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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.


Call for Nominations: Alwin Mittasch Prize 2017

The Alwin Mittasch Prize is awarded to international scientists who have made outstanding contributions towards extending the fundamentals of catalysis and its exemplary industrial application. The Prize is endowed with 10,000 Euro and sponsored by BASF SE. Proposals for nominations should be submitted before 15th September 2016. More information is given here.


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.


Alwin Mittasch Prize 2015 to Prof. Robert Schlögl

Professor Robert Schlögl, Berlin, was awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2015 in March at the Annual Meeting of German Catalysis Scientists in Weimar. This prize is conferred in recognition of his extensive contributions to the characterization of heterogeneous catalysts and their preparation for industrial applications, by which he has succeeded in bridging the gap between model catalysis and complex technical catalysis. His work provides a seminal, new understanding of catalytically active materials, thus opening up the way to more effective development of industrially applicable catalysts in the future.

See more: Press release


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.