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.


Evolution der Energiespeicher: Tagung zeigt Technologiefortschritte

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Vom 9.-12. April kamen etwa 750 Besucherinnen und Besucher zu der Batterietagung „Batterietag NRW / Kraftwerk Batterie“ nach Münster, um sich über Entwicklungen aus der Batterieforschung und -anwendung zu informieren, hochkarätige Keynote-Speaker zu erleben und sich mit dem „Who-is-Who“ der internationalen Batteriewelt auszutauschen. Read more

MEET invites visitors to its booth at Hannover Messe 2018


Between April 23 and 27 the Hannover Messe opens its doors to present the latest advances in technology to 220.000 expected visitors. Being the biggest exhibition for investment goods, the Hannover Messe belongs to the superlative events in the field of industry. The MEET Battery Research Center is – for the 9th time - one of the 6,500 exhibitors. As a part of the joint booth of the Ministries of Science and Economics of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in hall 2, MEET presents exciting insights into the advancements of high performant battery cells, which are achieved by the synthesis and characterization of new active and inactive materials.

Future Battery Systems: The Path to Application Leads Through Labs

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Alternative materials and components for lithium/air batteries – this is the focus of the scientists in the cooperation project “AMaLiS” having started with the kick-off meeting last Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The research consortium, consisting of IoLiTec Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH from Heilbronn, the Fraunhofer IFAM from Oldenburg and the MEET Battery Research Center of the Münster University (WWU), met at MEET, to launch the three-year research project. Read more

Milestones Reached for Development of High Energy Lithium Cells

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On Tuesday, March 15, 2018, the milestone meeting of the project “MEET Hi-End II“, an Excellent Battery Center of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) took place at the MEET Battery Research Center. Since 2016, a consortium of research institutions of the RWTH Aachen University, the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Münster (WWU) work together on increasing the performance of high energy battery cells by characterizing and developing materials for metal-based anodes. Read more

MEET-Wissenschaftler hält Vortrag auf „Horizon 2020“-Veranstaltung


Um eine Plattform für den Austausch von Forschungsideen zu schaffen, sowie ein Zusammenkommen mit Projektpartnern zu unterstützen, lud das Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen zum neunten Mal zur internationalen Netzwerkveranstaltung „Successful R&I in Europe“ in Düsseldorf ein. Mehr lesen

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On Wednesday, March 7, Annette Storsberg, State Secretary of the Ministry for Culture and Science in North Rhine-Westphalia, visited the MEET Battery Research Centre (Münster University, WWU) and the Helmholtz-Institute Münster (HI MS, IEK-12, Forschungszentrum Juelich). “High performant batteries function as bridge for new mobility and an electrical power supply, which both have a strong influence on our industrial future. Research centers like MEET and HI MS in Münster are key to reach this future,” said Annette Storsberg. “Here, scientists work on the storage solutions of the future.” Read more

Martin Winter honored with invited lecture in Pregl Colloquium

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Named after the Slovenian chemist and medical doctor Friderik Pregl the Pregl Colloquium at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana (Slovenia) is a magnet for chemistry-enthusiast scientists. The invitation to the colloquium can be perceived as an honor in itself. Read more