News and Events

Welcome to our News and Events section. The subcategories provide latest news, an overview of upcoming and past events and conferences, and articles published in the press about the Materials Chain network.


Latest News

Research made in NRW

Minister Brandes opens FutureLab.NRW

A digital model laboratory for the analytics of the future: On 19 February, NRW Minister for Culture and Science Ina Brandes opened the FutureLab.NRW at the Institute for Environment and Energy, Technology and Analytics, an affiliated institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen, in front of over 100 guests from business and science. In doing so, the member of the Johannes Rau Research Association... read more

Improved understanding of perovskite solar cells

New measurement technology developed

Highly efficient and cost-efficient to produce - perovskite solar cells have repeatedly caused surprises in recent years. Scientists at "Forschungszentrum Jülich" and the University of Duisburg-Essen have now discovered a further special property using a new photoluminescence measurement technique, which may be a key reason for the high efficiency. The results were presented in the scientific journal... read more

Prototypes within two years

Project on solid-state batteries launched

Significantly higher storage capacity, safe operation and longevity: this is what industry and research expect from future solid-state batteries compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. A consortium in which the UDE holds a key role has set itself the goal of realising prototypes up to pilot scale. The key anode material was developed at the university's Institute of Energy and Material Processes.... read more


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