A layer as thin as a single atom makes a huge difference: On the surface of an electrode, it doubles the amount of water split in an electrolysis system without increasing the energy requirements. Thus, the ultrathin layer also doubles the amount of hydrogen produced without increasing cost ... more
Prof. Dr. Jörg Fitter
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Complex Systems
Jörg Fitter studied physics at the University of Hamburg. After completing his doctoral studies at FU Berlin, he worked in neutron scattering and molecular biophysics at the Hahn Meitner Institute in Berlin and Jülich Research Center. He completed his habilitation in physical biology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and was principal investigator in ICS-5 (Institute of Complex Systems, Molecular Biophysics) at Jülich Research Center. He has been a professor for biophysics at RWTH Aachen since 2012 and is acting director of ICS-5. Since 2011, Jörg Fitter has played an active role as a faculty member in the International Helmholtz Research School of Biophysics and Soft Matter (IHRS Biosoft). His research work focuses on the development of methods for fluorescence-based single-molecule techniques as well as their application.