Michael Grätzel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Michael Grätzel
Michael Grätzel.jpg
Born (1944-05-11) 11 May 1944 (age 75)
ResidenceSwitzerland
NationalitySwiss
Alma materFreie Universität Berlin
Known forDye-sensitized solar cells
AwardsHarvey Prize (2007)
Balzan Prize (2009)
Millennium Technology Prize (2010)
Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2012)
Marcel Benoist Prize (2013)
King Faisal International Prize (2015)
Global Energy Prize (2017)
Scientific career
Fieldsphotochemistry
InstitutionsÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Notable studentsHenry Snaith (postdoc)[1][2]
Websitelpi.epfl.ch/graetzel

Michael Grätzel (born 11 May 1944)[3] is a German chemist.

Grätzel is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he directs the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces. He worked on energy and electron transfer reactions. He co-invented the Grätzel cell in 1988 and created the use of nanomaterials in lithium ion batteries.[1][4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Snaith, H. J.; Moule, A. J.; Klein, C. D.; Meerholz, K.; Friend, R. H.; Grätzel, M. (2007). "Efficiency Enhancements in Solid-State Hybrid Solar Cells via Reduced Charge Recombination and Increased Light Capture". Nano Letters 7 (11): 3372. doi:10.1021/nl071656u. 
  2. Anon (2013). "365 days: Nature's 10, Ten people who mattered this year". Nature 504 (7480): 357. doi:10.1038/504357a. 
  3. Pete Pokkinen: Huippututkija harkitsi nuorena pianistin uraa. Helsingin Sanomat, 10.6.2010, p. B7. (in Finnish)
  4. Millennium Technology Prize: PROFESSOR MICHAEL GRÄTZEL: DEVELOPER OF DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
  5. Dye-Sensitized Titanium Dioxide Archived 2010-11-25 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Graetzel, M. (1981). "Artificial photosynthesis: Water cleavage into hydrogen and oxygen by visible light". Accounts of Chemical Research 14 (12): 376. doi:10.1021/ar00072a003.