GECATS - German Catalysis Society


Competence Atlas



Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Lehrstuhl für Pharmazeutische und Medizinische Chemie
Albertstraße 25
79104 Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Michael Müller
www.pharmazie.uni-freiburg.de/chemie/


/ biocatalysis / asymmetric catalysis / C-C coupling reactions

Development of new methods through combination of biocatalysis, synthetic organic chemistry and biological activity.



BasCat - UniCat BASF JointLab
Technische Universität Berlin
Gerhard-Ertl-Center, Marchstr. 6
10587 Berlin

Dr. Frank Rosowski
www.bascat.tu-berlin.de


/ EXAFS / surface spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / natural gas / synthesis gas / oxidations / perovskites / heterogeneous catalysis / PES/XPS / XAS / XRD / UV/VIS / high throughput methods / modeling / kinetics / catalyst coatings / catalyst synthesis / reaction mechanisms / C-C coupling reactions / catalyst development / process development / mass spectrometry / characterization of catalysts / application of catalysts / catalysis / oxides as catalysts

In 2011 the Cluster of Excellence UniCat and BASF founded the new joint lab BasCat at TU Berlin.
The details of the research programme of BasCat are given on the homepage.



Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Institut für Chemie
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11
26129 Oldenburg

Junior-Prof. Mehtap Özaslan
http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/elektrochemie/


/ EXAFS / surface spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / CO2 chemistry / ionic liquids / hydrogen / synthesis gas / nanostructured catalysts / fuel cells / electrocatalysis / PES/XPS / XAS / XRD / UV/VIS / high throughput methods / modeling / kinetics / catalyst coatings / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / catalyst immobilisation / catalyst recycling / reaction mechanisms / catalyst development / catalyst degradation / process development / mass spectrometry / characterization of catalysts / application of catalysts / nanoparticles / catalysis / UHV

Our research is focused on various electrocatalytic processes for application of fuel cells and electrolyzers. Our goal is to understand the relationships between
structure - composition - catalytic activity - durability
for various electrochemical reactions for fuel cell and electrolyzer systems.

We are primarily concerned with the development of new, efficient and robust electrocatalysts with controlled structure, composition, particle size and particle shape.



Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
P.O. Box 513 -
5600 Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Prof. dr. ir. J.C. Schouten
www.chem.tue.nl/scr


/ reation engineering

The group Chemical Reactor Engineering aims to perform high-quality scientific and technological research in the chemical reactor engineering sciences with specific emphasis on the design, development and operation of microfluidic processing systems, microstructured reactors, and structured multiphase reactors.



Erlangen Catalysis Resource Center
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann
www.ecrc.uni-erlangen.de


/ heterogeneous catalysis / zeolites / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / catalyst immobilisation

Präparation und Verwendung von porösen Katalysatoren (Zeolithe, AlPOs, MOFs, mesoporöse Silicat und Kohlenstoffe) in der heterogenen Katalyse; Herstellung, Charakterisierung und Testung von basischen, bifunktionellen und sauren Katalysatoren;
Immobilisierung von Enzymen auf mesoporösen Trägern als heterogene Biokatalysatoren für Selektivoxidationen;
Abwasserbehandlung mit heterogenisierten Fenton-Katalysatoren;
Stofftrennung durch Adsorption in der Gas- und Flüssigphase




Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Egerlandstraße 3
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Steinrück
www.chemie.uni-erlangen.de/steinrueck


/ surface spectroscopy

1) New materials with novel electronic, geometric and chemical properties (metals, alloys, oxides, semiconductors, organic layers, ionic liquids; ultrathin layers and lateral nanostructures).
2) Elementary steps of surface reactions (particular emphasis on the influence of the surface structure on reactivity and reaction pathways; fundamental physical and chemical understanding of the mechanisms and processes involved).
3) Development and construction of scientific apparatus.



Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Arbeitsgruppe Modellkatalyse (Physikalische Chemie II)
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda
www.chemie.uni-erlangen.de/libuda/


/ in situ spectroscopy

model catalysis and surface science, surface spectroscopy, in-situ spectroscopy, operandospectroscopy, microkinetics



Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik - Komplexe Katalysatorsysteme und kontinuierliche Prozesse
Egerlandstraße 3
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid
www.crt.cbi.uni-erlangen.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / miniplants / renewable ressources / ionic liquids / modeling / kinetics / catalyst immobilisation / process development

Focus of our research is the integrated development of novel catalyst concepts for highly-selective catalytic reactions and their application to continuous processes. Synthesis, characterization and application of ionic liquids is one of the main research fields. Novel concepts for the immobilization of homogeneous catalysts (e.g. biphasic IL or supported ionic liquid phase) are applicated and optimized to industrially relevant reactions.



Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Institut für Organische Chemie
Henkestrasse 42
91054 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Svetlana B. Tsogoeva
http://www.chemie.uni-erlangen.de/tsogoeva/


/ homogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / organocatalysis / high-pressure technology / oxidations / aromatisations / C-C coupling reactions

• Asymmetric organocatalysis;
• Development of novel organocatalytic one-pot domino reactions for the synthesis of bioactive compounds and chiral drugs;
• Design and synthesis of potent anticancer, antiviral and antimalarial agents;
• Development of novel non-heme iron catalysts for enantioselective oxidations;
• Asymmetric organo-autocatalysis



Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena
Institut für Technische Chemie und Umweltchemie
Lessingstr. 12
07743 Jena

Prof. Dr. Bernd Ondruschka
www.uni-jena.de/Institut_fuer_Technische_Chemie_und_Umweltchemie.html


/ heterogeneous catalysis / renewable ressources

Alternative energy sources (ultrasound, hydrocavitation, microwave, ball milling) for gas- and liquid-phase catalysis and comparison to thermal heated catalysis;
Catalysis in liquid phase: different support material (e.g. nanoporous glasses) in transition metal catalysis - hydrogenation, oxidation, C-C coupling;
Solvent-free catalysis: ball-milling technology for C-C coupling, oxidation;
Heterogeneous catalysis - selective and total oxidation of hydrocarbons, use of perowskites, spinels, MWCNTs




Hochschule Aalen - Technik und Wirtschaft
Fakultät Chemie / Organische Chemie
Beethovenstraße 1
73430 Aalen

Prof. Dr. Willi Kantlehner
www.htw-aalen.de


/ hydroformylations / renewable ressources / ionic liquids / CO2 chemistry

Development of synthetic methods and procedures and catalysts. Research on CO2 - capture and conservation of energy.





Hochschule Anhalt (FH)
Biowissenschaften und Prozesstechnik
Bernburger Str. 55
06110 Köthen

Prof. Dr. Jens Hartmann
www.hs-anhalt.de


/ photocatalysis

Environmental catalysis for reduction the concentration of active pharmaceutical ingredients and personal care compounds in water, especially in surface and ground water. Mainly focus of photocatalysis in water with granulate catalysts, which working also by sun light or by irradiation of artificial visible light with OSRAM-lamps in tube reactors. In future we want improve the stability of such catalysts for water treatment processes.



