Welcome to the Cluster of Excellence "Unifying Concepts in Catalysis"

Research prize for UniCat Professor Peter Hegemann link [Photo © DAVIDS Bildagentur]



Using light to switch on nerve cells

Research prize for UniCat Professor Peter Hegeman, founder of optogenetics


Schering Prize 2014 for Kristine Müther from UniCat Group of Martin Oestreich

Today, the 2014 Schering Prize has been awarded to Dr. Kristine Müther for her dissertation on "Generation, structu


Converting solar energy to fuel

A new Einstein Circle for UniCat Junior Research Group leader Ralph Kraehnert. The Einstein Foundation Berlin has grant



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● Lettering in green type = For Your Interest: External Events Concerning Catalysis


is a Cluster of Excellence within the framework of the Excellence Initiative researching the economically important field of catalysis.
About 240 chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers of 4 universities and 2 Max Planck research institutes are involved in Berlin and Potsdam.