Other News 2016


September 19th, 2016   End of project workshop Vienna

(forthcoming, see "Events" page)



April 27 - 28, 2016   IdTechEx "Energy Harvesting" convention Berlin

Fraunhofer has own, very well trafficked booth.



March 15, 2016 New micro battery and prototype line made available to MATFLEXEND

Fraunhofer IZM has installed a new 10-meter long battery development and assembly line that enables production of sub-micro batteries with unparalleled precision in a huge Argon glove box system. The line has been funded by IZM internally.
Said batteries can be assembled into highly flexible arrays sitting on compliant substrates; final MATFLEXEND battery demonstrators will be assembled in this line.

Fraunhofer IZM micro battery prototype line



Feb 18th,  2016  Innovative glove box delivered to IZM
MATFLEXEND objectives include printing electrolyte/separator layers for flexible lithium ion batteries, needing an inert-gas glove box. Fraunhofer IZM took deliver of a completely new design by supplier Coruna GmbH, enabling gloves operation, and screen transfer through a load lock system. 70 µm line / space resolution was demonstrated.


Joachim Biegel, Coruna Printed Electronics GmbH, demonstrates the printer operation prior to integration into the glove box.



Jan 27th,  2016  IMMS shows first version of MATFLEXEND harvester electronics
A sophisticated high precision measurement setup for the extremely small and erratic current pulses generated at high voltages by the capacitive harvester was supplied by IMMS of Ilmenau, Germany (, a IZM subcontractor in FP7 MATFLEXEND; it integrates the current and displays the mean harvested current, and is part of Deliverable 55.


Björn Bieske and Gerrit Kropp (IMMS) are presenting the small energy harvesting measurement device which corresponds to MATFLEXEND deliverable D55.



Jan 25-27th, 2016  Transfer of EPD technology to Fraunhofer IZM
Electrophoretic deposition of lithium titanate and lithium iron phosphate electrodes has been developed by MATFLEXEND partner LAAS in France, and transferred to Fraunhofer IZM as part of Deliverable D36.


Amponsah Kyeremateng, LAAS (right) showed the details of electrophoretic electrode deposition to Giusseppe Elia (left) who takes care of this technology for the Berlin MATFLEXEND group.



Presentations and publications 2016


Nov 15, 2016 (expected paper & e-publication) Harvesting energy and reaping the rewards

Robert Hahn + Wolfgang Bock  interviewed in IMPACT magazine, a paper+web magazine aiming to make research projects more broadly accessible: download by clicking  IMPACT-Magazine-Interview-MATFLEXEND-2016.pdf.


For paper reprints, please contact the publisher at


June 28th, 2016 online article

"Microbatteries demo IZM (K Marquardt) @IdTechEx Berlin"


June 2nd, 2016

Microbatteries demo based on material @IdTechEx Berlin


May 29 –June 2, 2016, 229th ECS Meeting San Diego, CA

Paschinger, Werner, Alexander Bismarck "On Printable in Situ Electrolyte Filled Battery Separators"


May 2- 6, (2016) E-MRS Spring Meeting 2016, Lille, FRANCE, oral presentation
Werner Paschinger, Alexander Bismarck, "RT-IL based polyHIPEs as printable in situ electrolyte filled separators for thin film Li-ion batteries"



Other news 2015

April 27th, 2015 MATFLEXEND Industry workshop, Berlin, Germany
The first of two industry workshops in the project has been held jointly with Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin, presenting two related developments: the Fraunhofer integrated micro battery alongside with flexible capacitive energy harvesting, and battery technology developed in MATFLEXEND (see also the "Events" page on this site).



Presentations and publications 2015


Sept. 20 – 24, 2015, EUROMAT, Warsaw
Angelika Menner , Qixiang Jiang , Alexander Bismarck "Emulsion template macroporous polymers as spacer/spring elements for energy harvesting"  AND  "Printed macroporous polymers with complex structures and shapes"

Paschinger, Werner, Alexander Bismarck „Investigations on RT-IL filled polyHIPEs for possible applications as separators in Li-ion batteries"



August 31 – September 4, 2015 17th YUCOMAT, Herceg Novi, MONTENEGRO
Werner PASCHINGER, Alexander BISMARCK, "On polyHIPE based separators for thin film Lithium-Ion Batteries"


Aug. 16–20 2015 250th ACS Meeting & Exposition Boston, Aug. 16–20 2015
Angelika Menner , Qixiang Jiang , Alexander Bismarck "Printed macroporous polymers with complex structures and shapes" AND "Flexible macroporous polymer cages as spacer/spring elements for REWOD energy harvesting devices" 

Werner Paschinger , Alexander Bismarck  "Porous polymers in situ filled with RT-IL and their possible application as separator membranes in Li-ion batteries" (2 presentations)



11-13 August, 2015  4th International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics ISECM4 Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

Robert Hahn, Yuja Yang, Uwe Maaß, Leopold Georgi, Jörg Bauer, and K.-D. Lang, "Variable capacitor energy harvesting based on polymer dielectric and composite electrode"

This introductory talk is available here    Variable-capacitor-energy-harvesting-.pdf


Fraunhofer IZM wins Research Image Competition for „Lithium micro battery with interdigitated electrodes" at ISECM4 in Aberdeen,Scottland, UK




July 10, 2015 Paper published online RSC Advances #76, 2015 61502-61507
Nana Amponsah Kyeremateng, Ty Mai Dinh, David Pech „Electrophoretic deposition of Li4Ti5O12 nanoparticles with a novel additive for Li-ion microbatteries" DOI: 10.1039/C5RA11039D



June 25-26, 2015 Workshop on Energy Harvesting Systems-FlexTEG, Dresden, Germany

Robert Hahn, Katrin Höppner, Marion Molnar, Krystan Marquardt, Marc Ferch, Yuja Yang, Uwe Maaß, Leopold Georgi, Jörg Bauer, "MATFLEXEND: Results of 1.5 years research on micro batteries and capacitive energy harvesting"



May 11-13, 2015 1st DVSPM 2015, Gmunden, AUSTRIA, oral presentation
Werner Paschinger, Alexander Bismarck, "Dependence of the MacMullin number on the porous microstructure of in situ electrolyte filled polyHIPEs"



April 28-29, 2015 IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2015, Berlin, Germany

Robert Hahn, Leopold Georgi, Priscila Ertmann Bolzan, Yujia Yang, Uwe Maaß, Jörg Bauer, Merlin Bergmeister, Jonas Strobelt, Felix Krause, Rene Dallinger, „A novel capacitive energy harvesting concept"





Presentations and publications 2014


December 10-12, 2014 13th Young Researchers' Conference, Belgrade, SERBIA, oral presentation
Werner Paschinger, Alexander Bismarck, "Investigations on Methacrylate based polyHIPEs for possible application as separators in Li-ion batteries"


March 26th, 2014 Press Release published in

(Website discontinued, cached under "energyharvestingjournal AND matflexend")


January 27th - 28th  DRAFT Press Release distributed to delegates at Wearables Technology conference Munich and ISPO

DRAFT available under





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