Dr. Anna Rosławska receives the Emmy Noether grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

1.8 million Euro for establishing her independent research group at MPI-FKF, Stuttgart, Germany.

January 14, 2024

Dr. Anna Rosławska, Group Leader at the Nanoscale Science Department at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF) in Stuttgart, has been awarded a six-year grant in the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Her research team will study light-harvesting mechanisms in natural and artificial systems with atomic-scale precision.  

The main aim of the project is to provide a better understating of the physical mechanisms of light harvesting – a process that is the first step of photosynthesis or the operation of a solar cell. Using a unique combination of scanning probe microscopy and optical methods, the team of Dr. Rosławska will study these phenomena with extreme sub-nanometer resolution. Probing optical mechanisms with such precision will provide answers on how atomic-scale environment and molecular spatial arrangement affect the efficiency of light harvesting and how they can be engineered in our favor. The group is hosted at the Nanoscale Science Department directed by Prof. Klaus Kern.

The prestigious  Emmy Noether grant is awarded by the Deutsche Forschunsgemeinschaft (DFG). The goal of the Emmy Noether Programme is to provide exceptionally qualified early career researchers with an opportunity to build an independent junior research group in order to qualify for a university professorship. More information on the Emmy Noether Programme of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft can be found here.

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