Materials and construction materials play a significant role in developing systems for energy conversion and storage. Besides further technological developments and optimisations, fundamental innovations are expected, especially through research on new materials as well as through tailor-made material functionalisation. This is done on very different size scales. The spectrum ranges from macroscopic light-weight and composite materials, micro- and nano-structured surfaces to transport phenomena at atomic level.

Current problems address the development of long-term stable and high-efficiency electrode materials for hydrogen electrolysis, as well as for rechargeable metal-air batteries, the provision of catalytic surfaces in tube reactors for the methanisation of hydrogen with CO2 and the storage of hydrogen with LOHC – Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers. With the competences present at the member universities of EFZN basic research for a detailed understanding of the processes involved, as well as for the optimisation of process parameters for large-scale processing through different processes are investigated.

Research infrastructure

The university locations provide scientists in this line of research with comprehensive research infrastructure.

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Photo: Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Research Scientists

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Achmus

Institut für Geotechnik (IGtH), Hannover

Prof. Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery

Institut für Chemie, Oldenburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Brendel

Institut für Festkörperphysik (FKP), Hannover, Institut für Solarenergieforschung (ISFH), Hameln

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Fritze

Institut für Energieforschung und Physikalische Technologien (IEPT), Clausthal

Prof. Dr. Leonhard Ganzer

Institut für Erdöl- und Erdgastechnik (ITE), Clausthal

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Kunz

Institut für Chemische und Elektrochemische Verfahrenstechnik (ICVT), Clausthal

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lienau

Institut für Physik, Oldenburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Lohaus

Institut für Baustoffe (IfB), Hannover

Prof. Dr.-Ing Hans Jürgen Maier

Institut für Werkstoffkunde (IW), Hannover

Prof. Dr. Mehtap Oezaslan

Institut für Chemie, Oldenburg

Prof. Dr. sc. nat. H. Jörg Osten

Institut für Materialien und Bauelemente der Elektronik (MBE), Hannover

Prof. Dr. Daniel M. Schaadt

Institut für Energieforschung und Physiklaische Technologien (IEPT), Clausthal

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Schade

Institut für Energieforschung und Physiklaische Technologien (IEPT), Clausthal

Prof. Tobias Voß

Institut für Halbleitertechnik (IHT), Braunschweig

Prof. Andreas Waag

Institut für Halbleitertechnik (IHT), Braunschweig

Prof. Peter J. Walla

Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie (IPTC), Braunschweig

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Werle

Institut für Elektrische Energiesysteme (IfES), Hannover

Prof. Dr. Gunther Wittstock

Institut für Chemie, Oldenburg