Gregor Trimmel together with Tsukasa Yoshida (Yamagata University, Japan), Matthew S. White (University of Vermont, USA) and Philipp Stadler (University of Linz, Austria) issued a special issue of Monatshefte für Chemie on “Solution-based emerging hybrid solar cells”. The issue includes several contributions from ICTM. First, Höfler et al. delivered an extensive review on the progress in lead-free perovskites for photovoltaics. Second, the synthesis of a conjugated, low bandgap alternating copolymer with pyrrolopyridazinedione as electron poor and benzodithiophene as electron rich monomers and the its use in fullerene and hybrid solar cells is reported by Knall and co-workers. A third contribution by Dunst et al. describes the photovoltaic properties of quinacridone and quinacridone derivatives in homojunction solar cells.
Stefan A. Freunberger became member of the young academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences! Sincere congratulations for this achievement.
A team of researchers headed by Stefan A. Freunberger published their latest results in a Nature Energy paper entitled "Singlet oxygen generation as a major cause for parasitic reactions during cycling of aprotic lithium-oxygen batteries" Congratulations for this great achievment! For further information see the press release of Graz University of Technology.
Today on Feb. 28th, 2017 (Fat Tuesday) Bernhard Stanje and Manuel Hollauf became PhD! Congratulations to both of them!
Dr. Florian Preishuber-Pflügl will be awarded with one out of two Josef Krainer-prizes promoting technical sciences on March 16th 2017 at the "Aula der alten Universität Graz". Sincere congratulations Florian!
On Feb. 16th, 2017 ICTM's Simone Strasser, Christina Wappl and Christian Slugovc published a paper on the nucleophile mediated oxa-Michael reaction for the addition polymerization of alcohols and divinyl sulfone.
On Jan. 27th, 2017 Elisabeth Domian defended her Master-thesis entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of the NiCo2O4 Spinel as Bifunctional Oxygen Catalyst for the Zinc-Air Redox Flow Battery" with success. ICTM congratulates!
On Jan. 13th, 2017 Julia Langer has been awarded the “Förderungspreis des Landes Steiermark 2016“ for her basic research work entitled “An Unexpected Pathway: 6Li-Exchange NMR Spectroscopy Points to Vacancy-Driven Out-of-Plane Li-Ion Hopping in Crystalline Li2SnO3”.
ICTM is very proud of this achievement – congratulations Dr. Langer!
On Jan. 10th, David Reishofer passed his Rigorosum and Martin Philipp his diploma examination. Congratulations!
ICTM offers a temporary University Assistant position for a Postdoc with expertise in polymer chemistry and science (time limitation: 1 year) starting with 1st of March 2017. Application deadline: January 25th, 2017; see the announcement in the Mitteilungsblatt (in german)!
Beginning of 2017 the Christian Doppler Laboratory at ICTM will be additionally supported by TDK/EPCOS (Deutschlandsberg, Austria); EPCOS is interested in all-solid-state mini batteries that completely rely on ceramic components.