Events /Colloquia

  • 22.04.2024 • 09:30 am • Mini-Symposium

Mini-Symposium "Noble Catalysis with non-noble Mn Catalysts"

  • 19.04.2024 • 10:00 am • Lecture

Prof. Hansjörg Grützmacher
ETH Zürich
From Funny Molecules to useful Building Blocks, Initiators and Catalysts -  A personal foray into main group and organometallic chemistry

  • 22.02.2024 • 01:00 pm • Webinar

Webinar "Importance of Catalysis, AI, and Data for EHLCATHOL"

  • 18.01.2024 • 09:00 am • 

Institute seminar


  • 14.12.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture 

Prof. Sven Rau
University of Ulm
Active repair of molecular hydrogen evolving photocatalysts - a new avenue for boosting catalytic activity

  • 13.12.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture 

Prof. Hans-Joachim Freund
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Model Systems for Heterogeneous Catalysts at the Atomic Scale: Can Suface Science Contribute?

  • 08.12.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture

Prof. Adam Holewinski
University of Colorado Boulder
Toward Mechanistic Understanding in Electrocatalytic Syntheses with Renewable Carbon

  • 29.11.2023 • 05:00 pm • Symposium (virtual)

Mini-Symposium - "Hydrogen Research: Cooperation possibilities between Hydrogen Energy Research Center and LIKAT" 

  • 10.11.2023 • 09:30 am • Lecture

Prof. Yuichiro Himeda
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Heterogeneous catalytic CO2 hydrogenation to methanol by iridium complex

  • 25.10.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture

Prof. Raimund Horn
Technische Universität Hamburg
Looking Into Catalytic Reactors at Work: Profile Measurements, Modeling & Operando Spectroscopy

  • 19.10.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture

Prof. Stephen Buchwald
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Metal-Catalyzed Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation

  • 18.09.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture 

Prof. Jürgen Behm
Universität Ulm
The Active Site - Contemplations about a Key Factor in Heterogeneous Catalysis

  • 18.09.2023 • 10:30 am • Lecture 

Prof. Ian Shuttleworth
Computational approaches to materials and catalysis

  • 15.09.2023 • 3:30 p.m. • Lecture

Prof. Jie Liu
Hunan University, Beijing
Electrocatalytic Hydrogenative Reactions

  • 15.09.2023 • 2:30 p.m. • Lecture

Prof. Qiang Liu
Tsinghua University, Beijing
Synergetic Effects in Catalytic Hydrogenation of Polar Unsaturated Compounds

  • 31.08.2023 • from 01:00 pm • 

1st virtual Workshop on Single Atom Catalysis

  • 25.07.2023 • 4:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Adam Slabon
University of Wuppertal
Inorganic Chemistry in the Circular Economy - Hamster Wheel or Pathway to the Future?

  • 20.07.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture

Dr. Nicolas Kaeffer
MPI für Chemische Energiekonversion (Mülheim)
Moleculary-Based Electrocatalytic Reductions: Approaches to Deliver Electrons and Protons to the Substrate

  • 18.07.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture 

Prof. Joachim Mittendorf
Bayer AG
Discovery of Finerenone - A Nonsteroidal Antagonist of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor for the Treatment of Cardiorenal Diseases

  • 28.06.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture 

Prof. Troels Skrydstrup
Aarhus University
From Plastic Disassembly to Carbon Capture with Waste Plastic

  • 23.06.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture

Prof. Manuel Alcarazo
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Title follows

  • 20.06.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture 

Dr. Ana Belén Dongil
Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, Madrid
Formic acid as alternative hydrogen source in heterogeneous catalysis

  • 08.06.2023 • from 9:00 am •  


  • 07.06.2023 • 10:30 am • Lecture 

Prof. Anant Kapdi
ICT Mumbai
π-Acceptor Caged Phosphine Ligands: Exploration of Novel Catalytic Reactivity and Mechanism

  • 12.05.2023 • 2:30 pm • Lecture 

Dr. Jacob Schneidewind
RWTH Aachen
Hydrogen production via photocatalytic water splitting: from mechanistic insight towards application

  • 10.05.2023 • 14:00 Uhr • Lecture 

Dr. Johannes Steinbauer
Lederer & Keller Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Introduction to European Patent Law

  • 08.05.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture 

Prof. Ian Tonks
University of Minnesota
Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Strategies for Catalytically Breaking and Making N-N Bonds

  • 27.04.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture in the framework of the lecture series "Early Carreers in Catalysis"

