IEK-9 is represented in various cooperative research programs of the Helmholtz Association. Furthermore, IEK-9 collaborates with national and international partners in academia, large-scale facilities and industry and is incorporated in various strategic research networks.
Helmholtz Association (HGF):
At the research area Energy, the Helmholtz Assocation focuses its research activities to develop a sustainable energy supply system. IEK-9 focuses its activities to the research program Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures (SCI) within the topics "Electrochemical Energy Storage", "Electrolysis and Hydrogen", as well as "Fuel Cells". In the framework of the SCI-program, IEK-9 cooperate with researchers from KIT (Prof. Helmut Ehrenberg, Prof. Horst Hahn, Prof. Roland Dittmeyer), the DLR (Prof. Andreas Friedrich), and HIU (Prof. Arnulf Latz).
|The Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg (HI-ERN) for Renewable Energy focuses its research activities towards the chemical energy storage on basis of hydrogen. At HI-ERN, scientists from IEK-9 cooperate mainly with the group of Prof. Peter Wasserscheid (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg).|
|The Helmholtz-Institut Münster (HI-MS) for Ionics in Energy Storage focuses its research on the development of high-performance electrolytes for batteries. At HI-MS, scientists from IEK-9 cooperate with the groups of Prof. Hans-Dieter Wiemhöfer und Prof. Martin Winter (MEET).|
The Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) is the strategic alliance of university and non-university research between RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich. At the focus of the section JARA-Energy is the investigation of a sustainable energy generation and usage.
|The project Power-to-Fuel is part of the Zukun-ftskonzept of the German excellence initiative (DFG). Its vision is the establishment of a competence center for the research field "power-to-Fuel".|
The Forschungsverbund Erneuerbare Energien (FVEE) is a nationwide cooperation of non-university research institutes with focus on technologies for renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and an optimized coaction of technological and socio-economic system components. Overall goal is the transformation of the energy supply towards a sustainable energy system.
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an alliance of European public research centers and universities, elaborating the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). IEK-9 is involved in two joint research programs - FC/H2 and Storage. EERA closely cooperates with European industrial platforms to align research and innovation priorities.
|The Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI) is driving forward research and innovation in the field of advanced materials for low-carbon ener-gy applications. EMIRI brings together research, in-dustry and trade organizations.|
Selection of the most important national cooperations:
- Prof. Robert Schlögl, Max-Planck Institut für chemische Energiekonversion (MPI-CEC)
- Prof. Hubert Gasteiger, Prof. Karsten Reuter, Dr. Christoph Scheurer, Technische Universität München (TUM)
- Prof. Frank Endres, Technische Universität Clausthal
- Prof. Jürgen Garche, Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
Selection of the most important European cooperations:
- Prof. Laurence Croguennec, Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux CNRS
- Dr. Florence Lefebvre-Joud (LITEN), Dr. Gérard Bidan (INAC), Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA)
- Prof. Søren Linderoth, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)
- Prof. Ton Backx, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)
- Prof. Gunnar Jeschke, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)
- Prof. Dragan Damjanovic, Ecole Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Selection of the most important global collaborations:
- Prof. Yair Ein-Eli, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)
- Prof. Lu Li, National University of Singapore (NUS)
- Prof. Andreas Rüdiger, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
- Dr. Anrew Ozarowski, Dr. Johan van Tol, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)
- Dr. Nina Balke, Oak Ridge National Institute (ORNL)
- Prof. Zhaoxiang Wang, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)