Dr. Philipp Adelhelm
- New materials for energy storage applications
The development of efficient energy storage systems is one of the key challenges toward a more sustainable future based on renewables. This is in particular the case for mobile applications (“electromobility”), where several issues still hamper the commercial breakthrough of EVs. Concerning batteries, safe systems with high energy densities, excellent rate capability and long cycle and calendar life should be available at low cost, while the environmental impact should be as low as possible. Taken together, these aspects challenge different fields in chemistry and materials science.
My research interests focus on the following topics:
- Electrode materials for high power lithium-ion batteries
- Alternative battery systems based on sodium
- Solid state electrolytes
- Study of electrode reactions on thin film cells
- Hydrogen Storage in metal hydrides
Within these research fields, I am mainly concerned with the synthesis and preparation of materials as well as their structural and electrochemical characterization.