Upcoming seminars

Seminars at DIFFER cover a wide range of topics and are held on Thursdays at 11.15 AM in the seminar room of the institute (unless otherwise stated). Seminars are open to everybody. If you are interested in visiting a DIFFER seminar or want to subscribe to our mailing list, please follow the instructions for external visitors.

List all past seminars organized at DIFFER

Joost Reek
November 23rd 2017
11:15 to 12:15
The light-driven water splitting reaction to generate molecular hydrogen and oxygen is one of the most promising processes for producing clean fuels. In the approach we are following we attempt to construct a photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell based on molecular components. The two half reactions, water oxidation (anode-side) and proton reduction (cathode-side), both require their own specialized catalysts, linkages, chromophores, and electrode materials. Initially, these components are made and studied separately, first in solution and subsequently as integrated part of the electrode. The most successful components are combined and studied further as part of a device. In this lecture I will focus on the development of catalysts for proton reduction and water oxidation and will zoom in on some of the complication of the implementation of these components in devices. Also, some future perspectives are provided, on how supramolecular strategies could help in solving some of the problems.
Jose Gracia
December 7th 2017
11:15 to 12:15
Abstract will follow soon
Emiel Hensen
January 18th 2018
11:15 to 12:15
abstract will soon follow