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Researchers Meet a Freshly Picked Nobel Prize WinnerCo-Workers at the Institute for Materials Research Congratulate Stanley Whittingham in Ulm

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Dr. Veit Steinbauer, Dr. Stefan Kreißl, Professor Dr. Volker Knoblauch and Jens Sandherr (from left) congratulate the winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry Stanley Whittingham on Wednesday

Th, 10. October 2019

Researchers at the Institute for Materials Research in Aalen (IMFAA) on Wednesday were allowed to witness a substantial moment for Battery Research. At the conference „Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Applications“ in Ulm, it was announced that the Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Stanley Whittingham, who, in the morning, had held the plenary session and still found himself in the plenum at the moment. So, Dr. Veit Steinbauer, Dr. Stefan Kreißl, Jens Sandherr and Professor Dr. Volker Knoblauch from the IMFAA could deliver their best wishes directly and personally to the Nobel Prize winner.

„This Nobel Prize is a great mark for Battery Research“, claims Professor Knoblauch happily for his colleague from Binghamton University in the US State New York: „That Stanley Whittingham receiving this prize together with two other battery researchers from the USA and Japan proves the outstanding importance of battery research, also with regard to E-Mobility. This theme will also play a large role in the future, and shows that we, at Aalen University, are on the right path with our research.“ Or in the words of the obviously overwhelmed prize winner: „Now, all of your neighbors know, how important your work is.“

„We operate a vivid, fascinating, and, in many respects, significant research – and are persistently on the search for new blood“, emphasized Dr. Stefan Kreißl: „In our degree programs in the area of Materials Science and Surface Technology, students will already learn today, what will be important for E-Mobility tomorrow.“