Graduate School EES

Mission

  • The GS-EES addresses the full, community-spanning spectrum of electrochemical energy storage and conversion, from fundamental science to processing and application
  • The GS-EES offers a comprehensive education and training program in these areas, emphasizing interdisciplinary aspects
  • The GS-EES is committed to offer professional skills training

 

About GS-EES

 

The GS-EES offers:

  • An interdisciplinary block course Materials, Functioning and Technology of Batteries
  • An annual Summer School
  • Topical block courses and workshops on scientific or method-related topics

The GS-EES addresses the full interdisciplinary spectrum of electrochemical energy storage and conversion, from fundamental science to processing and application.

Research fields are Li-ion batteries, post Li batteries, fuel cells, etc.

The GS-EES operates within the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage CELEST.

Doctoral researchers doing their research in the framework of POLiS take part in the Graduate School Electrochemical Energy Storage. POLiS funds about 60 Doctoral researchers.

 

 

 

 

 

GS News

 

Open Positions

The Graduate School Electrochemical Energy Storage is located at two main sites, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at Ulm University (UUlm). In addition, also the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) at Ulm  und the JLU Giessen participate in the activities.
The applicants are expected to actively participate in the qualification program of the Graduate School; the successful participation will be part of the graduation requirements.
The positions announced here are related to specific projects. These, the scientific background expected for any of them, and the location are given in the project description listed below.

Currently there is one open position.

PhD position - Development of filament materials for fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing of all solid-state sodium ion batteries (ASSSIB) - Reference no. 01-2021/IAM-AWP

There is an open position within the Cluster of Excellence “Post Lithium Storage (POLiS)” for an

Academic employee (m/f/d)
(PhD student)

Organizational unit

Institute for Applied Materials - Applied Materials Physics (IAM-AWP)

Job description

The position is a cooperation with the Institute for Applied Materials – Materials Science and Engineering (IAM-WK).

This position is to be filled within the Cluster of Excellence POLiS and the overall goal of the related project is to develop a 3D printing process as manufacturing technology for post-lithium all-solid-state sodium ion batteries (ASSSIBs) and to evaluate, optimize these processes in battery performance. Exploring various techniques to improve battery-manufacturing processes is of great interest for the research community as well as for the industry, and 3D printing fused filament fabrication (FFF) is a very promising approach in the battery production process to introduce additive manufacturing technology.

The goal of the thesis is to gain understanding in printing material development and thermally post processing, to increase the thickness of the electrode layers without worsening the cell performance in production of sodium ion batteries followed by thermal characterization and safety analysis. This includes the complete process chain of preparing and characterizing of the printing materials, up to the electrochemical investigation of the electrochemical cells and the feasibility for upscaling. The know-how of material production as well as of 3D printing is already available in both institutes.

We offer you the opportunity to complete the promotion within three years. During this time, you will work in an interdisciplinary working group at IAM-AWP and IAM-WK. You will have access to the excellent research infrastructure and experimental facilities at KIT. The work will be conducted also in cooperation with the research group of Physical chemistry of solids – solid-state ionics and electrochemistry at Justus-Liebig university of Giessen. You will also be a member of the graduate school electrochemical energy storage (GS-EES).

Starting date

directly

Personal qualification

  • University degree (Diploma / Master) in materials science, process engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry or similar qualifications
  • Knowledge in the field of electrochemistry, especially in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and of thermal characterization methods is desirable.
  • Practical skills and technical understanding of process steps
  • First battery and 3D printing research experience/internships would be an asset, but are not required.
  • Proficiency in English language (B2/C1) and German language (C1) is obligatory.
  • Excellent ability to cooperate with internal and external project partners.

Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to

Feb. 15, 2021

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Ijaz Ul Mohsin (IAM-AWP), Phone: 0721 608 23390, Email: ijaz.mohsin@kit.edu or Mrs. Dorit Nötzel (IAM-WK) , Phone: 0721-608 23673, Email: dorit.noetzel@kit.edu.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Contact

Personnel Support is provided by:
Ms Meinel
Phone: +49 721 608-25029,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Application

Please apply online for this position at the KIT website link

In parallel please apply for admission to the GS-EES via the GS-EES online application form

Application procedure

Plese apply online via our application form.

