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Projects: Materials for High-Temperature Technologies Department

Development of thermal spray technology
Partner: Oerlikon-Metco

  • Development of a high-velocity plasma spraying process
  • Development of parameters for the TriplexPro-200 for Low-Pressure Plasma Spraying (LPPS)
  • Production of columnar-structured thermal barrier coatings via PS-PVD
  • Examination of the spitting phenomenon in PS-PVD

High-performance process near-net-shape coating
Partner: Lufthansa Technik

Development of repair procedures for aircraft gas turbines
Partner: Rolls-Royce

DFG-Projekt: Study of double-layer thermal barrier coatings
Partners: Dechema, TH Darmstadt

DFG-Projekt: Residual stresses in thermal spray coatings
Partner: KIT

Development and testing of abradable coatings
Partner: Rolls Royce

Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) Transregio: Single-crystal superalloys
Partners: Ruhr Universität Bochum, Universität Erlangen

EU-Projekt: SAMBA development of self-healing thermal barrier coatings
Partners: TU Delft, Alstom, RSE, GKN, Toulouse University

Testing of corrosion protection coatings for ceramic fibre composite materials
Partners: MAN Diesel & Turbo, DLR

Development and testing of CMAS-resistant thermal barrier coatings
Partners: Siemens, MTU, Rolls Royce

BMBF Project: MAXCOM, MAX Phase composites: new materials for elevated temperature service

JARA Energy Seed Funds: Novel ceramic foams for heat exchangers at high temperature
Partner: Institute of Metallurgy and Metal Physics, RWTH

Projects: Solid Oxide Fuel and Electrolysis Cells

NeStPEL, Neuartige kostengünstige Stromkollektoren für die PEM-Elektrolyse zur Herstellung von Wasserstoff aus regenerativen Energien „Novel cost-effective current collectors for PEM electrolysis for hydrogen generation from regenerative electricity“, BMWi (Forschungszentrum Jülich IEK-3, IEK-1, Siemens, GKN Sinter Metals Filter GmbH), 05/2015 - 04/2018

KerSOLife100, All-Ceramic SOFC-Concept for Cost-Effective µ-CHPs: Long-Term Behaviour, Degradation Mechanisms, Material and Processing Optimization, BMWi (Forschungszentrum Jülich IEK-1, IEK-3, Robert Bosch GmbH, RJL Micro & Analytic GmbH, KIT, Hochschule Karlsruhe, Hochschule Aalen); 09/2016-06/2019

SynSOFC 2, The coupling of a biomass gasifier with a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to produce electricity from biomass is being studied within the framework of a joint project of Forschungszentrum Jülich and TU München, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The objective of this dissertation is the development of new material combination for the fuel electrode with an improved tolerance against contaminants in the fuel gas. The material systems under investigation include cermets based on Nickel and Gadolinium-doped ceria (GDC) as well as innovative ceramic materials that exsolve nano-scaled catalyst particles during operation. The materials and components developed at IEK-1 will be tested at TU München using synthetic Syngas with controlled amounts of contaminants, in order to investigate the interaction of each molecule with the material.

Projects: Gas Separation Membranes

GREEN-CC (Grant 608524) (2015)
Graded membranes for energy efficient new generation carbon capture process

Research Project GREEN-CC

MemKoR (FKZ 03ET7064) (2016)
Membranverfahren für die Abtrennung von Kohlendioxid aus

Research Project MemKoR

Funded by Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWI)

ProtOMem (Grant 03SF0537A) (2016)
Proton conducting membranes with optimized microstructure and improved transport properties for energy and H2 separation applications

Partners: FZJ/IEK-1 Jülich, MPI/FKF Stuttgart, RWTH/GFE Aachen
Duration: 01.07.2016-30.06.2019
Funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBFF

PROMETHEUS (Grant 03SF0555A) (2018-2021)
Proton and oxygen co-ionic conductors for CO2/H2O co-electrolysis and intermittent RES conversion to methanol and other chemicals towards EU sustainability.
Gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF
Press release: 3D Printing to Make Synthetic Fuels More Efficient and Cheaper

New technology to efficiently reduce NOx emissions from diesel exhaust gases.
Partner: RWTH Aachen University and industry partners Ford, Deutz, Sasol, FEV, Umicore, Clariant
Gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF

Projects: Electrochemical Storage

EVABATT, Evaluierung fortschrittlicher Festkörperbatteriekonzepte mit hoher Sicherheit und Leistung, (JLU Gießen, Fraunhofer ICT, TU München, IEK-1 & National Cheng Kong University, Feng Chia University, National Universty of Tainan, Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan, National Applied Research Laboratories) November 2017 – Oktober 2020

GrEEn, Grüne Elektrochemische Energiespeicher (RWTH Aachen, WWU Münster, IEK-1, IEK-9), September 2017 – August 2020

INDICATE, In-situ Analysis of Li-Distribution in Cathodes, (WWU Münster, IEK-1), September 2017 – August 2019

LISZUBA, Lithium-Schwefel-Feststoffbatterien als Zukunftsbatterie (JLU Gießen, TU Braunschweig, TU Berlin, IEK-1), Juli 2017 – Juni 2020

BCT, Battery Cell Technology (ContiTech Elastomer-Beschichtungen GmbH, Henkel Electronic Materials N.V., Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, Adphos Group, FhG-IPA, Uni Stuttgart, IEK-1, WWU Münster, TU Braunschweig), Juli 2017 – Juni 2019

MEET Hi-EnD II, Materials and Components to Meet High Energy Density Batteries (RWTH Aachen, WWU Münster, IEK-1, IEK-2, IEK-9 und IEK-12), Oktober 2016 -September 2019

FELIZIA, Festelektrolyte als Enabler für Lithium-Zellen in Automobilen Anwendungen (BMW AG, BASF SE, IEK-1, IEK-12, TU München, Justus Liebig-Universität Gießen, KIT, Schott AG, VW AG), Januar 2016 – Dezember 2018

BenchBatt, Benchmarking und Validierung der Leistungsfähigkeit und Kosten von Hochenergie- und Hochvolt-Lithium-Ionen Batterien im Vergleich zu Post-Lithium-Ionen Technologien (WWU Münster, IEK-1, IEK-12, TU Braunschweig, Justus Liebig Universität Gießen), Januar 2016 – Dezember 2018

DESIREE, Defect spinels as high-energy and high-performance materials for electrochemical energy storage (IEK-1, IEK-9, RWTH, KIT), September 2014–August 2018

NextGenBatt, Research infrastructure for future battery generations (RWTH Aachen (PEM, IME), Fraunhofer ILT, IEK-1, IEK-9 und IEK-12), The parallel research of evolutionary (development of Li-Ion batteries) and revolutionary concepts ("post-Li-Ion" solid state batteries) along the value chain is the central point that will be realized with the planned investments. Funded by the Federal State of NRW (EFRE-NRW), September 2018 – December 2020

Other Projects

FieldsMatter: Priority Programme (SPP 1959)

Field Assisted Sintering Technique/ Spark Plasma Sintering (FAST/SPS)