What's UniSysCat all about?

UniSysCat stands for Unifying Systems in Catalysis. We are a Cluster of Excellence - more than 260 researchers from four universities and four research institutes in the Berlin and Potsdam area - working jointly together on current challenges in the highly relevant field of catalysis.

UniSysCat unites biologists, chemists, engineers and physicists with the aim to revolutionize catalysis research.


The call for applications for the Clara Immerwahr Award 2023 is now open.

Application deadline: November, 13, 2022

Electrochemistry 2022

Three UniSysCat PIs are organizing this year's GDCh Electrochemistry conference in Berlin from 27 to 30 September at Freie Universität Berlin. Registration is still possible.

Four new episodes of "exzellent erklärt" now online.

From archeology to active materials and the origin of life - five new episodes of the podcast "exzellent erklärt" were released from July to September.

Prof. John Warner with UniSysCat's co-spokesperson Prof. Matthias Drieß

On 5 September, Prof. John Warner was ceremoniously appointed Honorary Professor of Green Chemistry at TU Berlin. UniSysCat is delighted about this great step forward in the promotion of green chemistry in Berlin.

Screening of Photocatalysts

A team of UniSysCat researchers presents a simple method for the screening of the photocatalytic activity of up to four catalyst in parallel – a method that may save a lot of time in the lab.

CECAM Workshop on "Immobilizing peptides and proteins: Interplay between theoretical and experimental approaches"

UniSysCat researcher Prof. Maria Andrea Mroginski is co-organizing the CECAM-Workshop on "Immobilizing peptides and proteins" from 4 to 7 October 2022 in Paris. There are still slots for Postdocs and PhD students available.

Dr. Bart Pieber

UniSysCat member Dr. Bartholomäus Pieber, currently leading a research group at the MPICI, has been appointed an Assistant Professor at ISTA - Institute of Science and Technology Austria. He will join ISTA in June 2023.

New superior electrode material: plasma-modified nickel foam

A team of UniSysCat researchers developed a powerful electrode material for the electrolysis of alcohol, aldehyde and water: plasma-modified nickel foam.

Prof. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya

On 10 September, UniSysCat member Prof. Roldán Cuenya from FHI Berlin will be awarded the prestigious X-ray medal for her groundbreaking fundamental work in understanding catalytic processes using X-ray methods.

Prof. Maria Andrea Mroginski

UniSysCat member Prof. Maria Andrea Mroginski was interviewed for "TU intern" about the simulation of catalysts for the energy transition.

Now on Youtube: Klimawandel und Katalyse: Kann die Chemie uns helfen?

Photos of the Long Night of Sciences 2022 now online.

Photos of the UniSysCat week at Mall Anders now online.


Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat) is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany´s Excellence Strategy – EXC 2008– 390540038