Fundamentals of Energy Conversion Processes


A DFG Cluster of Excellence


Heading for new biosensors with graphene and DNA

Aug 20, 2019|

A biosensor´s most important sign of quality is sending a clear color signal when the target molecule binds. The signal strength depends on the distance of the fluorescence molecules involved. Now members of the Cluster of Excellence “e-conversion” are able to define and optimize this distance with nanometer precision.

Activity of fuel cell catalysts doubled

Jul 3, 2019|

An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built platinum nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells: The new size-optimized catalysts are twice as good as the best process commercially available today.

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e-conversion Conference Venice
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We are proud to announce the first international e-conversion conference to be held at Venice International University (VIU), San Servolo, Italy from September 9 – 13, 2019.
Workshop on Chemical and Energy Conversion at Interfaces
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In a workshop organized by two members of the Young Academy of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, we will discuss recent results in the chemical and energy conversion at interfaces.

Recent Publications

I. Kaminska J. Bohlen, Rocchetti Selbach Acuna; Tinnefeld,

Distance Dependence of Single-Molecule Energy Transfer to Graphene Measured with DNA Origami Nanopositioners Journal Article

Nano Letters, 19 (7), pp. 4257-4262, 2019.


Sabawa, Jarek; Bandarenka, Aliaksandr

Degradation mechanisms in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells caused by freeze-cycles: Investigation using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy Journal Article

ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 311 , pp. 21-29, 2019, ISSN: 0013-4686.


Klein, Julian; Lorke,; Florian,; Sigger,; Sigl,; Rey,; Wierzbowski,; Cerne,; Mueller,; Mitterreiter,; Zimmermann,; Taniguchi,; Watanabe,; Wurstbauer, Ursula; Kaniber, Michael; Knap,; Schmidt,; Finley, Jonathan; Holleitner, Alexander

Site-selectively generated photon emitters in monolayer MoS2 via local helium ion irradiation Journal Article

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 10 , 2019, ISSN: 2041-1723.