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Welcome to the Chair for Electric Energy Storage Systems!

We focus on the design and operation of interlinked energy and material conversion systems as well as the development of selected components and processes. Such systems play an important role in the context of the transformation of the stationary energy system towards higher renewable shares as well as in the area of future drive systems of automobiles and aircrafts. Our group acts as a bridge between a variety of concentration areas within the engineering discipline, such as, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Technology and Computer Science as well as selected branches from the Natural Science and Economics Institutes. Detailed information regarding our research fields can be found here.

Our academic teaching offer covers the topics Electrical Energy Storage, Fuel Cells and Water Electrolysis. Additionally, we are responsible for a large compulsory lecture on the Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering for Mechanical Engineers. A detailed overview of our lectures and further offers for students can be found here.

The Chair for Electric Energy Storage Systems was founded in September of 2014 with the appointment of Richard Hanke-Rauschenbach as a full professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The chair is part of the Institute for Electric Power Systems (IfES) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

We are member of the Leibniz 2050 Energy Research Center (LiFE 2050) at Leibniz Universität Hannover and member of Energy Research Center Lower Saxony (EFZN).

We are involved in the IEA Annex 30 Water Electrolysis, in the VDE-ETG/VDI-GEU-Technical Committee "Hydrogen and Fuel Cells“, in the Competence Network Water Electrolysis Lower Saxony, and in the OLEC-Work Group Hydrogen Lower Saxony.