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A Top-Notch Chemist

Dr. Kazunori Sugiyasu received a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. (Photos: private / Jakob Dombrowski)

He received a prestigious award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The renowned chemist, Kazunori Sugiyasu, will now join the University of Würzburg to do research with Professor Frank Würthner.


Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for “artificial photosynthesis”.

Welcome to SupraChem 2019

We are happy to announce that SupraChem 2019 will be held at the University of Würzburg on February 24-26, 2019.

In EEI2D spectroscopy (left), two originally separate excitations (yellow arrows) meet. With 2D mass spectrometry (right), ion photoproducts (black arrows) are detected. (Graphic: Tobias Brixner, JMU)

Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.

Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner

Frank Würthner has been awarded an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council worth EUR 2.5 million. He wants to use the money to push the conversion of solar energy to fuel.