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Jülich's expertise in realization structural change

These Jülich scientists give an insight into their forward-thinking projects and ideas on the festive lecture evening:

Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski

Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski is director at Jülich’s Peter Grünberg Institute, Professor of Experimental Physics at RWTH Aachen University, and director at the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons. He has been working on advanced electron microscopy techniques, including electron holography, for over twenty years. His scientific career includes positions in Cambridge, Oxford, and Arizona. The physicist, who has won multiple awards, received an ERC Synergy Grant from the European Research Council in 2019.

Prof. Rüdiger Eichel

Prof. Rüdiger-A. Eichel heads the Fundamental Electrochemistry subinstitute (IEK-9) within the Institute of Energy and Climate Research and is the founding director of the Competence Center Sustainable Electrochemical Process Engineering (ELECTRA). At the competence centre, the physicist and his team investigate innovative energy storage systems and energy converters. Their goal is to make batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers more efficient, affordable, long-lasting, and safer. Eichel is the coordinator of the Kopernikus Power-to-X project and head of the iNEW structural change project.

Prof. Thomas Lippert

Prof. Thomas Lippert is director at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich, a member of the Board of Directors of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC), and he holds the chair for Modular Supercomputing and Quantum computing at Goethe University Frankfurt . In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS). His research interests include lattice gauge theory, quantum computing, numerical and parallel algorithms, and cluster computing.

Prof. Joachim Mayer

Prof. Joachim Mayer is a full professor of microstructure analysis and head of the Central Facility for Electron Microscopy at RWTH Aachen University. Since the founding of the Ernst Ruska-Centre in 2004, he has been one of the Centre’s two directors, conducting research into the development of imaging methods at the atomic level

Prof. Ulrich Schurr

Prof. Ulrich Schurr has many years of experience in the field of bioeconomy research. The plant researcher heads the BioökonomieREVIER Rheinland coordination office and is director for Plant Sciences (IBG-2) at Forschungszentrum Jülich’s Institute of Bio- and Geosciences. In addition, he is the spokesperson of the managing directors of the Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC). He teaches at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Prof. Rainer Waser

As both a scientist and engineer, Prof. Rainer Waser combines the central ideas behind user-oriented basic research in a particular way. The winner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize heads the Electronic Materials subinstitute (PGI-7) in the Peter Grünberg Institute at Forschungszentrum Jülich and the second institute studying electrical engineering materials (IWE II) at RWTH Aachen University. His research priority for some years now has been on studying and developing electronic components for future computers.

Prof. Peter Wasserscheid

Prof. Peter Wasserscheid is chair of chemical engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and is director at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg, a branch office of Forschungszentrum Jülich. The recipient of multiple scientific awards, he researches and develops solutions to use renewable energy in a way that is climate-neutral, sustainable, and cost-effective. In line with this, he works on topics such as options for storing and transporting hydrogen in chemical form. The winner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize received an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant in 2010.

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