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Welcome to the website of the German Israeli Battery School

This website contains information about the German Israeli Battery School (GIBS). GIBS is a bilateral cooperation between German and Israeli scientists in the field of eletrochemical energy research including batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cell components. GIBS provides a series of lectures and presentations and a platform for national and international networking of young scientists.

The GIBS focuses on educational aspects bringing together experienced senior scientists and young academics. In addition, the strengthening of networks between universities and research institutes as well as between Israeli and German scientists are within the focus of the Battery School attempt. The idea is based on earlier Battery Schools organized by Prof. Dr. J. Janek at the Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany.

A bilateral international cooperation between Israel and Germany was established to promote young academics within the field of electrochemistry. The so-called "German Israeli Battery School (GIBS)" is coordinated by the Justus Liebig University and funded by the BMBF. Main involved partners at the German side are scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Helmholtz Institute Münster (MEET), the Technical University Munich and the Justus Liebig University Gießen. Moreover, on the Israeli site, the Battery School is strongly supported and funded by the MOST and scientists of the Technion and the Universities of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan and the Ben Gurion University of the Negev are involved. All senior speakers are leading scientists in the fields of electrochemical energy technologies and materials.


All PhD and postdoc-participants were selected with regards to their scientific field within electrochemistry and battery research and based on their personal qualification and motivation. For the first GIBS the maximum number of 25 participants was invited to Israel. Simultaneously the same selection process allowed appointing 25 young scientists in Israel.


Main topics for both symposia are new concepts for high performance batteries and fuel cells. Moreover, principal questions about the energy supply of the future and innovative electrochemical energy concepts are presented and discussed controversially.