Research focus "Battery research"
Embedded in the academic network of the University of Münster, several natural science and engineering departments are collaborating on battery research under the aegis of the MEET (Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology) Battery Research Centre. The focus on battery research promises to further a holistic research approach by means of close interdisciplinary exchange, and in so doing, spark innovative ideas and synergies. The aim is to improve battery cells for use in electric cars and in stationary energy storage systems – and that as inexpensively as possible. In this way, MEET is helping its partners in the field of battery research – specifically using lithium-ion technology – to enhance their competitive edge in the regional and supraregional market.
An international team of 140 scientists works at MEET. The Battery Research Center benefits from WWU's many years of experience in materials science and materials analysis and maintains close cooperation with numerous WWU-internal interdisciplinary partners such as Information Systems, Materials Physics and the Center for Nanotechnology. Beyond WWU, MEET is also associated with numerous partners in Germany, Europe and worldwide. In June 2014, the Helmholtz Institute "Ionics in Energy Storage" (HI MS) of Forschungszentrum Jülich was established in the vicinity of MEET.
The research network is complemented by cooperation with external partners from science and industry. Battery research is an important bridge between basic scientific research and industrial application.