ERC Consolidator Grant
The European Research Council supports researchers (7 to 12 years after their PhD) with a recently created exceptional research group through the ERC Consolidator Grant. The project runs for 5 years and means to contribute to the independence of excellent researchers and their working groups.
ERC Consolidator Grants at the MIN Faculty
Prof. Dr. Dorota Koziej (2020 - 2024)
ERC Consolidator Grant for the project: LINCHPIN (A platform to LINk between CHemistry and PhysIcs of colloidal Nanomaterials)
Prof. Dr. Dorota Koziej from the Department of Physics at the University of Hamburg receives research funding of two million euros for her project LINCHPIN.
Prof. Dr. Koziej investigates the chemical and physical properties of colloidal nanomaterials using X-rays.
However, this requires the prior development of a microreactor to prevent the sample from being destroyed by hard X-radiation before information can be obtained from the experiment.
The colloidal nanomaterials, finely dispersed in a liquid, in the order of nanometres to micrometres are the nitrides and sulphides of transition metals.
Applications for such newly developed materials are manifold, but in this case, research is specifically aimed at materials with advantageous properties relating to energy conversion and storage.
Recently expired ERC Consolidator Grants
Prof. Dr. Mathias Schacht (Start 2017)
ERC Consolidator Grant for the project: (PEPCo) Problems in Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics
Prof. Mathias Schacht (Department of Mathematics) receives 1,8 million euros for five years for the project "Problems in Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics (PEPCo)".
Prof. Dr. Axel Jacobi von Wangelin (Start 2016)
ERC Consolidator Grant for the project: FeREDCOUPLS (Reduced Iron Catalysts for Reduction and Coupling Reactions)
Prof. Dr. Axel Jacobi von Wangelin (Department of Chemistry) receives 2 million euros for five years for the project "FeREDCOUPLS - Reduced Iron Catalysts for Reduction and Coupling Reactions".
Prof. Dr. Jochen Küpper (CFEL, UHH, 2014 - 2019)
ERC Consolidator Grant for the project: COMOTION (Controlling the Motion of Complex Molecules and Particles)
Prof. Dr. Jochen Küpper (of thr Department of Physics & CFEL) received almost 2 million euros for five years to investigate elementary processes of the molecular dynamics of complex molecules. Such molecules include amino acids, proteins, viruses, nano particles and small cells. The reactions and changes they undergo take place in atto- and femtoseconds.
The research explored the limits of quantum mechanics for large objects, provided valuable information for structural biology and for understanding the fundamental processes of life.