Einstein Centre for Catalysis

The Einstein Centre for Catalysis is built upon the interdisciplinary and interinstitutional research of the Cluster of Excellence Unifying Concepts of Catalysis (UniCat).

Prof. Peter Hildebrandt of the Institute of Chemistry at TU Berlin leads the new Centre. The Einstein Foundation Berlin has been funding the Einstein Centre for Catalysis since 2016.

The exploration of the dynamic of necessary chemical and biological catalysts allows for more efficient and new ways for raw materials and medical products. Furthermore, scientific methodical potential is to serve as catalyst for new molecular research activities between the areas of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Medicine in Berlin.

Central partners of the Centre are the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society (FHI), the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), the Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften (isas), the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) as well as UniCat-BASF Joint Lab.