Prof. Adelhelm to hold the Debye Annual lecture at Utrecht University.

Prof. Adelhelm was awarded to hold the Annual Debye lecture at the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Title “Na-ion batteries: Energy storage based on abundant elements”
The lecture included meeting former colleagues Prof. Petra de Jongh and Dr. Peter Ngene. And of course the day had to end in a beer bar at a Dutch canal.

Visit by Prof. Kaghazchi

Prof. Payam Kaghazchi from Forschungszentrum Jülich was visiting us to discuss the structure of layered oxides for Na-ion batteries. Thanks for a great lecture on “Mechanism of incorporation of dopants into layered oxide cathode materials”. The cooperation with Prof. Kaghazchi is funded by the DFG.

ECS Meeting Boston: Dr Gustav Åvall presentation award winner

Gustav received a “best presentation award” on the 243rd ECS Meeting in Boston for his talk on “Uncovering the Electrochemical Sodium-Solvent Co-Intercalation Reaction with Graphite” (Sodium/Zinc batteries). Congratulations Gustav!

Sai Gautam Gopalakrishnan's visit

Prof. Sai Gautam Gopalakrishnan from the Indian Institute of Sciences, IISc Bengaluru, visited our institute at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Thanks for giving a great talk on "Materials discovery for energy storage using computations and machine learning". And of course it had to end with a nice dinner!

Master theses completed - Tamino Bosse

Tamino defended his Master thesis on the “A bottom up mechanochemical synthesis of tin animonide (SnSb) nanoparticles as anode materaisl for sodium-ion batteries”.
Congratulations Tamino! Best of luck!

Good bye of Jia Guo from Aalborg University

Jia says Good Bye after his research stay on characterizing Li-ion battery materials. Thanks for being here!

Congratulations to Dr. Archana Kumar and Dr. Katherine Mazzio from the Adelhelm Group who were awarded 2023 - School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA) short term research projects

Archana will be working with Mr. Carlos Sanchez Gutierrez from the Dumele Group in the Department of Chemistry at the Humboldt University of Berlin on “2D-Covalent Organic Frameworks for Na-ion battery: Elucidation of Solid Electrolyte Interphase.” Katherine will be working with Ms. Xia Zhang from the group of Ingo Manke in the Institute of Applied Materials at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin on “In-situ Tomography of All Solid-State Batteries with Sulfide Cathode Active Materials.” Further information on SALSA can be found here.

Rinaldo Raccichini and Sara Renfrew

Rinaldo Raccichini and Sara Renfrew from Nature Communications visited our lab in Berlin (including the historic Trudelturm known from the Rammstein cover :-)) Thanks to Rinaldo for giving a presentation on publishing and to both of them for showing such great interest in science!

One more Dr.! Many congratulations to Jonas Geisler!

Another accomplishment is that Jonas Geisler's PhD defense took held on February 07, 2023. "Online gas analysis of electrochemical reactions" was the presentation's theme. We all in Professor Adelhelm's research group would like to congratulate Dr. Geisler on this incredible accomplishment and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!

Congratulations to Ines Escher for receiving her doctoral degree!

At the Chemistry Department at Humboldt University of Berlin, Ines Escher's doctoral defense took held on February 06, 2023. "Hard carbon and graphite as electrode materials for sodium ion batteries" was the focus of the talk. The entire research team of Professor Adelhelm would like to congratulate Dr. Escher on her incredible achievement and wish her the best of luck in her future undertakings.