M. Sc. Ines Escher

Topics of research

 – Carbon material for anodes in sodium-ion batteries

– Graphite and hard carbon

– Glyme-based electrolytes

Publications

2021

– I. Escher, Y. Kravets, G. A. Ferrero, M. Goktas, P. Adelhelm, Strategies for Alleviating Electrode Expansion of Graphite Electrodes in Sodium-Ion Batteries Followed by In Situ Electrochemical Dilatometry, Energy Technology 9(3) (2021) 2000880.

– I. Escher, G. A. Ferrero, M. Goktas, P. Adelhelm, In Situ (Operando) Electrochemical Dilatometry as a Method to Distinguish Charge Storage Mechanisms and Metal Plating Processes for Sodium and Lithium Ions in Hard Carbon Battery Electrodes, Advanced Materials Interfaces 2100596 (2021)


2018

 – Medenbach, L., Escher, I., Köwitsch, N., Armbrüster, M., Zedler, L., Dietzek, B., & Adelhelm, P. (2018). Sulfur spillover on carbon materials and possible impacts on metal-sulfur batteries. Angewandte Chemie International Edition57 (41), 13666-13670. <link>

Educational background

Bachelor’s degree

Chemistry (2012 – 2015)

Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany

Bachelor thesis:

Topic: „Evaluation piezokatalytischer Oxidationsprozesse am Beispiel von Bariumtitanat“

supervisor: Dr. Patrick Bräutigam

Master’s degree

Chemistry, energy and environment (2015 – 2017)

Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany

Master thesis:

Topic: „Transportprozesse in Metall-Schwefel-Batterien und Ansätze zur Verbesserung der Zyklenfestigkeit“

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm

Doctoral degree

Chemistry (2018 – 2019)

Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany

Thesis topic: Carbon materials as anodes for sodium-ion batteries

Supervisor: Prof. Adelhelm

Chemistry (2020 – present)

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Thesis topic: Carbon materials as anodes for sodium-ion batteries

Supervisor: Prof. Adelhelm

Conferences & Visits

Conferences

– November, 2018: Jena, Germany

1st SIB workshop

– May, 2019: Jena, Germany

Bunsentagung 2019 – 118th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society

Poster topic: “Reversible intercalation of solvated ions into graphite” (dilatometry study of graphite and hard carbon electrodes with different binders)

– September, 2019: Aachen, Germany

GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2019

Poster topic: “Reversible intercalation of solvated ions into graphite” (ss-NMR investigation of t-GICs)

– September, 2020: online

Electrochemistry undercover – GDCh

Poster topic: “Monitoring and manipulating volume changes of graphite electrodes in sodium-ion batteries during cycling”

– January, 2021: online

International sodium battery symposium SBS2 – Fraunhofer

Poster topic: “Strategies for Alleviating Electrode Expansion of Graphite Electrodes in Sodium-Ion Batteries Followed by In Situ Electrochemical Dilatometry”

Third price – poster

– February, 2021: online

Weinheim Symposium

Talk topic: “Strategies for Alleviating Electrode Expansion of Graphite Electrodes in Sodium-Ion Batteries Followed by In Situ Electrochemical Dilatometry”

Visits to other institutions

– September, 2018: Beijing, China

National Center for Nanoscience and Technology

Receiving side: Prof. Zhao, Prof. Han

Project title: Sodium-ion storage in nanostructured carbon materials

 – May, 2019: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

CIC Energigune

Receiving side: Dr. Galceran, Dr. Lopez del Amo, Prof. Rojo

Project title: LIBRA