Inaugural speech Professor Ferdinand Grozema (TU Delft)
The research field of Ferdinand Grozema can be broadly characterized as “dynamics of charges and excited states”, using a combination of ultrafast spectroscopy, unique microwave conductivity techniques, computational chemistry and materials synthesis. The overall goal is to achieve a fundamental understanding of the relation between molecular and solid-state structure and the opto-electronic properties, in most cases targeting energy applications. While the subject range is very broad, including charge transfer in DNA and synthetic donor-acceptor systems, charge transport in perovskites and organic semiconductors, single molecule conductance, singlet exciton fission and photochemical up conversion, the underlying principles are very general and can be applied for many other materials and properties.
Source: TU Delft