ER LAB is a fresh computational research group located at Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER), Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Eindhoven, the Netherlands. We specialize on the application of fundamental physical laws to discover new materials for energy applications. Our portfolio includes a variety of energy-centered projects, such as the research on energy storage (hydrogen and batteries) and energy conversion (photovoltaic and solar fuels).

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Computational prediction of materials properties (electronic structure calculations and data science)
  • Energy storage (batteries, hydrogen)
  • Energy conversion (photovoltaic, solar fuels)


OUR TEAM:

Süleyman Er PI:






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Dr. Süleyman Er

Studied Chemistry at Bilkent University (Turkey) and earned PhD degree in Physics at Computational Materials Science, University of Twente (the Netherlands). Worked as a FOM Young Energy Scientist Fellow initially at Theoretical Chemistry, Harvard University (USA) and later at Theoretical Chemistry, Leiden University (the Netherlands).



Qi Zhang PhD researcher:

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MSc. Qi Zhang

Chemistry (Jinan University - China)

Electronic properties of novel materials for solar fuels generation



Zhiyang Liu PhD researcher (visitor):

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MSc. Zhiyang Liu

PhD in Materials Science (University of Science and Technology of China - China) - ongoing

Computational study of energy storage in solid-state materials and organic compounds



Jitse van der Horn Intern researcher:

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Jitse van der Horn

Nanomaterials Science (Utrecht University - the Netherlands)

Computational study of doped 2D materials for spin controlled water catalysis





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Matteo Battilana Intern researcher:

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MSc. Matteo Battilana

Theoretical Physics (University of Padua - Italy)

Machine learning of materials properties for energy applications