Partner No 1: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Partner No 1: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with about 10.000 employees, 25.000 students, and a total annual budget of about 750 million Euro. It bundles the missions of a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and of a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. In establishing innovative research structures, KIT is pursuing joint strategies and visions. KIT is devoted to top research and excellent academic education as well as to being a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture. KIT’s research profile is characterised by a strong focus on, amongst others, energy technology. https://www.kit.edu/
KIT is coordinator of the EEERA Joint Programme on Energy Storage, which is devoted to the objectives of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). In particular, JP ES aims at intensifying and stimulating collaborations of European research institutions and co-operations with industrial partners in the area of ‘Energy Storage’. The JP ES is active at many levels of the value chain: (a) materials, (b) process line, (c) component and system design, (d) system integration to specific applications and into the grid. By now the JP ES consists of 35 European research organisations spread out in 12 countries. http://www.eera-set.eu/eera-joint-programmes-jps/energy-storage/
Additionally KIT coordinates the national Helmholtz research programme “Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures (SCI)”, which was founded as a direct consequence out of the energy change, addressing the new challenges by providing core competences on the internationally highest level of science and technology regarding different storage systems (electrochemical, electrolysis and hydrogen, synthetic hydrocarbons, fuel cells, thermal storage) as well as system integration and networks. https://www.sci.kit.edu/
The scientific research work is carried out in several academic institutes, whereas the Programme Management is responsible for the strategy and scientific and administrative co-ordination work on KIT level and with the four further participating Helmholtz Centres, which are the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the Research Centre Jülich (FZJ), the Helmholtz Centre Berlin (HZB) and the Helmholtz Centre Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR). KIT researcher have major impact on the research topics “Electrochemical Energy Storage”, “Synthetic Hydrocarbons” and “Superconductivity, Networks and System Integration”. The following institutes contribute to SmILES: Institute for Applied Computer Science (IAI) and Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE).
Dr. Clemens Düpmeier holds a diploma in Mathematics from the University of Bochum and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Koblenz in Germany. Since 1987 he is working for the Institute of Applied Computer Science (IAI) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (former FZK) where he leads the research group “Web-based Information Systems”. Since 1993 he also teaches computer science at the department of Information Technologies of the Cooperate State University Baden-Württemberg, where he holds lectures on distributed information systems and advanced database applications. He is involved in many research projects of the KIT related to large scale Internet based information systems in different application fields, like environmental information systems or utility control centre software. Currently, his research focus on new approaches for building control centre software for smart grids and the usage of modern Internet technologies, like Big Data, for control centre applications. Within the Energy Lab 2.0 (see below) and the Energy System 2050 projects, he leads the work groups on modern approaches for control centre software.
Dr. Timm Faulwasser studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart, where graduated in 2006. He was the Institute for Automation Engineering at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg from 2007-2012. During this time he also joined the International Max Planck Research School for Analysis, Design and Optimisation in Process Engineering Magdeburg. After graduating with a PhD (with distinction) in 2012, he joined the Laboratoire d’Automatique at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland as postdoctoral researcher and lecturer. In 2015, he joined the Institute for Applied Informatics at KIT leading the group Advanced Control. Currently, he is with the KIT for 75% of his time, while still being at EPFL for 25% of his time. His research has been awarded with several awards (best presentation, best paper) as well as invited talks and keynote lectures at international conferences. He is also a fellow of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung in the Elite Programme for Postdocs. Timm Faulwasser and his group are in involved in ongoing projects (Energy Lab 2.0, Energy System 2050) on smart multi-sector energy grids at KIT, where they contribute to modelling, control and optimisation of energy systems. At EPFL, Timm Faulwasser is involved in research projects on optimisation of uncertain process systems, funded by Swiss National Fund and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The group of Timm Faulwasser cooperates with many partners from institutions such as Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ETH Zürich, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Dr. Elisa Gil Baradají successfully completed her chemistry studies at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and in 2006 received her PhD in Supramolecular Chemistry at the TU Dortmund (Germany). In 2007 she started as postdoctoral researcher in the field of hydrogen storage and later on electrochemical energy storage at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Since 2015 she is the manager of the EERA JP on Energy Storage and coordinates the administrative and strategic activities of the programme together with the programme coordinator. In addition, she actively participates in other EERA activities, such as the implementation plan of EERA and the EERA conference.
Dr. Isabelle Johanna Südmeyer studied mechanical engineering at and obtained a PhD degree from the RWTH Aachen. In 2006 she changed to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and worked on laser brazed ceramic-steel-joints. Since 2013 she is programme manager of the national Helmholtz Programme “Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures (SCI)”. She is coordinating administrative and strategic activities and initiatives between the five participating centres as well as initiating national and international cooperation at KIT.
