Full speed ahead for hydrogen
Photo: Hereon/ Christian Schmid
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon and the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg expand their existing cooperation. From the 1st of January 2022, Dr. Julian Jepsen is appointed as a junior professor of applied materials technology at Helmut Schmidt University. Dr. Jepsen has led the System Design for Mobility department since November 2019 and acted as head of the Infrastructure for Stationary Energy Systems department at the Institute for Hydrogen Technology at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, where he and his team develop hydrogen storage systems for mobile and stationary applications. The focus of the research of Prof. Dr. Jepsen and his team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon is put on the hydrogen storage field, while at the Helmut Schmidt University, the efforts are concentrated on the integration of hydrogen-based energy systems.
Hydrogen storage field and hydrogen-based energy systems development are essential key enabling technologies for the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables and climate protection. There are still several open technical and scientific questions and challenges related to energy-efficient, safe, and economical hydrogen storage. Within the framework of this cooperation, these challenges can be appropriately addressed to contribute to the development of impulses for hydrogen technology. On the one hand, the Helmut-Schmidt-University provides high education degrees offering a wide range of lectures for different university degrees, and it offers research careers in the field of environmental and energy technology and vehicle technology. On the other hand, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, with its mission of resilience and innovation, owns the proper infrastructure and equipment as the largest non-university research institution in Schleswig-Holstein. Therefore, great potential in this cooperation arises from the synergy between the Helmut Schmidt University and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon.