Energy and Environmental research at Friedrich Schiller University combines basic research and application-oriented research in the field of energy storage and energy conversion by developing novel materials on the basis of polymers, carbon materials, ceramics or glasses.

Research activities in the area of Energy Storage concentrate on electrochemical energy storage systems based on harmless and environmental friendly resources (for instance, free from  noxious metals).

Fuel cells, photovoltaics (polymer solar cells, intelligent facades) and hydrogen production (photocatalytic water splitting) are at the centre of Energy Conversion research at the University.

Research groups

  • Applied Electrochemistry
    Prof. Dr. Andrea Balducci
  • Applied Physical Chemistry & Molecular Nanotechnology
    Prof. Dr. Andrey Turchanin
  • Carbon nanomaterials
    Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm
  • Colloids, Surfaces and Interfaces
    Prof. Dr. Frank A. Müller
  • Glass Science
    Prof. Dr. Lothar Wondraczek
  • High Temperature Optical Conversion Measurement
    Dr. Roland Ackermann
  • Technical and Environmental Chemistry
    Prof. Dr. Michael Stelter
  • Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
    Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert
  • Organic Solar Cells
    Dr. Harald Hoppe
  • Molecular Photonics
    Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek


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