ERC Advanced Grant

Bild: FAU/Erich Malter

Award year: 2013

Category: Scholarship / Grant

Type: ERC Advanced Grant

Awarding organization: Europäischer Forschungsrat (ERC)

Patrik Schmuki’s research focuses on materials and structures in the nanoscale. For example, he works on special catalysts that cost-effectively produce valuable hydrogen from water or chemical waste of hydrocarbons using sunlight. The advantage of photocatalysts is that light and water are converted directly into hydrogen. During this process, it is important to reduce any losses that occur at the interfaces between the catalyst and the water or chemical substances. Patrik Schmuki investigates the materials and their structures at a range of a few nanometres.