The North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts has admitted battery researcher Prof. Martin Winter from the University of Münster as a new member. In doing so, the Academy is expressing its recognition of Winter’s -outstanding research work- in the field of electrochemical energy storage and energy conversion, in particular in connection with electromobility.
Martin Winter, a chemist, is Professor of Materials Sciences, Energy and Electrochemistry at the Institute of Physical Chemistry. He is the Scientific Director of the MEET Battery Research Centre at Münster University and is a founding member of the Helmholtz Institute Münster, part of the Jülich Research Centre. Both institutions play a leading international role in research into, and the development of, innovative electrochemical energy storage equipment. Martin Winter’s focus is on the development of new materials, components and cell designs for lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries, as well as on alternative battery systems. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the German Order of Merit.
The North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts is an association of outstanding researchers and artists in the regional state. Its tasks include advising the North Rhine-Westphalian government and making suggestions for academic research. In addition, the Academy offers academically supported arguments and help in decision-making in connection important issues in society. The Academy was founded in 1970.