Dr. Constanze Neumann
Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung
Pore-Selective Functionalization of MOF Linkers: Installing Substituents with Precision in "Large Molecules"

  • 24.04.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Benjamin Dietzek-Ivanšić
Leibniz Institut für Photonische Technologien Jena e. V. (IPHT)
Light-induced charge transfer in complex charge-transfer cascades - implications for catalysis

  • 19.04.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture

Prof. Dr. Rhett Kempe
University of Bayreuth
Controlled, selective, and efficient oligomerization and polymerization of ethylene

  • 17.04.2023 • 4:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Dr. Trevor Hayton
University of California Santa Barbara
Use of NMR Spectroscopy to Evaluate Actinide-Ligand Bond Covalency

  • 05.04.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Thomas Baumgartner
York University 
(Un)usual Phosphorus-based Concepts for Organic Materials

  • 04.04.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture 

Prof. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
Carl-von-Ossietzky-University of Oldenburg
Cooperative reactivity in mono- and multinuclear complexes with re(dox-)active ligands

  • 28.03.2023 • 4:00 pm • Lecture in the framework of the lecture series "Early Carreers in Catalysis"

Prof. Dr. Manuel van Gemmeren
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Novel Reactivities and Selectivities for Synthetic Organic Chemistry - Design of Catalysts for the Activation of C-H Bonds

  • 03.03.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture in the framework of the lecture series "Early Carreers in Catalysis"

Dr. Tristan Petit
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Material und Energie
Carbon-based semiconductors for photo/electrocatalysis: insights from optical and X-ray spectroscopies

  • 20.02.2023 • 4:00 pm • Lecture in the framework of the lecture series "Early Carreers in Catalysis"

Dr. Chirstophe Werlé
Max-Planck Institut für chemische Energiekonversion
Exploring the Adaptivity of Catalytic Systems in Divergent and Chemoselective Atom-transfer Reactions

  • 13.02.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture in the framework of the lecture series "Early Carreers in Catalysis"

Prof. Dr. Tanja Franken
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen
Catalysts in oscillating dynamic processes

  • 10.02.2023 • 02:00 pm • Lecture

Dr. Victor Sans Sangorrin
University of Jaume I
Carbon dioxide valorisation with ionic liquid technologies: from molecules to 3D printed flow systems

  • 13.01.2023 • 2:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Dr. Hyunwoo Kim
Pohang University of Science and Technology, POSTECH (Südkorea)
Radical-Polar Crossover Strategy in Organic Electrosynthesis

  • 11.01.2023 • 10:00 am • Lecture

Prof. Peter j. Deuss
University of Groningen
Conversion of lignocellulose components to value added chemical products


  • 14.12.2022 • 14:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
Universität Leipzig
Versatile Chemistry of Phosphorus-Substituted Carboranes

  • 09.12.2022 • 4:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Andrei K. Yudin
Univeristy of Toronto
Advancing the idea of synthetic half-reactions

  • 02.12.2022 • 3:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Dr. Bernardo Frontana Uribe
National University of Mexico (UNAM)
Ovierview of Research Activities in the Field of Organic Electrochemistry at UNAM-Mexico

  • 01.12.2022 • 2:00 pm • Lecture

Dr. Anna Horstmann (FZH)
in the context of the 70th anniversary of the institute

  • 14.11.2022 • 10:00 am • Lecture

Prof. Dr. Christophe Copéret
ETH Zürich
Bridging the gap between well-defined and industrial catalysts via a molecular approach

  • 25.10.2022 • 4:00 pm • Lecture in the framework of the lecture series "Early Carreers in Catalysis"

Prof. Dr. Gianvito Vilé
Politecnico Milano
New frontiers in earth-abundant single-atom catalysis

  • 12.10.2022 • 4:00 pm • Lecture

PD Dr. Andreas Vorholt
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion
Operando techniques to design green processes for energy conversion

  • 29.09.2022 • 17:00 Uhr • Reading

Chemiker im literarischen Wortlabor
Reading und Discussion

  • 28.07.2022 • 4:00 pm • Lecture

Prof. Dr. Christian Hess
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Shining light on catalysts unsing operando and transient spectroscopies

  • 22.07.2022 • 10:30 am • Lecture

Prof. Dr. M. Rosa Axet
CNRS Toulouse
Adsorbate effects on metal nanoparticles, from synthesis of bimetallic systems and 3D assemblies of nanoparticles to the impact on catalysis

  • 22.07.2022 • 09:30 am • Lecture

Prof. Dr. Rosa María Llusar Barelles
Univeritat Jaume
Hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions catalyzed by cuboidal molybdenum cluster sulfides

