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Conference Program


Program Overview of the UECT 2018


Monday, November 12th


Meet Your Future

ECS Student Chapter and Get Together

Panel discussion with select experts about career paths for young scientists followed by a get together at the Maritim Hotel Ulm.

Please find detailed information under menu item Events - Get Together


Tuesday, November 13th - Day 1

09:00 - 09:10


Werner Tillmetz, ZSW Ulm

09:10 - 09:30

Energy Turnaround in Transport through Hydrogen

Steffen Bilger, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)




Session 1:

Critical Raw Materials for Batteries and Fuel Cells
Chair: Klaus Brandt, Lithium Battery Consultant

Co-Chair: Torsten Brandenburg, DERA/BGR

09:30 - 09:50

Key Note:

A Roadmap for xEV Propulsion and Energy Storage Systems and their Impact on Critical Raw Materials - an Outlook

Klaus Brandt, Lithium Battery Consultant

09:50 - 10:10

Lecture 1.1.:

Skyrocketing E-Mobility – Challenge for the Supply of Raw Materials?

Torsten Brandenburg, DERA/BGR


10:10 - 10:40


Coffee Break


10:40 - 11:00

Lecture 1.2.:

Cathode Materials Production vs. Raw Materials Supply – a Chinese Strategic Perspective

Elbert Loois, HiTech Materials Advisory

11:00 - 11:20


Lecture 1.3.:

The Impact of Fuel Cell and Battery Electric Vehicles on Critical Materials and Energy Supply

Reinhold Wurster, LBST; Werner Tillmetz, ZSW

11:20 - 11:40

Lecture 1.4.:

Raw Materials for Batteries – Mapping global transformations

Peter Zisch, BMW




Opening Poster Session

(open for both days)


12:00 - 13:30


Lunch Break



Session 2:

Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries 

Chair: Peter Lamp, BMW


13:30 - 13:50

Key Note:

Next Generation High Energy Li-ion Batteries

Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens, ZSW Ulm

13:50 - 14:10

Lecture 2.1.:

Approaches to Improvement of Silicon Anode Performance

Dee Strand, Wildcat Discovery Technologies

14:10 - 14:30

Lecture 2.2.:

Reducing the Demand for Critical Metals in Cathode Materials

Manuel Mendez, BASF

 14:30 - 14:50

Lecture 2.3.:

Possibility of Safe Electrolytes – Road from Liquid to Solid

Paul Homburger, NOHMs Technologies

 14:50 - 15:10






15:10 - 15:30

Lecture 2.4.:

Optimization of the anode structure to improve the fast charging capability of Li-ion Batteries

Ulrich Mähr, Volkswagen AG



Coffee Break



Session 3:

Lithium-Ion-Batteries: System Design, Production and Recycling Aspects

Chair: Arnold Lamm, Daimler AG

Co-Chair: Peter Birke, University Stuttgart

15:30 - 15:50

Key Note:

E.-Mobility 4.0 – What Characterizes an eDrive in 2025?
Arnold Lamm, Daimler AG; Peter Birke, University of Stuttgart

15:50 - 16:10

Lecture 3.1.:

Advantages and Challenges Designing Batteries with Bipolar

Nicolas Lewkowicz, University of Berlin

16:10 - 16:30

Lecture 3.2.:

Sustainable Resource Management for Lithium-ion-Batteries
Paul Spurk, Umicore AG

16:30 - 16:50

Lecture 3.3.:

Batterie Strategy & Evolution

Bernd-Peter Elgas, EvoBus GmbH


Poster Session Evaluation

Jury to evaluate Poster Session

Organized by Olaf Böse




UECT Award and Poster Award Ceremony

Evening Event & Farewell Party for Werner Tillmetz

Dinner Speech by Herbert Zeisel

Federal Ministry of Education and Research




Wednesday, November 14th -  Day 2

09:00 - 09:10


Werner Tillmetz, ZSW Ulm

09:10 - 09:30 Electric Aircraft – Requirements on Fuel Cells and Batteries
Josef Kallo, University of Ulm


