June 21st 2017
CCER opening event
On the longest day of the year the Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER) was officially opened. Scientific director Vianney Koelman welcomed more than 100 visitors and positioned the new center as follows "The CCER aims to accelerate energy innovation by integrating high performance computing with energy research".
May 30th 2017
With one of NWO's prestigious VIDI personal grants, physicist Andrea Baldi at DIFFER will investigate how light enhances the catalytic performance of metallic nanoparticles. Understanding this effect could lead to applications in energy conversion, pollution mitigation and chemical synthesis.
May 22nd 2017
PFMC-17 will be organized at DIFFER
From 20 to 24 May 2019, DIFFER will host PFMC-17, the 17th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications. PFMC brings together around 250 international students and experts on materials capable of handling the extreme conditions in future fusion devices and power plants.
May 19th 2017
On June 21st, 2017 the joint TU/e-DIFFER Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER) will be officially opened. The CCER aims to explore pathways to future energy systems via computational methods. The ambition is to complement experimental research in unlocking scalable energy solutions for mid-century and beyond.
April 20th 2017
Multi-scale modeling grant to better understand artificial leaves
In a newly granted European research project together with scientists from the Netherlands, Poland and Spain, DIFFER will develop advanced multi-scale modelling of the processes in photo-electrochemical systems. The goal of this M-ERA.NET  project: understanding the mechanisms that limit the conversion of sunlight into fuels and to optimize artificial leaves towards highest performance. Project leader Anja Bieberle (DIFFER) and Sofia Calero (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain) explain the need to join forces across length and time scales.