As part of the "BattFutur" announcement, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding young, excellent young scientists in the field of battery technology. Dr. Meinert Lewerenz from the Institute for Innovative Mobility was able to prevail with his project outline in a strong field of applicants, so that he and his research group were invited to submit a full proposal. "This is a great opportunity for me to build up my own group and specifically advance my research with my team, with the goal of becoming a professor in the coming years.," said Dr. Meinert Lewerenz of his success.
After a sketch pre-selection, the presentation of the project proposal was corona digital. Dr. Lewerenz gave a 15-minute presentation on his research group I-BasE (Innovative Battery Test Strategies for the Energy Transition) with the topic "Acceleration of Aging through High Precision Innovative Measurement Methods for Rapid Feedback to Battery Production in Germany and Strengthening of the Domestic Industry" followed by a discussion with the review panel. Industry sponsors Keysight, MAHLE and Battery Dynamics are involved in the project with know-how, test equipment and battery cells. In addition to the group leader, four PhD students will be funded over 5 years and will be advertised in a timely manner. The project has a total volume of 2.2 million euros and will start on Jan. 1, 2022.