Prof. Dr. Holger Dau

Research interests

Metalloproteins, X-ray spectroscopy, XAS, spectroscopy on catalysis at metal sites, EXAFS, biotests, computer simulation

Research Fields in UniCat

Research Field D1
Research Field D2
Research Field D3*
Research Field E2*
Research Field E3*

* Main Research Field

2007-2011: A5, B1, B2

Selection of research projects

Active metalloproteins
Biological/biomimetic solar-driven fuel production
Techniques and methodical developments


Relevant News

Freitag, 13. Oktober 2017

Temperature dependence of the catalytic reduction of dioxygen by a cobalt complex

The synthesis and characterization of a hexanuclear cobalt complex involving a nonheme ligand system, supported on a Sn6O6 stannoxane core are reported by the UniCat groups of Holger Dau, Peter Hildebrandt, and Kallol Ray.

Donnerstag, 10. August 2017

Photosystem II without Mn4CaO5-Cluster

New research highlight: Holger Dau, Holger Dobbek, Athina Zouni, and coworkers reveal structural insights into the light-driven auto-assembly process of the water-oxidizing Mn4CaO5-cluster in photosystem II.

Dienstag, 26. April 2016

Einstein Centre for Catalysis: Election of a temporary Executive Board

The temporary Board of the Einstein Centre for Catalysis was constituted during a meeting of the extended UniCat Executive Board on April 26, 2016.mehr

Montag, 13. Januar 2014

Manganese oxides as efficient water oxidation catalysts

VIP paper in Angewandte Chemie of Prof. Dau and Prof. Driess highlighted in ChemCatChemmehr

Freitag, 01. November 2013
Donnerstag, 21. Juli 2011

Important for solar fuels: new atomistic models of the structures by Dau and coworker

Synthetic manganese–calcium oxides mimic the water-oxidizing complex of photosynthesis functionally and structurallymehr

Prof. Dr. Holger Dau

Holger Dau
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Experimentalphysik
Arnimallee 14
Berlin , 14195
+49 30 838-53581



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