DKG Field 3 - Ceramics for energy storage and conversion

Prof. Dr. Olivier Guillon

Chairman DKG F 3
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Director of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-1): Materials Synthesis and Processing
+49 2461 61-5181
+49 2461-61-9866

The DKG Field 3 "Ceramics for energy storage and conversion" (DKG F 3) focuses on materials that are relevant in current and future energy technologies.


The DKG F 3 provides a platform for the exchange of experience between universities, research institutes and industry. Thematic focal points are: 

  • High-temperature materials for power plants (e.g. thermal barrier coatings for gas turbines, protective coatings against abrasion and corrosion, fiber-reinforced ceramics)
  • Heat storage materials and heat exchangers, absorbers for solar thermal power plants
  • Ceramics membranes for the separation of gas mixtures (oxygen for the oxyfuel process e.g. hydrogen, CO2 etc.)
  • Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) for the efficient conversion of gaseous fuels into electricity
  • Electrolysis cells (SOEC) for the production of hydrogen and other chemicals (co-electrolysis)
  • Hard magnetic materials for renewable wind energy, high temperature superconductors
  • Low- and high-temperature batteries with high safety and stability for stationary applications