Here you will find an overview of the departments and working groups at the Institute of Technical Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP) and a short description of the research area in each case. For detailed information, please refer to the homepages of the respective working groups or download the Brochure about the institute (see here).

Applied Spectroscopy

Prof. Dr. C. Heske
The research focus of the group is the development and application of modern spectroscopy methods (with soft and hard X-rays) to characterize the electronic and chemical properties of materials for energy conversion (e.g. thin film solar cells, fuel cells, hydrogen storage and nuclear fuel). The group uses a combination of synchrotron radiation and laboratory methods to study surfaces and interfaces. Prof. Heske is also a director of the Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS) at KIT Campus North, and a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas: UNLV