advisory board members

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Siemens Digital industries Software is an engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace, and other advanced manufacturing industries. DI SW STS offers a unique combination of virtual simulation software, testing systems and engineering services for designing mechatronic products. DI SW STS  is focused on the mission critical performance attributes such as system dynamics, structural integrity, handling, safety, reliability, noise and energy efficiency. DI SW STS has acquired a unique position in the product design engineering landscape though it’s combined offer of test and simulation, leading to high-value-added solutions for model validation, correlation and updating.


Leuven, Belgium


CUSTOMCELLS® is one of the leading companies in the fields of development and series production of special lithium-ion battery cells. With access to a production facility equipped with state-of-the-art electrode and cell manufacturing machines, Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of customised battery cells. Customcells Tübingen GmbH supplies high-quality lithium-ion batteries in automated series production and is one of the most modern battery cell production facilities in Europe. Outstanding, high-quality production processes enable manufacturing with unsurpassed cell quality and performance. This ensures lasting safety, performance and a long service life of the mass-produced battery products. CUSTOMCELLS® supplies, among others, the German automotive industry and is a technology specialist in the aerospace, medical technology and oil and gas industries and manufactures, among other things, series products for autonomous underwater vehicles through to battery units for electric flying. 

Fraunhoferstraße 1B, 25524 Itzehoe

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ENGIE Laborelec

ENGIE Laborelec is a leading expertise and research centre in electrical power technology. The company specialized on the whole electricity value chain and support customers in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution, storage and final use. The special attention of company is focused on nergy transition and the 3 D’s – decentralization, decarbonization and digitalization.

Linkebeek, Belgium

JSR Micro

JSR provides high quality, cost effective binders for battery manufacturing. Our aqueous anode and cathode binders pave the way to environmental-friendly and cost-effective processes. JSR materials are used worldwide in Li-ion battery applications (automotive, transportation, stationary).
Compatible with state-of-the-art designs, including Si anode and Nickel rich cathode materials, JSR binders also address the requirements of the new generation Li-ion batteries. JSR’s global organization and unique chemistry expertise allow combining the R&D and production drives required to support its customers.

Researchpark Haasrode 1019 Technologielaan 8
B-3001 Leuven Belgium


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 Prof. Dr. Maitane Berecibar

Project Coordinator
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium
+32 262 93855

Dr. Bilge Saruhan-Brings

Dissemination and Exploitation
German Aerospace Center
Cologne, Germany
+49 2203 601-3228

Dr. K. Burak Dermenci

Technical Project Coordination
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium
+32 2 629 28 01

Inès Boursot

Operational Management
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium
+32 476 604585