Electrochemistry and Batteries

Modern energy storage plays a key roll in the course of rapid developement in renewable energy. Especially in the field of electromobility high demands like capacity, efficiency, endurance and security are made on the storage device, which are mostly Lithium-Ion-Batteries.

The development of new materials for such improved energy storages is time- and money-consuming though. Hereby compute simulations can not only help to judge the performance of potential new battery cells, but to better understand the microscopical reasons. The latter leads to a more purposive and thus more efficient approach in the development of batteries.

In the Field of Elektrochemical Simulation (Especially for Li-Ion Batteries) we Offer:

  • Physical modelling of elektrochemical processes and numerical implementation
  • User-friendly, custom-built simulationssoftware for the three-dimensional simulation of batteries on a micro and cell scale
  • Professional consulting with simulation problems
  • Execution of simulation studies

Example Projects


Battery Simulation BEST Supports Virtual Development of Novel Battery Cells

Project ABBA-VEEB (Extension of the battery simulation BEST to a design platform for the virtual development and testing of battery cells)


New methods in development and production of battery cells

The DEFACTO project aims to revolutionize cell production for electric vehicles in Europe.


ProZell Project Cell-Fi

The project Cell-Fi deals with speeding up the electrolyte uptake through optimized filling and wetting processes.


Battery Cells with Integrated Sensors

Concept development and testing of cells that are individually equipped with voltage and temperature sensors with the support of BEST.


Volume change and Phase Separation in Electrode Materials

In the AiF project ALIB the existing electrochemical simulation models of BEST were expanded.


Predict the Life of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The MULTIBAT project focuses on the prediction of battery life.


Simulation-Based Design of Fuel Cells

The aim of the research group OPTIGAA is to enable the computer-assisted design of fuel cells.


XERIC: Climate control system for electric vehicles

The XERIC project is developing a new climate control system that is more energy-efficient in battery powered electric vehicles.


EU-Project ALMA

ALMA’s ambition is to develop a new type of battery-electric vehicle structure for passenger cars. The aim is to reduce the weight of the vehicle structure by up to 45 percent.