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Electrochemical energy and process engineering


The laboratory offers the most important electrochemical energy storage systems. For research and training purposes, test stands are operated mostly in the small power range. From lithium-ion batteries to fuel cells, all promising electrochemical energy converters and energy storage systems are available. Modern source-sink systems in the power range up to 1 kW are available for characterizing the energy systems and for material tests, for example for investigating different fuel cell membranes. The prerequisites are also in place for sophisticated characterization methods such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. In order to closely integrate experiments and modeling, a simulation workstation with Comsol Multiphysics is available specifically for batteries and fuel cells.

The laboratory is constantly being further developed within the framework of regular projects and final theses.

Further experiments from the field of renewable energies and process engineering are available for teaching purposes within the framework of practical courses.


The laboratory is currently equipped with the following experimental stations:

  • Vanadium redox flow cell
  • Direct methanol fuel cell
  • Lithium-ion accumulators
  • Radiation drying
  • CO2 adsorption on zeolites
  • Tube-in-tube heat exchanger
  • Membrane characterization
  • Rheology

Currently under construction are test stations for:

  • Hydrogen fuel cell
  • Supercapacitors
  • Solar thermal energy


Contact & People

General contact details

Room N 149
On campus
Building N (Natural Science Centre)
Kirchplatz 2 (postal address)
88250 Weingarten
Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
Electrochemical energy and process engineering
P.O. Box 30 22
88216 Weingarten

Laboratory Manager

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ziegler

Renewable energy systems and environmental engineering
Dean of Energy and Environmental Engineering (Bachelor)
Christoph Ziegler

Laboratory Team

Katrin Merk M.Eng.

Energy and environmental technology
Katrin Merk