ERC Advanced Grant

Bild: Boris Mijat

Award year: 2016

Category: Scholarship / Grant

Type: ERC Advanced Grant

Awarding organization: Europäischer Forschungsrat (ERC)

Chemist Andreas Hirsch researches new materials, assembles them from molecular building blocks and then investigates their properties. He is opening up new applications in the field of electrical energy storage and solar cells. One example of this is black phosphorus whose two dimensional structures possess excellent electrical properties. This could be particularly useful for the development of new batteries, making them more powerful than the lithium-ion batteries currently used in laptops or smartphones, but also electric vehicles.