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FAU-based chemist receives award of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Karsten Meyer (Image: Christina Hauser)

The conversion of water into fuel

Many of the problems associated with climate change could be solved if we could make it possible for vehicles to run on fuel made from water and carbon dioxide. Prof. Dr Karsten Meyer of the Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry at FAU has won the 2017 Ludwig Mond Award of the British Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of his research achievements in this area. Meyer will receive a prize of £2000 with a medal and a certificate.

The chemist is being honoured mainly for his work in developing metal-based coordination compounds and catalysts that can activate water or carbon dioxide and convert these into fuel. During his career, Meyer has undertaken research at the Max Planck Institute in Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr in Germany and has worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA and the University of California in San Diego, USA. Since 2006, he has held the Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry at FAU.

The Ludwig Mond Award is given for outstanding research in the field of inorganic chemistry. The criteria for selecting winners include innovative research approaches, major contributions to the field of science as well as the number and quality of publications.

Further information:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Meyer
Phone: +49 9131 8527360
karsten.meyer@fau.de