• 28 Nov 2023
  • 15:30-17:00

Guest Speaker Jennifer Rupp

Title:  Lithium, Interfaces & Action: Designing on Fast Track Next Solid Battery Materials

Prof. Rupp FRSC (* 1980) earned her PhD degree at ETH Zurich Switzerland and was affiliated as a visiting and senior scientist at MIT (2012-2011) and the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan (2011). She was a non-tenure track Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich (2012-2016),. In 2017, she joined as faculty MIT, where she was promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MIT) till 2023. Recently, she joined TU Munich in the Department of Chemistry as a faculty member as well as TUM International Energy Research as CTO.

She has published more than 125 papers, holds more 25 patents, and, being a frequent speaker and panel member of the World Economic Forum, enjoys discussing material tech trends on the theme of energy with the public, economists and policy makers. Rupp also enjoys engaging with companies all around the world through both consultancy and collaborations focused on material processing, business, and electrochemical device & product engineering (e.g. battery, sustainable fuel processing, sensing, electronic companies). Recently she co-founded the battery material manufacture company Qkera to translate CO2 reduced solid state battery manufacture to energy storage products and serves as the chief strategy officer (CSO).  Through her career she has won numerous awards including the 2022 Samsung Special Recognition for Battery Work, 2017 BASF and Volkswagen Science Award for her battery research, 2018 Merck Award, and many others. In 2019, she founded the LILA Mentorship program for Minorities in Engineering and Sciences.

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15:30 -15:35 Intro BATTERY 2030+ Kristina Edström

15:35-15:45 Introducing speaker Kristina Edström

15:45- 16:30 Presentation “Lithium, Interfaces & Action: Designing on Fast Track Next Solid Battery Materials” Jennifer Rupp

16:30- 17:00 Q&A and Summery Kristina Edström