HiBRAIN: Holistic method of a combined data- and model-based Electrode design supported by artificial intelligence (Jan. 2022 – Dec. 2024)

The HiBRAIN project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) as part of the German government’s 7th energy research program „Innovations for the energy transition“.

To support the strategic goal of the energy transition in transport, the project focuses on the development of new cells for electrochemical energy storage. The HiBRAIN project involves representatives from materials, electrode and automotive production as well as software developers, universities and research centers with expertise in battery materials, mathematical modeling and model-based (stochastic and numerical) simulation. The HiBRAIN project thus strengthens the link between basic research and industrial application with regard to suitable simulation methods to support electrode design.
The aim of the joint project is to develop an effective tool for the virtual design of new electrodes, starting from the selection of suitable materials, the choice of microstructure (e.g. size and shape of primary and secondary particles), the additional coating of active particles, and the structure and thickness of the electrodes.
The challenge of the HiBRAIN project is to develop a holistic approach that includes the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize the electrode design. The extensive database required for this is to be generated primarily by model-based simulations, which are to be supported by specifically collected experimental data.

Helmut Schmidt University is coordinating the project; partners in the consortium are:

Helmut Schmidt University / UniBwH
Mercedes-Benz AG
algorithmica technologies GmbH
Customcells Holding GmbH
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) GmbH
Ulm University
Heidelberg University


Letzte Änderung: 2. Juni 2023