Short CV/Education and training

    Studied mineralogy / crystallography at the University of Marburg, Germany for a Diplom degree in engineering, followed by doctoral studies in materials sciences at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)

  • 1980 – 1996
    Siemens AG, Technology Division; Specialist in electronic ceramics

  • Since 1996
    Professor and head of the Institute for Applied Materials – Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IAM-WET, until 2014: Instute of Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IWE)) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, until 2009: Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH)), Germany

Selected publications

  • Schmidt, J.P. et al., A novel and fast method of characterizing the self-discharge behavior of lithium-ion cells using a pulse-measurement technique. In: J. Power Sources 274, 2015, pp. 1231-1238.

  • Endler-Schuck, C. et al., The chemical oxygen surface exchange and bulk diffusion coefficient determined by impedance spectroscopy of porous La0.58Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-delta (LSCF) cathodes. In: Solid State Ionics 269, 2015, pp. 67-79.

  • Joos, J. et al., Quantification of double-layer Ni/YSZ fuel cell anodes from focused ion beam tomography data. In: J. Power Sources 246, 2014, pp. 819-830.

  • Schmidt, J.P. et al., The distribution of relaxation times as basis for generalized time-domain models for Li-ion batteries. In: J. Power Sources 221, 2013, pp. 70-77.

  • Hayd, J. et al., Hetero-Interfaces at Nanoscaled (La,Sr)CoO3-delta Thin-Film Cathodes Enhancing Oxygen Surface-Exchange Properties. In: J. Electrochem. Soc. 160, 2013, pp. F351-F359.

  • Joos, J. et al., Reconstruction of porous electrodes by FIB/SEM for detailed microstructure modeling. In: J. Power Sources 196, 2011, pp. 7302-7307.

  • Ender, M. et al., Three-dimensional reconstruction of a composite cathode for lithium-ion cells. In: Electrochem. Commun. 13, 2011, pp. 166-168.

  • Bessler, W.G. et al.: Model anodes and anode models for understanding the mechanism of hydrogen oxidation in solid oxide fuel cells. In: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 2010, pp. 13888-13903.

  • Ivers-Tiffée, E. et al.: Methane reforming kinetics, carbon deposition and redox durability of Ni/8YSZ anodes. In: W. Vielstich, H. A. Gasteiger, H. Yokokawa (Eds.), Handbook of Fuel Cells, Vol. 6: Advances in Electrocatalysis, Materials, Diagnostics and Durability, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2009, pp. 933-956.

  • Leonide, A. et al.: Evaluation and modeling of the cell resistance in anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells. In: J. Electrochem. Soc. 155, 2008, pp. B36-B41.

  • Ivers-Tiffée, E., von Münch, W.: Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik, Wiesbaden: B.G. Teubner, 10th edition, 2007.

  • Rothschild, A. et al.: Electronic structure, defect chemistry, and transport properties of SrTi1-xFexO3-y solid solutions. In: Chem. Mater. 18, 2006, pp. 3651-3659.

  • Weber, A., Ivers-Tiffée, E.: Materials and concepts for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) in stationary and mobile applications. In: J. Power Sources 127, 2004, pp. 273-283.

  • Ivers-Tiffée, E., Weber, E., Schichlein, H.: Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. In: W. Vielstich, H.A. Gasteiger, A. Lamm (Eds.), Handbook of Fuel Cells, Vol. 2: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2003, pp. 220-235.

  • Ivers-Tiffée, E. et al.: Principles of solid state oxygen sensors for lean combustion gas control. In: Electrochimica Acta 47, 2001, pp. 807-814.

  • Ivers-Tiffée, E., Weber, A., Herbstritt, D.: Materials and technologies for SOFC-components. In: J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 21, 2001, pp. 1805-1811.

  • Menesklou, W. et al.: High temperature oxygen sensors based on doped SrTiO3. In: Sens. Act. B 59, 1999, pp. 184-189.

  • De Souza, R.A., Islam, M.S., Ivers-Tiffée, E.: Formation and migration of cation defects in the perovskite oxide LaMnO3. In: J. Mater. Chem. 9, 1999, pp. 1621-1627.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific Member, “Senate Committee on Strategic Planning“ of the German Research Foundation (“Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”, DFG), since 2016

  • Fellow, The Electrochemical Society (ECS), since 2015

  • Member of the Senate of the German Research Foundation (“Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”, DFG), since 2014

  • Member of the Board of Trustees, “Friedrich und Elisabeth Boysen-Stiftung“, since 2014

  • Member of the Council for Innovation and Competitiveness (“Rat für Innovation und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit”) of the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry of Finance and Economy, Germany, since 2014

  • Member of the Review Board “Materials Science” of the German Research Foundation (“Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”, DFG), 2012 – 2014

  • Working group member of the “World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative“ of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), since 2010

  • Member of the World Academy of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy, since 2009

  • Member of acatech, the German Academy of Technological Sciences, since 2007

  • Member of the Innovation Council of the German State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, 2007 – 2010

  • Member of the Senate of Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH) / KIT, 2006 – 2011

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, since 2005

  • Member of the board of the International Society for Solid State Ionics, 2003 – 2007

  • Member of the coordinating committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Centre for Functional Nanostructures (CFN), 2001 – 2014

  • Member of the Senate of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF), 2001 – 2007

  • Vice chancellor of Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), 1998 – 2002


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