Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Freund

Member of UniCat's Executive Board

Research interests

Surface science, thin film on supports, spectroscopy and reactivity of metal clusters on oxide films, structure and reactivity, spectroscopy,photon-induced processes, molecular beam

Research Fields in UniCat

Research Field D1
Research Field D2

2007-2011: A1, A2

Selection of research projects


Relevant News

Wednesday, 30. November 2016

Carbon dioxide for the oxidative coupling of alkanes

IPODI fellow, Dr. Ewa Nowicka is going to use the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) as a mild oxidant to suppress over-oxidation of alkanes. She has proposed a bottom-up approach for designing catalyst for the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) by combi

Thursday, 12. May 2016

Professor Hans-Joachim Freund receiving his Honorary Doctoral Degree

Today, UniCat Professor Hans-Joachim Freund has received his Honorary Degree of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.[more]

Friday, 29. April 2016

Hans-Joachim Freund elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has announced the election of 213 new members. They include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders.[more]

Wednesday, 01. July 2015

ERC Advanced Grant for Hajo Freund / Minister of Science honors achievements

The European Research Council (ERC) has officially announced the winners of the ERC Advanced Grant 2014. Among the winners are four researchers from Berlin, one of whom is UniCat Professor Hajo Freund.[more]

Wednesday, 20. May 2015

Bunsen Medal for Hans-Joachim Freund

Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, has been awarded the Bunsen Medal for his work in the field of surface chemistry and surface physics, as well as his contributions to the understanding of nanostructures for ca[more]

Monday, 05. January 2015

Hans-Joachim Freund: Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis

The North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies have announced that UniCat Professor Hans Joachim Freund of the Fritz Haber Institute is the recipient of the 2015 Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysi[more]

Wednesday, 12. November 2014

Gaede-Langmuir Award to Hans-Joachim Freund

The American Vacuum Society (AVS) has awarded the Gaede-Langmuir Award to UniCat Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. The awards ceremony took place on 12 November 2014 at Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore[more]

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.  Dr[more]

Wednesday, 15. June 2011

Karl-Ziegler-Prize for Hans-Joachim Freund

Prof. Freund

Outstanding research of understanding the molecular basis of heterogeneous catalysis is honoured[more]

Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Freund

Hans-Joachim Freund
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / Direktor der Abteilung chemische Physik
Faradayweg 4-6
Berlin , 14195
+49 30 8413-4104



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Curriculum vitae and publications