New Event Series Focusing on Electrochemistry

International Graduate School BACCARA and ECS Student Chapter Münster initiate new online seminars

Electrochemistry is in focus of the new, free of charge online seminar series initiated by the Student Chapter Münster of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the International Graduate School for Battery Chemistry, Characterisation, Analysis, Recycling and Application (BACCARA) of the University of Münster. Once a month, informative lectures on various areas of electrochemistry will be held. The event in English language is open to all interested participants. The premiere of the seminar series is scheduled for 1 March 2021 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. The renowned battery researchers Prof. Dr Jürgen Janek from Justus Liebig University Giessen and Prof. Dr Andrea Balducci from Friedrich Schiller University Jena discuss alternative electrolyte systems for batteries and other electrochemical applications.

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Julia Wellmann, president of the ECS Student Chapter Münster, explains: "Electrochemistry is one of the oldest sub-disciplines of chemistry. During its history, it has been subdivided into numerous research fields. Giving an insight into the various fields that are so important for battery research is the aim of our new online seminar series. We want to offer lectures that are relevant to the research fields of as many students as possible and that can be easily accessed and integrated into everyday life."

Alternative Electrolyte Systems as Key Topic of the First Seminar

During the first part of the seminar, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janek will discuss whether solid-state electrolytes in batteries are a must or dispensable. With his research group at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, the scientist works in the field of physical solid-state chemistry. Protic ionic liquids as electrolytes for energy storage devices will be the focus in the talk of Prof. Dr. Andrea Balducci. His research group at Friedrich Schiller University Jena explores the synthesis and characterisation of electrolytes as well as active and inactive materials.

Registration for the online seminar is not necessary. All interested parties are cordially invited to participate in the seminar via the following ZOOM link:

Highlighting the Spectrum of Electrochemistry

In addition, a public lecture series of the International Graduate School BACCARA on the topic of "Electrochemistry and Energy Storage" will take place on Mondays from 15:30 to 16:30 pm during the summer semester. WWU-internal and external experts will present their current research. The first lecture on 12 April 2021 will be given by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Zeier, Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Münster, on "Linking electrolyte degradation and ionic transport limitations to the performance of solid state batteries".