You can apply if you:

  • are looking for a PhD position.
    In this case, apply for one of our open positions listed via the links given in the job description and in parallel apply for admission to the GS-EES via the GS-EES application form.
    If none of our current positions fit your profile, we are happy to receive your unsolicited application.
  • already hold a PhD position at one of our partner universities / insitutes and you want to become a GS-EES member.
    In this case, please add a statement of your supervisor's support for your GS-EES application (download this form and have it signed) to the documents listed below.

Application Contents

Your application should contain a cover letter, CV, certificates of your academic degrees (bachelor, master or diploma), and transcripts of the courses, including marks or grades as well as certificates of your proficiency in English (and German, if applicable).

 

Education / Training

Qualification program

The qualification Program of the GS-EES is dedicated to

  • assist the doctoral researchers in successfully pursuing their research in the multidisciplinary field of electrochemical energy storage.
  • support the doctoral researchers in building an (international) network and foster collaborations.
  • provide assistance to the doctoral researchers to improve their professional skills for their future career in industry and academia.

The qualification program is based on three columns:

The figure shows the three columns of the GS-EES qualification program, namely the core program (block course, summer school and research abroad), the scientific  training (workshops, seminars and lectures) and professional skills training (Communication, management, good scientific practice, diversity aspects) GS-EES

The Core Program is mandatory for all members of the GS-EES. It includes

  • the Block Course ”Materials, Functioning and Technology of Batteries”, covering the full spectrum of electrochemical energy storage and conversion battery research, from theory to engineering and from fundamentals to applications.
  • the annual Summer School, focusing on the scientific exchange and discussions and elements of professional skills training.
  • the Research Abroad phase, a 3 months research stay at a foreign laboratory, to support international networking and cultural experience.
  • The Scientific Training and the Professional Skills Training can be tailored to the individual needs of each doctoral researcher, aiming at a broad basis in these areas.

 

 

 

Forms

Communication (academic writing, presenting, etc.)

Academic Presenting : The Art of Captivating Your Audience
Date: 29.10.2020, 09:00 - 17:00 h
Place: online (Uni Ulm)
https://www.uni-ulm.de/en/homepage/event-detail/article/academic-presenting-the-art-of-captivating-your-audience/

 

Management

Good scientific practice / Research ethics

Good Scientific Practice for Doctoral Researchers
Date: 12.02.2021
Place: online
Registration and Information: protrainu@uni-ulm.de

Workshop "Introduction to Research Data Management"

Goal

The workshop addresses safe and sustainable handling of research data ways to publish and reuse research data and DFG guidelines. Functionalities of the data exchange and analysis platform Kadi4Mat will be discussed. Using examples, the researchers learn how to collaboratively work on a common description of research data and how to document, manage and share their own research data.

Schedule: 1 day, 9.00 - 17.00 h
Date: 2 options at KIT (20.11.2020 and 11.12.2020) and 2 options at uulm (1.12.2020 and 17.12.2020) 9.00 - 17.00
Location: KIT, MZE, room 017 or uulm, cafeteria LM16
Workshop instructor: POLiS Research Data Handling Officer Ephraim Schoof
Due to the significance of Research Data Management in POLiS, participation in this workshop is mandatory for all all doctoral researchers funded by POLiS!

0.5 CPs within "Good scientific practice / Research ethics" will be accounted for the participation.

Flyer

Registration

Registration deadline: 30.10.2020

 

Extra efforts in Reserch Data Management for POLiS can also be rewarded with up to 2 CP. If you are interested, see details and get in touch with Research Data Handling Officer Ephraim Schoof.

Equal opportunities / Diversity / Mentorship

Workshop "Unconscious Bias" offered by the GS-EES

12.04.2021, online

see "Events" for details

 

X-Ment - Mentoring Programm des KIT

Call for Applications 01 - 30 November 2020

Link
 

 

Scientific Training - Lectures

Eligible Lectures KIT

Winter

5245
Titel:                  Angewandte Elektrochemie
Semester:           WS 20/21
Dozent:              Stein
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/VuX6Vq03SiSnUrQtlVz29g/de

Titel:                  Batteries and Fuel Cells
Semester:           WS 20/21
Dozent:              Weber
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/-gwtPMAaQfu4iXMuDtfHaA/de

2125801
Titel:                  Ober- und Grenzflächenprozesse
Semester:          cancelled for WS 20/21
Dozent:              Maibach
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/1Cpcy_AVStaAjpb_LoPeBw/de

