Münster– THE Hot Spot for Young Talents in Chemistry and Energy Storage Research

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The Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Münster is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. The research and education in chemistry at University of Münster occupies one of the leading positions nationally and internationally and is respected worldwide. This is evidenced by countless top-class publications, outstanding graduates and many national and international research networks.

Over the past 12 years, Münster has developed into an internationally renowned hotspot for battery research. Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET) at the University of Münster is one of the foremost battery research centres in Germany and one of the leading drivers of top-level research internationally. 140 international researchers from a wide range of disciplines work on sustainable batteries of the future. With a holistic, international and interdisciplinary approach basic research is combined with applications orientation and complemented by a strong cooperation network.

The Helmholtz Institute Münster (HI MS) carries out research into new battery technologies on the basis of innovative electrolytes. The Institute is a member of the Helmholtz Association and pools the competences of three partners: Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen and MEET Battery Research Center at the University of Münster. HI MS enjoys international prestige.

Further the decision of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to establish the “Research Fab Battery Cell Production” (FFB) in favour of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), with Münster as the location for the physical factory, gives additional weight to battery research and development as well as to the promotion of young researcher talents in NRW and Münster.

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The International Graduate School of Battery Chemistry, Characterization, Analysis, Recycling and Application (BACCARA) combines high-level research and education with a strong academic network that promotes dedication for research development. Outstanding state-of-the-art equipment, technology and laboratories are provided at multiple institutions within Münster. After successfully completed graduate studies, the University of Münster, MEET, HI MS and FFB offer fantastic job opportunities in close neighbourhood to BACCARA. Münster itself welcomes young researcher talents as an attractive and vivid city with one of Germany's largest universities and a high quality of life.

Excellent Education with a Broad Research Programme

The research programme of BACCARA includes a broad range of thematic priorities covering the entire value cycle of the battery; such as:

  • Theory and modelling: Data analysis, machine learning, Industry 4.0
  • Materials synthesis
  • Catalysis
  • Analysis and characterization of materials, components
  • Electrochemical analysis
  • Method development
  • Battery cell
  • Recycling, sustainability and life cycle analysis