The Villum Investigator grant is awarded every two years to an experienced and internationally recognised researcher who will make a decisive contribution to the technical and scientific field at a Danish university.
Professor Anja-Verena Mudring will be responsible for the project, entitled “Enabling Technologies for A Sustainable Future: Ionic Liquids as Transformative Tools in Nanomaterials Synthesis”.
Specifically, she is going to research how ionic liquids (room temperature molten salts) direct the formation of nanomaterials on the atomic level. As a result, this will allow the design of ionic liquids as molecular tools for the tailored creation of a desired nanostructure. Furthermore, this transformative synthetic access will open up the door to new materials and green technologies to meet the challenges of a sustainable society. To succeed in her research, Villum Fonden has granted her project 40 million Danish Kroner over the next six years.
Anja-Verena Mudring will take up her position as professor at the Department of Chemistry – Aarhus University this summer, and she will also be associated with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and the research center iMAT at Aarhus University.