  • 08./09.06.2022 

3. ComBioCat-Symposium

  • 28.04.2022 • 12:00 am

Workshop "Structure-Reactivity Relationship in Biomass and CO2 Valorisation to High Value Added Chemicals"

  • 28.04.2022 • 16:30 Uhr • virtual Lecture

Prof. Dr. P.J. Deuss
University of Groningen
Key catalytic transformations for the conversion of lignin


06.12.2021   virtual Workshop "Carbonylations"
27.10.2021 Prof. Olga Garcia Mancheno Design of Novel Systems for Photoredox & Anion-Binding Catalysis

2. ComBioCat Symposium “Catalysis Across Borders”

26.08.2021   LIKAT/AK Glorius Seminar (Hybrid)
04.08.2021   virtual Workshop “Current Developments in Electrosynthesis and Electrocatalysis”
03.06.2021   Institute Seminar (virtuell)
28.05.2021   Alumni Day 2021 (virtuell)
27.05.2021   ComBioCat Virtual Spring School 2021 - Opportunities and Challenges in Catalytic Biomass Conversion
21.05.2021 Dr. Sven Stripp Understanding & Mimicking Gas-processing Metalloenzymes
21.05.2021 Prof. Peter Deuss Value from Biomass
20.05.2021 Prof. Melanie Schnell Elucidating molecular structures and non-covalent interactions using high-resolution rotational spectroscopy
17.05.2021 Prof. Ivana Fleischer Catalysis and C-Chalcogen Bonds
17.05.2021 Dr. Eszter Baráth Understanding of catalysis in condensed phase – Dehydration, HDO and hydrogen transfer reactions
17.05.2021 Dr. Matthias Höhne Identifying and designing enzymes and cascades for the sustainable synthesis of chiral building blocks
03.05.2021 Prof. Rylan Lundgren virtueller Vortrag: "Exploiting and Understanding Ionic Decarboxylation in Cross-Coupling Catalysis and Beyond"
27.04.2021   virtual Workshop "Challenges and Innovations in Photo/Electrocatalytic Energy Conversion"
21.04.2021   virtual Workshop "Reaction mechanisms in homogeneous catalysis"
15.04.2021 Prof. Susanne Mossin virtual Lecture: "In-situ EPR spectroscopy of active catalysts for selective catalytic reduction"
15.04.2021 Dr. Maricruz Sanchez-Sanchez virtual Lecture: "Zeolite based catalysts for C1 conversion to fuel and chemicals
30.03.2021 Prof. Serena DeBeer virtual Lecture: "Spectroscopic studies of biological methane oxidation"
23.03.2021   virtual Workshop "Structure-Reactivity Relationship in Single-Site Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry
04.03.2021 Dr. Irina Delidovich virtual Lecture: "Isomerization of ligncellulosic monosaccharides: catalysis and product separation"
03.03.2021   virtualr Workshop "Data Management in Catalysis Research: The opportunities ahead"
26.02.2021 Dr. Annika Bande virtual Lectureg: "Theoretical Spectroscopy and Electron Dynamics of Carbon-Based Nano-Photocatalysts"
11.02.2021   ICESCO Workshop "International Day of Women and Girls in Science"
10.02.2021   Virtual Workshop "Pincer catalysis"


18.12.2020   Workshop "Carbon Dioxide for X-mas"
11.12.2020 Prof. Stefanie Tschierlei Are extended pi-systems a suitable component for photocatalysis?
03.11.2020   Institute Seminar
28.09.2020 Prof. Albrecht Berkessel Catalytic Synthesis with Titanium and Carbenes
18.09.2020   virtual Beller-Braunschweig-Glorius group mini-meeting
16.09.2020 Dr. Michael Karnahl Virtual: Are Cu(I) complexes a viable alternative? All about copper based photosensitizers.
06.03.2020 Prof. Wolfram Seidel Donor Substituted Alkynes as Linkers in Multinuclear Complexes: Valence Problems and Activation Potential
27.02.2020 Prof. Dmitri Gelman Catalysis and the Modular Pincer-Platform
04.02.2020 Prof. Anna Trzeciak Immobilized Palladium catalysts in organic synthesis
29.01.2020 Prof. Malte Brasholz New photocatalyst or new reaction? Updates on photodehydronative cycloadditions, photooxygenations and photo Tandem catalysis


