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The German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) is the platform for the entire German catalysis community in the area of research and application. Currently it has about 1100 members from industry and academia.GeCatS promotes the scientific and technical dialogue between industry, universities, non-university research institutes and research policy institutions and represents the interests of the catalysis community on a national and international level. The German Catalysis Society is supported by DECHEMA, VDI-GVC, GDCh, DGMK und DBG.


Alwin Mittasch Prize 2017 to Xinhe Bao and David Cole-Hamilton

In 2017 the Alwin Mittasch Prize goes to two scientists. This prestigious award will be shared equally by Professor David Cole-Hamilton, University of St. Andrews/UK, for his pioneering work aimed at a better understanding of molecular catalysis and its industrial application, and Professor Xinhe Bao, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China, for his contribution to the development of novel catalysis concepts for methane and syngas conversion. The Prize is endowed with 10,000 Euro and sponsored by BASF SE. Please take a look at the press release.

Cole Hamilton Verleihung  Bao Verleihung


Otto Roelen Medal 2016 to Prof. Peter Strasser

Prof. Dr. Peter Strasser of TU Berlin is the recipient of the Otto Roelen Medal 2016. This prize is being awarded by DECHEMA and the German Catalysis Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Katalyse) in recognition of his seminal research leading to the discovery of highly active bimetallic core-shell catalysts. As a result, fuel cells can be applied, for instance, in hydrogen-powered vehicles as an inexpensive and sustainable energy source. See more: press release


Roadmap Catalysis for the Netherlands published

"Catalysis - Key to a Sustainable Future" is the title of the new science and technology roadmap for catalysis in the Netherlands, which was published at the beginning of 2015.
Please see also the press release and download the roadmap.


New Journal: Catalysis, Structure & Reactivity

Catalysis, Structure & Reactivity is a new journal launched by Maney Publishing and Professor Mike Bowker of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, UK. The journal will report the latest advances in structure-function relationships in catalytic science, and particularly welcomes research articles at the interfaces between chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering, and those which describe the development of new and improved catalysts, including the translation of catalysis research from the atomic to the industrial scale.

With Volume 1 publishing in 2015, and articles appearing online in late 2014, we invite and encourage your submissions to the journal.


Catalysis beyond the roadmap

In June 2012 GeCatS published a supplement to the Roadmap for Catalysis Research in Germany named "Catalysis beyond the roadmap" with visionary catalytic questions.