Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess

Chair of UniCat since 2007

Member of UniCat's Executive Board
Scientific Director at BasCat

Research interests

Metalorganic chemistry, precursor synthesis, molecular models for heterogeneous catalysis, molecular main group and organometallic chemistry

Research Fields in UniCat

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

* Main Research Fields

2007-2011: A1, A3, A4, A5

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

Relevant News

Monday, 13 January 2014

Manganese oxides as efficient water oxidation catalysts

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

Friday, 01 November 2013
Tuesday, 09 October 2012

Gerhard Ertl Center officially opened

Opening ceremony held at the TU Berlin with Nobel Prize winner Gerhard Ertl and Berlin State Secretary for Science Knut Nevermannmore

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Matthias Driess: Member of the German National Academy of Sciences

Prof. Matthias Driess, Chair of the Cluster of Excellence UniCat

Professor Dr. Matthias Driess, Chair of UniCat, has been elected as a member of the „Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina“ appreciating his scientific achievements and personality. The Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina has beenmore

Friday, 15 June 2012

UniCat classed as excellent once more

The Cluster of Excellence consolidates its pole position in catalysis researchmore

Thursday, 08 December 2011

Natural gas instead of crude oil

UniCat Cluster of Excellence and BASF establish joint lab on raw material change On December 8, 2011, the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (UniCat) and chemical company BASF SE signed a cooperation agreement establishing a new joint more

Thursday, 06 October 2011

Groundbreaking experimental Research on reactive Silicon Compounds

Prof. Matthias Driess, Chair of the cluster of Excellence UniCat

Yesterday, Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess has received the Wacker Silicone Award 2011more

Monday, 12 September 2011

ISHHC XV opened

Today, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Freund of Fritz-Haber-Institut and board member of UniCat opened the 15th International Symposium on the Relations between Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC XV). Afterwards, UniCat chair Prof.  Drmore

Thursday, 01 September 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011

Lessons from isolable nickel(I) precursor complexes for small molecule activation

In the latest Issue of Accunts of Chemical Reserach Matthias Driess and Shenglai Yao describe selected achievements in the activation of nitrous oxide (N2O), O2, the heavier chalcogens (S, Se, and Te), and white phosphorus (P4) through this β-dikmore

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Prof. Matthias Driess

Matthias Driess
Technische Universität Berlin
Inst. f. Chemie / FG Anorganische und Analytische Chemie
Straße des 17. Juni 135
Berlin , 10623
+49 30 314-22265