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Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy

The Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN) investigates and develops material- and process-based solutions for a climate-neutral, sustainable, and cost-effective utilization of renewable energies. The institute works on the structural and functional characterization, modeling, and processing of materials relevant to hydrogen and solar technology. The common goal is the understanding of structure-performance-process relationship on the mesoscale.

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140 employees worked for HI ERN in 2020.
HI ERN 2020: facts and figures
Employees, third-party funding, publications, prizes – the statistics show: The past year again was a successful one for HI ERN.  
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Neubau HI ERN
Bavarian consortium submits application for national hydrogen technology center
HI ERN is involved as a research partner in this consortium.
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Dr. Moritz Wolf at HI ERN laboratory.
Best Oral Presentation Prize: HI ERN scientist awarded
Dr. Moritz Wolf has received the Best Oral Presentation Prize at the international conference on ‘Operando Characterization of Catalysts at Work’ in December 2020.  
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Dr. Max Martin receiving the Zerweck Prize 2020.
HI ERN scientist receives Zerweck Prize
The Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy annually awards the best chemistry PhD thesis at FAU.
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Prof. Peter Wasserscheid
„The backbone of an emission-free energy supply“
In the interview with the journal Akademie Aktuell Prof. Peter Wasserscheid talks about the contribution of hydrogen technology to the energy transition.  
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Teaser Bautagebuch 12/2020
Construction diary
Construction diary of the planned institutional building Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN) in Erlangen, Cauerstraße 1.
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