Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Contact: Prof Stefano Passerini

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the biggest research and education institutions worldwide with more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of about 785 million EUR. KIT was founded in 2009 by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe. KIT combines the status and tasks of a university of the state of Baden-Württemberg with those of a research centre of the Helmholtz Association in the areas of research, teaching and innovation. KIT’ research covers the complete range from fundamental research to close-in-industry, applied research and from small research partnerships to long-term large-scale research projects.

The structure of KIT is tailored to its objectives in research, education and innovation. It supports flexible, synergy-based cooperation beyond disciplines, organizations and hierarchies. Efficient services are rendered to support KIT employees and members in their work. Cooperation of KIT employees, students and members is characterized by mutual respect and trust. Achievements of every individual are highly appreciated.

KIT is the institution that founded — in cooperation with the University of Ulm — and supervises the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) for Electrochemical Energy Storage. Associated partners are the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), also member of the Helmholtz Association, and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW).

Stored energy, whether for stationary or mobile applications, is the key to the broad use of future energy supply from renewable sources. HIU is devoted to the investigation and development of next-generation electrochemical energy storage. HIU focuses on 5 main fields of Electrochemical Energy Storage, namely basic research in electrochemistry, materials, theory and modelling of (electro) chemical processes, system considerations and analytical methods.

Find out more on the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology website.