The Initial Training Network POLYSTORAGE-ETN aims to develop high quality training opportunities for 16 early-stage-researchers (ESRs) in the area of “Polymers for Next Generation Electrochemical Energy Storage”.
The final objective is to train materials scientists who will be the future leaders to face some of the upcoming European energy and environmental challenges. Well-balanced combination of fundamental and basic material & polymer science with applied research in advanced energy storage devices is a key aspect of this training network. A comprehensive training programme has been designed at two levels including local activities such as enrolment in PhD programmes, local courses, etc, and network-wide activities such as sectorial secondments, 6 workshops, 2 schools and one final conference. The goal is to exploit the high number of potential synergies between innovative polymers and next generation energy storage technologies such as post-lithium batteries, redox flow batteries, and all-polymer batteries.
POLYSTORAGE gathers together 12 beneficiaries (incl. 2 industries) and 11 partners (incl. 9 industries) internationally renowned for their research and training activities in polymer science and energy storage. The industrial participants will have an active participation in the training activities and exploitation of the project results.
IMDEA Energy will train 2 ESRs within the ETN. One on “Development of conjugated porous polymers with enhanced electrochemical properties”, and the second one on “Development of redox-active colloids/suspensions for semi-solid redox flow batteries”.