05.12.2019 Dr. Matthew M. D. Roy The Influence of Lewis Bases on Low-Valent Tetrelene Reactivity
18.11.2019 Prof. Dr. Björn Corzilius Towards site-specificity in modern solid-state dynamic nuclear polarization NMR
14.11.2019 Prof. Mingji Dai Building Structural Complexity via Transition Metal Catalysis
14.11.2019 Prof. Peter Gölitz Diskussionsrunde mit den Doktoranden und Postdocs
13.11.2019 Prof. Christian Müller The Multifaceted Chemistry of Aromatic Phoshporus Heterocycles
07.11.2019   Workshop "Catalysis & Energy"
23.10.2019 Prof. Wolfgang Schöfberger Metal Corroles for CO2 Reduction/Fixation and Water Oxidation/Reduction (OER/ORR)
15.10.2019 Dr. Tobias Robert Polyesters from itaconic acid - a bio-based alternative for radical curing materials?
09.10.2019 Dr. Michael Maiwald How online NMR-Spectroscopy Accelerates Chemical process Development and Manufacturing - From Automated Spectral Analysis to Integrated NMR Micro Reactors
24.09.2019 Dr. Srećko Kirin Artificial secondary structures in the design of new catalysts and new materials
13.09.2019 Prof. Burkhard König Photoredox Catalysis: Organic Synthesis with Visible Light
12.09.2019 Prof. Aiwen Lei Oxidation Induced C-H Activation and Oxidative Cross-Coupling with H2 Evolution
12.09.2019 Prof. Samir Chikkali Metal Catalyzed Phoshination, Polymerization and Hydroformylation: From Revelations to Relevance
29.08.2019 Prof. Deryn Fogg Frontiers in Olefin Metathesis
29.08.2019 Seminar LIKAT/AK Glorius  
19.07.2019 Prof. Naoto Chatani Development of New Catalytic Reactions Involving the Activation of Traditionally Inert Bonds
18.07.2019 Institutsseminar  
27./28.06.2019 Alumni-Tag 2019  
21.06.2019 Prof. Lin He C1 resource utilization: homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts for carbonylation
28.05.2019 Prof. Masahiro Murakami Synthetic Reactions Driven by Energy of Photons
16./17.05.2019 Hanse Chemistry Symposium  
08.05.2019 Prof. Anton Vidal Supramolecular catalytic Systems for the (Stereo)selective Formation of C-H, C-B and C-C bonds
07.05.2019 Prof. Michael Rubin Using Ring Strain Release for Alleviation of Transannular Strain: Small-Ring Templated Synthesis of Medium Cycles
25.04.2019 Prof. Fabio Ragaini The Reduction of Organic Nitro Compounds by Carbon Monoxideö as an Effective Strategy for the Synthesis of N-Heterocyclic Compounds
12.04.2019 Prof. Benjamin List Very Strong and Confined Acids Enable a General Approach to Asymmetric Lewis Acid Catalysis
02.04.2019 Prof. Sylvain Jugé Recent Advances in P-Chirogenic-Organophosphorus Synthesis
29.03.2019 Prof. Roland Roesler Ligand design for challenging substrates: N-H and C-F bond activation on Nickel and Ruthenium
07.03.2019 Prof. Kim Daasbjerg Developing Efficient Electrocatalysts for the Reduction of CO2 to CO: From Metal Porphyrin to metal/Nitrogen Doped Carbon
07.03.2019 Prof. Troels Skrydstrup Recent Developments in Pd- and Ni-mediated Carbonylations
05.03.2019 Dr. Osama El-Sepelgy Valorization of Renewable Feedstocks Enabled by Cooperative Base-Metal Catalysis
25.02.2019 Dr. Tobias Gensch Quantitative Analysis of Phosphine Properties in Catalysis
13.02.2019 Prof. Dieter Vogt Sustainable Synthesis of Amines - Direct Amination of Alcohols with NH3
31.01.2019 Prof. Feng Shi An effort to build active heterogeneous catalyst for specific reactions with defined active structure 
30.01.2019 Prof. Hans-Günther Schmalz Phenol-derived chiral P,P ligands and their application in the catalytic-enantioselective Synthesis of bioactive molecules


19.12.2018 Prof. Jennifer Strunk

Dr. Wolfgang Baumann

PD Dr. Andra Schromm
What is Good Scientific Practice?

