UniCat News – Autumn 2014





Bruker Prize for Robert Bittl

30 November 2014

The Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced that the 2015 Bruker Prize Lecturer is Unicat Professor Robert Bittl.


UniCat spin-off DexLeChem convinces

27 November 2014

Lonza is impressed with the “creativity, smart solutions, speed and outstanding technological know-how" of DexLeChem.



Photosynthesis under the X-Ray

07 November 2014

Photosynthesis is among the most important processes of nature. The process through which all green plants harvest sunlight and thereby produce the oxygen in our air is, however, still not understood …


Dissertation Award for Niko Rossner



07 November 2014

The former UniCat doctoral student, Niko Rossner, is being honoured for his dissertation entitled, "Robust model-based process control on the basis of Gaussian mixture density according to the…

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Ertl birthday concert with 1  000 guests


13 October 2014

Lasting standing ovations were his reward, as the music faded away and the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Gerhard Ertl, rose from the grand piano, exhausted, relieved, and happy in the packed TU auditorium.

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Anna Fischer called to the University of Freiburg


05 September 2014

Professor Anna Fischer’s research group has since moved to Freiburg. Only four UniCat Doctoral candidates who are nearing completion of their work in Berlin will be supervised by Dr Fischer from afar. Anna Fischer was the junior research group leader …

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Resonance Raman Spectroscopy on [NiFe] Hydrogenase


01 September 2014

[NiFe] hydrogenases catalyze the reversible cleavage of hydrogen and, thus, represent model systems for the investigation and exploitation of emission-free energy conversion processes.


Upcoming Events


Gerhard Ertl Lecture


Wed. 10 December, 2014, 16:00
Harnack House - Hahn Lecture Hall
Ihnestr. 16-20
14195 Berlin



BIG-NSE workshop and UniCat’s New Year’s Reception


Fr. 09 January, 2015
Technische Universität Berlin
Chemistry Building, room C 130
Straße des 17. Juni 115
10623 Berlin