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Six new Villum Young Investigators 2022 from Natural Sciences

The VILLUM FOUNDATION has selected this year's 16 research talents to be part of the Villum Young Investigator programme. Six of this year's researchers are from Natural Sciences.

Six young researchers from Aarhus University can now call themselves Villum Young Investigators 2022. They have just become part of the VILLUM FOUNDATION programme, which targets the research stars of the future.  

The VILLUM FOUNDATION applauds and supports researchers with high-reaching ambitions and impressive ideas that can shape the future, and this year the foundation has selected 16 new investigators, who will receive grants of between DKK 6 and 8 million for their projects.

"It's very gratifying that these young researchers now have the opportunity to develop their own impressive ideas. Many of them are backed up by their host departments with solid career opportunities. Things look good for Danish research," says Thomas Bjørnholm, director of science at the VILLUM FOUNDATION.

Research on land and in the air

With the grant and the programme, Villum Young investigators can build up their own research groups, and participate in a research community with networks and seminars on research management, among other things. The new investigators from Aarhus University are:

Maarten Goesten, Department of Chemistry, receives approx. DKK 6 million for his project "Chemical design of superconductors".

Sira Gratz, Department of Mathematics, receives approx. DKK 7.9 million for her project "Cluster algebras and invariants".

Mia Sloth Lundkvist, Department of Physics and Astronomy, receives approx. DKK 6 million for her project "Insights on the prevalence of Earth-like planets".

Andreas Pavlogiannis, Department of Computer Science, receives approx. DKK 6 million for his project "Algorithmic Verification of Modern-Day Concurrency".

Bernadette Rosati, Department of Chemistry, receives approx. DKK 6 million for her project "OceANIC – aerOsol AgeiNg and Interactions with radiation and Clouds".

Shuai Wei, Department of Chemistry, receives approx. DKK 6 million for his project "Capture the Second Critical Point in the No-man’s Land of Semiconducting Materials"

Read more about the recipients at Aarhus University and the other recipients at the VILLUM FOUNDATION.

The VILLUM FOUNDATION has granted funding under the programme since 2012 and since then has supported a total of 200 young research talents with more than DKK 1.4 billion.