Conference Chair: Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens

Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens is head of Electrochemical Materials Research Department at ZSW (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research) in Ulm, Germany
Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens

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She started her work at ZSW in 1990 and worked as project leader for various National and Industrial founded projects in the field of new energy technologies and new materials for energy storage systems.

Since 1995 she is leading the Department of Accumulators Materials Research at ZSW. The research work is integrated in an international network of universities, industrial and institutional co-operations. The group has a high level of expertise in the field of synthesis and characterization of novel battery materials as well as in electrode processing techniques and cell evaluation and analysis.

In addition, since 2011 she is PI (Principal Investigator) of Materials II (composite/hybride materials) group at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm – Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU). She is member of the board of directors group at the HIU.

Conference Chair: Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini

Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini is director and professor at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) Germany.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini

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Stefano Passerini is Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology since January 1, 2014 and Director of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm since October 2018.  

His research focuses on the basic understanding and development of materials for high-energy batteries and supercapacitors, with the goal to create sustainable energy storage systems from environmentally friendly and available materials and processes.

He is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of ionic liquids and the development of sodium-ion batteries. Co-author of more than 600 scientific papers (Scopus H-Index: 103), a few book chapters and several international patents, since 2015 he is acting as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Power Sources.

He has been awarded in 2012 the Research Award of the Electrochemical Society Battery Division and nominated Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry (2016) and the Electrochemical Society Inc. (2020).

Since 2019 he is a member of the Leopoldina Academy of Science.