Blueprints for Photocatalytic Solar Fuel Applications

Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Expo Center, 1st Floor, Center and Right Foyers (Moon Palace Resort)


An important challenge of our 21st century will be the ability to capture and efficiently convert solar energy/sun-light into a storable terrestrial fuel. The future of photocatalysis and solar fuel generation lies in our ability to understand, extract and utilize “natural blueprints” e.g. for the photo-reduction process of CO2 or the splitting of H2O.                                                                                            

This includes e.g. (i) architectural, structural and photonic features; (ii) catalytic-material based blueprints and (iii) efficient light-harnessing and light-trapping materials that are able to mimic key photocatalytic processes and are potentially of high interest to be further utilized into new photo-catalytic materials, architectures and solar fuel devices.