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 2021 @TUBerlin is now open.

Application deadline: October 25, 2020

The excellence cluster UniSysCat at the Technische Universität Berlin invites applications for a research assistant position in the field of theoretical structural biology.

The excellence cluster UniSysCat at the Technische Universität Berlin invites applications for a position in the administration office of the cluster for secretarial, financial and management purposes.

In a collaborative approach the groups of M. Kaupp and S. Shaik present a general conceptualization of the nature of metal–metal (M–M) bonding in transition-metal complexes by use of ab initio valence-bond theory.

An interview with UnisyCat researcher Benjamin Steininger in National Geographic about our dependence on fossil fuels in daily life.

Five UniSysCat research group leaders and one former Einstein visiting fellow contributed to a new textbook on “Bioorganometallic Chemistry”.

Markus Antonietti, member of UniSysCat, receives the 2020 Hermann Staudinger Award for excellence in macromolecular chemistry.

UniSysCat warmly welcomes Dr. Tobias Gensch as new Junior Research Group leader in the cluster of excellence.

UniSysCat welcomes Franziska Hess, who is appointed as junior professor for chemical catalysis at TU Berlin since April 2020, at the Institute of Chemistry. With her expertise, she will strengthen the research in area A and D...

We are pleased to announce that Peter Hegemann, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, has received the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine 2020 together with Gero Miesenböck of Oxford University and Georg Nagel of the...

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