The outstanding poster award of the 2019 Swiss Battery Days was awarded to Dr. Francesco Pagani, Empa for his poster entitled "Lithium-ion conductivity of epitaxial Li4Ti5O12 vs state of charge".

The outstanding poster award of the 2020/21 Swiss Battery Days was awarded to Dr. Aurora Gomez, MEET for her poster entitled "Towards low-cost and more sustainable Ni-rich NCM-type layered oxide cathodes for lithium-ion batteries".

The outstanding poster award of the 2022 Swiss Battery Days was awarded to Mr. Marcel Heidbüchel, MEET for her poster entitled "Impact of the primary particle morphology on the electrochemical performance of Ni-rich layered oxide cathode materials".

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The event takes place at Empa Academy on Empa's main campus in Dübendorf. Tram T12 takes you in 30 min directly from Zurich airport to Empa (get off at station Dübendorf Am Ring). Tram T12 also brings you to Stettbach train station, from which many S trains will take you in 5 min to Zurich downtown and Zurich mainstation. There is only limited parking available on site and we encourage travelling by public transport.


Empa Akademie

Ueberlandstrasse 129

8600 Dübendorf


(Address for GPS: Eduard-Amstutz-Strasse)



The following hotels are located close to Empa:

Sorell Hotel Sonnental, Dübendorf

Hotel Zwiback, Dübendorf

Harry's Home, Wallisellen





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Scientific Program


Monday August 29


12:00    Registration, lunch, and exhibition


13:30    Welcome address

Corsin Battaglia, Empa and Sigita Trabesinger, PSI


13:40    (Invited) Electrochemo-mechanics of metallic lithium anodes

Mauro Pasta, University of Oxford, Faraday Institution


14:20    Unravelling lithium nucleation and dissolution in lithium-metal batteries

Eric Winter, T.  J. Schmidt, S. Trabesinger, PSI


14:40    Why potassium half cells fail to deliver reliable results

Iurii Panasenko, Leonie Wildersinn, Franziska Allgayer, Julia Maibach, Fabian Jeschull, KIT


15:00    Free standing thin flexible artificial polymer composite SEI to increase the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

Nico Grotkopp, Annelise Jean-Fulcrand, Georg Garnweitner, TU Braunschweig


15:30    Poster session and refreshing drinks

17:00    Apéro riche



Tuesday August 30


08:30   Coffee and exhibition

09:00   (Invited) Electrode kinetics in solid-state batteries

Jürgen Janek, Justus Liebig University Giessen, KIT


09:40   Interface evolution of the LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2/Li6PS5Cl solid-state battery cathode during cycling

Barthélémy Lelotte, Carlos A. F. Vaz, Camelia Borca, Thomas Huthwelker, Vincent Pelé, Christian Jordy, Lorenz Gubler, Mario El Kazzi, PSI, SAFT


10:00   Polymerized-ionic-liquid-based polymer electrolyte for 4 V and 5 V class solid-state lithium metal batteries

Chengyin Fu, Gerrit Homann, Rabeb Grissa, Daniel Rentsch, Wengao Zhao, Tom Gouveia, Anais Fagayrat, Rongying Lin, Sébastian Fantini, Corsin Battaglia, Empa, Solvionic


10:20   Coffee and exhibition

10:50   (Invited) Understanding imperfect battery materials

Jon Serrano-Sevillano, Marine Reynaud, Damien Saurel, Montse Casas-Cabanas, CIC energiGUNE, Ikerbasque


11:30    Mechanism of Li2S formation and dissolution in lithium-sulfur batteries

Christian Prehal, Jean-Marc von Mentlen, Sara Drvaric Talian, Alen Vizintin, Robert Dominko, Heinz Amenitsch, Lionel Porcar, Stefan A. Freunberger, Vanessa Wood, ETHZ, National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia, University of Slovenia, Graz University of Technology, Institut Laue-Langevin, IST Austria


11:50    Electron microscopy study of intragranular cracking mechanism in nickel-rich transition metal oxide cathode for lithium-ion batteries

Jedrzej K. Morzy,  Wesley M. Dose, Per Erik Vullum, May-Ching Lai, Amoghavarsha Mahadevogwda, Michael De Volder, Caterine Ducati, U Cambridge, Faraday Institution, University of Leicester, Norvegian University of Science and Technology


12:10    Conference picture


12:20    Lunch and exhibition


13:40   (Invited) Eletrolyte-electrode interphases in high-voltage aqueous lithium-ion batteries

