The Materials & Resources Group focus on the synthesis and characterization of novel energy conversion materials.

Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff,
Head of the Research Group

Our research interest is driven by the application of advanced synthesis techniques including microwave-heated, plasma-based, and soft chemistry methods as well as the development of (self-)regenerative properties of the materials during dynamic energy conversion processes. The within the group designed energy conversion materials cover the fields of thermoelectrics, power-to-X, and photo(electro)catalysis.


The intensive cooperation between the team members at TU Darmstadt and Fraunhofer IWKS allows faster innovation processes by having a comprehensive view on energy conversion materials.