CreativeQuantum participates as a co-sponsor at this years GDCh Chemistry Forum. We take part in a dialogue on the significant progress in the use of quantum mechanical simulations in chemical research.
To the Advisory Board of CreativeQuantum enters Prof. Stefan Grimme from the University of Bonn. It is a great honor to welcome one of the most important scientists of our time in the field of quantum mechanical simulations. Prof. Grimme has a number of significant developments published in the field of quantum chemistry, including DFT-D3, SCS methods DHDF, QMDFF. He is one of the most cited scientists worldwide.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research confirmed in a recent contest on ”Innovative electrochemistry” the usefulness of quantum chemical simulations to develop new innovative syntheses and materials: ”This includes the area of simulation, which can handle many open questions today, thanks to the increased computing capacities and improved simulation methods that allows for more accurate and comprehensive investigations.”
CreativeQuantum presented at the NEXTLAB2014 conference at IFPEN in France the state-of-the-art of “Virtual screening of chemical functionalization in catalyst design and functional materials development”. Here we presented investigations and methods, which accuracy lays within the experimental deviation.
CreativeQuantum celebrate its 4th anniversary! As an independant R&D service provider we could provide our customers important contributions on synthesis and materials optimization. By our unique investigations our clients could improve theirs systems much more specific and faster.
The President of the Royal Society of Chemistry today forecast the impact of advances in modelling and computational informatics on chemistry research in the future.
Professor Dominic Tildesley said: „The speed and development of computers is now so rapid, and the advances in modelling and informatics are so dramatic that in 15 years time, no chemist will be doing any experiments at the bench without trying to model them first."
The reducing energy use and GHG emissions in the chemical sector highly depends on catalytic processes. Around 90% of chemical processes use catalysts for efficient production. Catalysis is an important source of technology-based efficiency improvement potential; indeed, the Technology Roadmap “Energy and GHG Reductions in the Chemical Industry via Catalytic Processes” shows an energy savings potential approaching 13 exajoules (EJ) by 2050 – equivalent to the current annual primary energy use of Germany.
Results from the Deloitte Millennial Innovation Survey: Innovation is not only the key to success of enterprises, but has also a positive effect on the society. Creativity is the major origin of innovation, whereas the major barriers are the lack of funding, business culture, dullness or a weak management. Only a fifth of those questioned, acknowledged tougher competition as main driver for innovation. On the contary, they focus on collaborative approaches.
Within the frameworkof the opening of the "Gerhard Ertl Center" in Berlin in honor of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ertl, we had the opportunity to interview the 2007 Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry regarding the topic“catalysis and research”. He affirmed that catalysis plays a key role in the issues of energy, materials and environment. In particular, many problems of energy storage and hydrogen production still remain to be solved adequately. For the development of new catalysts, that are able of tackling these challenges, quantum chemical simulations are becoming increasingly important.
CreativeQuantum is participating in the flagship project "wind-hydrogen coupling" at the initiative "energy storage".
This involves the development of novel highly active catalysts for the low-cost electrolysis hydrogen electrolysis. The project contributes to the medium-to long-term improvement in the efficiency of energy storage in the form of hydrogen.