SBS-3 Program

Start of symposium: Monday, Sept 26, 09:00 (Registration 08:00 – 09:00)
End of symposium: Tuesday, Sept 27, 16:00 

Talks: There will be 20 invited talks (invited speakers only). More information can be found below! 

Poster session: There will be a poster session on Sept 26 along with BBQ and drinks (included in the registration fee).
If you want to present a poster, please contact the conference chair philipp.adelhelm(at)

Optional site visit: After the conference, a guided tour to the Berlin synchrotron facility (BESSY-2) will be offered.


Christian Masquelier is Professor of Chemistry at LRCS Laboratory in Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France. He has been working for ~30 years on the crystal solid electrolytes and positive electrode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, in particular on operando X-ray or neutron diffraction of phosphate-containing positive electrodes. He is the co-author of ~170 publications and 15 international patents in this field. He is presently co-Director of the ALISTORE European Research Institute and head of MESC+ “Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion”, an ERASMUS MUNDUS European Joint Master Degree. Since 2020, he is the Coordinator of the European Marie Curie PhD-COFUND project DESTINY which trains 50 PhD students in Europe on advanced batteries

Florian Dötz is Head of Technology Energy at BASF New Business and leads the joint NAS battery project between BASF and NGK. Trained as an organic/polymer chemist, he spent more than 10 years in research on Organic Electronics in the US, Germany and Asia before moving into energy related technologies as energy transport, conversion and storage. His current focus is stationary energy storage based on the NAS technology aiming at increased market penetration of NAS in industrial applications.

Franziska Klein is a researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT in Pfinztal and she is the Group Leader of the Batteries group in the Department of Applied Electrochemistry. Her main interests are materials research on next generation battery energy storage systems (i.e. Na and Li all-solid-state batteries and Na/iodine stationary middle temperature systems), battery safety tests (including operando gas analysis and thermal measurements), as well as developments for battery cell production, and battery data analysis and data management (industry 4.0).

Ivana Hasa is Assistant Professor of Electrochemical Materials in WMG at the University of Warwick (UK).  Over the last ten years she gained broad experience in electrochemical energy storage systems during her appointments at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California, USA) and at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (Germany). Her research activities are directed towards the understanding of the processes governing sodium-ion batteries and the development and scale up of new battery chemistries from concept to full proven cell prototypes.

Jürgen Janek is professor for physical chemistry at Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen/Germany, director of the Center for Materials Research and scientific director of the BELLA laboratory at KIT/Germany. He coordinates the German BMBF cluster of competence for solid state batteries and is member of the excellence cluster “Post-Lithium Storage” (POLIS) at Karlsruhe/Ulm. He is member of the Leopoldina and holds an honorary doctorate at TU Delft for his work in energy storage. His is an expert in electrochemistry and Solid state ionics. His main research interests are electrode phenomena, transport in solid electrolytes and mixed conductors as well as solid state reactions. His battery activities include research on lithium ion batteries as well as post-lithium cells and solid-state batteries. One of his long-term interest is the kinetics of parent metal electrodes on solid electrolytes.

Magda Titirici is a Prof. of Sustainable Energy Materials in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and a RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies. Her research is on developing sustainable materials for energy storage and conversion technologies including battery chemistries beyond Li-ion as well as single and dual atom sites electrocatalysts for different reactions such as Oxygen Reduction Reaction or Biomass Electrooxidation. She serves as the president elect of the Materials Chemistry Division within the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Mathieu Morcrette is a research engineer at the CNRS and is currently the director of the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (UPJV, UMR CNRS 7314). Mathieu Morcrette’s research is devoted to materials of today’s Li-ion batteries, but also to the new generation of electrochemical energy storage systems such as Na-ion, Li/S or Solid State Technologies, through ANR or European projects (Helios, Eurolion, Eurolis, Helis, Naima, Psionic). He also coordinates the activities of the pre-transfer units (Upscalling Materials, 18650 battery prototyping) of the RS2E (Réseau sur le stockage électrochimique de l’énergie) strongly involved in the development of the RS2E funded Tiamat company on Na-ion. He is the author of 125 publications and 7 patents.