International Center for Energy Research

The International Centre for Energy Research (ICER) is a cooperation project between Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

The main objective is to promote international and interdisciplinary cooperation through the exchange of scientific personnel and associated joint research. Through this, technologies will be developed that may be used for the conversion of the energy system all over the world.

Currently 10 research teams, each consisting of professors and doctoral students from both universities, are working in different subprojects.

Sub Projects

  • Next Generation Electrolytes for Safer Batteries, Prof. Kühn, Molecular Catalysis
  • Printable Perovskite Photovoltaics: Processing-Property Relationships through In-Situ Morphology Measurement, Dr. Herzig, Junior Research Group Organic Photovoltaics
  • Robust and Affordable Carbon Composite Tidal Turbine Blades, Prof. Drechsler, Chair for Carbon Composites
  • Charge Dynamics in Perovskites: Time-Resolved Infrared and Photocurrent Spectroscopy (TRIPS), Prof. Kienberger, Chair for Laser and X-Ray Physics
  • Dye-Attachment to Photo-Elecrocatalysts at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: Tags, Control and Sensitization, Prof. Reuter, Chair for Theoretical Chemistry
  • Low Grade Waste Heat Recovery for enhanced Energy Efficiency in Heavy Industry - Organic Rankine Cycles, Prof. Spliethoff, Chair for Energy Systems
  • Interfacial Resistance in All-Solid-State Batteries: Fundamental Origins and Routes Beyond, Prof. Reuter, Chair for Theoretical Chemistry
  • Optimal Power Flow Methods and System Architectures for Future Transmission Grids, Prof. Utschick, Chair for Signal Processing Methods
  • Bio-Inspired Wind Turbines for Monsoonal Climates, Prof. Bottasso, Chair for Wind Energy
  • Power System Control Design, Forecasting and Optimization Using Distributed Energy Storage Systems, Prof. Jossen, Chair for Energy Storage Technology