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.

News

The EU-funded ConCO2rde project focuses on autotrophic biorefineries, which are powered by H2 and transforms CO2 from a pollutant into a renewable resource. The research topics cover the combination of synthetic biology...

oxygen evolution reaction

Researchers around the UniSysCat group leaders Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, Robert Schlögl and Peter Strasser demonstrate how how inner-sphere chemistry controls electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction rates.

Researchers from 4 UniSysCat groups succeeded for the first time to assemble a generic [NiFe]-hydrogenase from the two individually purified, metal cluster-containing subunits

UniSysCat research group leader Prof. Dr. Holger Dau and Einstein Fellow Prof. Dr. Robert Burnap use spinach to show how the ancestor of today’s PSII evolved about 3 billion years ago.

Dr Shuang Li has been awarded a 238.800 EUR DFG grant for her project "Organic-Polyoxometalate Co-Crystal-Derived Mesoporous Metal Carbides/Nitrides for Hydrogen Production from Seawater.”

Two UniSysCat research group leaders, Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl and Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya as well as BasCat, are involved in CatLab, the new BMBF funded catalysis research center.

Two female researchers receive the Clara Immerwahr Award 2021 for their outstanding achievements in the field of catalysis research.

We are looking forward to our Annual General Meeting on November 25, 2020, 4 pm.

Fossil oil (Erdöl) - what is it and what is its role in our world? Dr Benjamin Steininger, UniSysCat member and research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, looks into this exciting topic.

The team at UniSysCat is greatly saddened to learn about the death of Sir John Meurig Thomas, a highly regarded chemist and catalysis researcher.

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.

Consortium

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