The Graduate program, GEENI, funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture is dedicated to answering the interdisciplinary question of how mobility can be achieved without the use of fossil fuels. More specifically, the challenge being addressed at GEENI is to significantly increase the understanding of the processes in lithium batteries at various size scales through new, or enhanced, preparation, analytical, and numerical methods to deliver an adequate solution to the existing mobility problem.
Various research institutes at five different Universities in Lower Saxony along with the MEET Battery Research Center of the University of Münster study the interactions of material development, production technologies, and performance improvements on energy storage technologies for electric vehicle applications. The combination of these research areas, traditionally spread out over multiple disciplines, provides the ability to fully utilize the specific strengths of each research group and to create a multi-disciplinary collaboration network for use in future projects.
The aim of the research program is to expand the current knowledge base relating to transport processes (ion, electron, and heat flow), material mechanical stresses, and manufacturing processes in order to substantially improve battery systems for electric vehicles through the use of new materials and manufacturing technologies. The research program will focus on the structural evolution of battery systems, from the molecular- to the cell- and system- levels, as well as the methodological aspects of preparation, characterization and simulation involved.
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