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Johannes Kepler University Linz

Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) is Upper Austria's premier higher education institution, with over 3,000 employees. Offering a diverse array of bachelor’s, master’s, diploma, and doctoral degrees in fields including business, engineering, law, science, social sciences, and medicine, JKU emphasises practical applications in its research endeavours.

In the Institute of Biophysics, the Nano-electronics group led by Georg Gramse specialises in Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) for precise electrical nanoscale measurements. As part of the Biophysics Institute and their collaboration with Keysight Labs Austria, they have contributed to advancements in SPM methodologies and calibration workflows. JKU's expertise extends to a wide range of applications, as evidenced by the team's numerous publications in esteemed journals like Small, Journal of Power Sources, and Science Advances. Their work spans material science, biophysics, and battery technology, with ongoing collaborations in battery quality control and ageing assessment. Combining proficiency in surface chemistry, electrochemistry, and electrochemical methods, JKU leverages finite element modelling, notably through Comsol Multiphysics, to enhance characterisation techniques.

Role within DigiCell

JKU's contributions to DigiCell encompass nanoscale electrochemical imaging for electrode material and interface layer characterisation with atto-Ampere resolution. They conduct multi-physics modelling of diverse cell form-factors, integrating electrochemical, nano-mechanical, and thermal properties for State of Health (SoH) assessment. Additionally, they employ machine learning methodologies to connect various characterisation methods.

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Georg Gramse

Team Leader & WP2 Leader

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Michael Leitner

Deputy Team Leader & WP2 Leader