Renewable Energy


Laboratory of Advanced Separations (LAS)
Prof. Kumar Varoon AGRAWAL
Material chemistry and engineering at the nanometer length-scale for energy-efficient separations.  Nanoporous two-dimensional materials and membranes. Membranes based on single-layer graphene, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), carbon nitride and zeolitic nanosheets.

Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology (LNB)
Prof. Ardemis BOGHOSSIAN
Protein Engineering, Nanoparticle optoelectronics, Nanobionic devices for biosensing and light-harvesting applications

Laboratory of Nanochemistry for Energy (LNCE)
Prof. Raffaella BUONSANTI
Nanochemistry, Solar-to-fuel conversion, Multi-cations Metal Oxides and their Heterostructures, Electrocatalytically active nanocrystals, Nanocrystal Assembly into Multifunctional Hybrids

Laboratory of Organometallic and Medicinal Chemistry (LCOM)
Prof. Paul J. DYSON
Biphasic catalysis in water and ionic liquids. Design of ruthenium anticancer compounds. Transition metal clusters in novel synthesis and catalysis.

Laboratory of Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry (LEPA)
Prof. Hubert GIRAULT
Electrochemistry at molecular interfaces. Photoenergy conversion at soft interfaces using nanoparticles. Development of immunoassays & antioxidant sensors. Proteins/peptides fractionation and analysis. Electrochemical aspects of mass spectrometry.

Laboratory for Photonics and Interfaces (LPI)
Prof. Michael GRAETZEL
Semiconductor nanocrystallites and mesoscopic oxide films. Dye sensitized solar cells(DSC) lithium insertion batteries and electrochromic displays. Development of new ionic liquids, which are used as “green” electrolytes in solar cells and other electrochemical devices.

Laboratory of Photomolecular Science (LSPM)
Prof. Anders HAGFELDT
Dye-sensitised solar cells, new nanostructured materials

Laboratory of Computational Systems Biotechnology (LCSB)
Modeling and Analysis of Large Biopolymerization Networks. Metabolic Control Analysis under Uncertainty. Discovery of Novel Biotransformations.

Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Catalysis (LSCI)
Prof. Xile HU
Organometallic chemistry, synthetic methodology, asymmetric catalysis, organic synthesis; Energy, electro-catalysis, hydrogen evolution, inorganic materials; Bio-mimetic and bio-speculated coordination chemistry.

Laboratory of Sustainable and Catalytic Processing (LPDC)
Biomass conversion, Heterogeneous catalysis, Biocatalysis, Green solvents Multiphasic and high-pressure systems

Laboratory for Molecular Engineering of Optoelectronic Nanomaterials (LIMNO)
Prof. Kevin SIVULA
Solar energy conversion. Organic, nanoparticulate inorganic, and hybrid semiconductors.

Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LSMO)
Prof. Berend SMIT
Computational molecular simulations applied to: Energy storage, Surfaces and biological membranes

Laboratory of Materials for Renewable Energy (LMER)
Prof. Andreas ZÜTTEL
Ways of storing hydrogen efficiently, and they therefore investigate the interaction between hydrogen and a wide range of materials, such as the surface of metals and insulators, as well as nanostructures and intermetallic compounds.

Group of Catalysis for Biofuels (GCB)
Prof. Oliver KRÖCHER
Highly efficient catalytic processes to biofuels, Catalyst design for biofuel synthesis

Group of Catalysis for Energy and Environment (GCEE)
Hydrogen storage, “green” energy. High pressure chemistry – up to 2000 bar (pressure effect on kinetics and equilibria). Homogeneous catalysis, hydrogenation.

Group of Coordination Chemistry (GCC)
Prof. Marinella MAZZANTI, Dr MER Anne-Sophie CHAUVIN

Coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, Redox active ligands, Lanthanide and uranium chemistry, Small Molecule Activation, Molecular magnetism, Supramolecular chemistry

Group for Photochemical Dynamics (GDP)
Prof. Jacques-E. MOSER
Interfacial and supramolecular photochemistry. Mechanisms and dynamics of electron transfer processes induced by light at the solid/solid and solid/liquid interfaces. Femtosecond transient laser spectroscopy. Time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy of materials and interfacial systems

Group for Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials (GMF)
Prof. Mohammad Khaja NAZEERUDDIN
Molecular Engineering of Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Organic Light-Emitting Diodes; Design and development of molecular probes for heavy metal ions; Development of Chemical Sensors; Photophysics and Photochemistry of Molecular Assemblies