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NCKU Signs MOU with German Jülich Research Centre to Promote Joint Research for Advancing Green

Written by Hsu Tsu-Yueh. Image credit to News Center 
成大跨維綠能中心(HI-GEM)主任黃肇瑞教授與IEK-1中心主任Prof. Olivier Guillon(音譯:奧利維爾 吉永)今(18)日代表雙方簽署合作備忘錄
NCKU Hi-GEM and German IEK-1 signed a MOU on July 18th, represented by Director of NCKU Hi-GEMProf. Jow-Lay Huang (right) and Director of IEK-1 Prof. Olivier Guillon (left)
NCKU Hierarchical Green-Energy Materials Research Center (Hi-GEM) and German Jülich Research Centre’s Institute of Energy and Climate Research-IEK-1: Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1) signed a memorandum of understanding on July 18th at the Technology Building of NCKU Tzu-Chiang Campus. The signing ceremony was represented by Prof. Jow-Lay Huang(黃肇瑞), Director of NCKU Hi-GEM, and Prof. Olivier Guillon, Director of IEK-1. The MOU aims to promote the collaboration of joint research, academic exchanges, and talent cultivation for green energy. 
The signing ceremony was attended by Prof. Chyan-Deng Jan (詹錢登), Dean of NCKU College of Engineering, Chair Professor Hsisheng Teng(鄧熙聖)and Chair Professor Yuh-Lang Lee(李玉郎) from NCKU Dept. of Chemical Engineering, and Prof. Shih-kang Lin(林士剛) and Prof. Kuan-Zong Fung (方冠榮) from NCKU Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.
NCKU Dean Chyan-Deng Jan extended a warm welcome to the distinguished guests from German Jülich Research Centre. He expressed that both NCKU’s Hi-GEM and Germany’s IEK-1 have strong research capabilities in the field of green energy and he looks forward to seeing the strengths of both parties as joint force to empower future researches.
德國 IEK-1 中心主任 Prof. Olivier Guillon(音譯:奧利維爾 吉永)期待透過本次簽署,共同解決各種挑戰,推動綠色能源技術的發展
Prof. Olivier Guillon, Director of German IEK-1, anticipates tackling various challenges through this signing and promoting the development of green energy technologies
Prof. Jow-Lay Huang, Director of NCKU Hi-GEM and Professor of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, expressed that he is deeply honored to sign this collaboration with IEK-1. He looks forward to initiating international academic research and talent exchanges between IEK-1 and NCKU, believing that, through the accumulation of rich academic expertise and profound expertise in the field of green energy, they can jointly learn, create, and conduct research and develop applications.
Prof. Olivier Guillon, Director of IEK-1, expressed that there has been a long history of collaboration between NCKU’s Hi-GEM, and the innovations generated from the past has made an impression on him and his team. He anticipates tackling various challenges through this MOU signing and promoting the development of green energy technologies.
The collaboration between NCKU and IEK-1 started in 2016 with NCKU Hi-GEM, participated by Chair Professor Hsisheng Teng from the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, and Prof. Shih-kang Lin and Prof. Kuan-Zong Fung from the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. The “Taiwan-Germany Battery Collaborative Research Project” was launched with an aim to co-develop high-performance and high-safety novel lithium batteries. In 2022, Prof. Shih-kang Lin also visited IEK-1 as a guest visiting professor.

Group photo at the signing ceremony

NCKU Hi-GEM is dedicated to researches in green energy technology, with focus on the development of novel green energy materials and the cultivation of high-level research and development talents. Hi-GEM actively collaborates with various international research and development institutions to promote the advancement of green energy materials industry in Taiwan, and to drive industrial transformation towards carbon neutrality with collaboration across universities, faculty, and disciplines. Aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), NCKU Hi-GEM focus on  SDG 7, Affordable and Clean Energy; SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth; and SDG 9, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.
IEK-1 is an internationally renowned research center in the field of green energy materials. Its research topics include high-efficiency energy conversion, collection, and storage devices, as well as the advancement of knowledge in applied sciences. The research content covers various areas, such as solid-state lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, solid oxide electrolyzer cells, membranes for separating oxygen and hydrogen, thermal barrier coatings for gas turbines and environmental applications, and multi-scale simulations and computations of materials.
The signing of this collaboration will strengthen the joint force of research and development  of green energy between NCKU and IEK-1, especially for renewable energy technologies, energy conversion and storage systems. It will also facilitates the faculty exchange for teaching and research. Leveraging the strengths of both parties in the field of energy storage battery research, this collaboration aims to jointly promote innovation and development in the scientific domain.
Provider: NCKU News Center
Date: 2023-07-31
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