Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
DTU is one of Europe’s foremost technical universities with more than 2000 scientific staff members and 1200 PhD students. DTU Energy focuses on education, research and development within functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technologies. Research topics include advanced characterization and development of fuel cells, electrolysis cells, redox flow batteries, next-generation encapsulated batteries, sustainable energy storage materials, as well as computational materials design. Research spans from fundamental investigations to component manufacture and the department places significant focus on industrial collaboration and industrially relevant processes. Professor Piotr de Silva who will be a leader of the group is leading computational research activities in the area of organic charge-transfer materials. He is specialising in the modelling of molecular materials for applications in OLEDs, development of density functional theory methodology, and chemical bonding analysis.