Hochschule Merseburg
Fachbereich Ingenieur- und Naturwissenschaften (INW)
Geusaer Strasse 100
06217 Merseburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Seitz
http://bit.ly/1uBMBB0


/ heterogeneous catalysis / zeolites / kinetics

- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Evaluation of kinetic parameters (modelling/simulation)
- Catalytic cracking of lignite coals




Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Chemie
Brook-Taylor 2
12489 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Erhard Kemnitz
www.kemnitzlab.de


/ nanostructured catalysts / catalyst development

new metal fluorides as strong Lewis acids
new metal hydroxofluorides as tunable Lewis-Broensted acids
new metal fluoride supported nobel metal catalysts
Acid-Base catalysed reactions:
Acylation, Alkylation
Hydrogenation
Chlorine-Fluorine exchange
Hydrofluorination
Dehydrohalogenation
Hydrodehalogenation



Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Institut für Chemische Technologie Organischer Stoffe
Altenbergerstrasse 69
4040 Linz

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Christian Paulik
www.jku.at/cto


/ CO2 chemistry / renewable ressources / high-pressure technology / reation engineering / polymerization catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / mass spectrometry / nanoparticles / catalysis

Organic synthesis of industrial relevance. Especially complex macromolecular architectures with selected functionality and composition via radical and catalytic polymerization protocols are of interest. Other points of interest are additive chemistry, renewable resources and process safety. Our research interests are mainly at the interface of organic and polymer chemistry, with particular focus on industrial applications.



Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut für Organische Chemie
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58
35392 Gießen

Prof. Dr. Peter R. Schreiner
https://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/schreiner


/ homogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / organocatalysis / oxidations / modeling / catalyst synthesis / reaction mechanisms / C-X coupling reactions / catalyst development

thiourea catalysis, chemoselective acylation, peptide catalysts, multicatalysis, metal-free alkane activation, nanodiamonds



Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58
35392 Gießen

Prof. Dr. Herbert Over
http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/physchem/over


/ modeling / kinetics

- heterogeneous catalysis
- model catalysis
- surface chemistry
- surface analysis
- reaction mechanisms




KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie
Engesserstr. 20
76131 Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt
http://www.itcp.kit.edu/grunwaldt/


/ EXAFS / surface spectroscopy / operando spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / CO2 chemistry / supercritical fluids / renewable ressources / hydrogen / natural gas / synthesis gas / reforming / hydrogenations / oxidations / zeolites / nanostructured catalysts / high-pressure technology / reation engineering / heterogeneous catalysis / XAS / high throughput methods / catalyst synthesis / reaction mechanisms / catalyst development / exhaust gas catalysis / characterization of catalysts / nanomaterials / oxides as catalysts

Die Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen in der Präparation, Testung und Charakterisierung von heterogenen Katalysatoren. Themengebiete: Abgaskatalyse, Synthesegaschemie, innovative Lösungsmittel (z.B. scCO2), erneuerbare Energiequellen (z.B. nachwachsende Rohstoffe). Dabei kommen High-Throughput-Methoden zur Anwendung. Bei der Charakterisierung liegt der Schwerpunkt auf Struktur-Funktions-Relationen mittels in situ Spektroskopie und ortsaufgelösten Methoden.



KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Engler-Bunte-Institut, Bereich Chemische Energieträger - Brennstofftechnologie
Engler-Bunte-Ring 1
76131 Karlsruhe

Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Bajohr
http://ceb.ebi.kit.edu/


/ CO2 chemistry / ionic liquids / renewable ressources / hydrogen / natural gas / synthesis gas / reforming / hydrogenations / nanostructured catalysts / high-pressure technology / reation engineering / multiphase catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / modeling / kinetics / catalyst coatings / catalyst degradation / process development / reactor design / exhaust gas catalysis / characterization of catalysts / application of catalysts / nanoparticles / catalysis / plant engineering

The production and conversion of chemical energy carriers is often carried out by catalytic processes.The numerous process requirements depend on both the raw materials and the desired products. Therefore, in many cases, new process concepts, e. g. dynamically operable catalytic reaction units with a high level of process integration, have to be developed. R&D-work at EBI-ceb focusses primarily on the appropriate concepts and the fundamental theoretical and experimental issues that arise.



KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Institut für Organische Chemie
Fritz-Haber-Weg 6
76131 Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse
http://www.ioc.uni-karlsruhe.de/Professoren/Braese/


/ asymmetric catalysis / organocatalysis / ligand design

Asymmetric synthesis (metal- and organocatalysis, chiral ligands)
organometallic synthesis (transitionmetal catalyzed processes)



KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik CVT
Fritz-Haber-Weg 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. Bettina Kraushaar-Czarnetzki
www.cvt.uni-karlsruhe.de


/ multiphase catalysis / reation engineering

Catalytic Reaction and Process Engineering:
kinetic studies, process studies, novel reactor concepts, process intensivation, modelling, process simulation

Formulation and Shaping of Technical Catalysts:
precipitation, crystallisation, extrusion and pelleting, coating, drip pyrolysis, structured packings

Chemical Processes under Study:
selective oxidations of hydrocarbons, hydrogenations, hydrocracking, isomerization, PROX (preferential oxidation of CO), MTH (methanol to hydrocarbons)



Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Physikalische Chemie und Elektrochemie
Callinstr. 3A
30167 Hannover

Prof. Jürgen Caro
www.caro.pci.uni-hannover.de


/ heterogeneous catalysis / perovskites / zeolites / oxidations / synthesis gas / natural gas / hydrogen / membran engineering / catalysis

Catalytic membrane reactors with oxygen or hydrogen conducting membranes. Membrane support of partial oxidations: Syngas, olefins, aromatization. Membrane support of dehydrogenations: Olen and aromatics formation.



Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Pharmazie, Abt. Aufarbeitung biotechnischer Produkte
Weinbergweg 22
06120 Halle (Saale)

Prof. Dr. Markus Pietzsch
http://downstream.pharmazie.uni-halle.de/


/ biocatalysis

Research and development in the field of biocatalysis.
e. g. Transglutaminases (Polymerization of proteins, PEGylation and HESylation of (therapeutical) proteins)
Lipases, alcohol dehydrogenases, etc.

Methods:
- Design, cloning and optimization (random, site directed mutagenesis) of genes, expression in E. coli and Pichia
- Cultivation of microorganisms (up to 50 L scale)
- Purification of enzymes
- Optimization of biocatalysts (Immobilization, reaction engineering)
- Analytical tools (LC-ESI-MS)



Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, Technische Chemie
von-Danckelmann-Platz 4
06120 Halle

Prof. Dr. Michael Bron
http://www.chemie.uni-halle.de/bereiche_der_chemie/technische_chemie/ak_bron/


/ electrocatalysis / fuel cells / batteries

Our group is involved in the development, characterization and testing of new materials for electrochemical energy conversion with a focus on low temperature fuel cells (PEM-FC and DMFC), water electrolysis as well as redox flow batteries. Specifically, we are developing novel, cheap catalysts, alternative support materials as well as advanced electrode structures. Our aim is to establish structure-activity relationships by combining basic electrochemical information with materials characterization. Testing of materials towards practical applications is done in state-of-the-art test stations.



Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
IAUT-Professur Umweltschutztechnik
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Köser
ust.iw.uni-halle.de


/ wastewater treatment / exhaust gas catalysis / oxides as catalysts

catalytic flue gas cleaning;
NOx, N2O and Hg removal by oxidation



Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg

Prof. Dr. Franziska Scheffler, Dr. Michael Schwidder
www.ovgu.de
michael.schwidder@ovgu.de

/ NMR / surface spectroscopy / catalytic combustion / wastewater treatment / oxidations / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / zeolites / photocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / XRD / catalyst synthesis / catalyst development / mass spectrometry / exhaust gas catalysis

- Synthesis of zeolites, AlPOs, and
SAPOs as well as isomorphously
substituted derivates.
- Preparation of heterogeneous
catalysts on the basis of
zeolites, ALPOs, SAPOs and other
support materials.
- Physico-chemical
characterisation of
heterogeneous catalysts.
- Catalytic tests of heterogeneous
catalysts: selective oxidation
of hydrocarbons, exhaust
catalysis, photo-catalysis.



Philipps-Universität Marburg
AG Oberflächenchemie
Hans-Meerwein-Str. 4
35037 Marburg

Prof. Dr. Michael Gottfried
http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb15/ag-gottfried/


/ heterogeneous catalysis / nanostructured catalysts / surface spectroscopy / PES/XPS / characterization of catalysts / UHV

Surface Physical Chemistry, Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Heterogeneous Catalysis



Philipps-Universität Marburg
Fachbereich Chemie - Anorganische Chemie
Hans-Meerwein Straße 1
35043 Marburg

Prof. Dr. Jörg Sundermeyer
www.uni-marburg.de/fb15/fachgebiete/anorganik/sundermeyer


/ homogeneous catalysis / polymerization catalysis / ionic liquids

Oxidation catalysis with molecular catalysts, mechanisms, bioinspired activation of dioxygen, hydrogen peroxide and nitro compounds. Oxidative carbonylation of amines and alcohols. Sustainable synthesis of important intermediates of polymer and pharmaceutical industry. Catalytic Ionic Liquids, catalyst immobilization, multiphase catalysis solid-liquid and liquid-liquid. Olefin-(co)polymerization and hydroamination with constrained-geometry complexes(group 3-6 and Ln).



Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie
Universitätsstraße 150
44780 Bochum

Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Grünert
www.techem.rub.de/


/ heterogeneous catalysis / analytic / in situ spectroscopy / kinetics / catalyst synthesis

The chair of industrial chemistry performs fundamental studies in heterogeneous catalysis and the development of specific materials and supports (carbon nanotubes). Reaction steps are elucidated on atomic level and their structural premises for real catalysts are revealed applying kinetic and spectroscopic methods. Investigated reactions belong to the field of industrial redox chemistry. New emphasis is put to photocatalysis on modified semiconducting oxides.



Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Organisch-Chemisches Institut
Im Neuenheimer Feld 270
69120 Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Peter Hofmann
http://www.akph.uni-hd.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / catalyst development

SYNTHETIC, MECHANISTIC, THEORETICAL ORGANOMETALLIC AND ORGANIC CHEMISTRY; HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSIS; LIGAND DESIGN FOR CATALYSIS, TRANSITION METAL MEDIATED ORGANIC SYNTHESIS, APPLIED QUANTUM CHEMISTRY



Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Organisch-Chemisches Institut
Im Neuenheimer Feld 270
69221 Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Oliver Trapp
http://trapp.uni-hd.de


/ high throughput methods

High-throughput screening,
kinetics,
reaction mechanisms,
homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis,
enantioselective catalysis,
metal nanoparticles,
bonding strategies.



RWTH Aachen
Lehrstuhl für Metallorganische Chemie
Landoltweg 1
52074 Aachen

Prof. Dr. Jun Okuda
http://www.ac.rwth-aachen.de/extern/ak-okuda/


/ homogeneous catalysis / NMR / CO2 chemistry / renewable ressources / hydrogen / metathesis / polymerization catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / biocatalysis / XRD / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / reaction mechanisms / zirconium- and rare earth compounds / C-C coupling reactions / catalyst development / catalysis

The Chair of Organometallic Chemistry deals with the design and development of organometallic catalysts, artificial metalloenzymes and polymer-supported homogeneous catalysts for selective transformation of various feedstocks (fossil, biomass, CO2). Catalysts for hydrogen storage and conversion constitute another area of study.



RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie und Petrolchemie
Worringerweg 1
52074 Aachen

Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner
www.itmc.rwth-aachen.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / biocatalysis / asymmetric catalysis / multiphase catalysis / polymerization catalysis

The chair of industrial and petrol chemistry is active in fundamental research and at the intersection to industrial application. The competence focus is on organometallic catalysis and unconventional solvents. Currently very active topics are biomass transformations to fuels, utilization of CO2 as a C1 building block as well as asymmetric catalysis and biocatalysis.



RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie
Worringerweg 2
52074 Aachen

Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits
http://www.tc.rwth-aachen.de/aw/cms/TC/Zielgruppen/~vih/prof-palkovits/?lang=de


/ renewable ressources / hydrogen / natural gas / synthesis gas / reforming / nanostructured catalysts / reation engineering / heterogeneous catalysis / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / catalyst development / process development / exhaust gas catalysis / characterization of catalysts

Our research focuses on the development of novel solid catalysts for the efficient utilization of fossil and renewable resources and process design for the transformation of biomass into value-added chemicals and biofuels.



RWTH Aachen University
Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie
Worringerweg 2
52074 Aachen

Prof. Jürgen Klankermayer
www.itmc.rwth-aachen.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / renewable ressources / CO2 chemistry / NMR / reaction mechanisms / catalyst development

Translational Molekular Catalysis



Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
Institut für Energieverfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen - Lehrstuhl Reaktionstechnik
Fuchsmühlenweg 9
09596 Freiberg

Prof. Dr. Sven Kureti
https://tu-freiberg.de/fakult4/iec/rt/ls_rt.html


/ heterogeneous catalysis / exhaust gas catalysis

The chair of reaction engineering deals with the heterogeneous catalysis and chemical reaction engineering. The main research focus lies on:
Removal of pollutants from flue and exhaust gases (NH3-SCR, oxidation of soot, CO and HC)
CO2 abatement (methanation of CO2)
Synthetic fuels and petrochemistry.
In this respect, a particular feature is the knowledge-based development of advanced catalytic materials and catalytic technologies.



Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
Institut für Technische Chemie
Leipziger Straße 29
09599 Freiberg

Prof. Dr. Martin Bertau
http://tu-freiberg.de/fakult2/tech/


/ biocatalysis / synthesis gas / CO2 chemistry

Biocatalysis with enzymes and whole cell in aqueous and non-conventional sovents,
CO2 to methanol, methanol downstream chemistry, SO2 oxidation, iron oxide catalysts



Technische Universität Berlin
The Electrochemical Energy, Catalysis, Materials Science Center
Strasse des 17. Juni 124
10623 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Peter Strasser
www.technischechemie.tu-berlin.de


/ EXAFS / surface spectroscopy / operando spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / CO2 chemistry / ionic liquids / renewable ressources / hydrogen / nanostructured catalysts / batteries / fuel cells / photocatalysis / electrocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / XAS / XRD / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / reaction mechanisms / particles / characterization of catalysts / nanoparticles / catalysis / nanomaterials / oxides as catalysts

Electrochemical energy conversion and storage, synthesis, characterization and testing of nanostructured materials for energy applications



Technische Universität Berlin
Biologische Chemie
Strasse des 17. Juni 124 TC2
10623 Berlin

Prof. Dr. R. Süssmuth
http://www.biochemie.tu-berlin.de/


/ biocatalysis / natural gas

In the field of biocatalyst we are focused on isolation, production and rational design of new active peptide components. For engineering of biosynthesis pathways we use heterologous expression systems to increase the productivity of complex biosynthesis gen-cluster. In addition we design new strains or use combinatory biosynthesis to further increase the yield. An alternative approach is to chemically synthesize and analyze the structure-activity-relationship of those peptide components.



Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Chemische und Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Langer Kamp 7
38106 Braunschweig

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Scholl
www.ictv.tu-bs.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / biocatalysis / ionic liquids

Our reserch activities in the field of catalysis is focused on the combination of reaction and separation.



Technische Universität Chemnitz
Professur Materialien für Innovative Energiekonzepte
Straße der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz

Prof. Marc Armbrüster
www.tu-chemnitz.de/chemie/mc


/ operando spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / analytic / hydrogen / hydrogenations / oxidations / nanostructured catalysts / fuel cells / electrocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / XRD / catalyst synthesis / catalyst development / characterization of catalysts / nanoparticles / catalysis

We are investigating the catalytic properties of intermetallic compounds in several reactions. The aim of these studies is to establish the in situ chemistry of the compounds. This will allow us to correlate the geometric and electronic structure of the (resulting) compounds to the selectivity, stability and activity.



Technische Universität Clausthal
Institut für Chemische und Elektrochemische Verfahrenstechnik.
Leibnizstr. 17
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Turek
www.icvt.tu-clausthal.de


/ reation engineering / electrocatalysis

Structured catalysts and reactors, multiphase reactions, gas diffusion electrodes, fuel cells, electrolysis processes



Technische Universität Darmstadt
Oberflächenchemie und Spektroskopie
Alarich-Weiss-Str. 8
64287 Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Christian Hess
http://www.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/hess/


/ surface spectroscopy / operando spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / nanostructured catalysts / batteries / heterogeneous catalysis / reaction mechanisms / exhaust gas catalysis / characterization of catalysts / oxides as catalysts

heterogeneous catalysis, selective oxidation, NOx storage reduction, in situ spectroscopy, Raman, IR, UV-Vis, XPS



Technische Universität Darmstadt
Anorganische Chemie
Petersenstr. 18
64287 Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Herbert Plenio
www.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/plenio/akplenio/startseite/index.de.jsp


/ homogeneous catalysis

Homogeneous Catalysis,
Palladium-mediated Cross coupling reactions (Sonogashira, Suzuki, Buchwald-Hartwig amination),
Ruthenium-mediated olefin metathesis reactions,
Reaction mechanisms,
Homogeneous catalysis in water
Fluorescence spectroscopy



Technische Universität Darmstadt
Eduard-Zintl-Institut für Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie
Petersenstr. 20
64287 Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Gerd Buntkowsky
www1.tu-darmstadt.de/fb/ch/akbuntkowsky


/ NMR

Synthesis and solid state NMR characterization of metalorganic catalysts, immobilized catalysts and enzyme models



Technische Universität Darmstadt
Technische Chemie II
Petersenstr. 20
64287 Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Peter Claus
www.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/claus/akclaus/arbeitskreis/ueberuns/ueberuns.de.jsp


/ heterogeneous catalysis / reation engineering / oxidations / hydrogenations / renewable ressources / catalyst synthesis / characterization of catalysts / application of catalysts

Our catalysis research focuses on a rational catalyst development by using different preparation methods, the physico-chemical catalyst characterization and the testing of catalysts in various model reactions (selective hydrogenation, partial and total oxidation) and, in conclusion, kinetic modeling of the investigated reaction systems. According to the raw material change a special focus of our research is on the bio-chemo-catalytic precursors.



Technische Universität Darmstadt
Materialwissenschaft, Erneuerbare Energien
Petersenstr. 23
64287 Darmstadt

Dr.-Ing. Christina Roth
www.tu-darmstadt.de/fb/ms/fg/ee


/ heterogeneous catalysis / fuel cells / operando spectroscopy / XAS

The group`s research activities focus on the characterization of nanoscaled materials with applications in fuel cells and also in heterogeneous catalysis, which are investigated by innovative ex-situ, in-situ and operando methods. A detailed insight into the structure-properties correlation is obtained by XAS, XRD, TEM, and XPS as well as by electrochemical techniques.



Technische Universität Darmstadt
Technische Chemie 1
Alarich-Weiss-Straße 8
64287 Darmstadt

Prof. Bastian Etzold
www.etzoldlab.de


/ in situ spectroscopy / CO2 chemistry / ionic liquids / hydrogen / synthesis gas / fuel cells / electrocatalysis / reation engineering / heterogeneous catalysis / UV/VIS / modeling / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / catalyst development / characterization of catalysts / catalysis

In the Etzold lab chemical reaction engineering methodologies are employed in materials research, to inspire the synthesis of advanced functional materials for energy related applications and especially catalysis. Within this methodology the full potential for materials and processes within thermal-, electro- and photocatalysis is leveraged.



Technische Universität Darmstadt
Technische Chemie II
Alarich-Weiss-Straße 8
64287 Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Marcus Rose
www.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de


/ CO2 chemistry / renewable ressources / isomerizations / hydrogenations / oxidations / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / zeolites / nanostructured catalysts / reation engineering / multiphase catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / modeling / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / catalyst immobilisation / aminations / aromatisations / catalyst development / membran engineering / characterization of catalysts / catalysis

We focus on the development of innovative catalytic processes for the utilization of renewable resources. The preparation, characterization and testing of catalysts are complemented by experimental investigation and modeling of reaction kinetics as well as the evaluation of reactor concepts. Moreover, we develop novel porous materials as non-conventional catalysts as well as for innovative separation technologies based on adsorption and membranes.



Technische Universität Dortmund
Fakultät BCI, Lehrstuhl Technische Chemie A
Emil-Figge-Strasse 66
44227 Dortmund

Prof. Dr. Arno Behr
www.bci.tu-dortmund.de/tca


/ homogeneous catalysis / reation engineering / miniplants / catalyst recycling

The chair of Technical Chemistry A is involved in following research areas:
# homogeneous (transition metal) catalysis,
# Industrial organic reactions (hydrogenation, oligomerisation, telomerisation, hydroformylation, amination, metathesis, oxidation, polymerisation..),
# application of heterogeneous catalysts,
# petrochemical reactions with alkenes, dienes,..,
# reactions with renewables (fats and oil, terpenes.),
# carbon dioxide activation,
# miniplant technique,
# catalyst recycling




Technische Universität Dresden
Professur für Molekulare Biotechnologie
Zellescher Weg 20b
01062 Dresden

Prof. Dr. Marion Ansorge-Schumacher
http://bit.ly/1zcvDZT


/ biocatalysis / asymmetric catalysis / multiphase catalysis / reation engineering / catalyst immobilisation / catalyst development / particles / characterization of catalysts

Enzyme technology - from identification and characterization of novel biocatalysts to design and preparation of enzyme for technical use; research focus: metal containing redox enzyme, modularisation, enzymatic synthesis and modification of polymers, catalytic networks



Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Technische Chemie
Mommsenstraße 4
01069 Dresden

Prof. Dr. W. Reschetilowski
www.itcdd.de


/ asymmetric catalysis / micro reaction engineering / zeolites / renewable ressources / modeling

Acid catalyzed and bifunctional catalyzed conversions of hydrocarbons and renewables,
Zeolite catalysts and adsorbens for the solution of environmental problems,
Asymmetric synthesis on chiral modified heterogeneous catalysts,
Preparative chemistry in microstructural reactors,
Modeling of chemical and adsorption processes.




