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.


Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn - A networking event for exile researchers

The networking event Berlin4Ukraine on 30 June 2022 aims to introduce exiled researchers from Ukraine to the academic system in Germany and Berlin.

Job Offer: Data Science Officer for Research Data Management

UniSysCat is currently looking for an employee with academic degree - salary grade 14 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - Data Science Officer for Research Data Management (RDM)

UniSysCat congratulates Zeynep Altintas to her appointment to a professorship in Biomaterials at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

UniSysCat congratulates the prior associated member Zeynep Altintas to her appointment to a professorship in Biomaterials (at the Faculty of Engineering) at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

UniSysCat week in Mall Anders

From 20 to 25 June, everything revolves around catalysis in the Mall Anders: The Cluster of Excellence "UniSysCat - Unifying Systems in Catalysis" presents itself and its research.

Congratulations to Dr. Charlotte Vogt!

Dr. Charlotte Vogt receives the Clara Immerwahr Award 2022 for her outstanding scientific contributions in the field of spectroscopy of catalysis.

Support for scientists from Ukraine

UniSysCat offers help for scientists from Ukraine working in related research areas. To establish scientific contacts, we recommend the event "Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn - Networking event for researchers in exile" on June...


Onward Aid is a grassroots organization that delivers medicine and medical supplies to frontline hospitals in Ukraine. After multiple successful trips to Ukraine, they are now collecting donations for further activities.

Prof. Dr. Alec M. Wodtke

The Director at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is honored for his contributions to improving our understanding of surface chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl

UniSysCat warmly congratulates its member Prof. Schlögl on becoming the new President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He will take up his new post on 1 January 2023.

Petro-Melancholia. The petroleum age in the mirror of art

Dr. Benjamin Steininger and Dr. Alexander Klose have been working for years on the cultural theory of petromodernity and how to overcome it. On 22 June, 22:05, their research will be presented in a film on ARTE.

Clara Immerwahr Award Ceremony 2022: Photos online!

Exzellenter Science Slam now online!

Video recording now online!


Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat) is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany´s Excellence Strategy – EXC 2008/1– 390540038