Title: “Modern Analytical Tools to Study Interfaces and Interphases in Lithium-Ion Batteries” / Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Petr Novak
Title: “Modern Analytical Tools to Study Interfaces and Interphases in Lithium-Ion Batteries” / Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Prof. Petr Novák is head of the Section “Electrochemical Energy Storage” of the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland and Professor at the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich). He has been working in the field of electrochemistry all his professional life, focusing on batteries, mainly lithium-based. In 1983, he joined the J. Heyrovský Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (with a short period at the Technical University of Linköping, Sweden in 1986; with Olle Inganäs), later as Alexander von Humboldt-Fellow at the University of Bonn, Germany (1988-1989; with Wolf Vielstich).

Since 1991 Professor Novák has been working at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland. His research interests span a wide range of topics related to materials’ electrochemistry and interfacial electrochemistry. The dominant topics include nonaqueous electrochemistry, conducting polymers, inorganic electrode materials and organic electrolytes for batteries, interfaces in nonaqueous systems, and especially the development of electrochemical in situ (operando) methods. Apart from many technical reports, he is author or co-author of 13 patents. He has published about 300 papers in leading scientific journals and has collected over 17,000 career citations (Career h‑Index: 57).