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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute for Applied Materials - Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS)

From material testing to lifetime modelling

Contact person

Ansprechpartner Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute for Applied Materials - Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS)

Dr. Kristian Nikolowski
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Phone: +49 721 608 28508
Fax: +49 721 608 28521

Organization type

Science & Innovation



long service life and safe energy storage systems

The points of focus of the IAM-ESS (Institute of Applied Materials - Energy Storage Systems) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are the development of new types of materials for lithium-ion cells and the understanding of material property relationships. The institute, headed by Prof. Ehrenberg, has outstanding and long-term expertise in the examination of materials for energy storage systems. It has all the necessary equipment required for this in their labs and large-scale research facilities. The cost-efficient use of energy storage systems, in applications such as wind or solar energy storage as well as electric mobility, can only be reached over a long operating time. Accordingly, it is absolutely critical here to precisely determine material-related degradation mechanisms via in operando and post mortem material analyses and then derive life-span models from these. Based on this material characterisation and respective life-span models of energy storage systems, projects are carried out with partners from industry and other research institutes. Other points of interest at the IAM-ESS are the development of new types of energy storage systems, material development and characterisation for redox flow systems, and the development of powerful methods for in operando material examinations of complete energy storage units under real operating conditions.