- Energy Lab 2.0: The smart platform is a network of facilities that joins electric, thermal and chemical energy flows as well as new information and communication Technologies in cooperation with the Project Partners of Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and the German aeronautics and space research centre (DLR). https://www.sci.kit.edu/75.php
- Solar Storage Park: Solar Cells, Batteries, and Power Inverters in a 1-MW Plant Generate and Buffer Solar Electricity Compatibly with the Power Grid / New and Safe Technology. https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15420.php
- Hagenmeyer, V.; Cakmak, H. K.; Düpmeier, C.; Faulwasser, T.; Isele, J.; Keller, H. B.; Kohlhepp, P.; Kühnapfel, U.; Stucky, U. & Mikut, R. Information and Communication Technology in EnergyLab 2.0. Proc., Energy Science Technology, Karlsruhe, 2015
- C. Düpmeier, K.-U. Stucky, R. Mikut, V. Hagenmeyer, "A Concept for the Control, Monitoring and Visualization Center in Energy Lab 2.0", "A Concept for the Control, Monitoring and Visualization Center in Energy Lab 2.0" in Proc., 4. D-A-CH Energieinformatik Conference, Karlsruhe, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, 2015
- Schlachter, T., Düpmeier, C., Kusche, O., Schmitt, C., Schillinger, W.: Towards a Search Driven System Architecture for Environmental Information Portals. In Environmental Software Systems. Infrastructures, Services and Applications (pp. 351-360). Springer International Publishing, 2015.
- Schlachter, T., Düpmeier, C., Kusche, O., Schmitt, C., Schillinger, W.: Towards a Search Driven System Architecture for Environmental Information Portals. In A. B. Environmental Software Systems. Infrastructures, Services and Applications (pp. 351-360). Springer International Publishing, 2015.
- Gießler, M.; Blank, T.; Radimerski, A.; Wollersheim, O., KIT research from "Materials to Systems" for energy storage systems, Advanced Automotive & Stationary Battery Conference, Mainz, January 26-29
- Blank, T., Kopmann A., Rohr P., Hartmann V., Weber M., Wollersheim O.: The Role of Energy Status Data in Solar Power Plants with Li-Ion Batteries, EST-Conference, Karlsruhe, 2015
- Blank, T.; Lipps, C.; Ott, W.; Hoffmann, P.; Weber, M.: Influence of Environmental Conditions on the Sensing Accuracy of Li-Ion Battery Management Systems with Passive Charge Balancing, Electric Power Engineering 2015 ECCE, Geneva
- Schmenger, M.; Meisser, M.; Hamilton, D.; Leyrer, B.; Bernd, M.; Mawby, P.; Blank, T.; Highly integrated power modules basing on copper thick-film-on-DCB for high frequency operation of SiC semiconductors, Electric Power Engineering 2015 ECCE, Geneva
- An, B.; Bernd, M.; Leyrer, B.; Blank, T.; Kolb, J.; Loges, A.; Weber, M.; Wetzel T.; Full SiC power module with substrate integrated liquid cooling for battery electric vehicles, CIPS 2016, Nuermberg/Germany
- Braun, P.; Faulwasser, T.; Grüne, L.; Kellett, C.; Weller, S. & Worthmann, K.; Maximum grid disconnection time of a small scale neighbourhood electricity network, To appear Proc. 22nd Int. Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), Minneapolis, USA, 2016
- Hagenmeyer, V.; Cakmak, K.; Düpmeier, C.; Faulwasser, T.; Isele, J.; Keller, H.; Kohlhepp, P.; Kühnapfel, U.; Stucky, U. & Mikut, R. “Information and Communication Technology in Energy Lab 2.0: Smart Energies System Simulation and Control Center with an Open-Street-Map-based Power Flow Simulation Example” Energy Technology, 2016, 4, 145-162
- Wrang, D.; Faulwasser, T.; Billeter, J.; Amstutz, V.; Vrubel, H.; Battistel, A.; Girault, H. and Bonvin, D. "Modelling and Optimal Control of a Redox Flow Battery" Proc. Symposium for Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation (MODVAL 13), Lausanne, Switzerland, 2016.
- Faulwasser, T. & Bonvin, D. “On the Design of Economic NMPC Based on an Exact Turnpike Property” IFAC-PapersOnLine , 2015, 48, 525 - 530
- Braun, P.; Faulwasser, T.; Grüne, L.; Kellett, C.; Weller, S. & Worthmann, K.; Maximum grid disconnection time of a small scale neighbourhood electricity network” To appear Proc. 22nd Int. Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), Minneapolis, USA
Materials and Production technologies for highly integrated and reliable power electronic and lighting systems (ProPower), BMBF project funding, 16.6 Mio. €, (2012-2015).
Helmholtz Initiative für mobile/stationäre Energiespeichersysteme, BMBF institutional funding, 12 Mio. € (2011-2014)
Elektrochemische Speicher im System -Zuverlässigkeit und Integration, BMBF institutional funding, 8 Mio. € (2011-2015).