Session 4:

Fuel Cell and Battery Mobility – Experiences in Daily use

Chair: Oliver Hoch, NOW GmbH

Co-Chair: Lars Peter Thiesen, Opel Automobile GmbH


09:30 - 09:50

Key Note:

Overview on Fuel Cells and Batteries in Mobility Applications

Oliver Hoch, NOW GmbH

09:50 - 10:10

Lecture 4.1.:

Electric Mobility and Fuel Cells – an OEMs Perspective

Lars Peter Thiesen, Opel Automobile GmbH


10:10 - 10:40


Coffee Break


10:40 - 11:00

Lecture 4.2.: 

2nd Generation of Fuel Cell Vehicles - Experience from 5 Years ix35
Kyung-Won Suh, Hyundai

11:00 - 11:20

Lecture 4.3:

Charging Concepts for E-Mobility - Actual Solutions and Challenges

Ursel Willrett, IAV GmbH



Session 5:

Post and Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries

Chair: Andreas Hintennach, Daimler AG

Co-Chair: Maximilian Fichtner, HIU


11:20 - 11:40

Key Note:

Post and Beyond Lithium-ion Batteries

Andreas Hintennach, Daimler AG

11:40 - 12:00

Lecture 5.1.:

Polymer-Based Electrodes

Michael Buchmeiser, University Stuttgart


12:00 - 13:00


Lunch Break


13:00 - 13:20

Lecture 5.2.:

Silicon Anode Materials and Safety of Lithium-ion Batteries

Xinping Qiu, Tsinghua University

13:20 - 13:40

Lecture 5.3:


13:40 - 14:00

Lecture 5.4:

Solid-State Batteries – Solid Electrolytes, Electrode Interfaces and Full Cells
Dr. Felix Richter, Universität Giessen



Session 6:

Status and Challenges of Advanced Automotive Fuel Cell & Stack Technologies

Chair: André Martin, Powercell Sweden

Co-Chair: Thomas Mertens BMW

14:00 - 14:20

Key Note:

Global Status and Key Challenges of Automotive Fuel Cell Commercialization
André Martin, Powercell Sweden/Autostack Industrie

14.20 - 14:40

Lecture 6.1.:

Advanced Bipolar Plates for Automotive Applications

Joachim Scherer, DANA

14:40 - 15:00

Lecture 6.2.:

Status and Development of Fuel Cell Mass Manufacturing Processes
Thomas Mertens, BMW AG

15:00 - 15:20

Lecture 6.3.:

Influence of catalyst layer composition on MEA performance

Paritosh Kumar Mohanta


15:20 -15:50


Coffee Break



Session 7:

Fuel Cells for Future Mobility

Chair: Manuel Schaloske, e-Mobil BW
Co Chair: Alexander Kabza, ZSW Ulm

15:50 - 16:10

Key Note:

Efficient and Emissionfree: Fuel Cells Future Mobility
Alexander Kabza, ZSW

16:10 - 16:30

Lecture 7.1.:

High Performance PEMFC Modules for Transport Application
Michael Götz, ElringKlinger

16:30 - 16:50

Lecture 7.2.:

Dureliable Fuel Cells for Heavy Mobility
Bernd Pitschak, Hydrogenics

16:50 - 17:10

Lecture 7.3.: 

Optimization of Overall Efficiency and Lifetime of Fuel Cell and
Battery in the Coradia iLINT - The First Emission Free Regional Train for Non Electrified Tracks

Stefan Schrank, Alstom SA




Closing of Conference


Please note that parts of the program may still change. These are marked with "n.n." or "tbc".



Dates to remember

Friday, July 20th, 2018 ....................... Registration Opened

Friday, July 20th, 2018 ....................... Start Upload: Abstract for Poster Session

Sunday, August 19th, 2018 ................ Deadline Early Bird Registration

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 .............. Deadline Upload: Abstract for Poster Session

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 .............. Registration Closed


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