Head of Material Synthesis Team & Deputy Head of Department ECM at ZSW
Peter Axmann received his PhD from the Georg-August-University, Göttingen. With more than 20 years of experience in battery materials, he is working at ZSW (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg) in the field of materials research for electrochemical energy storage. He is responsible for the team Material Synthesis and Analysis and is Deputy Head of Department ECM. His research activities are materials development for lithium ion and sodium ion technology with a strong focus on particle design, structure-properties-relationships, development of synthesis routes for novel materials and scale-up into the 10 kg scale. In addition, we works on electrode and cell concepts for new technologies.
Principal Investigator & Group Leader Research group: Electrochem
ical Energy Storage Materials
Dominic Bresser is currently serving as principal investigator at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU)and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.His research focuseson the developmentof advanced lithium and sodium batteries, including new and optimized inorganic and organicelectrode materials, sustainable electrode processing technologies, liquid, polymer and hybridelectrolyte systems as well as redox-active polymers.Prior to his present activities in Ulm, he helda two-years postdoctoral position and Enhanced Eurotalents Fellowship at CEA in Grenoble(France), following his PhD at the University of Muenster (Germany). Inadditionto his role at KIT-HIU, he is serving as editor for the Journal of Power Sources Advances (Elsevier).Very recently,he has been awarded with the Carus Medal for his scientific achievements by the GermanNational Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Carus Award by the city of Schweinfurt, Germany,and an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council.
Team Leader ECM
Mario Marinaro received his Ph.D. from the University of Camerino (Italy). He then moved to the ZSW (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg) as Post-Doctoral research associate focusing on metal-air batteries and alloy-type anodes for Li-ion batteries. In 2017, Dr. Marinaro was appointed Team Leader at the ZSW. In 2020, he also joined the Post Lithium Storage Cluster of Excellence (POLiS) as Key Researcher & Group Coordinator and became Associate Fellow in 2021 and Principal investigator in 2022. His main research interests focus on advanced Lithium- and Post-Lithium battery technologies.
Principal Investigator & Group Leader
Research group: “Electrochemistry of Materials and Interfaces”
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Alberto Varzi studied Chemistry of Materials at University of Bologna (Italy) and received a PhD in 2013 from the Ulm University and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). After a postdoctoral period at MEET battery research centre – University of Muenster, in 2014 he joined the Helmholtz-Institute Ulm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). Since 2021 he is Principal Investigator and leads the group “Electrochemistry of Materials and Interfaces”. His current research interests span from solid state to aqueous batteries, including beyond-Li systems.
Researcher & Sodium-ion batteries group co-leader Electrochemistry for Batteries
Maider Zarrabeitia joined the group of Prof. Stefano Passerini at Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) in 2018 as a visiting researcher. Currently, she is the sodium-ion battery group co-leader at HIU focusing on electrode materials and electrolytes for sodium-based batteries, as well as, understanding the electrode-electrolyte interphases for several battery technologies such as Li-ion, Li-metal, and Na-ion. Maider received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Technology in 2016 from the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU, Spain) while being a researcher of CIC energiGUNE, including two research stages at the University of Camerino (Italy).
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