Hard Carbons For Na-Ion Batteries (Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017)

Dr Daniel Buchholz, Senior Scientist
Helmholtz Institute Ulm

Presentation Summary

Na-ion batteries are a promising alternative for the stationary storage of energy. Hard carbons are an interesting class of anode materials but require an enhancement of the electrochemical performance. We will show how powerful waste-derived hard carbons and hard carbon composites with improved performance can be designed.

Speaker Biography (Daniel Buchholz)

Dr. Daniel Buchholz studied Chemistry at the University of Muenster and started to work in the field of electrochemical energy storage in 2011. He completed his PhD studies at MEET Battery Research Centre - University of Muenster in January 2015. The focus of his PhD was the understanding and development of layered cathode materials for lithium- and sodium-ion batteries (grade: "summa cum laude"). He is now working as Senior Scientist at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His research focus is the understanding and development of materials and systems (e.g., Li-ion, Na-ion, K- ion; redox- flow) for electrochemical energy storage with a particular focus on the development of the Na-ion battery technology. He is author/ co-author of 28 peer- reviewed publications in international journals and responsible for the research activities on Na-Ion Batteries within the group of Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini.

Company Profile (Helmholtz Institute Ulm)

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