Three ERC Consolidator Grants to DTU researchers

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.

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