In “close-up”, a new video format at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), physics doctoral student Nina Miller visits exciting research areas at TUM. In her first episode, she meets Prof. Jennifer Rupp at the e-conversion Cluster. In the interview, the Professor of Solid State Electrolytes reports on how she and her colleagues are researching the conversion of renewable energies, for example, in photovoltaics, photocatalysis, and batteries, thus creating important prerequisites for the energy transition.

We also have a second tip for you that will help you immerse yourself in the world of a solid-state batteries. Why are they so interesting? For years, battery manufacturers worldwide have been enjoying solid-state cells for their groundbreaking properties. But so far, the high expectations have never really met reality. In this podcast, Prof. Jennifer Rupp (TU Munich) gives insights into her research on solid-state materials for sustainable energy storage and conversion. Her research on batteries currently focuses on developing novel classes of lithium solid-state conductors, inventing cost-effective battery synthesis routes for new hybrid and solid-state cell designs, and defining cyber-physical battery synthesis and high-throughput analytics.

Prof. Rupp delves into the workings of solid-state batteries and the potential of ASSBs (all-solid-state batteries) to outperform current battery technologies. She explains that, like all current lithium-ion batteries, the interaction between the anode, cathode and electrolyte is a key factor for success.

Have fun while listening and watching – and stay tuned to upcoming battery podcasts and also from our Exzellent erklärt Podcast!