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Vita Prof. Dr rer. nat. habil. Rüdiger-A. Eichel

  • Director Institute of Climate Research
    (IEK-9: Fundamental Electrochemistry)
    Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • Chair of materials and processes for electrochemical energy storage and conversion
    RWTH Aachen University

  • Founding Director NRW Competence Center Sustainable Electrochemical Process Engineering (ELECTRA)

    Prof. Dr. Rüdiger-A. Eichel

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since 2019Principle Investigator of the DFG Cluster of Excellence “The Fuel Science Center – Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources” (FSC)
since 2018Founding Director “ELECTRA – Competence Center Sustainable Industrial Electrochemistry” of the State of North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) for Electrochemical Process Engineering
Coordinator Helmholtz Cluster of Excellence „Electrochemical CO2-Valorization“ (ELCOVA)
2016-2018Principle Investigator of the DFG Cluster of Excellence "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass"
since 2016Coordinator KOPERNIKUS Flagship-Project for the Transition of the Energy System „P2X – Research, Validation and Implementation of Power-to-X Concepts“
since 2015Spokesman of the Topic „Electrochemical Energy Storage“ (Batteries) of the Research-Programme „Storage and Cross-Linked Infrastructures“ of the Helmholtz Society
since 2014vice president of the Functional Materials Society (FMS)
2014-2016Acting Director of Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), Section Energy
since 2012Full Professor (W3) of Materials and Processes for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, RWTH Aachen University
Scientific Director Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-9: Fundamental Electrochemistry), Forschungszentrum Jülich
2010-2013board member German Physical Society (DPG),
section Solid-State Physics / Dielectric Solids
2006habilitation and venia legendi in Physical Chemistry, TU Darmstadt
2002-2010board member / project leader, DFG center of excellence (SFB 595)
"Electrical Fatigue in Functional Materials"
2001Dr. rer. nat., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich
1998diploma in physics, University of Cologne

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