Center for Exploitation of Solar Energy – University of Copenhagen

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Center for Exploitation of Solar Energy

Centre for Exploitation of Solar Energy was established May 1st, 2013, at Department of Chemistry via funding from University of Copenhagen.

The centre aims at developing new solutions to the exploitation of solar energy, which is by far the Earth's most abundant energy resource.

The centre activities focus on both the development of new light-harvesting photovoltaic devices and of new organic materials for efficient storage of energy. In addition, elucidation of fundamental aspects of light-harvesting and how to tune absorption maxima, interactions between chromophores, fluorescence properties, vibrational relaxation, and electron transfer processes as well as designing proof-of-concept systems are core areas of the center.

The centre integrates theory, spectroscopy and organic synthesis and is headed by three researchers:

Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen

Organic synthesis

Kurt Mikkelsen


Henrik Kjærgaard