Technische Universität Dresden
Physikalische Organische Chemie
Bergstrasse 66
01062 Dresden

Prof. Dr. Thomas Strassner
www.chm.tu-dresden.de/oc3/


/ homogeneous catalysis / ionic liquids / renewable ressources / photocatalysis / organocatalysis / polymerization catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / modeling / ligand design / catalyst recycling

Katalyseforschung:
Homogene (Übergangsmetall-)Katalyse, Organokatalyse, Katalysatordesign;
Katalyse in ionischen Flüssigkeiten u. Entwicklung maßgeschneiderter ionischer Flüssigkeiten; Aufklärung von Reaktionsmechanismen, Modellierung mittels moderner quantenchemischer Methoden, Theoretische Chemie; Ligandentwicklung, N-Heterocyclische Carbene; Palladium-vermittelte Kreuzkupplungsreaktionen; Nutzung fossiler und nachwachsender Rohstoffe (Alkane, Cellulose, Lignin); Asymmetrische u. Photokatalyse



Technische Universität Dresden
Anorganische Chemie I
Mommsenstraße 6
01069 Dresden

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel
www.chm.tu-dresden.de/ac1/


/ heterogeneous catalysis / metal organic frameworks (MOFs)

Development of new molecular precursors.
Porous Materials: Synthesis, characterization and use.
Inorganic nanoparticles.
Nanocomposites and hybrid materials.
Heterogeneous catalysis.
Methods: Single-crystal X-ray crystallography, powder diffraction, adsorption, microscopy, dynamic light scattering.



Technische Universität Dresden
Professur für Chemische Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik
Helmholtzstraße 14
01069 Dresden

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rüdiger Lange
www.tu-dresden.de/ing/maschinenwesen/ifvu/cvt


/ supercritical fluids / renewable ressources / miniplants / micro reaction engineering / reation engineering / multiphase catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / modeling / kinetics / catalyst coatings / reaction mechanisms / catalyst development / process development / reactor design / catalysis / plant engineering

Scope of research: Design and characterisation of multiphase reactors, process intensification by miniaturisation and structurisation of the reaction space as well as periodic operation and use of supercritical fluids, synthesis of valuable chemicals from renewables



Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Institut für Chemische Reaktionstechnik
Eißendorfer Straße 38
21073 Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Raimund Horn
www.crt.tuhh.de


/ operando spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / synthesis gas / oxidations / reation engineering / heterogeneous catalysis / modeling / kinetics / reactor design

The institute investigates catalysts and catalytic reactions conditions as close to industrial reality as possible. Novel experimental methods are developed to resolve the concentration and temperature field in catalytic reactors. The experimental data are compared with numerical reactor simulations. In-situ methods are used for studying catalyst dynamics. The institute is also active in the field of high temperature catalysis.



Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Institut für Technische Biokatalyse
Denicketrasse 15
21073 Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese
www.technical-biocatalysis.de


/ biocatalysis

The main research field at the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis covers technical and fundamental aspects of the application of whole cells and isolated enzymes in industrially relevant biotransformations. The enzyme-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis is an important subject of the working group. Process engineers, biotechnologists, chemists and micro-biologists interact in a unique interdisciplinary way in laboratories that are equipped with state-of-the-art equip­ment for research and education.



Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Fachbereich Chemie: Organische Chemie
Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. Geb. 54
67663 Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dr. Lukas J. Gooßen
http://www.chemie.uni-kl.de/goossen/home/


/ homogeneous catalysis / CO2 chemistry / renewable ressources / metathesis / allylations / isomerizations / hydrogenations / high-pressure technology / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / reaction mechanisms / aminations / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions / catalyst development / application of catalysts

Our research is devoted to the development of straightforward transition metal-catalyzed reactions as alternatives to inconvenient multistep transformations.
Our primary research goals are
• to find new catalytic transformations for the functionalization under mild conditions
• to exploit alternative substrates for catalysis for the reduction of waste salts and effluents
• to solve long-standing problems in catalysis
• to contribute to the mechanistic understanding of catalytic reactions



Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Fachbereich Chemie: Anorganische Chemie
Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. Geb. 54
67663 Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dr. Werner R. Thiel



/ homogeneous catalysis / ligand design / catalyst immobilisation

homogeneous catalysis, ligand development, heterogenization of catalysts on inorganic supports, heterogenization on magnetic solids



Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Technische Chemie
Erwin-Schroedinger-Strasse 54
67663 Kaiserslautern

Professor Dr.-Ing.Stefan Ernst
http://www.chemie.uni-kl.de/forschung-fb/fachrichtungendozenten/technische-chemie/


/ NMR / CO2 chemistry / renewable ressources / synthesis gas / reforming / metathesis / isomerizations / alkylations / hydrogenations / oxidations / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / zeolites / nanostructured catalysts / heterogeneous catalysis / XRD / UV/VIS / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / C-C coupling reactions / catalyst development / characterization of catalysts / application of catalysts / nanoparticles / oxides as catalysts

Heterogeneous catalysis in the field of petroleumrefining and petrochemicals.
Catalytic valorization of carbon dioxide and biomass.
Separation and purification by adsorption on porous solids (zeolites, MOFs etc.).
Synthesis, modification and characterization of zeolites and related porous solids.



Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl II für Technische Chemie
Lichtenbergstraße 4
84748 Garching

Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher
http://www.tc2.ch.tum.de/


/ heterogeneous catalysis / in situ spectroscopy / kinetics / catalyst synthesis

The group works in the area of Heterogeneous Catalysis. The goal of the scholarly efforts is to understand the elementary steps of catalytic reactions on oxide, sulfide, and metal surfaces as well as in the pores of nanostructured catalysts. Using this insight, new catalysts and catalytic routes are developed. The efforts aim to combine catalytic functions on a mesoscopic level and to link several reactions into one process step. The sustainable synthesis of energy carriers via selective transformation of biogenic and fossil carbon resources via thermal and (photo)electrochemical energy input are central to the activities. 



Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl I für Technische Chemie
Lichtenbergstraße 4
84748 Garching b. München

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai-Olaf Hinrichsen
www.tc1.ch.tum.de


/ CO2 chemistry / hydrogen / natural gas / synthesis gas / reforming / metathesis / hydrogenations / oxidations / nanostructured catalysts / micro reaction engineering / reation engineering / heterogeneous catalysis / modeling / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / reaction mechanisms / catalyst development / process development / reactor design / particles

Die Forschung des Lehrstuhls I für Technische Chemie konzentriert sich auf die Schnittstellen zwischen den Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften mit speziellem Fokus auf der industriellen Katalyse. Behandelt werden dabei die verfahrens- und reaktionstechnischen Grundlagen in der Technischen Chemie, die Partikeltechnologie (zur Herstellung von Katalysatoren) und die numerische Simulation und Modellierung chemischer Reaktoren sowie deren apparative Gestaltung und Dimensionierung.



Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Materialchemie
Getreidemarkt 9
1060 Wien

Prof. Dr. Günther Rupprechter
www.imc.tuwien.ac.at


/ in situ spectroscopy / surface spectroscopy

Surface reactions, relevant for energy conversion and environmental catalysis, are investigated on planar models ("surface science") and industrial-grade catalysts, preferentially applying in situ techniques such as PM-IRAS, SFG, HP-XPS, PEEM, FTIR and EXAFS. Current research includes methanol reforming (steam/dry reforming), methanol steam reforming to hydrogen, CO oxidation, hydrodechlorination and nitrate removal on monometallic (Pd, Pt, Au, Cu, Ni) and bimetallic (PdZn, PdGa, PdCu, PtCu, NiCu, NiPt) nanoparticles supported by ZrO2, Co3O4, Fe2O3, Al2O3, ZnO, Ga2O3, CeO2.



Unifying Concepts in Catalysis - UniCat
TU Berlin, Sekr. BEL 4
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Prof. Matthias Drieß
www.unicat-berlin.de www.exzellenz-initiative.de/berlin-catalysis


/ homogeneous catalysis / surface spectroscopy / analytic / CO2 chemistry / hydrogen / natural gas / oxidations / nanostructured catalysts / fuel cells / electrocatalysis / miniplants / organocatalysis / biocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / modeling / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / process development

Our future-related research topics range from energy supply, including natural gas and bio-hydrogen, to the development of new agents.
• oxidative coupling of methane to ethene
• activation of carbon oxides
• biological hydrogen production and
• the development of novel antibiotics.
We unify the different concepts and strengths of heterogeneous, homogeneous and biological catalysis.
Six institutions participate in UniCat:
TU Berlin,
HU Berlin,
FU Berlin,
U Potsdam,
FHI, and
MPI-KGF.



Universität Bayreuth
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jess
www.cvt.uni-bayreuth.de


/ ionic liquids / hydrogen / natural gas / synthesis gas / reforming / alkylations / hydrogenations / reation engineering / multiphase catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / modeling / kinetics / reactor design / catalysis

Fischer-Tropsch-Synthesis, reverse watergas-shift, desulfurization (hydrotreating, extraction), alkylation with ionic liquids, hydrogenation (olefines, dienes), deactivation and regeneration of solid catalysts, kinetics and mass and heat transfer, reactor modeling, thermogravimetry, ionic liquids (synthesis, extraction, solid catalyst with ionic liquid layer, vapor pressure, decomposition), global energy balances



Universität Bayreuth
Anorganische Chemie II
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Rhett Kempe
www.ac2.uni-bayreuth.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / polymerization catalysis / oxidations / hydrogenations

Catalyst Design
Homogenous Catalysis
Olefin Polymerisation
ethylene polymerisation
propylene polymerisation
isoprene polymerisation
coordinative chain transfer polymerisation CCTP
Asymmetric Catalysis
ketone hydrogenation
imine hydrogenation
Transition Metal Catalysed Organic Synthesis
aryl amination
amine alkylation
C-C-Verknüpfungsreaktionen
Heterogeneous Catalysis
Oxidation with Oxygen
alcohol oxidation
alkane oxidation
epoxidation
Hydrogenation
Cross Coupling




Universität Bielefeld
AG Fermentationstechnik
Universitätsstr. 25
33617 Bielefeld

Prof. Dr. Karl Friehs & Dr. Joe Max Risse
http://www.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/ags/fermtech/


/ biocatalysis

The production of extracellular proteins by means of bacteria or yeasts is one of the main aims of the Fermentation Engineering group of Bielefeld University. For these purposes methods of genetic engineering, bioengineering and reaction engineering are applied. In the context of biocatalysis methods for the application of enzymes e.g. for the enzymatic degradation of matter soiled by proteins, glycanes, as well as biogenic oils and fats are developed.



Universität Bremen
Institut für Angewandte und Physikalische Chemie
Leobener Str. NW2 -
28359 Bremen

Prof. Dr. Marcus Bäumer
www.iapc.uni-bremen.de


/ catalyst synthesis / particles / nanoparticles / catalysis / UHV

The focus of research is the investigation of new catalytic materials synthesized by innovative preparation techniques. Nanostructured materials, such as nanoparticles and nanoporous materials developed in various field of materials science carry a large potential for catalytic applications. Apart from studies aiming at an exploration of this potential under process conditions, also experiments under UHV conditions are carried out to allow for a microscopic understanding of the systems.



Universität des Saarlandes
Institut für Organische Chemie
Campus Saarbrücken C4.2
66123 Saarbrücken

Prof. Dr. Uli Kazmaier
www.uni-saarland.de/fak8/kazmaier


/ homogeneous catalysis / allylations / catalyst synthesis

Homogeneous catalysis; Development of new catalysts for hydrometallations (Mo-, W-catalysts), transition metal-catalyzed cross coupling reactions and allylations (Pd, Rh, Ir, Ru), ring closing metatheses



Universität des Saarlandes
Institut für Biochemie
Campus B2 2
66123 Saarbrücken

Prof. Dr. Rita Bernhardt
www.uni-saarland.de/fak8/bernhardt


/ biocatalysis

Biocatalysis; mono-oxygenase-catalysed hydroxylations; cytochromes P450; design of optimised mono-oxygenases for stereo- and regioselective hydroxylations; hydroxylation of steroids and terpenes; site-directed mutagenesis and directed evolution of biocatalysts



Universität des Saarlandes
Institut für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Campus C4 1
66123 Saarbrücken

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Veith
www.uni-saarland.de/fak8/veith/


/ heterogeneous catalysis / hydrogenations

Nano-scaled metal particles in oxide matrices act as heterogeneous catalysts for selective hydrogenating activities



Universität des Saarlandes
Technische Chemie
Campus C4.2
66123 Saarbrücken

Prof. Dr. W. F. Maier, Prof. Dr. K. Stöwe
www.uni-saarland.de/fak8/maier


/ heterogeneous catalysis / high throughput methods / catalyst synthesis

Heterogeneous catalysis, functional materials, discovery and optimization of new catalysts and materials, High-Throughput Technologies (HTT), Combinatorial Chemistry (CC), catalyst/material syntheses, characterization and application



Universität Duisburg-Essen
Anorganische Chemie
Universitätsstraße 7
45141 Essen

Prof. Malte Behrens
https://www.uni-due.de/chemie/ak_behrens/index_dt


/ CO2 chemistry / synthesis gas / nanostructured catalysts / photocatalysis / electrocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / XRD / catalyst synthesis / catalyst development / characterization of catalysts / nanoparticles / oxides as catalysts

We are a University Group and work in Basic Research on the materials chemistry of nano-structured catalysts for chemical energy conversion and storage.