2193007
Titel:                  Materialien und Werkstoffe für die Energiewende
Semester:           WS 20/21
Dozent:              Seifert
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/cDBavVqGQiSMr7nowmdNNw/de

22990
Titel:                  Materialien für elektrochemische Speicher und Wandler
Semester:           WS 20/21
Dozent:              Tübke
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/5tnJBT41TaCAcfNhcBeI5w/de

5013      
Titel:                  Festkörper-Spektroskopie und Beugung
Semester:           WS 20/21
Dozent:              Ehrenberg/Indris
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/ZWCS0qNdQrWjbqX1Kv8nvQ/de

5072
Titel:                  Batteries and Fuel Cells
Semester:           WS 20/21
Dozent:              Ehrenberg/Scheiba
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/VA6QOp97Q1qFMggw7614CA/de

5073      
Titel:                  Hydrogen as Energy Carrier
Semester:           WS 20/21
Dozent:              Ehrenberg/Léon
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/ikbInSkiTpqhDnAKH_ScsA/de

 

Summer

2193013
Titel:                  Lasergestützte Methoden und deren Einsatz für Energiespeichermaterialien
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Pfleging/Smyrek

5213      
Titel:                  Elektrochemie
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:               Passerini/Bresser
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/JTk3L3wRQh2W6B4BPSCvVA/de

22990
Titel:                   Materialien für elektrochemische Speicher und Wandler
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Tübke
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/4noZuZbKR2CBdNhdcP0J_Q/de

2304214               
Titel:                   Batterie- und Brennstoffzellensysteme
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Weber
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/_aOHFRAFSzaRNTjyR5dThQ/de

2304217
Titel:                  Modellbildung elektrochemischer Systeme
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Weber
https://campus.studium.kit.edu/ev/SKI-8oyhQK2AH_j_IgNwyQ/de

Eligible Lectures UUlm

Winter

ENGH 71940
Titel:                  Energy Science and Technology I
Semester:           WS 2020/21
Dozent:              Kallo
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=124909&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM7780.001
Titel:                  Lithium Ion Batteries
Semester:           WS 2020/21
Dozent:               Wohlfahrt-Mehrens / Waldmann
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=124647&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM7020.001
Titel:                  Energy Science and Technology III (Batteries & Fuel Cells)
Semester:           WS 2020/21
Dozent:               Jörissen
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=124684&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM6825.001
Titel:                  Characterization Techniques for Fuel Cells and Batteries
Semester:           WS 2020/21
Dozent:               Zeis
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=124871&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM8060.001
Titel:                  Scientific, Economical and Ecological Aspects of the Energy Economy
Semester:           WS 2020/21
Dozent:               Münch
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=126067&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM7251.001
Titel:                  Multiscale-Modeling in Energy Research
Semester:           WS 2020/21
Dozent:               Jacob
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=124656&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM9230.001
Titel:                  Simulation and Modelling
Semester:           WS 2020/21
Dozent:               Latz
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=125258&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

Summer

CHEM8775.001
Titel:                  Solid State Chemistry and Applications in Energy Materials (V)
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Fichtner
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120311&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM6610.002
Titel:                  Interface Chemistry II - Introduction to Electrochemistry (für BachelorChemie)
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:               Jacob / Kibler
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120481&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

ENGH 70389
Titel:                  Einführung in die Energietechnik
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:               Kallo
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120359&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM6229.001
Titel:                  Theory of electrochemical energy storage
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Horstmann
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120636&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM6205.001
Titel:                  Surface Analysis
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Behm
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120524&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM7071.001
Titel:                   Advanced Methods of Quantum Chemistry
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Groß
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120314&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM9080.001
Titel:                  Scientific, Economical and Ecological Aspects of the Energy Economy
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:               Münch
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120313&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM9240.002
Titel:                  Hydrogen as Energy Carrier
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              Mohrdieck
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=121170&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

CHEM9010.001
Titel:                   Surfaces - Interfaces - Heterogeneous Catalysis – Electrocatalysis
Semester:           SS 2020
Dozent:              NN
https://campusonline.uni-ulm.de/qislsf/rds?state=verpublish&status=init&vmfile=no&publishid=120533&moduleCall=webInfo&publishConfFile=webInfo&publishSubDir=veranstaltung

