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M. Fichtner

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Fichtner

Associated Group Leader
Energy Storage Systems
Research Unit: Nanostructured Materials
Room: 0-448 or c/o Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU)
Phone: 0721/608 25340 or 0731/50-34201 (HIU)
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Nanotechnology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany



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Executive Director of the Helmholtz-Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Storage (HIU) since July 2015 

Professor (W3) for Solid State Chemistry at the University Ulm (May 2013) and Head of Materials-I at the new Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Storage (HIU) 

Member of the Steering Committee of the KIT Center "Energy"

Spokesman of KIT Topic "Storage and Distribution"


Member of the advisory council “Hydrogen and Fuel Cells” of the Federal Government.

Co-ordinator of EU-RTD project “NANOHy” and the EU-ERA-NET project “Hy-CO” in the 7th FP.

Co-ordinator of the “German-Chinese Sustainable Fuel Partnership” (GCSFP)

Member of the International Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems.

Vice-Chairman (2011) of the GORDON Research Conference on Hydrogen-Metal Systems

Project Prize 2010 of the International Energy Agency (IEA-HIA).



Chairman (2013) of the GORDON Research Conference on Hydrogen-Metal Systems in Il Giocco/Italy

GRC13(Ewa Ronnebro, Chaolin Wu, and Maximilian Fichtner
with the GRC conference cake)



Nanostructured Materials for Energy Applications

- nanocrystalline materials for hydrogen storage and batteries

- mechanical and chemical synthesis methods (nanoscale building blocks and nano-composites)

- thermodynamics/kinetics of nanocomposites

- mechanisms of hydrogen exchange in metal hydrides

- size effects in nanoconfined energy materials

- conversion materials for nanostructured electrodes in batteries

- battery chemistries beyond Li


TV reports on our activities can be found here:

3SAT Nano (early hydrogen activities).

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