BASF and Volkswagen present Science Award Electrochemistry to Dr. Karl Mayrhofer, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf
|Wolfsburg/Ludwigshafen, Germany – October 23, 2013 – The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen goes in 2013 to Dr. Karl Mayrhofer, work group “Electrocatalysis”, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf. The jury of representatives from BASF, Volkswagen and from academia selected Mayrhofer for the outstanding results of his research on electrocatalysts, which are crucial for the life expectancy of fuel cells. The scientist has developed new test and analysis methods which enable direct visual investigation of degradation pathways for different catalysts, and which identify fully automatic appropriate materials for catalysts. These research results are an important contribution to realizing highly active and stabile electrocatalysts for efficient electrochemical energy converters.
>> Press Release from October 23, 2013
|Left: Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE;
Middle: Prize winner Dr. Karl Mayrhofer, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf;
Right: Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Volkswagen Group.