Dr. María Escudero Escribano receives Clara Immerwahr Award 2019 – University of Copenhagen

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06 May 2019

Dr. María Escudero Escribano receives Clara Immerwahr Award 2019

As the first ever researcher in Denmark Dr. María Escudero Escribano from the Department of Chemistry is rewarded with the Clara Immerwahr award 2019. The international award is each year granted to a female researcher under the age of 40 who has made outstanding results in research in catalysis. And so has María. Through electrocatalysis, María and her team work hard to develop efficient catalysts which can convert greenhouse gases to environmentally freindly fuel that can help secure a green transition. A big congratulations to María!

Read more about the Clara Immerwahr Award Ceremony here

María Escudero Escribano receiving the Clara Immerwahr Award from Prof. Arne Thomas (Chair of the Cluster of Excellence “UniSysCat”) at the Technical University of Berlin on Friday, May 3rd

About the group Experimental NanoElectrocatalysis:
Our research group investigates novel electrochemical interfaces for sustainable energy conversion devices (e.g. fuel cells and electrolysers) and electrocatalytic synthesis of renewable fuels and chemicals. We combine electrochemical methods with surface science characterisation, in-situ optical spectroscopy, microscopy, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and in-situ synchrotron-based X-ray characterisation techniques in order to understand the structure of the electrochemical interface at the atomic and molecular level. We carry out model studies aiming to understand and tune the activity and selectivity of different electrochemical reactions as well as solving the fundamental challenges that impede the large scale uptake of electrochemical energy conversion technologies. We work in close collaboration with theoretical and experimental groups both at UCPH and international groups at Stanford University, the University of California Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Fritz Haber Institute (Max Planck Society), as well as large companies including Haldor Topsøe.