Research areas: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Redox Catalysis, Structure and Reactivity, Carbon materials and electrocatalysis, Photocatalysts for CO2 Reduction, Catalyst Design
The Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry performs fundamental research in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and aims to develop catalysts based on mechanistic insight. The scientific challenge is the elucidation of the reactions on the atomic level and their interplay with the complex surface chemistry of heterogeneous catalysts, which usually consist of many phases and components, often present as nanoparticles or as thin layers.
The examined reactions belong to industrial redox chemistry. Reduction catalysis comprises methanol synthesis, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, or the synthesis of higher alcohols. Oxidation catalysis focuses on the selective oxidation of propene and methanol, the oxidative dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons, or the selective oxidation of alcohols in the gas phase and in the liquid phase. Recently, we entered the fields of electrocatalysis and heterogeneous photocatalysis. Liquid-phase oxidation and electrocatalysis require a deeper understanding of solvation-related phenomena.
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3rd IMPRS-RECHARGE Conference
Exploring Reactivity with Spectroscopy
May 19th-21st, 2021