"Leonardo da Vinci" Award of the European Academy of Sciences

Michael Graetzel

by Prof. Emmanuel P. Giannelis

In recognition of his lifetime record of innovative ideas and discoveries in fundamental and applied chemical research focusing on photocatalysis and energy conversion and storage, which have had a profound influence on many generations of researchers, and his broad and far-reaching impact on scientific enterprise worldwide. Of particular note is his invention and development of the dye-sensitized solar cell, now known as the “Grätzel” cell, which provides a low-cost, large-scale solution for renewable energy.

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