Core research topics

Protein function

Gain a better understanding of

  • How electrons are transferred, controlled and distributed in enzymes
  • The role of metal ions in biology
  • Protein conformational changes

Energy and catalysis

  • Discover new catalytic solutions for the storage of chemical energy
  • Determine the structure of key catalytic intermediates
  • Investigate photoinitiated or electrochemically induced intermediates in redox catalysis

Electronics and optoelectronics

  • Study free charges and photoexcited species in electronic and optoelectronic devices
  • Improve the understanding of the mechanism through which excitonic devices function

Quantum phenomena

  • Manipulate electron spins for the development of quantum technologies
  • Investigate new molecular systems including single-molecule magnets, metal-organic frameworks and semiconductor films