Finnish research granted a cool EUR 2 million
The European Research Council has awarded a two million-euro Starting Grant to an LED cooling research project at Aalto University.
The funding was granted for a period of five years.
Headed by Jani Oksanen, D.Sc. (Tech.), the Aalto University research group seeks to discover an environmentally friendly solid-state optical cooling solution that could replace the present mechanical cooling solutions found in refrigerators and heat pumps.
If successful, this would result in major energy savings in both cooling and heating applications worldwide.
Located at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at the School of Science, the research group has previously achieved groundbreaking results in the field of LED structures suitable for cooling and heat transfer.