Jie Li, Xu Hou, Helmholtz-Institute Münster, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Politecnico die Milano


14:20   The hydrotropic effect of ionic liquids in water-in-salt electrolytes

Maximilian Becker, Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Corsin Battaglia, Empa


14:40   The synergistic role of functional electrolyte additives containing phospholane-based derivative in NMC811/Si-graphite cells

Bahareh A. Sadeghi, Christian Wölke, Martin Winter, Isidora Cekic-Laskovic, Hemholtz-Institute Münster, Forschungszentrum Jülich


15:00    Coffee and exhibition

15:30   (Invited) Autonomous workflows for an accelerated design of battery electrodes

Ivano E. Castelli, Technical University of Danemark


16:10   Plasmonic based fibre optic sensors as in-situ battery diagnostic technique

Christopher Gardner, Elin Langhammer, Joe Fleming, Alexander J. Roberts, Rohit Bhagat, Tazdin Amietszajew, Coventry University, Insplorion


16:30   Characterization of lithium-ion cells degradation through deconvolution of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Pietro Iurilli, Claudio Brivio, Vanessa Wood, CSEM, ETH Zürich


18:00    Conference banquet 



Wednesday August 31


08:30    Coffee and exhibition

09:00    Welcome address industry day

Andreas Hutter, CSEM, iBAT and Corsin Battaglia, Empa, iBAT


09:10    (Invited) Automotive OEM views on solid-state battery technology

Hansen Michael Chang, Mercedes-Benz


09:40    (Invited) Perspectives on automotive all-solid-state batteries

Aron Varga, BMW


10:10    Coffee and exhibition


10:40    (Invited) Printing of all-solid-state batteries

Petrachai Srimuk, Andy Fiedler, Marcel Zwahlen, David Flaschenträger, Blackstone Technology, BFH


11:10    (Invited) Alternative manufacturing process for new solid-state electrolyte

Sebastian Heinz, Markus Stichnote, Günther Hambitzer, High Performance Battery Holding, High Performance Battery Technology


11:40    (Invited) Northvolt R&D strategy and progress for next generation battery development

Hwamyung Jang, Matteo Ambrosetti, Léo Duchêne, Northvolt


12:10    Poster award

12:20    Lunch and exhibition

13:30    Welcome address Horizon 2020 LC-BAT-5 battery project cluster session

Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Empa, SeNSE project


13:40    (Invited) A novel carbon material as conductive additives for slurry formulations

Florian Klunker, Steven D. Lacey, M. Schauer, Francesco Bizzotto, Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Corsin Battaglia, Huntsman Advanced Materials, Nanocomp Technologies Inc, Empa, SeNSE project


14:10    Graphite-based anodes with recycled silicon for lithium-ion batteries

Guiomar Hernandez, Ane Muguruza, Iratxe de Meatza, Jekabs Grins, Gunnar Svensson, Mads Heints, Marthe Emilie M. Buan, Anne-Karin Soiland, Uppsala University, CIDETEC, COBRA project


14:25    Pre-lithiation additives for the positive eletrode to compensate for active lithium losses in Si-based lithium ion battery cells

Aurora Gomez-Martin, Maike Michelle Gnutzmann, Egy Adithma, Lars Frankenstein, Bastian Heidrich, Martin Winter, Tobias Placke, MEET, University of Münster, Helmholtz-Institute Münster, Forschungszentrum Jülich, SeNSE project


14:40    Multifunctional ethoxy(pentafluoro)cyclotriphosphazene additive enables safe carbonate electrolytes for silicon-graphite/nickel-rich NMC lithium-ion batteries

Sufu Liu, Gerrit Homann, Rabeb Grissa, Konstantin Egorov, Yuanye Huang, Corsin Battaglia, Ruben-Simon Kühnel, Empa, SeNSE project


14:55    Development of in-situ monitoring tools for prototype cell performance and safety mapping

Tazdin Amietszajew, Alexander J Roberts, Conventry University, SeNSE project


15:10    Coffee and exhibition

15:40    Temperature-driven chemical segregation and doping in cobalt-free lithium-rich layered oxides and its influence on electrochemical performance

