While focusing on top-quality chemistry research, the staff at HIMS always has an open eye to technological applications and innovations. We are very interested in partnerships with industry, to identify research questions that matter, transfer our knowledge and turn innovative ideas into reality.
Here we present an overview of our basic research in the perspective of possible application. For each of our research themes we have compiled a PDF file containing project details and contact information. Should you have general questions please don't hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development of new, cheap and sustainable catalysts to improve the efficiency of chemical transformations and to efficiently convert solar/electrical energy to fuels (electrocatalysis, photocatalysis) and vice versa (fuel cells). Strengths in catalyst design, synthesis, kinetics, (spectroscopic) characterization, modeling and testing catalysts under applied conditions.
Power house of photochemical and photophysical expertise covering the complete trajectory from designing and constructing novel molecular systems to their application in areas of primary importance to society such as energy, sustainability, and health.
Molecular simulations and multiscale modelling. Development of computational tools to model and predict, from first principles, the behavior of complex chemical, biological, and physical processes.
Developing, improving and optimising analytical (separation) methods and technologies. Development of advanced software (‘chemometrics’) to turn large amounts of data into useful information. Applications in forensics, chemistry, materials, art, food and medicine.