Prof. Dr. Holger Dau

Research interests

Metalloproteins, X-ray spectroscopy, XAS, spectroscopy on catalysis at metal sites, EXAFS, biotests, computer simulation

Research Fields in UniCat

Research Field D1
Research Field D2
Research Field D3*
Research Field E2*
Research Field E3*

* Main Research Field

2007-2011: A5, B1, B2

Selection of research projects

Active metalloproteins
Biological/biomimetic solar-driven fuel production
Techniques and methodical developments


Relevant News

Friday, 13. October 2017

Temperature dependence of the catalytic reduction of dioxygen by a cobalt complex

The synthesis and characterization of a hexanuclear cobalt complex involving a nonheme ligand system, supported on a Sn6O6 stannoxane core are reported by the UniCat groups of Holger Dau, Peter Hildebrandt, and Kallol Ray.

Thursday, 10. August 2017

Photosystem II without Mn4CaO5-Cluster

New research highlight: Holger Dau, Holger Dobbek, Athina Zouni, and coworkers reveal structural insights into the light-driven auto-assembly process of the water-oxidizing Mn4CaO5-cluster in photosystem II.

Tuesday, 26. April 2016

Einstein Centre for Catalysis: Election of a temporary Executive Board

The temporary Board of the Einstein Centre for Catalysis was constituted during a meeting of the extended UniCat Executive Board on April 26, 2016.[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]

Friday, 01. November 2013
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]

Prof. Dr. Holger Dau

Holger Dau
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Experimentalphysik
Arnimallee 14
Berlin , 14195
+49 30 838-53581



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