 

Events

Upcomig Events

Block course "Materials, Functioning and Technology of Batteries" 2021

Part 1   22.02.2021 - 26.02.2021  online

See flyer for more information and for the time table

Please register online until 31.01.2021

Part 2   03.05.2021 - 07.05.2021

 

Workshop EIS

Date: 15.03.2021 - 17.03.2021
Location: online
Workshop instructor: Prof. Fabio La Mantia, Universität Bremen

 

Workshop "Unconscious Bias"

Goal

The workshop addresses origins and effects of (un-)conscious biases as well as machanisms of discrimination. Theoretical and practical aspects will be covered to increase the awareness for diversity and structures of suppression.

Date: 12.04.2021
Location: online

0.5 CPs within Equal opportunities / Diversity / Mentorship

 

Past Events

Workshop "Introduction to Research Data Management"

Goal

The workshop addresses safe and sustainable handling of research data ways to publish and reuse research data and DFG guidelines. Functionalities of the data exchange and analysis platform Kadi4Mat will be discussed. Using examples, the researchers learn how to collaboratively work on a common description of research data and how to document, manage and share their own research data.

Schedule: 1 day, 9.00 - 17.00 h
Date: 2 options at KIT (20.11.2020 and 11.12.2020) and 2 options at uulm (1.12.2020 and 17.12.2020) 9.00 - 17.00
Location: KIT, MZE, room 017 or uulm, cafeteria LM16
Workshop instructor: POLiS Research Data Handling Officer Ephraim Schoof
Due to the significance of Research Data Management in POLiS, participation in this workshop is mandatory for all all doctoral researchers funded by POLiS!

0.5 CPs within "Good scientific practice / Research ethics" will be accounted for the participation.

Flyer

 

Registration deadline: 30.10.2020

Online registration is closed. There are only few spots left in the RDM workshops. If you want to register, please send an email to johannes.schnaidt@uni-ulm.de

 

Block course "Materials, Functioning and Technology of Batteries" 2020 Part 2

09.11.2020 - 12.11.2020

Part 2 will be held online. Due to that, there will be no exam for this year's block course.

The block course is only for POLiS / CELEST affiliates and members of the GS-EES.
The program of the 2nd part of the block course is designed for attendees of the 1st part.

Time table

 

XPS Workshop

Goal

The workshop mainly aims at researchers who (plan to) use XPS service in their studies.

You will learn about the fundamentals, the potential and the restrictions of the method.
The main goal of the workshop is to improve your skills in preparing your XPS measurements and in peak fitting / interpreting the measured spectra.

Schedule

The workshop will mainly be held online but you will also perform an XPS measurement in groups of two. These measurements can either be done at the IAM-ESS with Vanessa Trouillet for researchers from Karlsruhe or at the HIU with Thomas Diemant for researchers from Ulm. Individual appointments will be made for this with the groups.

Time & Date: Several sessions between 20.10.2020 and 04.11.2020 (see schedule in flyer)
Location: Mostly online, demo sessions (XPS measurements) at HIU or at IAM-ESS

Workshop instructors: Thomas Diemant and Vanessa Trouillet
Registration deadline: 27.09.2020

The number of participants is restricted to 12 in Karlsruhe and 12 in Ulm. First come, first served.

The workshop is open for GS-EES, CELEST and HIU members.
GS-EES members will gain 1 CP within „Scientific Training”

There are no more places at HIU. Due to the huge interest in the XPS workshop we plan to offer another one soon.

Intercultural Training

Time & Date: 14.09.2020, 10.00 – 18.00 h and 18.09.2020, 10.00 – 18.00 h
Location: Ulm University H21
https://www.uni-ulm.de/en/einrichtungen/kiz/weiteres/campus-navigation/hoersaalfinder/hoersaele/hoersaal-o28-h21/
If the corona crisis inhibits the training to be held in presence, we will offer it as an online event at the same dates.
Workshop instructor: Tanja Böttcher
Registration deadline: 01.09.2020
The workshop is only for members of the GS-EES.

 

Virtual Summer Symposium

Goal

The Virtual Summer Symposium aims at scientific exchange and teambuilding within the GS-EES and POLiS. Interdisciplinary teams will present joint talks on topics related to battery research.

Schedule

The Virtual Summer Symposium is scheduled to 21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020