The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Ulm University (UUlm) and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) Baden-Württemberg aim at widening and strengthening their collaboration
in the area of Electrochemical Energy Storage. The three institutions will co-operate on interdisciplinary research & development in this field ranging from basic research to technical applications
and on the qualification of students.
Founded on Jan 1, 2018, the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm-Karlsruhe (CELEST) will plan, prepare and organize new joint endeavors in research, teaching, development and technology transfer.
CELEST shall act as a platform to improve communication, and to co-ordinate and further develop joint activities with other universities and research institutions as well as the industry, at home and abroad.
The three research areas of CELEST are
Alternative electrochemical storage and conversion devices
Cluster of Excellence started
The Cluster of Excellence POLiS
, Post Lithium Energy Storage of KIT and UUlm investigates
a new generation of post-Li electrochemical energy storage systems for stationary and mobile applications,
which overcome the limitations of current battery technology. The Cluster officially started in January 2019
and will run over 7 years. The Cluster of Excellence is a major activity in the Post-Li sector in CELEST.