DFG extends International Research Training Group 2495

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Energy conversion systems: from materials to components

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended the International Research Training Group 2495 “Energy Conversion Systems: from Materials to Components”. The Research Training Group was established at FAU in 2019.

The research objective of the international Research Training Group is to investigate eleEnergy conversion systems: from materials to components electromechanical (piezoelectric) and electro-optical (photovoltaic and water splitting) energy conversion systems based on lead-free perovskite materials. The development of lead-free material systems is a forward-looking field of research due to international regulations that prohibit the use of heavy metals in electronic devices, for example.

This concerns the use of lead-free materials both in the field of renewable energies and in high-tech applications such as autonomous, wireless sensors. Of particular interest here is research into cross-scale phenomena, e.g. in energy conversion, the development and use of lead-free perovskite materials, novel 2D and 3D processing techniques and device integration.

As part of the international research training group, the scientists are working together with partners from the Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan, giving them access to a wide range of experimental techniques and measuring equipment as well as contact with Japanese industrial partners. The spokesperson for the Research Training Group is Professor Dr. Kyle Grant Webber.


Related Links

IGK 2495: igk2495.fau.de/

DFG GEPRIS: gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/399073171


Prof. Dr. Kyle Grant Webber
Chair for Glass and Ceramics