Ph.D. students Behnoosh Bornamehr and Mohammad Torkamanzadeh win in open access / open science competition of Saarland University

Very happy to see both Behnoosh Bornamehr and Mohammad Torkamanzadeh winning in the essay competition on open science / open data of Saarland University! This makes for a 100% win rate for applicants from our team 😉 Open access is not without challenges and caveats and the journey toward a world of true open science remains a high goal for the future. I am happy to see that our students actively engage in the conversation and contribute their valuable insights and share their experience!

Volker Presser 2022 Highly Cited Researcher

It is a privilege to receive, after 2018 and 2021, the recognition as 2022 Highly Cited Researcher (HRC) by Clarivate. Only 6,938 out of abut 8M researchers have received this recognition. Citation numbers are not the most important parameter in science, but I am grateful to our team and collaborators that the community so well receives our works. I am also honored to be the only 2022 HRC of Saarland University and only 1 of 2 if counting the University Hospital, too.

Volker Presser receives the 2022 Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry of the International Society of Electrochemistry

I am honored to receive the 2022 Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry. This award by the International Society of Electrochemistry recognizes the achievements in the field of electrochemistry for energy of my team and I. I am fortunate to join the list of awardees which includes from past years Xiangfeng Duan (2017), Fabio la Mantia (2018), Zhichuan (Jason) Xu (2019), and Joaquín Rodríguez-López (2021). Coming in the year of my 40th birthday and the 10-year-anniversary of being a PI at the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, I am grateful to not just my team but also our esteemed collaborators, especially dear friends such as Michael NaguibGuang FengChristian PrehalYury GogotsiVeronica Augustyn, and so many more!