UniCat News - November 2016

CO2 for the oxidative coupling of alkanes

Wed. 30 November 2016

Dr. Ewa Nowicka is going to use the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) as a mild oxidant to suppress over-oxidation of alkanes.

"Time for something new"

Tue. 29 November 2016

German Newspaper article with Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess on research and innovation in Berlin.
Article available as pdf document.

Structure of photosystem II

Mon. 21 November 2016

Research Highlight in Nature by Holger Dobbek and Athina Zouni.

New funds for UniCat graduate

Sun. 20 November 2016

Prof. Dr. Mehtap Özaslan, junior professor of electrocatalysis at the University of Oldenburg, has just been awarded financing from the Federal Ministry of Research to investigate catalysts for fuel cells.

Matthias Driess recipient of the Davison Lecture

Wed. 16 November 2016

UniCat Chair Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess has been honored by the MIT to give the renowned Davison Lecture. This Award recognizes individual groundbreaking contributions to Inorganic Chemistry.

Research Highlight by Martin Kaupp

Wed. 16 November 2016

Pseudo-contact shifts in the NMR spectrum of an entire paramagnetic catalytic metalloprotein domain

Chemical looping for raw material change

Thu. 10 November 2016

Scientists from the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” of Berlin University of Technology have won the Prize for Innovation from the German Gas Industry.

Research Highlight by NWU and UniCat

Mon. 7 November 2016

Cyclohexane oxidative dehydrogenation over copper oxide catalysts

Massry Prize for Peter Hegemann

Fri. 28 October 2016

The winners of the 2016 Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize are a trio of scientists whose research paved the way for a breakthrough technology called optogenetics that has revolutionized the way scientists study the brain.

Upcoming Events

Farewell concert for Gerhard Ertl
Sun. 04 December 2016

Members and friends of the Cluster of Excellence UniCat have fond memories of the wonderful concert with and for Gerhard Ertl on the occasion of his 78th birthday, celebrated in the Audimax at TU Berlin in 2014. Gerhard Ertl is now retiring as répétiteur of the Berlin Oratory Choir.

Gerhard Ertl Lecture 2016

Prof. Dr. J. Peter Toennis:
"Enigmatic Molecules of Helium and Molecules in Enigmatic Helium"

Fri. 09 December 2016, 4:00 pm
Harnack House - Hahn Lecture Hall
Ihnestr. 16-20
14195 Berlin

UniCat’s New Year’s Reception and 10th BIG-NSE Workshop

Fri. 06 January 2017
Technische Universität Berlin
Chemistry Building, room C 130
Straße des 17. Juni 115
10623 Berlin

Inauguration of Inkulab

Wed. 25 January 2017, 4:00 pm
Technische Universität Berlin
Chemical Engineering Building (TC Building)
Straße des 17. Juni 124
10623 Berlin


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