The battery is regarded as a key technology in such sectors as transportation and energy. To boost battery research in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is investing a total of 100 million euros in four new competency clusters. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a major participant in three of these clusters, where it will contribute its expertise in production, use concepts and quality assurance.
Laptops, cell phones, electric cars: Batteries play an important role in our everyday lives. Meanwhile, as an efficient energy storage technology, they are essential prerequisites for a successful energy transition. At TUM, 12 professorships with different specialist areas from five departments work on battery research, pooling their expertise in the TUM.Battery network. More than 100 scientists are addressing the interdisciplinary challenge of covering the entire value chain.This extends from basic scientific research in material science to power cell development and process technologies in electrochemistry and electrical engineering through to the integration into manufacturing technologies in engineering. Cooperation with industry promotes the transfer from research results to applications.
Source: “The battery of the future: intelligent, sustainable, powerful”, TUM News