Adjunct Associate Professor Jens Noack studied chemical engineering and environmental technology at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Since 2007, he has been working at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology in the Department of Applied Electrochemistry, where he has mainly been involved in the development of redox flow batteries. He is an engineer, scientist and project leader for different national and international projects.
His research and development focuses on stationary energy storage systems for renewable energies and the development of novel energy storage and conversion systems. Among other things, he was involved in the development and installation of Europe’s largest vanadium redox flow battery on the Fraunhofer ICT campus. He is the German project lead of the German-Australian Alliance for Electrochemical Technologies for Storage of Renewable Energy (CENELEST), project lead of the European-Australian SONAR project as well as other publicly funded projects from industry.
Jens Noack is the author of over 77 publications, including 57 peer reviewed papers. He has also given over 30 talks at conferences worldwide, including 8 invited talks and 29 patent applications. He is a member of the scientific committee of the International Flow Battery Forum since 2016 and a member of several national and international standardisation committees. He is chairman of the German national committee “Flow Batteries” in the German Commission for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology DKE AK 371.0.6, member of DKE K 371 “Batteries” and DKE K 384 “Fuel Cells”. He is also a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission IEC in the groups TC 105/21 JWG 7 “Flow Batteries” and JWG 82 “Secondary cells and batteries for renewable energy storage”.
Currently Jens Noack is coordinator of national and international projects with a total volume of over 7 Mill AUD.