New Chair for "Ageing Processes and Lifetime Prediction of Batteries"

20/06/2016
  Egbert Figgemeier

In May 2016, Prof. Dr. Egbert Figgemeier accepted the professorship for ageing processes and lifetime prognosis of batteries.

The professorship belongs to the Helmholtz Institute "Ionics in Energy Storage", founded in 2015, in which RWTH cooperates with WWU Münster and Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Egbert Figgemeier resides at the Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, which also holds a stake in Helmholtz Institute.

Professional development

2012-2016 3M Deutschland GmbH: Head of Application Development for Battery and Electronic Materials with European Responsibility
2007-2012 Bayer Technology Services GmbH Leverkusen: Project and Laboratory Manager; IP Liaison, Business Development Manager
2004-2007 University of Basel: Research Group Leader and Substitute for the vacant professorship of Prof. Kaden in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
2001-2004 University of Uppsala: Scientist at „Ångström Solar Center"; Marie Curie Scholarship of the European Union at the Institute of Physical Chemistry
1998-2000 Postdoctoral research stays at Dublin City University, University of Basel and University of Birmingham

Education

1996-1998 Research on liquid crystalline systems in the research group of Prof. Stegemeyer at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at University of Paderborn; doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1998
1990-1996 Studies in Chemistry at the University of Paderborn, Germany. Degree: Diploma in Chemistry