Upcoming seminars and events
Thursday, June 17: Seminar by R. Sebastian Sprick, University of Strathclyde
"Conjugated materials for solar water splitting"
Place: Zoom https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/68533531073
Photocatalytic hydrogen production from water is a research area of immense interest as
hydrogen has been identified as a potential energy carrier of the future. Most of the studied
photocatalysts are inorganic and organic materials have been far less studied, with the
exception of carbon nitride materials. Here, I will present our work on the application of
conjugated materials1-6 as photocatalysts for hydrogen production from water. I will discuss
synthetic approaches in tuning the photocatalysts properties to improve photocatalytic
activity6-9 and approaches in facilitating overall water splitting.
Previous news and events
Spotlight on innovation
Every year Ny Teknik, a weekly magazine for technology and engineering, publishes a list of the most innovative young, Swedish tech companies. In 2020, three of these were founded at the Department for Chemistry - Ångström at Uppsala university. The startup company Peafowl Solar Power was started 2018 by the CAP member Jacinto Sá. The company has developed a new type of solar cell generating electrical current using plasmon nano particles. Peafowlsolarpower.com
Haining Tian doubly awarded in 2019 and 2020
Haining Tian was awarded the prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize in 2020, and also was awarded Wallenberg Academy Fellow in Engineering and Technology 2019, for his work on catalysis and solar fuels.
Shedding new light on greener synthesis pathways
In October 2019, Sascha Ott, Eszter Borbas, Leif Hammarström and Jacinto Sá, received a 5-year grant of 35 million kronor from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, for their interdisciplinary project "Unexplored Approaches to Organic Photoredox Catalysis”.
In this new research project, the groups will focus on finding new alternatives to several reactions that are widely used in the chemical industry at present. The project objective is to develop new synthesis pathways that generate less waste, or new synthetic routes that have not been practicable before.
CAP scientists in the TV news
At the CAP meeting in Umeå, March 4, 2019, CAP researchers were discussing future hydrogen technology. We also had the chance to test drive a fuel cell vehicle that runs on hydrogen gas. Swedish public service television filmed the event, which can be watched here: Vätgasbilar spås ha nyckelroll i framtiden
The First European Congress on Photosynthesis Research was a success!
Over 400 delegates from Europe, and all over the world, discussed recent findings in natural and artificial photosynthesison June 25 - 28, 2018. To see what it was all about, go to the conference homepage: ePS1.org
One of our prominent invited speakers, Junko Yano from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was interviewed in Swedish national radio. You can listen to the program here (mostly in Swedish).
The CAP workshop 2018
Our annual workshop was held at Sigtunahöjden in Sigtuna, on April 26-27. Thanks for all the interesting presentations everyone, you made the workshop great!
Participants on the 2018 CAP workshop in Sigtuna, basking in the April sun.
An osprey was seen flying past the workshop venue.
Last updated May 31, 2021