DTU researchers receive three out of nine Danish Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council.
327 researchers from all over the world have received EUR 655 million for ground-breaking and high-risk independent research in connection with the awarding of the Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
Denmark has received a total of nine of these Consolidator Grants. Four grants go to University of Copenhagen, two to Aarhus University and three, then, to DTU. The individual researcher typically receives EUR 2 million for independent research for up to five years.
The recipients from DTU are:
Associate Professor Jakob Kibsgaard from DTU Physics.
He receives two million Euro (approx. DKK 14.9 million) for the project ‘Discovering New Dual and Triple Atom Catalysts’, where he enters a largely unexplored area and has to research catalysts with only two or three atoms. This should lead to more so-called “Dream Reactions”, which can help to ensure that the transition to sustainable energy has greater impact.