Research Strategy

UniSysCat tackles one of the greatest challenges in catalysis science: Understanding and developing reaction networks in chemical and biological catalysis. The research program is based on five interconnected research units that work on different aspects of catalysis.

Research Units in UniSysCat

Unit A
Unit B
Unit C
Unit D
Unit E

And how they are interconnected...

Unit A: Coupled chemocatalytic reactions

Unit B: Coupled biocatalytic reactions

Unit C: Coupling of chemo- and biocatalysis

Unit D: Catalysis with electronically activated molecules

Unit E: Signal-controlled multicomponent catalysis

Overall, our approach is very interdisciplinary. We address theoretical questions as well as experimental challenges: our researchers work on fundamental theoretical models and on the experimental design of new catalysts, they employ computer simulations as well as analytical tools in the laboratory.

In all units, the research is guided by the same objectives: understanding catalytic systems, identifying general concepts of coupling and designing catalytic systems. Links between the five research units are established by this common research mission.

Video: Arne Thomas at the UniSysCat Kick-Off event.

Video: Expert Talk at Berlin Science Week 2020.