Kunkanadu Rajappa Prakasha, Jekabs Grins, Aleksander Jaworski, Thomas Thersleff, Gunnar Svensson, Leif Olav Josang, Anne Dalager Dyril, Andreas Paulus, Dries De Sloovere, Jan D'Haen, Marlies K. Van Bael, An Hardy, Hemesh Avireddy, Joan Roman Morante, Jordi Jacas Biendicho, IREC, Stockholm University, Ceramic Powder Technology, Hasselt University, Imec, COBRA project


15:55    Environment friendly water-based cathode production from cobalt-free lithium-rich layered oxides for pouch cells testing

Hongmei Wang, Vassilios Siozios, Reinhard Mörtel, Andreas Würsig, Fraunhofer ISIT, COBRA project


16:10    High-areal-capacity nickel-rich NMC water-based electrodes with excellent long-term cycling stability

Yuri Surace, Nicolas Eshraghi, Damian Cupid, AIT, SeNSE project


16:25    Innovative hybrid high-voltage electrodes based on LNMO/LFP materials for lithium-ion batteries

Roberto Colombo, Daniele Versaci, Julia Amici, Silvia Bodoardo, Carlotta Francia, Federico Bella, Nadia Garino, Politechnico di Torino HYDRA project


16:40    Closing remarks


17:00    End of conference


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Swiss Battery Days 2022

August 29-31 2022


Empa, PSI, and BFH jointly organize the 4th edition of the Swiss Battery Days taking place on August 29-31 at Empa Academy in Dübendorf. The aim of this event is to provide young researchers, active in the field of battery materials research and cell manufacturing, a platform to present their results and to connect to renowned battery researchers from Europe. The event offers a unique opportunity to strengthen and expand the network to the Swiss battery community. The scope of the event ranges from the synthesis and characterization of battery materials to their integration into electrodes and cells, including topics related to cell manufacturing. August 31 is reserved for talks on aspects of industrial cell manufacturing at scale and national/international initiatives.



Empa Academy, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf


Important dates

May 23 2022 Registration opening

May 23 2022 Abstract submission opening

July 1 2022 Abstract submission closing

July 18 2022 Notification abstract acceptance

August 19 2022 Registration closing

August 29-31 2022 Swiss Battery Days





Dr. Corsin Battaglia, Empa (chair)

Dr. Sigita Trabesinger, Paul Scherrer Institute (vice chair)


Local organizing committee

Dr. Corsin Battaglia, Empa

Daniela Isler-Schmid, Empa

Nadine Rieder, Empa


Scientific committee

Dr. Corsin Battaglia, Empa

Dr. Sigita Trabesinger, Paul Scherrer Institute

Dr. Mario El Kazzi, Paul Scherrer Institute

Prof. Axel Fürst, Berner Fachhochschule


International advisory board

Prof. Kristina Edström, Uppsala University

Prof. Petr Novák, Braunschweig Technical University and ETH Zurich

Prof. Martin Winter, Münster University

Prof. Robert Dominko, National Institute of Chemistry Ljubliana

Prof. Arnulf Latz, Helmholtz Institute Ulm and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology



Confirmed invited speakers

Dr. Montserrat Casas-Cabanas, CIC energieGUNE

Prof. Jürgen Janek, Justus Liebig University Giessen

Prof. Jie Li, Politecnico di Milano

Prof. Mauro Pasta, University of Oxford

Prof. Ivano Castelli, Technical University of Danemark

Dr. Florian Klunker, Huntsman Advanced Materials

Dr. Hwamyung Jang, Northvolt

Dr. Sebastian Heinz, High Performance Battery

Dr. Andy Fiedler,  Blackstone Resources

Dr. Aron Varga, BMW

Dr. Hansen Chang Mercedes-Benz












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Thanks you for your interest in the Swiss Battery Days. The event is sold out. Registration is no longer possible.

Participants for the Swiss Battery Days 2022 can register here (link will forward to xing-events website for registration).


Registration fee is 


CHF 220 for senior academics and industry

CHF 120 for PhD students and postdocs


Registration is closing on August 19 2022. The registration fee covers three lunches, all coffee breaks during the conference, and the welcome apero in the evening of Monday August 29 2022. Tickets for the banquet and the evening of Tuesday August 30 2022 can be booked optionally for CHF 90 via the same link. For cancellations until August 19 2022, 50% of the registration fee will be charged. After August 19 2022 or in case of non appearance, the full registration fee is charged. A substitute will be accepted anytime upon written request to . PhD students and postdocs are requested to present a proof of their status on site. We encourage early registration as the number of participants is limited and handled on a first come - first served basis.

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