ITAS 09-19 Master thesis: Development of an MCDA based screening method for emergent battery materials (MatScreen)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Area of research:

Diploma & Master Thesis

Part-Time Suitability:

The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Starting date:


Job description:

There is a wide consensus that energy storage technologies are an im-portant element to enable continued stability to future decarbonized Eu-ropean energy networks. Within the POLiS (Post Lithium Storage) Cluster of Excellence, scientists from Karlsruhe and Ulm are researching future batteries, which should be powerful, reliable, sustainable and environ-mentally friendly. The overall objective of the Cluster is to build a funda-mental understanding of a new generation of electrochemical energy storage systems and develop a platform for future stationary and mobile applications. Within POLiS (, a screening method of different electrode mate-rials for new types of battery will be developed, taking into account sus-tainability aspects. The screening on the basis of selected criteria should make it possible to obtain initial indications on the sustainability of dif-ferent electrode materials from the perspective of technology develop-ers. A multi-criteria decision analysis method will be developed together with technology developers (e.g. AHP in combination with Fuzzy Logic, ELECTRE, etc.). The planned master thesis within POLiS is a cooperation with HIU ( and ITAS.

The task includes the following aspects:

Development of a modular MCDA-tool (modular with regard to criteria adaptation), e.g. AHP + XFirst collection and design of a set of criteria for testing the tool, if necessary already in close coordination with a small group of technology developers for the material screeningPreliminary study: Test weightings and feedback experts –Documentation and critical reflection

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