SP-5: Materials to Application – processing, interfacing

Transition from materials, components, devices. By Dimopoulos Theodoros, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH. 

Coordinators : Theodoros Dimopoulos (AIT, Austria) & Martin Roeb (DLR, Germany)

The decarbonization of the economy requires a complete overhaul of the ways we produce and consume energy.  To reach net zero by 2050 it is necessary to massively deploy the renewable technologies currently available, as well as new, high-potential ones that are not yet commercialized. To accelerate the integration of these new technologies into the renewables’ ecosystem and reduce the carbon footprint of energy-intensive industries and the transport sector, rigorous materials research and innovation efforts are required. 

AMPEA “Sub-programme 5” embraces a broad range of energy applications, including: hydrogen production through water electrolysis, photochemical and thermochemical pathways,  fuel cells, electrochemical reduction of CO2 to value-added chemicals, CO2 plasmolysis, Li-ion, solid-state, and redox-flow batteries, photovoltaics, thermochemical energy storage and chemicals production, advanced manufacturing from sustainable feedstock, harsh environment applications, structural materials combining lightness and mechanical resistance, integrated energy production systems, recycling and upcycling.

The objectives of “Sub-programme 5” are: (i) to identify opportunities for advanced materials in new energy applications, (ii) to coordinate the efforts towards their integration into application-specific components, with the target to enhance performance, functionality, and sustainability, and (iii) enable their up-scaled manufacturing and their fast uptake into new market areas.


To know more:

Martin Roeb (German Aerospace Center (DLR)): Martin.Roeb@dlr.de

Theodoros Dimopoulos  (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology):  theodoros.dimopoulos@ait.ac.at 


Martin Roeb SP coordinator (main)
DLR, Germany