Dominic Bresser appointed professor

June 1st, 2024

The HIU research group leader Dr. Dominic Bresser was appointed professor at the University of Ulm on June 1, 2024. Dominic Bresser has been researching electrochemical energy storage for around 14 years. After studying and completing his doctorate at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and a two-year research stay in France, he has been working at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm since 2017.

The focus of his work is on the development of new battery materials and the improvement of existing electrode materials and electrolyte systems for lithium and sodium batteries as well as related energy storage technologies. The aim of his materials research is to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms and processes that enable and determine the reversible storage of charge carriers in the electrodes and their transport in the electrolyte.

His work combines elementary basic research with applied questions and the transfer of the results into industrial solutions and is funded, for example, by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, state ministries, various industrial companies, the German Research Foundation (DFG), private foundations and the European Commission. In 2022, he also received a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for the development of novel electrode materials from the European Research Council and the year before he was awarded the Carus Medal by the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina for his significant contributions to battery research.

His research group “Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials” at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm currently consists of almost 30 people. Prof. Dominic Bresser takes up the third HIU professorship alongside Prof. Maximilian Fichtner and Prof. Arnulf Latz.

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