Stefano Passerini is director and professor at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HUI) Germany.

Stefano Passerini obtained his PhD in Electrochemistry from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) in 1992. After international research positions at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minneapolis, USA, 1993–1999) and Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan, 2000), he returned to Italy and joined ENEA in Rome (1996–2008). His research interest led him to Münster, Germany, as co-founder of the MEET Battery Center (2010‒2014), and since 2014 to the Helmholtz Institute Ulm. He received numerous awards, e.g. from the Electrochemical Society Inc. (2012) or Ministry of Innovation, and Research North Rhein-Westfalia (2012). He is member of the Electrochemical Society Inc., International Society of Electrochemistry, and Leopoldina Akademie. Finally, he is Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Power Sources.

His research interests and work covers basic and applied research devoted to the study and characterisation of materials and systems for electrochemical energy storage since 1986. His main topics are polymer electrolytes, inorganic sol-gel materials and ionic liquids, and lithium and sodium batteries. Currently, he supervises 28 PhD and 3 master students. 37 PhD and more than 30 master students have completed their theses under his supervision.

Stefano Passerini is author/co-author of over 500 publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals (>24’000 citations; H-Index: 86 SCOPUS 06/2020)), 10 book chapters, and about 40 international patents.


KIT – Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Helmholtz-Institut Ulm für Elektrochemische Energiespeicherung (HIU)
Helmholtzstraße 11
89081 Ulm

Phone: +49 (731) 50 34101
Fax: +49 (731) 50 34109
Email: stefano.passerini@kit.edu
www: www.hiu-batteries.de/batterieforschungszentrum-in-deutschland/mitarbeitende/ansprechpartner/