Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess
Chair of UniCat since 2007
Metalorganic chemistry, precursor synthesis, molecular models for heterogeneous catalysis, molecular main group and organometallic chemistry
Research Fields in UniCat
* Main Research Fields
Selection of research projects
- Novel coorperating ligands for the heterolytic bond activation
- Transition-metal silylene complexes
- From activating small molecules to hetero bimetallic transition-metal complexes
- Synthesis and characterisation of transition-metal silyline complexes
- New single source precursors for the metal-doping stannic oxide as an alternative to ITO
How to Understand and Utilize Networks in Catalysis
Two PhD students of BIG-NSE were awarded with the “Chinese government award for outstanding self financed students abroad” from the Chinese scholarship council. The awarding ceremony for Shuang Li and Yupeng Zhou, will take place at the Berlin Chinese Emb
Inez Weidinger and coworkers have published a joint paper of three Unicat groups in Angewandte Chemie. They have created nanotubular TiO2 electrodes with unpreceded local light enhancement within the tubes. These nano-electrodes can be used for enhancing p
The designated spokespersons Prof. Matthias Driess, Prof. Arne Thomas, and Prof. Peter Hildebrandt have submitted the full proposal for the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Systems in Catalysis”, UniSysCat in short.
Stereoselective Transfer Semi-Hydro- genation of Alkynes to E-Olefins with N-Heterocyclic Silylene–Manganese Catalysts
Highly stereoselective transfer semi-hydrogenation of alkynes to E-olefins has been achieved by applying N-heter-ocyclic silylene (NHSi)–manganese(II) complexes as superior pre-catalysts, bearing a bis-NHSi pyridine pincer ligand.
"Unifying Systems in Catalysis" (UniSysCat), the succession project of UniCat, is qualified for submitting a full proposal.
New hot paper of Matthias Driess and coworkesrs in Angewandte Chemie: A highly active iron diselenide electrocatalyst was prepared at low temperature from a bioinspired 2Fe-2Se molecular complex. The catalyst was applied to bifunctional oxygen and hydrogen
The 10th anniversary of their existence is being celebrated with the symposium entitled “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis: Status Quo and Challenges” at the TU Berlin.
10th Anniversary of UniCat: Symposium on "Unifying Concepts in Catalysis: Status Quo and Challenges."
The Cluster of Excellence, UniCat, and its graduate school, the BIG-NSE are going to celebrate their 10th anniversary at the TU Berlin from July 12th – 14th.
Interview with current Berlin International Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Engineering (BIG-NSE) fellow Min Ha Kim on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of BIG-NSE