Universität Duisburg-Essen
Technische Chemie 1
Carl-Benz-Straße 199
47057 Duisburg

Prof. Stephan Barcikowski
https://www.uni-due.de/barcikowski/


/ nanostructured catalysts / fuel cells / photocatalysis / electrocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / catalyst synthesis / particles / characterization of catalysts / nanoparticles / catalysis

Our research group of Technical Chemistry 1 is working, among others, in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. We produce high purity catalyst which are promising materials for example in energy applications. Ligand-free nanoparticles can be produced by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid and subsequently deposited on a substrate. This method allows to produce heterogeneous catalysts with a variety of nanoparticles and carrier materials for several applications.



Universität Freiburg
Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF)
Stefan-Meier-Strasse 21
79104 Freiburg

Dr. -Ing. Laith Hussein
https://www.fmf.uni-freiburg.de/


/ ionic liquids / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / nanostructured catalysts / batteries / fuel cells / photocatalysis / electrocatalysis / biocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / characterization of catalysts / nanoparticles / catalysis / nanomaterials

Our "Nano-Catalysis Group" is interested in the design, synthesis, development, characterization and testing of decorated nanostructured carbon materials for electrocatalysis applications, especially in low temperature abiotic and enzymatic fuel cells (e.g. Glucose FC, PEMFC and DMFC) and on electrochemical energy storage. We are focussing also on photo/electrochemical conversion of CO2 and fabrication/optimization of nanoporous electrodes.



Universität Greifswald, Institut für Biochemie
Abt. Biotechnologie & Enzymkatalyse
Felix-Hausdorff-Strasse 4
17487 Greifswald

Prof. Uwe Bornscheuer
http://biotech.uni-greifswald.de


/ biocatalysis

Development and application of biocatalysts with emphasis on the synthesis of optically pure compounds. Special expertise in protein engineering, high-throughput screening, enzyme immobilization



Universität Innsbruck
Institut für Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Arbeitsgruppe Chemische Physik
Technikerstraße 25
A-6020 Innsbruck

Prof. Dr. Martin Beyer
http://www.uibk.ac.at/ionen-angewandte-physik/chemphys/


/ UV/VIS / reaction mechanisms / mass spectrometry / nanoparticles / catalysis / UHV

We investigate model systems in the gas phase for heterogeneously catalyzed reactions. Metl clusters and complexes are generated in ion sources. Their reaction kinetics is investigated by FT-ICR mass spectrometry. Laser spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations yield informationon electronic and geometric structure.



Universität Koblenz-Landau
Physik
Universitätsstraße 1
56070 Koblenz

Prof. Dr. Stefan Wehner
http://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/koblenz/fb3/ifin/physik


/ surface spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / analytic / hydrogen / oxidations / modeling / kinetics / reaction mechanisms / mass spectrometry / catalysis / UHV

Ultrahochvakuumphysik, Nichtlineare Effekte; Untersuchungen an katalytischen Metalloberflächen; Aufklärung elementarer Reaktionsschritte zwischen Gasphase und Adsorbaten; Musterbildung auf funktionalen Festkörperoberflächen; Bildung von Oberflächenoxiden und deren Einfluss auf den Ablauf chemischer Reaktionen; numerische Modellierung, Aufklärung von Reaktionsmechanismen mit unterschiedlichen Messmethoden (TDS, MS, PEEM, REM, LEED, (HR)EELS, AES, XPS)



Universität Konstanz
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Materialwissenschaft
Universitätsstr. 10
78457 Konstanz

Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecking
http://www.uni-konstanz.de/chemie/agmeck/


/ homogeneous catalysis / polymerization catalysis / renewable ressources / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / reaction mechanisms / nanoparticles

Our research aims at the discovery of novel and unusual catalytic routes, which yield otherwise inaccessible materials. A particular issue is the ability to work in the presence of functional groups - which can fulfill a useful function in the final product, control its superstructures during formation, or are simply inherently present in the particular substrate employed.



Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Chemie/ Funktionelle Materialien
Universitätsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Polarz
http://cms.uni-konstanz.de/polarz/


/ heterogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / photocatalysis / nanostructured catalysts / nanoparticles / nanomaterials / oxides as catalysts

MATERIALS SYNTHESIS: Porous materials, metal oxides, colloids, organic-inorganic hybrids, gas phase synthesis, sol-gel, preursor chemistry.
MATERIALS ANALYSIS: Solid-state NMR, SAXS, PXRD, Porosimetry, (HR-)TEM (incl. Tomography), impedance spectr., etc.
FIELDS OF APPLICATION: Catalysis, optoelectronics, magnetism.



Universität Leipzig
Institut für Technische Chemie
Linnéstraße 3
04103 Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser
http://techni.chemie.uni-leipzig.de/


/ ionic liquids / supercritical fluids / wastewater treatment / reforming / oxidations / zeolites / nanostructured catalysts / high-pressure technology / heterogeneous catalysis / catalyst synthesis / exhaust gas catalysis

The research interests of our group include the preparation and characterization of novel sorbents and catalysts with defined nanoporosity, supported noble-metal and photoccatalysts as well as the utilization of alternative solvent systems and non-thermal energy input strategies in heterogeneous catalysis.



Universität Paderborn
Anorganische Chemie
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn

Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer
http://chemie.uni-paderborn.de/de/fachgebiete/ac/ak-bauer/prof-dr-matthias-bauer/


/ homogeneous catalysis / EXAFS / operando spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / analytic / hydrogen / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / photocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / XAS / reaction mechanisms / exhaust gas catalysis / characterization of catalysts / catalysis / oxides as catalysts

Sustainable Catalysis
CO-Oxidation
Water splitting



Universität Regensburg
Institut für Organische Chemie
Universitätsstr. 31
93040 Regensburg

Prof. Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
http://www-oc.chemie.uni-regensburg.de/jacobi/


/ homogeneous catalysis / organocatalysis / photocatalysis / hydrogenations / catalyst synthesis / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions / nanoparticles

Metal catalysis, Organocatalysis, Photocatalysis, Iron Catalyzed C-C and C-H Forming Reactions, Cross-Coupling, Hydrogenation, Biomass Conversion, Sustainable Chemistry



Universität Regensburg
Institut für Organische Chemie
Universitätsstr. 31
93040 Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Burkhard König
www-oc.chemie.uni-regensburg.de/koenig/index.html www.chemie.uni-regensburg.de/fakultaet/forschung/grk1626/index.phtml


/ homogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / organocatalysis / photocatalysis

Chemical photocatalysts for selective endothermic or kinetically hindered organic reactions are developed. The key parameters of their design and function are described. This will pave the way to a broader use of solar energy for chemical transformations.
Organocatalysis and homogeneous transition metal catalysis are used for the synthesis of natural products and drugs.



Universität Rostock
Technische Chemie
Albert-Einstein-Str. 3A
18059 Rostock

Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl
www.kragl.chemie.uni-rostock.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / ionic liquids / hydroformylations / electrocatalysis / micro reaction engineering / reation engineering / biocatalysis / catalyst recycling / C-C coupling reactions / membran engineering / process development / mass spectrometry

Biocatalysis: carbohydrates, chiral intermediates; oxidations, C-C-bonding, heterocoupling.
Chemo- & biocatalysis in multi-phase-systems.
Membrane processes: Ultra- and nanofiltration for catalyst separation and for downstream processing.
Ionic liquids: Enzyme catalysis in ionic liquids; membrane processes for recycling and downstream processing, analytics; novel applications.
Trace and process analytics: Use of HPLC, GC, IC, GC-MS, LC-MS for analysis of substances in processes or plants.




Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Organische Chemie
Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. René Peters
www.peters.oc.uni-stuttgart.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / hydrogen / allylations / isomerizations / alkylations / organocatalysis / asymmetric catalysis / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / catalyst recycling / reaction mechanisms / aminations / aromatisations / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions / catalyst development / characterization of catalysts / application of catalysts

Die Forschung der AG Peters befasst sich vor allem mit der ‚kooperativen Katalyse‘. Darunter versteht man das synergistische Zusammenspiel mehrerer Katalysatorfunktionalitäten zur simultanen Aktivierung der Substrate einer Reaktion, wodurch die Aktivierungsbarriere weit herabgesetzt werden kann, so dass schwierige Reaktionstypen unter milden Bedingungen möglich werden. Hierbei werden verschiedene Konzepte der Kooperation untersucht, die sich im Typ der verwendeten Aktivierungsmodi unterscheiden.



Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Technische Chemie
Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elias Klemm
www.itc.uni-stuttgart.de/


/ heterogeneous catalysis / reation engineering / micro reaction engineering

Syntheses of zeolites, MOFs, oxides…, modification, characterization. Selective oxidation and hydrogenation reactions, catalytic conversion of hydrocarbons in petroleum refining and petrochemistry and of bioressources, carbon dioxide as feedstock, in situ techniques such as solid-state NMR, IR spectroscopy and XRD. Optimization of technical reactions and heat/mass transport, „batch-to-conti“ transfer, kinetic measurements, chemical reaction engineering of hazardous processes. Microreaction engineering. photo chemistry



Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Polymerchemie
Pfaffenwaldring 55
70550 Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. M. R. Buchmeiser
www.uni-stuttgart.de/ipoc/


/ heterogeneous catalysis / polymerization catalysis / metathesis

The Institute of Polymer Chemistry disposes over a broad expertise in the areas of Macromolecular Chemistry, with a focus in polymerization catalysis, in porous polymeric materials, conductive polymers in matathesis reactions and in molecular heterogeneous catalysis. In the latter context, new homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts for the olefin metathesis as well as for metathesis polymerisations are developed.



Universität Ulm
Institut für Oberflächenchemie und Katalyse
Albert-Einstein-Allee 47
89081 Ulm

Prof. Dr. R.J. Behm
www.uni-ulm.de/iok


/ heterogeneous catalysis / electrocatalysis / nanostructured catalysts / surface spectroscopy / reaction mechanisms / nanoparticles

Investigation of surface processes and catalytic reactions on mass selected clusters as well as on nanostructured surfaces (model catalysts) on a microscopic, molecular scale and stepwise transformation of this knowledge to catalytic and electrocatalytic reactions under more realistic reaction conditions and for realistic materials (supported catalysts), focusing in particular on processes relevant for low-temperature fuel cells (gas purification as well as electrochemical reactions).



Universität Ulm
Institut für Chemieingenieurwesen
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Güttel
http://www.uni-ulm.de/nawi/chemie/forschung-und-institute.html


/ heterogeneous catalysis / reation engineering / micro reaction engineering / nanostructured catalysts / zeolites / synthesis gas / modeling / catalyst development

Strukturierte Katalysatoren und Reaktoren, Mehrphasige Reaktionen, Kern-Schale-Katalysatoren, Fischer-Tropsch-Synthese, Methanisierung, Synthesegaschemie



Universität Ulm
Institut für Elektrochemie
Albert-Einstein-Allee 47
89081 Ulm

Prof. Dr. Timo Jacob
http://www.uni-ulm.de/iec


/ surface spectroscopy / operando spectroscopy / in situ spectroscopy / ionic liquids / hydrogen / oxidations / nanostructured catalysts / batteries / fuel cells / photocatalysis / electrocatalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / modeling / kinetics / reaction mechanisms / catalysis

The Institute of Electrochemistry has both experimental and theoretical expertise. Equipped with various experimental and theoretical techniques, the aim of the activities is related to fundamental electrochemistry, resolving the structure and processes occurring at electrode/electrolyte interfaces. For these studies, detailed investigations on model systems (e.g. single crystals) are performed allowing for a tight connection between theory and experiment.



Universität zu Köln
Department für Chemie - Organische Chemie
Greinstrasse 4
50939 Köln

Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Schmalz
www.hgschmalz.uni-koeln.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / hydroformylations / allylations / ligand design / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions / application of catalysts

Organic and metal-organic synthesis,
enantioselective transition metal catalysis,
modular chiral P,P-ligands,
asymmetric hydro-reactions (-cyanation, -vinylation, -boration, -formylation)
Metal catalysis-basied strategies for the synthesis of natural products and other bioactive compounds



Universität zu Köln
Department für Chemie
Greinstraße 4
50939 Köln

Prof. Dr. Ralf Giernoth
ak_giernoth.uni-koeln.de


/ homogeneous catalysis / ionic liquids / in situ spectroscopy / NMR

homogeneous catalysis, ionic liquids, in situ NMR spectroscopy



Universität zu Köln
Organische Chemie
Greinstr. 4
50939 Köln

Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
jacobi.uni-koeln.de


/ homogeneous catalysis

Metal Catalysis, Cross-Couplings, Hydrogenations, Carbonylations, Renewable Resources, Organocatalysis, Cycloadditions



University of Copenhagen
Department of Chemistry
Universitetsparken 5
2100 Kopenhagen, Dänemark

Prof. Dr. Matthias Arenz
http://chem.ku.dk/ansatte/beskrivelse/?id=383504


/ electrocatalysis / fuel cells

Characterization of noble metal catalysts for PEM fuel cells. Investigations on model as well as high surface area catalysts; Determination of activity for different electrochemcial reactions, reaction and degradation mechanisms; Concepts for improved catalysts



VU University
Theoretical Chemistry
De Boelelaan 1083
NL-10 Amsterdam

Prof. Dr. F. Matthias Bickelhaupt
www.few.vu.nl/~bickel/


/ modeling / kinetics

We develop chemical theories and methods for rationally designing molecules, nano-structures and materials as well as chemical processes toward these compounds, based on quantum mechanics and computer simulations. An essential part of these efforts is the application of our theories and models in cooperation with experimental groups. The project comprises four main directions: 1) Structure and Chemical Bonding in DFT; 2) Theoretical Biochemistry; 3) Reactivity; 4) Rational Design of Catalysts.



Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Organisch-Chemisches Institut
Corrensstraße 40
48149 Münster

Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius
www.uni-muenster.de/Chemie.oc/index.html


/ homogeneous catalysis

The members of the Institute are experts in several important areas of modern catalysis: cross-couplings, C-H-activations, polymerization catalysis, organocatalysis, activation of small molecules (H2, CO2). asymmetric catalysis, frustrated Lewis-pairs, N-heterocyclic carbenes, organo-silicon-catalysts, design of heterogeneouos catalysts, radical reactions, organofluorine chemistry, theoretical chemistry, organic synthesis

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