Prof. Schmitt’s research interests focus on the supramolecular chemistry of hybrid organic-inorganic materials aiming to exploit these advanced materials for sustainable energy applications, catalysis and molecular magnetic devices.
Current activities focus on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for hydrogen storage applications, CO2 fixation and activation, bio-mimetic syntheses, self-assembly processes, synthetic approaches to nanoscopic clusters (polyoxometalates and other coordination clusters) and molecular coordination cages.
Wolfgang Schmitt is a Professor in the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin. He studied Chemistry at the Technical University Darmstadt (TU), Germany and graduated as Dipl. Ing. (Chemistry) in 1999. He was awarded the Dr. Anton Keller Prize from the University of Darmstadt and received his Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe in 2002. From 2002-2003 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In March 2003 he was selected to join the International Centre for Young Scientists at the National Institute for Materials Sciences in Tsukuba, Japan as an independent research fellow.
Since his time at Trinity College Dublin, Prof. Schmitt has received research funding from the European Research Council (ERC consolidator grant), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI Principal Investigator grants, Research Frontiers Project and TIDA grants), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Irish Research Council (IRC), Enterprise Ireland (EI) and etc. He is the co-founder of the Trinity College Campus Company ‘Trinity Green Energies’.