Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Aron Walsh awarded prestigious €1m grant

Tue Jul 19 10:33:00 BST 2011

The recently appointed Whorrod Fellow, Dr. Aron Walsh, has been awarded a prestigious Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the European Research Council. These grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders working in pioneering frontier science.

Aron will use the €1m grant to expand his research team and equipment to study functional hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors using the techniques of computational chemistry. This new class of material offers immense potential for next-generation solar cell and high-efficiency lighting applications.