Prof. Michael Grätzel, from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, visited our lab today. He gave a Peiyang Lecture with the title “Mesoscopic Photosystems For Generation of Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight”.
Prof. Michael Graetzel directs there the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces. He pioneered research in the field of energy and electron transfer reactions in mesoscopic systems and their use in energy conversion systems, in particular photovoltaic cells and photo-electrochemical devices for the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen and the reduction of carbon dioxide by sunlight as well as the storage of electric power in lithium ion batteries. He discovered a new type of solar cell based on dye sensitized nanocrystalline oxide films which successfully mimic the light reaction occurring in green leafs and algae during natural photosynthesis. He is the author of several books and over 1500 publications that received some 227000 citations with h-factor 218 (07.12.2017), he is one of the 3 most highly cited chemists in the world.
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