Welcome to the Cluster of Excellence UniCat

Excellence Strategy: UniSysCat proposal submitted

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.



Professor Katrina T. Forest awarded with an Einstein Visiting Fellowship

We are glad to announce the successful application of Prof. Katrina T. Forest (University of Wisconsin-Madison) for an E


Electrografted interfaces on metal oxides for catalysis with highest stability

Diazonium salts were electrografted onto transparent conductive oxides as stable alternatives to conventional anchoring


Two BIG-NSE PhD students awarded

Two PhD students of BIG-NSE were awarded with the “Chinese government award for outstanding self financed students abroa


Most Recent Publications

Efficient Light-Induced pKa Modulation Coupled to Base-Catalyzed Photochromism J. Gurke, Š. Budzák, B. M. Schmidt, D. Jacquemin, S. Hecht Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 57, 4797–4801, 10.1002/anie.201801270

Label-Free MIP Sensors for Protein Biomarkers K. J. Jetzschmann, X. Zhang, A. Yarman, U. Wollenberger, F. W. Scheller Label-Free Biosensing M.J. Schöning, A. Poghossian Springer 2018, 291–321, 10.1007/5346_2017_3

Molecular LEGO by domain-imprinting of cytochrome P450 BM3 K. J. Jetzschmann, A. Yarman, L. Rustam, P. Kielb, V. B. Urlacher, A. Fischer, I. M. Weidinger, U. Wollenberger, F. W. Scheller Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2018, 164, 240–246, 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2018.01.047

Enhancement of the Electrocatalytic Activity of Thienyl-Substituted Iron Porphyrin Electropolymers by a Hangman Effect B. Neumann, R. Götz, P. Wrzolek, F. W. Scheller, I. M. Weidinger, M. Schwalbe, U. Wollenberger ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 10.1002/cctc.201800934

Hydrogen Spillover to Copper Clusters on Hydroxylated γ-Al2O3 G. Feng, M. V. Ganduglia-Pirovano, C. F. Huo, J. Sauer The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122, 18445–18455, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03764

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is a Cluster of Excellence within the framework of the Excellence Initiative researching the economically important field of catalysis.
About 240 chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers of 4 universities and 2 Max Planck research institutes are involved in Berlin and Potsdam. More about UniCat.