MEET - Where science meets industry

Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET) is the battery research center at Münster University. It comprises an international team of around 150 scientists who are working on the research and development of innovative electrochemical energy storage devices with high energy density, longer durability and maximum safety. The aim is to improve batteries for use in electric cars and stationary energy storage systems – at the lowest possible cost. MEET thus strives to further enhance the competitiveness of its partners in battery research – in particular on lithium-ion technology – both regionally and nationally.


New management team at MEET Battery Research Center

Continuity ensures success of MEET
Management team MEET

From September 1, 2016 Dr. Adrienne Hammerschmidt and Dr. Falko Schappacher take over the duties of the retiring founding director Dr. Gerhard Hörpel. Dr. Hörpel, until summer 2016 the commercial and technical director, has been one of the driving forces that has accompanied and strongly influenced the project MEET from the first idea in 2008 to its successful realization and until today.

Pupil research teams dedicated to the environment

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© WWF / Arnold Morascher

Die globale Erwärmung auf maximal zwei Grad beschränken. Das ist das große Ziel – nicht nur von der UN-Klimakonferenz, sondern auch von den Teilnehmern der Schülerakademie „2° Campus – unser Klima, deine Umwelt“ des World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Um dieses Ziel zu unterstützen, forschen deutschlandweit 20 Jugendliche zu den Themen Energie, Mobilität, Ernährung und Gebäude. Zwei der vier Gruppen sind in dieser Woche zu Gast in den Laboren der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU).

"International Meeting on Lithium Batteries" 2020 in Berlin

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© Brandenburger Tor / Brandenburg Gate ©visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

"Berlin 2020": Diesen Termin können sich internationale Lithiumbatterie-Forscher vormerken. Ein Team des Batterieforschungszentrums "MEET" der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster hat sich in einem internationalen Wettbewerb durchgesetzt und den Vorstand des "International Meeting on Lithium Batteries" (IMLB) davon überzeugt, die weltweit führende Fachtagung der Lithium-
batterieforschung in der deutschen Bundeshauptstadt auszurichten.

Looking to the future

Experts at MEET Akademie No. 7

In Silicon Valley Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, is setting up the world’s largest battery factory – based on the lithium-ion technology. Ist hat still state-of-the-art? Or is Elon Musk already old-fashioned? These and other questions over 60 participants dealt with at the 7th MEET Akademie.

Boosting research with lab4you

© Shimadzu Europa GmbH

Carola Schultz, Ph.D. student at the MEET battery research center of the University of Münster was one of the two successful candidates, that Shimadzu, one of the world’s largest provider of analytical instrumentation, chose for their prestigious lab4you student program. This offered her the great opportunity to gain insight into the working world and above all to perform her research in the comprehensive Laboratory World of Shimadzu Europe in Duisburg. more