Prof. Dr. Kai Peter Birke

Professor of Energy Research and E-Mobility
University of Stuttgart

Dr. Kai Peter Birke obtained hisPhD in materials science (ion conducting ceramics) from the University of Kielin 1997. In 1998, he joined the Fraunhofer-Institute for Silicon Technology,Itzehoe, Germany, to work on the development of proprietary Li-Ion laminatedcell with a functional ceramic separator and co-founded two spin-offs to putthis technology into production.

After being involved in thedevelopment and production of pouch type laminated (PoLiFlex) Li-Ion cells atVarta for five years, Dr. Birke joined Continental AG in Berlin in 2005, firstas a project leader in energy-storage systems. He became senior technicalexpert in battery technology and team leader in cell technology, and in 2010was appointed Head of battery module and electromechanics.

Dr. Birke has 22 years ofexperience in research, development, and production of energy storage systemswith a focus on Li-Ion technology. Since 2015 he has been a full Professor atthe University of Stuttgart, covering the field of Electrical Energy StorageSystems.