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 2011[more]

Tuesday, 20. September 2011

Arne Thomas raises financial funds from "ERC Starting Grant"

Again, the European Research Council supports a UniCat Scientist at the TU Berlin with an "ERC Starting Grant": 1.5 million € for customized nano-networks.[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. Matthias Driess presented UniCat and its new research programme followed by scientific plenary lectures of Prof. Dr. Kazunari Domen from The University of Tokio and  Prof. Dr. Itamar Willner from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The ISHHC takes place at...[more]

Thursday, 01. September 2011
Tuesday, 30. August 2011

Million funding from the United States for catalysis in hydrogen fuel cells

"In the field of Electromobility mainly research on lithium-ion battery technology has been promoted in the past years. But the limits of this technology become more and more obvious. ", states Peter Strasser, a professor for Technical Chemistry at TU Berlin and member of UniCat.[more]

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-diketiminatonickel(I) precursor species.  For more information see Research\Selected Research Highlights.[more]

Friday, 29. July 2011
Thursday, 21. July 2011

Important for solar fuels: new atomistic models of the structures by Dau and coworker

Synthetic manganese–calcium oxides mimic the water-oxidizing complex of photosynthesis functionally and structurally[more]

Tuesday, 21. June 2011

The Einstein Foundation brings a top international scientist to Berlin

John F. Hartwig, a major star in the organometallic catalysis field, will work within the UniCat Cluster of Excellence.[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]