Two Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes of the German Research Foundation for TU Darmstadt
Two of this year's Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes of the German Research Foundation (DFG) go to TU Darmstadt – to junior professor Ulrike Kramm (40) and assistant professor Michael Saliba (36). Kramm, who has been a junior professor at TU Darmstadt since March 2015, develops non-precious metal catalysts for energy applications such as fuel cells. The catalysts are cheap in production as they do not require expensive and scarce precious metals. Since April 2019, Saliba has been teaching and researching at TU Darmstadt in the field of perovskite-based solar cell development, a cost-effective and easy-to-manufacture alternative to established technologies such as classic silicon technology. The prizes are endowed with 20,000 euros each.