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Doris Wedlich
Head of Division
Prof. Dr. Doris Wedlich

Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 114
Phone: +49 721 608 43990

Campus North
Bldg.    433, Room 109
Phone: +49 721 608 28661

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Foto S. Fuhr
Administrative Assistant
Sabine Fuhr

Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 113
Phone: +49 721 608 43991

Campus North
Bldg.    433, Room 111
Phone: +49 721 608 26081

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Ruth Schwartländer
Manager Processes
Dr. Ruth Schwartländer

Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 112
Phone: +49 721 608 41061

Mail: ruth schwartlaenderIqz6∂kit edu

 

Dr. Christian Röthig
Manager Resources
Dr. Christian Röthig

Campus North,
Bldg.    433, Room 112
Phone: +49 721 608 26068

Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 112
Phone: +49 721 608 41060

Mail: christian roethigFuh9∂kit edu

Andreas Martin
Officer
Andreas Martin

Campus North
Bldg.    433, Room 120
Phone: +49 721 608 26283

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Officer

Nadja Lodes

 

Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 112
Phone: +49 721 608 41061

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Division I - Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering

Division I comprises twenty KIT institutes, the KIT Department of Chemistry and Biosciences and the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering as well as the Helmholtz Programme BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine.

 

Since January 1, 2014, Professor Dr. Doris Wedlich has been Head of Division I.

 

NEWS

Zhirong Zhao-Karger (left) and Zhenyou Li (right) from the POLiS (Post Lithium Storage) Cluster of Excellence succeeded in producing promising electrolytes for calcium batteries. (Photo: Markus Breig/KIT)
Calcium Batteries: New Electrolytes, Enhanced Properties

KIT and Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) Develop First Electrolytes for Calcium Batteries with Acceptable Properties at Room Temperature.

Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. This lab-scale technology has the potential for replacing lithium-ion technology in future energy storage systems. Using the electrolytes available, however, it has been impossible so far to charge calcium batteries at room temperature. In the Energy & Environmental Science journal, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) now present a promising electrolyte class, with which this will be possible. (DOI: 10.1039/c9ee01699f)

 

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The world’s first integrated Power-to-Liquid (PtL) test facility to synthesize fuels from the air-captured carbon dioxide. (Photo: P2X project/Patrick Langer, KIT)
Carbon-neutral Fuels from Air and Green Power

Government-funded Kopernikus Project P2X: Integrated Container-scale Test Facility Produces Fuels from the Air-captured Carbon Dioxide and Green Power

Several challenges associated with the energy transition can be managed by coupling the sectors of electric power and mobility. Green power could be stored in the long term, fuels of high energy density could be used in a carbon-neutral way. Sector coupling has now been demonstrated by the partners of the P2X Kopernikus project on the premises of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The first liters of fuel were produced from air-captured carbon dioxide and green power. For the first time, a container-based test facility integrating all four chemical process steps needed was used to implement a continuous process with maximum carbon dioxide utilization and very high energy efficiency.

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Precise edges at new record speed: new process considerably increases production capacity of battery electrodes. (Photo: Ralf Diehm, KIT)
Battery Production at Record Speed

Innovative Processes: KIT is Technology Leader in the Production of Battery Electrodes.

With a new coating process, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at record speed. At the same time, the new process improves the quality of electrodes and reduces production costs.

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Carbon dioxide (red-black) and hydrogen (gray) catalytically react to graphene (black) on copper-palladium surfaces. (Picture: E. Moreno-Pineda, KIT)
Producing Graphene from Carbon Dioxide

Direct Synthesis of Technological Material Graphene from Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide – Publication in ChemSusChem.

The general public knows the chemical compound of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and because of its global-warming effect. However, carbon dioxide can also be a useful raw material for chemical reactions. A working group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has now reported on this unusual application in the ChemSusChem journal. They are using carbon dioxide as a raw material to produce graphene, a technological material which is currently the subject of intense study. (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201901404).

 

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Array of microdroplets with various reactants on the chemBIOS chip-based synthesis platform. (Photo: Maximilian Benz, KIT)
Turbo Chip for Drug Development

KIT Scientists Develop Process that Facilitates and Accelerates Chemical Synthesis and Biological Screening by Combining All Steps on a Chip

In spite of increasing demand, the number of newly developed drugs decreased continuously in the past decades. The search for new active substances, their production, characterization, and screening for biological effectiveness are very complex and costly. One of the reasons is that all three steps have been carried out separately so far. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now succeeded in combining these processes on a chip and, hence, facilitating and accelerating the procedures to produce promising substances. Thanks to miniaturization, also costs can be reduced significantly. The results are now published in Nature Communications (DOI 10.1038/s41467-019-10685-0).

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rof. Stefano Passerini and Hyein Moon assemble a sodium ion battery in a glove box. (Foto: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
Sodium-Ion Batteries: from Materials Development to Technology Innovation

Within the TRANSITION Project, KIT, HIU and partners will develop powerful Sodium-ion battery prototypes for future application in electro-mobility and stationary energy storage.

To provide an environmentally friendly, cost-effective and high-performing alternative to lithium-ion batteries – that’s the goal for the next generation of sodium-ion batteries. The technically relevant active materials and electrolytes are currently being designed and optimized by scientists of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU). Within the TRANSITION project, they are developing solutions to ensure the technology transfer of sodium-ion batteries to the industrial level, making a significant contribution to a more sustainable energy storage market in Germany. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with EUR 1.15 million for a duration of three years.

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