Carlos Islas Acevedo is a PhD student at the MOBI research group. He holds bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering (Technical University of Monterrey, Mexico) and Applied Chemistry (University of Reutlingen, Germany), as well as a joint master's degree in Polymer Science from four prominent universities in Berlin.
Carlos has experience in the automotive chemical industry in Germany (Audi AG and BASF Coatings GmbH), most recently working on aluminum-ion batteries development projects at Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration. Currently, his PhD research at MOBI focuses on modeling and optimization of lithium-ion batteries based on novel electrode materials, gel polymer electrolytes, and solid-state electrolytes. This is done in the framework of the CoFBAT (Cobalt-Free Batteries) Horizon 2020 program funded by the European Union.