At the Technical University of Munich, battery systems in their entire value chain are being researched in an interdisciplinary Network.
Why battery research?
Electrical energy storage systems and battery systems have become indispensable in today's everyday life. In our laptops and mobile phones or in buildings and cars: they are essential for our communication and everyday organisation. As a key technology for sector coupling, they are essential for a successful energy transition - thinking of transport and renewable energy storage. Various technologies are researched and optimised worldwide, progress is happening rapidly. Lithium-ion systems are still in focus today, but the post-lithium-ion era is already in sight...
From materials research to production technologies:
Since many years the Technical University Munich, TUM has largely contributed to the development of various storage technologies and battery systems. Thanks to a variety of competences and manifold networking activities, researchers offer future-oriented and applied solutions perfectly matching interdisciplinary challenges. From basic research in the field of materials in the natural sciences, cell development and process technologies in electrochemistry and electrical engineering to the integration of production technologies in mechanical engineering, the entire value chain can be considered. Strong networking relations with industrial and economical partners facilitate the transfer from research to application. With the involvement of the automotive industry, for instance, automated production processes are being developed, tested and optimised. In addition to scientific and technical considerations, economic and business considerations play a pre-eminent role in all phases of the value chain. [MORE ON RESEARCH]
At the Technical University Munich, more than 100 persons work in the field of battery Research. At five departements, eight chairs, two institutes, twelve professors together with their scientific employees and Phd students carry out research in the latter field.
Innovation through interdisciplinary cooperation
Manifold individual projects are carried out in the area of the chairs’ and institutes’ core competencies, for instance in cooperation with partners from industry, economy, politics and research. And, beyond that cross-linked and interdisciplinary projects are carried out, too. These allow to build close connections between basic research, product development and production technology. The proximity to the research neutron source (FRM II) enables strong synergies: Neutrons serve to examine lithium-ion batteries during their operation. [MORE ON PARTNERS]
Battery research is carried out across the entire research campus of Garching. A lively exchange with non-university research institutions, such as the ZAE-Bayern, takes place at this research area. Also in the Munich center, research activities are carried out, namely by the Institute of Electrical Energy Storage Technology. (MORE ON CONTACTS)