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  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert

    Founding Director

    Tel.: 03641 948201

    ulrich.schubert@helmholtz-berlin.de

    ulrich.schubert@uni-jena.de

     

    Prof. Dr Ulrich S. Schubert from Friedrich Schiller University Jena is the founding director and the scientific spokesperson of HIPOLE Jena. Please contact regarding scientific transfer/collaborations and research issues.

    Prof. Dr. Schubert is involved in three research areas: polymer-based solutions for energy storage and conversion, sustainable polymers, and polymers for medical applications. He uses high-throughput processes modern characterization techniques, as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence methods.

    Functional self-healing materials
    Photovoltaics
    Polymer redox-flow batteries
    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
    Sustainable chemistry
  • Prof. Dr. Yan Lu

    Deputy Director

    Tel.: 030 806243191

    yan.lu@helmholtz-berlin.de

    yan.lu@uni-jena.de

     

    The main objective of my research is to design and create functional hybrid materials based on polymeric colloidal particles with versatile applications, such as energy storage materials, catalysts, and optical devices.

    Specifically, I focus on the well-defined colloidal particles with tailored mesoscopic structures, covering not only their preparation and application,  but also the understanding of fundamental phenomena governing the functionality using advanced operando methods.

    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
    Functional self-healing materials
    Sustainable chemistry
  • Ivo Nischang photo

    Prof. Dr. Ivo Nischang

    Professor, Co-Spokesperson: Polymer Redox Flow Batteries

    Tel.: 03641 948 983

    ivo.nischang@helmholtz-berlin.de

    ivo.nischang@uni-jena.de

     

    We aim to understand the physicochemical structure of polymers and colloids utilized for the creation of energy storage device elements.

    Particular focus lies on a combination of molecular hydrodynamic and light scattering techniques together with an assessment of the resultant global solution characteristics in polymer redox flow batteries. A key technique is analytical ultracentrifugation and its methods.

    Polymer redox-flow batteries

Administration

  • Maria Haupt

    Administrative Coordinator (Human Resources & Finance)

    Tel.:  03641 948 980 / +49 172 1859 443

    maria.haupt@helmholtz-berlin.de 

    m.haupt@uni-jena.de

     

    I am your right contact person for all administrative issues. As an HR representative, I manage the recruitment processes and therefore I am available to answer any questions. Additionally, I am responsible for finance/purchasing, creating cost center evaluations, budget planning, and supporting investments. Feel free to contact me.

  • Marina Romanova

    Communications and PR

    Tel.: 03641 948982

    marina.romanova@helmholtz-berlin.de

    marina.romanova@uni-jena.de

     

    I’m here to enhance the visibility of HIPOLE Jena online. Feel free to reach out to me regarding publications on our current website and LinkedIn page. Additionally, I specialize in online marketing, design creation, photo and video editing, and managing printing production for our team.

Scientists

  • Dr. Christian Friebe

    Scientist

    Tel.: 03641 948984

    christian.friebe@helmholtz-berlin.de

    christian.friebe@uni-jena.de

     

    Dr. Christian Friebe is currently working on the development of active materials for organic thin-film batteries. The investigated materials are based on a combination of electropolymerized conjugated polymers and stable organic radicals. The project is part of the DFG priority program “Polymer-based Batteries” (SPP 2248).

    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
  • Dr. Purushottam Poudel

    Scientist

    Tel.: 03641 948 180

    purushottam.poudel@helmholtz-berlin.de

    purushottam.poudel@uni-jena.de

     

    • Synthesis and characterization of polyelectrolytes using controlled/living polymerization methods.
    • Modifying polymer materials through polymer-analogous reactions and preparing graft copolymers with electrolytes for energy applications.
    • Characterization of nanostructured materials, hybrid materials, gels, and thin films at multiple length scales using SAXS, WAXS, GISAXS, and GIWAXS.
    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
    Functional self-healing materials
  • Dr. Konstantin Schutjajew

    Scientist

    Tel.: 3641 948 438

    konstantin.schutjajew@helmholtz-berlin.de

    konstantin.schutjajew@uni-jena.de

     

    The research interest of Dr. Konstantin Schutjajew is directed towards applications in the field of energy storage and conversion, with a special focus on the profound electrochemical investigation of the system’s underlying phenomena and mechanisms. His particular field of expertise is the investigation of the fundamental operating processes of carbon materials, which find applications in sodium and lithium-ion batteries.

    Polymer redox-flow batteries
  • Dr. Andrea Cabrera-Espinoza

    Scientist

    Tel.: 03641 948 976

    andrea.cabrera_espinoza@helmholtz-berlin.de

    andrea.cabrera.espinoza@uni-jena.de

     

    Dr. Andrea Cabrera-Espinoza is working as a postdoctoral researcher at HIPOLE Jena on the development of functional polymers for photovoltaic and battery applications.

    Polymer redox-flow batteries
    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
    Photovoltaics
  • Leisan Gilmanova

    Scientist

    Tel.: 03641 948 978

    leisan.gilmanova@helmholtz-berlin.de

    leisan.gilmanova@uni-jena.de

     

    Leisan Gilmanova works on the development of redox-active molecules and polymers as active materials for redox flow batteries (RFB) and thin-film batteries as well as redox targeting. A particular focus of research is the development of chemical energy storage, energy conversion and CO2 adsorption based on organic and organometallic active materials

    Polymer redox-flow batteries
    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
  • Dr. Rodrigo Herran

    Scientist

    Tel.: 03641 948 978

    Rodrigo.herran@helmholtz-berlin.de

    Rodrigo.herran@uni-jena.de

     

    Dr. Rodrigo Herran is working on novel chemical energy storage systems based on organic active materials. In particular, he aims to develop sustainable, ecofriendly redox-active polymers for both thin-film and redox-flow batteries. Feel free to get in contact to work together.

    Polymer redox-flow batteries
    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
    Sustainable chemistry

Technical Staff Members

  • René Burges

    Technical Staff Member

    Tel.: 03641 948575

    rene.burges@helmholtz-berlin.de

    r.burges@uni-jena.de

     

    Mr. René Burges maintains the SEC and LC systems. He is responsible for maintaining the devices, training new employees in self-measurement operation and developing new separation methods and perform service measurements.

    Functional self-healing materials
    Photovoltaics
    Polymer redox-flow batteries
    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
    Sustainable chemistry
  • Leon Lange

    Technical Staff Member

    Tel.: 03641 948258

    leon.lange@helmholtz-berlin.de

    leon.xavier.lange@uni-jena.de

     

    Mr. Lange is working in conjunction with the NMR-Platform on taking care of the NMR spectrometers of the FSU Jena. He is responsible for the maintenance of the instruments, instructing new coworkers in the use of the open-access spectrometers, and performing service measurements.

     

    Functional self-healing materials
    Photovoltaics
    Polymer redox-flow batteries
    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
    Sustainable chemistry
  • Andreas Mantey

    Technical Staff Member

    Tel.: 03641 948 986

    andreas.mantey@helmholtz-berlin.de

    andreas.mantey@uni-jena.de

     

    As a safety officer, Mr. Mantey is responsible for the proper operation of the laboratory. In collaboration with Mr. Burges, he looks after the HIPOLE measuring instruments (SEC/LC/Rheometer) concerning their operational readiness and the instruction of employees for self-measurement operations. He also supports the scientists with chemical syntheses.

    Functional self-healing materials
    Photovoltaics
    Polymer redox-flow batteries
    Polymer-based thin-film batteries
    Sustainable chemistry
Rene Burges, Andreas Mantey, Leon Lange

Doctoral Candidates