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Redox flow batteries (RFBs), as a promising large-scale energy storage technology

Redox flow batteries (RFBs) use soluble active materials in the electrode reactions, which distinguish them from conventional solid state rechargeable batteries. RFBs aim to achieve high ionic conductivity with minimal cross-over at low cost. For more information, visit here:

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A new technology using self-lubricating organogels (SLUGs) has the potential to be used as an anti-icing agent in the aerospace industry

A new technology using self-lubricating organogels (SLUGs) has the potential to be used as an anti-icing agent in the aerospace industry. For more information, check out the following links:

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Nanoengineering concrete with graphene drastically reduces carbon footprint

Graphene is used in a new concrete with improved properties and lower carbon footprint. For more information, visit here:

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Smarter wings for bird-like flights

Taking inspiration from nature, an EU-funded project is developing smart airplane wings that can sense changes in pressure and adapt their shape instantaneously. These airplanes of the future will be more energy efficient and silent: more bird-like, in effect.

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From the quantum level to the car battery

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI in Sankt Augustin have developed computational tools for developing improved materials. Their “Virtual Material Design" combines multi-scale models, data analysis and machine learning. To learn more visit here:

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