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 140 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.


Competence cluster for battery cell production meets at MEET


A German battery cell factory - this is what politics, industry and science are striving for. Twelve research institutions therefore joined forces in 2016 to form "ProZell", a competence cluster funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that is going to carry out research projects on the research topic of battery cell production until 2019. Last Monday and Tuesday (October 1 and 2, 2018), more than 70 scientists met at MEET to draw up an interim report. Read more

Kartoffel-Batterien bringen Kinderaugen zum Leuchten


Hier kommt die Maus! Am 3. Oktober war es wieder so weit, die Sendung mit der Maus öffnete am Maus Türöffner-Tag bundesweit die Türen zu Unternehmen, Forschungseinrichtungen und Initiativen, um Kindern Einblicke hinter die Kulissen zu bieten. Spannende Sach- und Lachgeschichten bot dabei auch in diesem Jahr das MEET Batterieforschungszentrum. Mehr lesen

Pioneer of lithium-ion batteries visits MEET and HI MS

© MEET/Pia Niehues

You do not get such an exciting visitor every day. On Monday (17.09.2018), scientists from the MEET Battery Research Center (University of Münster, WWU) and the Helmholtz-Institute Münster (HI MS, Forschungszentrum Jülich) welcomed none other than Dr. Akira Yoshino, the inventor of the lithium-ion energy storage technology. Read more

University in Taiwan honors Martin Winter with a rare award


The Taiwanese National Cheng Kung National University (NCKU) honored Prof. Martin Winter as Honorary Chair Professor for his outstanding and groundbreaking academic achievements in the field of battery research. The award ceremony took place on 13 September in a festive setting in Tainan, the university headquarters on Taiwan's southwest coast. Read more

Federal Cross of Merit for Prof. Dr. Martin Winter

© Hammerschmidt/MEET

Prof. Dr. Martin Winter from Münster, scientific director of MEET Battery Research Center of the University of Münster and founding director of Helmholtz-Institute Münster (HI MS) of Forschungszentrum Jülich was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class for his outstanding achievements in the field of battery research.  Read more

JuniorAkademie NRW zu Gast am MEET

© Peter Henley-Smith

Jedes Jahr zur Ferienzeit ziehen ausgewählte Schülerinnen und Schüler in Nordrhein-Westfalen hinaus, um sich zwei Wochen lang mit spannenden Fragen aus der Wissenschaft zu beschäftigen. Als eine der von vier englischsprachigen Ferienakademien, besuchte die JuniorAkademie NRW – Ostbevern, am Freitag (10. August 2018) dabei auch das MEET Batterieforschungszentrum. Mehr lesen

Internationally renowned scientist from Israel visits MEET and HI MS


On Tuesday and Wednesday (July 24-25, 2018), the battery researchers in Münster welcomed an internationally renowned scientist in the field of modern lithium-ion and lithium-metal and magnesium batteries. Prof. Dr. Doron Aurbach and two of his doctoral students from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv attended the meeting of the joint project MgMeAnS with MEET. Read more