Prof. Dr. Joachim Sauer

Member of UniCat's Executive Board

Research interests

Quantum mechanical studies of reaction mechanisms on surfaces and in clusters, DFT and ab initio methods, hybrid QM/QM methods, chemical reactivity, solid catalysis in particular zeolites

Research Fields in UniCat

Research Field D1
Research Field D2

2007-2011: A1, A2, C3

Selection of research projects

Transition structures and rate constants for elementary reaction steps in zeolites
Development of hybrid methods for treating large systems


Relevant News

Monday, 06. November 2017

Ceria nanoparticles: it is the surface that matters

Dioxygen activation on ceria catalysts: the importance of substrate crystallographic orientation / new publication in the journal Angewandte Chemie by Joachim Sauer and coworkers.

Tuesday, 01. September 2015

Joachim Sauer has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Francois Gault Lectureship

Today, The European Federation of Catalysis Societis (EFCATS) has announced that Professor Joachim Sauer of the HU Berlin and UniCat Research Fields D1 and D2 is the recipient of the 2015 EFCTAS Francois Gault Lectureship. This Award recognizes individual [more]

Tuesday, 21. April 2015

Professor Joachim Sauer Joins the Editorial Board of Journal of Catalysis

Elsevier and Journal of Catalysis have announced that Professor Joachim Sauer, UniCat Coordinator of Research Field D1, has joined Professors Johannes Lercher, Christophe Copéret, Graham Hutchings, Matthew Neurock, Hans Niemantsverdriet, S. Ted Oyama and F[more]

Friday, 25. April 2014

Methane Activation on Magnesium Oxide Surfaces

Communication in Angewandte Chemie provides evidence that Lunsford mechanism for the oxidative coupling of methane needs revision[more]

Friday, 13. December 2013

UK Catalysis Hub has appointed Joachim Sauer for International External Advisory Board

The newly-opened UK Catalysis Hub has appointed Prof. Joachim Sauer, UniCat Coordinator of Research Area D1, as a member of their International External Advisory Board.  The UK Catalysis Hub is a collaborative project between universit[more]

Tuesday, 15. October 2013

Professor Joachim Sauer receiving his Honorary Doctoral Degree

On 9th September 2013, Joachim Sauer has received his Honorary Degree of University College London (UCL). You can find additional pictures of the Ceremony of UCL at Flickr. Joachim Sauer was born on 19th April 1949 in Hosena, close to Senft[more]

Monday, 19. August 2013

Visiting Miller Professorship of UC Berkeley for Joachim Sauer

Joachim Sauer receives the Visiting Miller Professorship of the University of California Berkeley. He will stay with Daniel Neumark during August/September 2013. Within UniCat, Joachim Sauer is Coordinator of Research Area D1. Jochim Sauer Joa[more]

Friday, 24. September 2010

Awards for UniCat Scientists

Joachim Sauer is honoured by Liebig Medal, Klaus-Grohe Award for Timo Schmiederer[more]

Prof. Dr. Joachim Sauer

Joachim Sauer
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
AG Quantenchemie
Brook-Taylor-Str. 2
Berlin , 12489
+49 30 2093-7135



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