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Gerwin Hoogsteen in the "My Future Dream Job" podcast!

Our colleague Gerwin Hoogsteen was invited recently to record a podcast for the "My Future Dream Job" podcast series from the University of Twente. "In this podcast series, we embark on a journey to the year 2030 together with host Anic van Damme to explore professions that are now slowly starting to take shape or don’t yet exist at all."

The podcast can be found via this link to SoundCloud or the embedded SoundCloud player at the bottom of this page. From the description: "The need for radically different usage of our planet's resources has never been so high. There is an increasing demand for electricity in the years to come. We need innovative ways to store that energy to take it out whenever and wherever we need it.

Professor in nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage, Mark Huijben elaborates on the development of next-level batteries. Not only having optimal performance but also being more sustainable. That begins with the design of a battery. Also, the materials being used make a huge difference in their recyclability.

Gerwin Hoogsteen, a researcher on energy management for smart grids, surprises us with a creative perspective on energy usage and storage. He takes us to the year 2030 where energy is stored locally, in self-driving cars that drive to places with energy overload and take it to the place where you need it: your home. What hurdles do we need to take to make this a reality?"

Episode 5: The Battery Materials Sourcing Engineer