Ib Chorkendorff

Ib Chorkendorff


Department of Physics

Technical University of Denmark


Building 312, room 179

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Fax +45 45 93 23 99
E-mail ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk
ORCID 0000-0003-2738-0325
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07 JUN

Recommendations for catalysis research in electrolysis

Two leading Danish catalysis researchers have prepared a comment for the distinguished scientific journal Nature Energy with three clear recommendations for their colleagues in the field.

Catalysis Electrochemistry Energy storage Fossil fuels Energy production
27 MAY

Extremely compact reactor has potential to reduce global CO2 emissions significantly

New paper in Science suggests that as much as one percent of global CO2 emissions can be saved if electrified, and significantly more compact, technology is applied across the chemical industry.

Organic chemistry Energy efficiency
Illustration: Jakob Kibsgaard
23 MAY

Need for rigorous procedures within electrochemical production of ammonia

Many experimental studies of electrochemical synthesis of ammonia are flawed—a new study in Nature highlights the need for rigorous protocols moving forward

31 JUL

Ib Chorkendorff receives EU’s most prestigious research grant for work with catalysts

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, DTU Physics , has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for his work in developing new catalysts that can contribute to a fossil-free future.

Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Catalysis Fuel cells Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy
24 MAR

In the long term

90 minutes of sunshine on Earth produces enough energy to cover the total global annual energy consumption. But the challenge is to ‘harvest’ the energy.

Energy Energy storage Energy production
11 AUG

New research centre can create breakthroughs in fossil fuel alternatives

A grant of DKK 150 million from VILLUM FONDEN will enable a group of the world’s leading researchers to seek new energy, fuel and chemical alternatives to replace oil and coal. The key lies in the optimisation of process catalysts, which will be the focal point of the centre’s research efforts. Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Higher Education...

Solar energy Fossil fuels Energy production Energy storage Climate adaption
04 APR

New project will convert surplus power into environmentally friendly chemicals

A wide variety of chemicals and materials which we use today require energy intensive and environmentally harmful synthesis methods.  The new research project, Proactive, targets this problem. It aims to develop new catalytic methods to which electricit is used to drive chemical synthesis. Researchers from DTU Physics participates in...

Energy Physics Chemistry Electrochemistry Catalysis
01 APR

Cheaper platinum alloys for fuel cells

Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are attractive as zero-emission sources of power, particularly well-suited for automotive vehicles. However, the use of costly and scarce platinum in fuel cells constitute a major obstacle for the widespread utilization of PEMFCs. Now a team of researchers from DTU and the University of...

Physics Catalysis Fuel cells Energy efficiency
18 FEB

DKK 150 million for high-risk energy research

With the largest grant ever, VILLUM FONDEN supports a new research centre at DTU. The aim of the centre is to develop technologies for the sustainable transformation of renewable energy to fuel and chemicals. It will be anchored at DTU Physics and headed by Professor Ib Chorkendorff.

12 FEB

Anniversary grant from VILLUM FONDEN for a new centre for developing sustainable fuels and chemicals

With a huge grant of DKK 150 million (€20 million), VILLUM FONDEN supports the establishment of a new, ambitious research centre at DTU. The centre will conduct research in catalysts and develop pioneering technologies that can replace fossil resources with sustainable solutions.

Physics Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy
08 SEP

Nanotechnology to provide cleaner diesel engines

Catalysts Nanotechnology will significantly reduce the price and environmental impact of diesel engine catalysts.

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology
14 JUL

New catalyst paves the way for eco-friendly fuel

Fuel cells are an environmentally friendly alternative to diesel and gasoline engines. Unfortunately, fuel cells use a platinum catalyst, one of the world's most expensive metals. Now, researchers from DTU Physics has developed a platinum-yttrium catalyst which is stable and even more active than the existing platinum catalysts. This paves...

16 JUN

Cheaper catalysts for cleaner air in the cities

Less platinum in catalytic converters, which cleans the exhaust gas from diesel engines, will make the catalysts much cheaper than today. This can mean less pollution from diesel vehicles and thus cleaner air in the cities. Professor Ib Chorkendorff from the Department of Physics participates in the new project, which recently received...

01 JAN