Róbert Kun

Research Development Innovation Group Leader, Hungarian Battery Association; Research Group Leader, HUN-REN Research Centre for Natural Sciences

Robert Kun has graduated in 2006 in chemistry and chemistry teacher at the University of Szeged, Hungary. In 2009, he obtained PhD degree in chemistry at the same university. Between 2009-2018 he worked at the University of Bremen/Fraunhofer IFAM (Bremen) and since 2010 he is pursuing active academic research on new-generation and post Li-ion battery technologies, battery materials and battery aging processes. In 2014-2018 he was the leader of the Innovative Sensor and Functional Materials Research Group (ISFM) at the University of Bremen, Faculty of Production Engineering and Fraunhofer Institute of for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials- IFAM, funded by the German Research Fund (DFG). After his resettlement in Hungary in 2019, he started working at the HUN-REN Research Centre for natural Sciences (HUN-REN TTK) as senior researcher and research group leader. Also, he is associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Faculty of Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. Dr. Kun is currently principal investigator in several battery related R+D projects, funded by the National Research Development and Innovation Office, Hungary (NRDIO). His current research focuses on the development of next-generation Li-ion battery materials and systems, such as functional coatings, dry-solid-polymer Li-ion conductive electrolytes and tailored made carbon/sulfur composites for Li-S (lithium-sulfur) and semi-solid-state Li-/Na-S batteries, based on sustainable resources (locally available, biomass, etc.) and secondary raw-materials. Also, he is also involved in research projects dealing with the nanomechanical and electro-chemo-mechanical characterization of all-solid-state (all-inorganic) Li-ion batteries. Dr. Kun is author of more than 40 scientific papers, 3 book chapters and 2 patents and he is supervisor of numerous BSc, MSc Thesis and PhD works, as well. Since its establishment in 2022 he is the leader for R+D+Training task force of the Hungarian Battery Association.

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