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Professor Ib Chorkendorff awarded the Julius Thomsen Gold Medal

Tuesday 14 May 19


Ib Chorkendorff
DTU Physics
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Ib Chorkendorff’s field of research is heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis. Ib Chorkendorff is one of the world’s leading stars in his field, which is also an area of research which plays a crucial role in the transition to a fossil-free society. Often, green energy in the form of solar or wind power cannot be used immediately, but must be stored in batteries or converted into fuels. This is where Ib Chorkendorff’s innovative work with catalytic converters plays a key role.

During his time at DTU, Ib has spearheaded several major initiatives. For ten years, he was head of a basic research centre. He has headed the ‘Catalysis for Sustainable Energy’ programme. And he is currently leader of the VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals at DTU.

Ib’s research efforts are highly valued both nationally and internationally, and he recently received an ERC Advanced Grant.

He has published more than 300 scientific articles, which has earned him a place on the ISI list of highly cited researchers. He has received a number of international honours and regularly undertakes international commitments on advisory bodies. For instance, he is currently a reviewing editor of the scientific journal Science.