Catalysis and Design

Catalysis and Design

Recent research has concentrated on solar light-driven water splitting both in nature’s photosystem II and in artificial systems. The latter is a promising way for hydrogen production, which is desirable for sustainable energy storage and conversion. Since water oxidation is currently a main bottleneck for the development of high-performance artificial water splitting devices, we have especially focused on bio-inspired approaches for the development of high-performance water oxidation catalysts mimicking nature’s photosystem II. Current efforts deal with development of computational methods for detailed investigation and intelligent design of novel efficient catalysts.

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Selected Publications