Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini
Research topic: Fabrication of lab-scale hybrid organic battery prototypes; investigation of the interface, electrochemical investigation.

I am Alessandro Innocenti, from Italy. For my Bachelor and Master degrees, I studied Energy Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, with a final thesis on the degradation of commercial lithium-ion batteries. I am passionate about innovation and sustainability, and this is the main reason why I chose to apply for a ESR position in the POLYSTORAGE project. I am really eager to work to go beyond the state of the art of electrochemical energy storage with such a wide and competent multidisciplinary network of universities and industries. In particular, I am dealing with the realization and the characterization of hybrid organic battery prototypes, composed of redox-active polymer cathodes, solid polymer electrolytes and lithium metal anodes, with the supervision of Prof. Stefano Passerini. My host institution is the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) in the city of Ulm, Germany. It is a really nice place for a long-distance runner like me, with lots of hills, lakes, woods and a schöne river.