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Visit of the French Minister of Research Mrs. Vidal

On Friday, 9 June 2017, a high-level delegation consisting of the French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs. Frédérique Vidal, the French Ambassador in Berlin, Mrs. Descôtes, Consul General in Düsseldorf, Mr. Muller, the Advisers to the Minister for International and Scientific Affairs, Mr. Blanc und Mr. Bourgoin as well as the Council of the Scientific Department of the French Embassy in Berlin, Mr. Pierrat visited our institute.

IEK-1: Prof. Dr. Olivier GuillonMiddle: French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs. Frédérique Vidal
Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich/ Ralf-Uwe Limbach


The minister was able to get an impression of the „Jülicher materials research for the energy transition“ and got diverse insights into current research topics from the material synthesis to the component development during her guided tour through the institute.

IEK-1: Prof. Dr. Olivier GuillonLeft: French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs. Frédérique Vidal
Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich/ Ralf-Uwe Limbach


During her visit of the experimental halls and laboratories, the various manufacturing processes for solid oxide cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state batteries and high-temperature protective coatings were presented, such as thermal spraying and the recently inaugurated “JuCast” tape casting unit.

The minister's visit has helped to maintain close cooperation with French institutions and to consolidate long-standing scientific relations.

Press release Forschungszentrum Jülich:
French Science Minister Vidal Visits Forschungszentrum Jülich



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