyneon/3MHide

Klaus Hintzer holds a doctorate in chemistry and began his career as a laboratory manager at Hoechst AG. This was followed by various positions, including as a founding member of the fluoropolymer joint venture with Dyneon. Positions as US Research Manager in St. Paul/Minnesota (1997-2001, Dyneon) and as Head of Research, Development and Quality for Fluoropolymers in Gendorf (2001-2011, 3M/Dyneon) formed the basis for his work as Corporate Scientist at 3M from 2011 until his retirement in 2021. From 2012 to 2018, Klaus Hintzer was a member of the Supervisory Board of 3M/Germany.

His work in research and development led to more than 230 patent applications and more than 35 scientific publications as well as more than 12 publicly funded projects between academia and industry. His work has been recognized with the 3M Carlton Society Award and the Bavarian/German VCI Prize, among others. Klaus Hintzer is also involved in research through his advisory board activities in the Glass Technology Alliance Upper Franconia-East Bavaria, the Research Advisory Board of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Technology (IUTA) and BayBatt.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janek - Justus Liebig University Giessen, Physical Chemistry of SolidsHide

Jürgen Janek has a chair for Physical Chemistry at Justus Liebig University in Giessen (JLU), Germany, is director of the JLU Center for Materials Research and Scientific Director of the BELLA lab at KIT, Karlsruhe. He was visiting professor at Seoul National University (South Korea), Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) and Université d'Aix-Marseille (France), holds a honorary doctorate by TU Delft (Netherlands), is member of the Leopoldina – German National Academy of Sciences and was recently awarded with the first Greve Prize by Leopoldina and the Research Award of the International Battery Association. He holds numerous patents, has published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and got numerous awards. His research interests focus on the physical chemistry of inorganic solids, solid state ionics and reactivity, specifically on the properties of mixed ionic-electronic conductors, defect chemistry of ionic materials, kinetics of solid-state reactions and solid-solid interfaces. In recent years his research is focused strongly to the chemistry of battery materials, solid electrolytes and solid-state batteries and operando studies of batteries. He is scientific coordinator of the German Cluster of Competence for Solid State Batteries FestBatt funded by BMBF (Federal Ministry for Education and Research) and member of the DFG Cluster of Excellence POLIS at Ulm/Karlsruhe.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jossen - Technical University of Munich, Chair for Energy Storage TechnologyHide

Prof. Jossen's chair focuses on issues relating to electrochemical energy storage systems for stationary, mobile and portable applications. The characterization, modelling and operating strategies of storage systems and battery management issues are of particular interest here.

Dr. Edwin Knobbe - BMWHide

Dr. Edwin Knobbe is responsible for the technical coordination of electro-chemical-based simulations of battery cells in the Battery Cell Competence Centre (BCCC) of the BMW Group. He is also the technical project manager of a publicly funded project for simulation-based assessments of battery cells during a thermal event. At the BCCC, BMW has built up the complete infrastructure that is required to investigate and develop battery cells, from material level to complete battery cells in target format. Thus, BMW is pursuing the goal of understanding every aspect of battery cell development to meet battery cell suppliers on an equal footing (“Smart Buyer”).

Dr. Knobbe studied aerospace engineering at the technical university in Delft. At the TU in Delft, he also wrote his doctoral thesis in the field of non-equilibrium thermodynamics governed moving computational meshes. After his studies, he first worked on 1D simulations of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) catalysts in the aftertreatment system of Diesel engines. Subsequently, he developed new functionalities for the fuel injection in the control unit of petrol engines. He has been employed at BMW in Munich since 2013, where he reorientated himself from internal combustion engines to battery systems. Initially, he worked on new functional concepts for the battery management system and later in the field of electro-chemical-based simulations of battery cells.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer - KIT, Institute for Applied Materials - Electrochemical TechnologiesHide

Ulrike Krewer is Professor and Head of the Institute for Applied Materials - Electrochemical Technologies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

She has more than 20 years of research expertise in the field of electrochemical technologies including established battery, fuel cell and electrolysis technologies such as Li-ion batteries and PEM electrolysis as well as a range of research cells such as Li/Na metal or solid-state batteries, AEM fuel cells and CO2 electrolysis.

Dr. Markus Meiler - WebastoHide
Dr. Oswin Öttinger - Öttinger ConsultingHide

Öttinger Consulting: Carbon and Graphite - Technology, Material and Application

Innovation executive and expert in the field of carbon & graphite materials with more than 25 years of industrial experience (Technology & Innovation at SGL Carbon). Strong leadership and communication skills, distinct strategic thinking and decision making ability. Specialized in expanded graphite and its applications, carbon & graphite-based anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIB), carbon fiber reinforced materials, carbon & graphite based fuel cell components and additive manufacturing of carbon and SiC ceramics. Sound start-up management capabilities. Inventor/co-inventor of more than 60 patent applications. Lecturer at Technical University of Munich (TUM) for more than ten years.

Dr. Rainer Saliger - Siemens AGHide
Dr. Ingo Schmidt - TenneTHide

Dr. Ingo Schmidt has been Director of Regulatory Affairs at TenneT, the first cross-border electricity transmission system operator in Europe, since 01.07.2020. As a private company based in Germany and the Netherlands, TenneT is one of the largest investors in the energy transition and an active supporter of the European Green Deal.

Together with his international and interdisciplinary team, Dr. Schmidt acts as a central point of contact for national and European regulatory authorities, ministries of economics and industry associations and helps shape the development and implementation of suitable regulatory framework conditions for a secure, climate-neutral and economical energy system. In addition, he is responsible for the planning and management of sales revenues in the TenneT Group and represents the company in various advisory and decision-making bodies at national and European level.

Dr. Schmidt has previously held various specialist and management positions in the energy industry since 2006. Most recently, as Senior Manager Corporate Business Control, he was responsible for several years for corporate planning and control in the TenneT Group as well as for accounting, investment controlling and commercial regulation management of the German TenneT companies. He is a co-founder of TenneT's international trainee program and a member of the board of trustees, mentor, juror and alumnus of the Bavarian Elite Academy Foundation, Munich.

Dr. Schmidt studied business administration at the Universities of Bayreuth and Warwick, Coventry (UK) and received his doctorate in the same subject in 2007.

Dr. Christian Schreiner - SGL CarbonHide
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schubert - University of Jena, Institute of Organic and Macromolecular ChemistryHide

As part of the Institute of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert's department is working on new innovative materials as key elements for medicine, energy and sustainability. In the field of polymers for energy, the chair is investigating new battery technologies as an alternative to classic lithium batteries - these systems are based on organic materials and polymers.

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