Five researchers from Nat receive share in green IRFD funding
The Independent Research Fund Denmark (IRFD) has awarded DKK 280 million to 55 green research ideas, 15 of which are from Aarhus University. Five projects from the Faculty of Natural Sciences have received a total of DKK 21 million.
This article is partly based on press material from the IRFD.
Fifteen green AU projects have received funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (IRFD). The IRFD has awarded a total of DKK 280 million to 55 outstanding research projects. The aim is to provide talented researchers with financial backing to make new research breakthroughs in areas such as climate and the environment.
All research areas that can contribute to the green transition were welcome to apply for funding from the thematic research pool, and the 55 research ideas were selected by the IRFD Green Transition Committee, which consists of 20 Danish and international researchers.
Søren Rud Keiding, professor at Aarhus University, who chaired the green transition committee for the second consecutive year says:
"It's good to see collaboration across many so disciplines to solve a major social problem. It’s also important that we fund many smaller research projects. This will help ensure that we have diversity in our approach to solving climate challenges."
The grant recipients from Aarhus University are:
- Professor Jeppe Vang Lauritsen, iNANO: Earth-Abundant Metal Oxides for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Production, DKK 2,879,496.
- Professor Duncan S. Sutherland, iNANO: Passive and responsive materials for building solar-thermal management, DKK 2,879,777.
- Postdoc Harish Lakhotiya, Department of Chemistry: High-Entropy NAnoparticles based Proton-Exchange Membrane water electrolyzer (HENA-PEM), DKK 2,876,014.
- Professor Jesper Givskov Sørensen, Department of Biology: Resource efficiency, environmental impact and consumer acceptance: Paving the way for Black soldier aircraft (Hermetia illucens) in the feed and food industry, DKK 6,191,419. Read an article about the project on the DFF website.
- Professor Mogens Christensen, Department of Chemistry: Compaction of Magnets, a Property and Structure Study (COMPASS), DKK 6,190,000.
- Ji Chen, Department of Agroecology: Core Soil Extracellular Enzymes for Sustainable Biomass Production with Perennial Crops (CoreEEs), DKK 2,878,128.
- Professor Mogens Støvring Hovmøller, Department of Agroecology: Temperature-induced disease resistance, DKK 11,391,279.
- Associate Professor Jo Philips, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering: MES-MODEL: A mathematical model to improve microbial electrosynthesis, DKK 2,878,734.
- Assistant Professor Zongsu Wei, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering: Let it Wave: Ultrasound Enhanced Power-to-Hydrogen (Up2H2), DKK 2,876,505.
- Associate Professor Pourya Forooghi, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering: Drag Reduction Strategies for Upgrading Energy Efficiency in Danish Utility and Maritime Sectors, DKK 2,874,212.
- Associate Professor Qi Zhang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: eTouch: Edge Intelligence for Immersive Telerobotics in Touch-enabled Tactile Internet, DKK 2,875,766.
- Professor Kai Bester, Department of Environmental Science: Enhanced biogas production and antimicrobials removal from manure (BioMan), DKK 6,157,915.
- Lars Kjerulf Petersen, Department of Environmental Science: Towards Climate Friendly Vacation Practices, DKK 5,894,486.
- Professor Anders Bentien, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering: Hybrid Electrochemical System for Electricity & Hydrogen Storage (HeySYS), DKK 6,073,675.
- Associate Professor Ditte Alexandra Winther-Lindqvist, Danish School of Education: Green Transition and World-Care in Early Years Education, DKK 5,568,932.