2014 Grundfos Prize Awarded to Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
Ground-breaking research within materials for energy optimization
Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Dr. Sc., from the Department of Chemistry & iNANO at Aarhus University, has been awarded the 2014 Grundfos Prize in recognition of his research within materials technology.
Most of the energy from fossil fuels such as carbon and oil is wasted as unutilised heat, both in power plants and in car engines. A greater part of this energy could be used for electricity production through a better use of thermoelectric materials, but the existing materials are simply not good enough.
- Professor Brummerstedt has developed and described numerous new materials that bring us closer to fully utilise our enormous amounts of excess heat that are wasted in energy production today. The perspectives are very interesting for companies - such as Grundfos - that do their very best to contribute minimising CO2 emissions, says Chairman of the jury and of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation Board, Niels Due Jensen.