Monday, 20. January 2014

Joung Investigator Prize for Kallol Ray

Dr. Kallol Ray was honoured with the EurJIC Young Investigator Prize by the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.[more]

Monday, 13. January 2014

Manganese oxides as efficient water oxidation catalysts

VIP paper in Angewandte Chemie of Prof. Dau and Prof. Driess highlighted in ChemCatChem[more]

Monday, 06. January 2014

Research stay at Northwestern University: impressions and experiences

Fabian Schax, from Prof. Christian Limberg's UniCat working group, is the first PhD student to participate in the exchange program with Northwestern University in Evanston. UniCat asked him about his impressions and experiences as an exchange scientist in the USA. UniCat: Mr. Schax, you have now spent three months as part of Prof. Dr. Justin Notestein’s working group at The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. What impressions will you take back home with you? Fabian Schax: Although I had already spent a year in the...[more]

Thursday, 19. December 2013

Roderich Süssmuth visiting professor at Ben Gurion University

Roderich Süssmuth, professor for biological chemistry at Institute of Chemistry at TU Berlin and coordininator of Research Field D4, was appointed as a visiting professor at Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.[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 universities, industry and the British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is located alongside other major scientific facilities in the Research Complex at Harwell, Oxfordshire, and was made possible by a £12.9 million investment by the EPSRC. This joint project...[more]

Thursday, 28. November 2013

Teresa Santos-Silva wins the Clara Immerwahr Award 2014

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Clara Immerwahr Award 2014 is Dr. Teresa Santos-Silva, NOVA University of Lisbon.  Academic Background Dr. Teresa Santos-Silva is an Assistant Researcher at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and recently won an FCT-Investigator position, in a very competitive call of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT; Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia). She graduated (2001) in Chemistry and had her PhD (2006) in Protein Crystallography. During her...[more]

Friday, 01. November 2013
Tuesday, 29. October 2013

Access to a CuII–O–CuII Motif: Spectroscopic Properties, Solution Structure, and Reactivity

In the latest Issue of JACS, the groups of Kallol Ray and Christian Limberg report a complex with a rare CuII–O–CuII structural motif that is stable at room temperature, which allows its in-depth characterization by a variety of spectroscopic methods. See also:Research\Selected Research Highlights or J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16148 – 16160.[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 Senftenberg. He studied chemistry from 1967 to 1972 at the Humboldt University of Berlin and was awarded a doctorate in chemistry in 1974. He continued to do research there until 1977 when he joined the Academy of Sciences, Central Institute of Physical Chemistry in Berlin. He received the Dr. sc....[more]

Thursday, 10. October 2013

Nature is arbitrarily complex

Excerpts from Die Zeit article, „Das Leben ist ein Nanofilm“ (Life is a nanofilm) by Paul Janositz The Nobel Prize Awardees in Chemistry 2013 are film producers. Using their simulation techniques, biochemistry taking place in our body becomes visible. Seeing, hearing, tasting or feeling – our body is constantly working so that we can do all that. Biochemical nanomachines, complex proteins, do this job. 24 hours a day. Lightening fast. Invisible from the outside. While they are labouring, they are in constant motion. Each of these...[more]