Vetenskapsområdet för teknik och naturvetenskap

Four grants to research in renewable energy


The Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Energy Agency are collaborating in an initiative to provide project grants for energy-oriented basic research. The projects that will be funded as part of the 2017 call have now been announced. Uppsala University is receiving grants for four projects.

Projects receiving funding in the energy-oriented basic research call must be of high scientific quality with a very good potential to contribute to a fully renewable energy system, a resource-efficient society and/or a flexible and robust energy system.

A total of 20 applicants have been awarded grants in the 2017 call. Four of these grants will go to Uppsala University:

  • Olle Eriksson,  Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory: Finding new permanent magnets with theory
  • Carl Hägglund, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Electronics: Nanocontacts for tandem solar cells
  • Johannes Messinger, Department of Chemistry–Ångström Laboratory, Molecular Biomimetics; Photosynthesis Group: Activation of base metals for electrocatalytic water splitting
  • Carlos Moyses Araujo, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory: High-capacity organic electrode materials for green batteries