M.Sc. Jens Schäfer

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    Institut für Produktionssysteme (wbk)

    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Areas of Research and Work:

  • Innovative manufacturing processes with flexible handling systems for fuel cell stacks
  • Impact of mobility transformation on small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Battery module disassembly and remanufacturing
  • Joining technologies in battery module assembly




Curriculum Vitae:

Since 2018 Research Associate at the Institute of Production Science (wbk) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2012 - 2018 Study of mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technolog (KIT)


Schaefer, J.; Singer, R.; Hofmann, J. & Fleischer, J. (2019), „Challenges and solutions in automated disassembly and condition-based remanufacturing of lithium-ion battery modules for a circular economy“. GCSM, Hrsg. Elsevier, S. 614-619.
This paper proposes a systematic approach for both, a remanufacturable battery module and an automated remanufacturing station. In the beginning the joints in a battery module are investigated and categorized, followed by an evaluation of alternatives. Based on the evaluation, a novel battery module and an automated remanufacturing station are presented. As a result, it is possible to replace an individual battery cell while maintaining the integrity of the battery module, leading to a value added product that can be brought back to market.