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(Deutsch) RWTH bündelt Stärken zum Thema Kreislaufwirtschaft

September 8th, 2021 | by

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More diversity in science – Prof. Monti as a scout in the Henriette Heart Scouting Program

July 29th, 2021 | by

The Henriette Herz Scouting Program, funded by the BMBF, aims to expand and diversify the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network. The program specifically recruits established and experienced researchers who already have an international network. It enables the scouts to select up to three scientists who will then directly receive a fellowship. The first will go to a female researcher.
The scouts aim to approach international researchers from abroad who have not yet been considered for an academic fellowship to the Humboldt Foundation and a research stay in Germany. As a result, the program will attract new collaborative partners for Germany, both from a specialist and geographical perspective. At the same time, the aim is to increase the quota of women sponsored in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

We are very pleased that Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected for the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

“The program offers us the possibility to increase our international cooperation by creating new links with universities that are not currently working with us.
What is extremely interesting about this program is the possibility to be really fast in offering the scholarship. By skipping the standard review process, the time between identification of candidates to the start of the scholarship becomes extremely short.” – Prof. Monti

 The Henriette Herz Scouting Program, funded by the BMBF, aims to expand and diversify the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network. The program specifically recruits established and experienced researchers who already have an international network. It enables the scouts to select up to three scientists who will then directly receive a fellowship. The first will go to a female researcher.
The scouts aim to approach international researchers from abroad who have not yet been considered for an academic fellowship to the Humboldt Foundation and a research stay in Germany. As a result, the program will attract new collaborative partners for Germany, both from a specialist and geographical perspective. At the same time, the aim is to increase the quota of women sponsored in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

We are very pleased that Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected for the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

“The program offers us the possibility to increase our international cooperation by creating new links with universities that are not currently working with us.
What is extremely interesting about this program is the possibility to be really fast in offering the scholarship. By skipping the standard review process, the time between identification of candidates to the start of the scholarship becomes extremely short.” – Prof. Monti

The Henriette Herz Scouting Program, funded by the BMBF, aims to expand and diversify the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network. The program specifically recruits established and experienced researchers who already have an international network. It enables the scouts to select up to three scientists who will then directly receive a fellowship. The first will go to a female researcher.
The scouts aim to approach international researchers from abroad who have not yet been considered for an academic fellowship to the Humboldt Foundation and a research stay in Germany. As a result, the program will attract new collaborative partners for Germany, both from a specialist and geographical perspective. At the same time, the aim is to increase the quota of women sponsored in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

We are very pleased that Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected for the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

“The program offers us the possibility to increase our international cooperation by creating new links with universities that are not currently working with us.
What is extremely interesting about this program is the possibility to be really fast in offering the scholarship. By skipping the standard review process, the time between identification of candidates to the start of the scholarship becomes extremely short.” – Prof. Monti

The Henriette Herz Scouting Program, funded by the BMBF, aims to expand and diversify the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network. The program specifically recruits established and experienced researchers who already have an international network. It enables the scouts to select up to three scientists who will then directly receive a fellowship. The first will go to a female researcher.
The scouts aim to approach international researchers from abroad who have not yet been considered for an academic fellowship to the Humboldt Foundation and a research stay in Germany. As a result, the program will attract new collaborative partners for Germany, both from a specialist and geographical perspective. At the same time, the aim is to increase the quota of women sponsored in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

We are very pleased that Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected for the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

(Deutsch) E.ON und RWTH verlängern Kooperationsvertrag Erfolgreiche Arbeit des E.ON Energy Research Centers wird weiter gefördert

July 21st, 2021 | by

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CARL – Interdisciplinary Research Institution in Aachen

July 6th, 2021 | by

Copyright: KSG

A center for fundamental research into the ageing of battery materials and power electronic systems is currently being established at RWTH Aachen University. The “Center for Ageing, Reliability and Lifetime Prediction of Electrochemical and Power Electronic Systems“, CARL for short, is an interdisciplinary research facility where staff from ten core professorships and around 20 other chairs and institutes at RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich can conduct groundbreaking research. These include scientists from the disciplines of chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, materials science, mechanical and electrical engineering. The question of service life is essential when considering economic viability. For instance, this is important for car manufacturers, depreciation periods, warranties and to be able to assess reliability as part of functional safety.

Competence Cluster Battery Utilization Concepts (BattUtilization)

July 4th, 2021 | by

 

Copyright: ISEA

With the further spread of renewable energies and electromobility, powerful and reliable energy storage systems are becoming increasingly important. When is the secondary use of battery storage possible and for which applications is it useful? This question is being addressed by the project partners from research and industry in the new Battery Utilization Concepts ( BattNutzung) cluster, which is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with around 20 million euros. The cluster is coordinated by Prof. Sauer from ISEA. Together with the competence cluster greenBatt, the BattNutzung cluster forms the cross-sectional initiative “Battery Life Cycle”. This aims at a holistic view of second use and recycling concepts, which is to be enabled by linking the two clusters and through a cross-cluster exchange.

Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer is a new member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science

June 22nd, 2021 | by

Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer is a new member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science, which transcends disciplinary and national borders. For more than 300 years, the Academy has brought together outstanding scientists, among them 80 Nobel Prize winners. Professor Sauer is a member of the Academy’s technical science class. At our faculty, Professor Sauer holds the Chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Technology. His chair is an integral part of the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), the Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems (PGS), and the joint Helmholtz Institute HIMS with Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Münster. With his work, Dirk Uwe Sauer is significantly advancing the field of battery research in Germany, which is highly application-oriented. In addition to his actual research, he also always keeps an eye on the overall view of future energy systems, so that he can carefully evaluate alternative technologies along the time axis, such as hydrogen versus battery technologies. His expertise also makes him a sought-after advisor to policymakers: for example, he is a member of the German government’s National Platform for Electromobility and Platform for Mobility and is on the BMBF’s Battery Research Advisory Board.

Further Information:

RWTH Pressemitteilungen 

Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische Antriebe

How catalysts become more active

March 26th, 2021 | by

Researchers from Jülich, Aachen, Stanford, and Berkeley have studied the layer-by-layer structure of catalyst material. They have discovered that a surface layer as thin as a single atom can double the activity for the reaction of water splitting – without increasing the energy consumption. This also doubles the amount of hydrogen produced.
The scientists hope that this increased understanding will allow developing better catalysts in the future to produce green hydrogen more energy-efficiently, and thus more cost-effectively, than before. Hydrogen is called green when it is produced by the electrolysis of water in a climate-neutral way using electricity from renewable sources. Hydrogen is regarded as an essential building block of the energy transition, partly because it can store wind and solar energy in times of oversupply and release it again later.

Part of the research results came about at the Peter Gruenberg Institute, Electronic Materials Division, in the Electronic Oxide Cluster Laboratory of Professor Regina Dittmann.

Original publication: ‘Tuning electrochemically driven surface transformation in atomically flat LaNiO3 thin films for enhanced water electrolysis’
C. Baeumer, J. Li, Q. Lu, A. Liang, L. Jin, H. Martins, T. Duchoň, M. Glöß, S. M. Gericke, M. A. Wohlgemuth, M. Giesen, E. E. Penn, R. Dittmann, F. Gunkel, R. Waser, M. Bajdich, S. Nemšák, J. T. Mefford, W. C. Chueh
Nature Materials, 11 January 2021, DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-00877-1

 

Find further information on the website of the Jülich Research Centeer

5 Years Helmholtz Institut Münster “Center for Ageing, Reliability and Lifetime Prediction of Electrochemical and Power Electronic Systems” (CARL)

March 11th, 2021 | by

Powerful battery technology is a core element that benefits us in many everyday applications. From smartphones to wireless work devices and electric vehicles – batteries are shaping our lives to an ever-increasing degree.
Around 2012, the idea was born to combine the expertise of Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University, and the University of Münster in battery research. Thus, 5 years ago now, the Helmholtz Institute Münster “Ionics in Energy Storage” was founded, which has now become a respected part of the battery research landscape and leads to the continuous development of research infrastructures at the different locations. In Aachen, this is reflected by the construction of the “Center for Ageing, Reliability and Lifetime Prediction for Electrochemical and Power Electronic Systems (CARL)”.

You can find further information in the Newsletter of ISEA 

Hybrid Provision of Energy based on Reliabilty and Resiliancy via Integration of Dc Equipment

February 26th, 2021 | by

The project HYPERRIDE started on 1 October 2020. The four-year project contributes to the field implementation of DC and hybrid AC-DC grids. It will actively identify and provide solutions to overcome barriers to successful roll-out of new infrastructure concepts throughout Europe.

The Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) will concentrate its work on the development of automation services for the hybrid AC/DC grid. The focus here is on optimal power flow and fault management, as well as on the realization of a metering device specifically dedicated to DC technology: the DC Measurement Unit (DMU).

These solutions will be integrated into the open ICT platform, specifically tailored for integration with hybrid AC/DC distribution systems, and tested, among the others, in the demo site of the RWTH Aachen Campus Melaten.

Further Information on the Website of Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems

FGE-Kolloquium Redispatch in Germany and Europe online – 17.12.2020

December 17th, 2020 | by

Against the background of the current COVID-19 situation we will hold the FGE Colloquium online, which is planned for 17.12.2020. The event starts at 18.00 hrs. The topic is “Redispatch in Germany and Europe”.

Speaker is Dr. Niels Ehlers from 50Hertz Transmission GmbH.

There will be ff. aspects will be discussed:

  • Higher capacity utilization and congestion management in the power grid
  • European developments
  • New challenges for engineers

Target group: Students, scientific staff, interested public.

If you would like to participate, please let us know via the following email address:

fge-kolloquien@iaew.rwth-aachen.de

We will then be happy to send you the dial-in data for the event.

Event series FGE Colloquia

Further exciting FGE colloquia, which will take place in the winter semester on the topic of energy technology and economics, is on the following date and can also be accessed via the online flyer:

04.02.2021   Panel Discussion: Electricity war reloaded – is alternating current still up to date?
Prof. Rik W. De Doncker, E.ON ERC, RWTH Aachen, Prof. Jochen Kreusel, ABB Power Grids Germany AG, Peter Barth, Amprion GmbH, Dr. Joachim Kabs, Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG