Joint BMBF project on solid-state batteries starts.

The 3-years project KAROFEST focuses on developing Lithium solid-state batteries with sulfides as cathode active materials (CAMs). The project is coordinated by Humboldt University Berlin (Adelhelm group) and includes the partners University Giessen (Janek group) and University Münster (Zeier group).

Prof. Adelhelm becomes member of the BMBF-Beirat Batterieforschung Deutschland

Find out more about the BMBF-Beirat Batterieforschung Deutschland under:

Inaugural lecture

"After more than two years of delay due to Covid, I finally gave my inaugural lecture at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, teaming up with two other new colleagues from physical chemistry, Michael Roemelt and Julia Stähler. Thanks to all current and previous team members as well as my former mentors Jürgen Janek, Markus Antonietti, Petra de Jongh, Bernd Smarsly. I am happy to be part of the Institute of Chemistry! Title: "Chemical Aspects of Making Better Batteries"."
Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm

New journey - Palaniselvam

Dr. Palaniselvam Thangavelu reached the end of his journey in Adelhelm's group and he got an Assistant Professor Position in India. We wish you good luck for your brilliant future!

Tasty goodbye lunch – Nazia

Indian cuisine by Nazia, who will leave the group following a job offer from a battery startup company in Norway. Thanks for being a group member for several years!

Bachelor theses completed - Alexander Schwab

Alexander defended his bachelor thesis on the “Investigation of Electrode Preparation Methodology of Prussian Blue Cathodes in Sodium Ion Batteries”.
Congratulations Alexander!

Best presenter award for Dr. Palaniselvam Thangavelu

Dr. Palaniselvam Thangavelu has presented his results at the ICRAMC-2022 conference held in India on Sodium storage and electrode dynamics of tin-carbon composite electrodes from bulk precursors for sodium-ion batteries and has been selected for the best presenter award.
Congratulations Palani!

Master theses completed - Moritz Exner

Moritz defended his master thesis on the “Investigation on the intercalation of solvated sodium ions in graphite by in-situ Raman spectroscopy”.
Congratulations to a new master of chemistry! 😊

Master thesis completed - Junlin Chen and Shu-Han Wu

Junlin Chen and Shu-Han Wu succesfully completed their master theses on electrodes for Na- and Mg- batteries. Congratulations to Junlin and Shu-Han, well deserved!

Contribution to the Berlinale 2022 by the SEED project team:

Lab exchange with CIC Energigune, Spain

Guillermo, Ines and Annica stay at CIC Energigune for NMR and XRD studies on battery materials. The visit is part of the LIBRA project funded by the CONCERT-Japan initiative.

Forum Junge Spitzenforschung

Congratulations to Katherine and Baris for taking 4th place in the finals of the 2021 Forum Junge Spitzenforschung! The prize is awarded for innovative basic research under the theme “Future Energy Supply,” which they won for their project “Scalable Solventless Production of Nanoparticles.”

"Adelhelm Group treibt alternative Batteriekonzepte voran" in Adlershof Journal

Wenn es um Stromspeicher für Elektrofahrzeuge und für den stationären Einsatz geht, führt bisher kein Weg an Lithium-Ionen-Akkus vorbei. Doch weltweit treiben Forscherteams alternative Batteriekonzepte voran. So auch die Arbeitsgruppe von Philipp Adelhelm, die am Institut für Chemie der Humboldt-Universität (HU) und am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) neue Materialansätze verfolgt.

A new Dr.!!

Wolfgang Brehm defended his doctoral thesis “Mechanochemically synthesized conversion electrodes and their application in sodium- and lithium-ion batteries with diglyme electrolytes”. Congratulations Wolfgang!

CATL´s First Generation Sodium-ion Battery is coming!

Exciting news from CATL, one of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery producer.... Jul 29 is sodium day!

Congratulations to Santhosha Aggunda Lingamurthy for receiving his doctoral degree!

We all at the research group of professor Adelhelm want to congratulate Dr. Aggunda Lingamurthy for this amazing accomplishement and wish him all the best in his future endeavours!

Congratulations to Liangtao Yang for receiving his doctoral degree!

On the 21st of August 2020, the doctoral defense of Liangtao Yang took place at the Department of Chemistry, Humboldt University of Berlin. The topic of presentation was "Structural and electrochemical studies of P-type layered oxides as cathode for sodium-ion batteries". We all at the research group of professor Adelhelm want to congratulate Dr. Yang with this amazing accomplishement and wish him all the best in his future endeavours!

News & Views article in Nature Energy 

Solution to dissolution 

by Gustav Avall and Philipp Adelhelm

Research article in Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Tin-Graphite Composite as a High-Capacity Anode for All-Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries 

by Thangavelu Palaniselvam et al.


Special Issue on “Beyond Lithium-ion Batteries” organized by Batteries & Supercaps 

by Ivana Hasa (Warwick, UK), Philipp Adelhelm (Berlin, GER), Guozhong Cao (Washington, USA) and Liquiang Mai (Wuhan, CN).