Solar panels, batteries and fuel cells will all play a key role in the energy revolution. Interfaces and interphases control their efficiency and longevity. A Saltus! research group on sustainable energy at the University of Freiburg will work on advancing these technologies. The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation is supporting the group with 200,000 euros over two years. Dr. Severin Vierrath, division manager at Hahn-Schickard and junior research group leader at the University of Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Birgit Esser from the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer and Prof. Dr. Ingo Krossing from the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry will lead the project. The researchers will develop novel interfaces and interfacial phases for materials used for energy generation, conversion or storage.
The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation was established in 1986 by Eva Mayr-Stihl and her husband Robert Mayr. One of the focal points of the foundation's work is the promotion of science and research. The funding is part of a cooperation agreement concluded in 2020 between the University of Freiburg and the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation, which provides support for research and transfer activities on the topic of "Environment and Sustainability" with a total of two million euros in the meantime.