LIKATs Guidelines on Scientific Integrity and Scientific Misconduct

The Borstel Model of Good Scientific Practice: A practical Approach to improve the Quality of scientific research
03.12.2018 Dr. José Hernández Mechanochemistry, a Unique Strategy for Chemical Synthesis
07./08.11.2018 Hanse Symposium  
06.11.2018 Prof. Pham Huyen Industrial Catalysis in Vietnam - Challenges in Refining Processes
29.10.2018 Prof. Wataru Ueda Research Activity on Catalystic Methane Activation in Japan and New Heterogeneous Catalysis for Achieving Selective Alkane Oxidations
22.10.2018 Prof. Albrecht Berkessel Catalysis with Carbenes and Titanium: Recent News
19.10.2018 Prof. Bernd Plietker Breathing in and out - Fe-NO-complexes in catalysis
21.09.2018 Prof. Yun-jie Ding Overview of the Developing Chemical Conversion Technologies in the Center of Catalysis in Syngas Conversion and Fine Chemicals of DICP
19.09.2018 Dr. Renat Kadyrov Der Herbst des Chemikers. Das beste kommt zum Schluss
06.09.2018 Prof. Yang Li Research around Hydrogen Release and Beyond
23.08.2018 PD Dr. Marc-Denis Weitze Kommunikation Neuer Technologien: Schlüsselideen, Akteure, Fallbeispiele
22.08.2018 Dr. Stephen Mansell Applying unconventional ligands to catalysis
17.08.2018 Prof. Bert Sels Catalysis in a lignocellulosic refinery: quo vadis?
17.08.2018 Prof. Bert Maes A journey with pyridines: Catalytic transformation of C-H bonds and amides
18.07.2018 Prof. Yuehui Li Selective Utilization of C1 Compounds
06.07.2018 Prof. Stephan Barcikowski Laser-generated, Ligand-free model catalysts: Synthesis, upscaling, supporting and model reactions
14.06.2018 Prof. Jeffrey Johnson 20th-Century German Chemists between Nationalism and Internationalism: Change and Continuity in Organization and Education, 1914-1990
14.06.2018 Prof. Jiwoong Lee Learning to Love CO2
08.06.2018 Dr. Anilkumar Gopinathan Iron, copper and zinc catalyzed coupling reactions
07.06.2018 Prof. Hermenegildo Garcia Defective graphenes from biomass wastes as (photo/electro)catalysts
07.06.2018 Dr. Thomas Haas Künstliche Photosynthese
01.06.2018 Prof. Yong-Wang Li Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Fundamentals & Engineering Practices
31.05.2018 Prof. Xumu Zhang Development of Chiral Ligand Toolbox for asymmetric hydrogenation
30.05.2018 Prof. Gabriele Centi Needs and opportunitiy of electrocatalysis for future chemistry and energy
15.05.2018 Prof. Simon Aldridge Non-conventional approaches to bond activation and catalysis
09.05.2018 Prof. Udo Radius N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Cyclic (Alkyl) (Amino) Carbenes as Ligands and Reagents: Activation of both Main-Group Element-Element Bonds and Carbenes Themselves
09.05.2018 Dr. Stephan Bachmann Catalysis as Key Technology for the Synthesis & Scale-up of APIs and Their Intermediates
26.04.2018 Prof. R. J. M. Klein Gebbink Bio-inspired Homogeneous Catalysis
25.04.2018 Prof. Graham Hutchings Catalysis using gold-containing nanoparticles
16.04.2018 Prof. Valentine Ananikov Dynamic catalytic Systems for organic Synthesis and sustainable development
09.04.2018 Prof. Cédric Fischmeister Catalytic Conversion of Renewables: From Polymer Precursors to Fine Chemicals
08.03.2018 Dr. Henrik Lund

Dr. Carsten Kreyenschulte

Dr. Giovanni Agostini
Characterization of Catalysts by Powder X-ray Diffraction

Electron microscopy at LIKAT - Background and application

Introduction to XPS in catalysis
01.03.2018 Prof. Robert Schlögl Chemical Energy Conversion  
20.02.2018 Prof. Ulrike Holzgrabe Regulatory Analysis: Impurity Profiling
13.02.2018 Prof. Karl Kirchner Chemistry Based on Non-Precious Metal Pincer Complexes
05.02.2018 Prof. Susumu Saito Catalytic hydrogen Management of renewable chemical feedstock: hydrogenation under dark and dehydrogenation under light 
10.01.2018 Prof. Alceo Macchioni Iridium-Based Catalysts Relevant to the Production of Solar Fuels


14.12.2017 Prof. Boon Siang Jason Yeo

Florian Scharnagl

Dr. Christoph Topf

Dr. Christian Hering-Junghans
Electrochemical Activation of Small Molecules

Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol with a Homogeneous Cobalt Catalyst

Old Reaction-New Fashion: Activation of Hydrogen by (chiral) Metal Complexes

Ligand Design for Small Molecule Activation
27.10.2017 Prof. Oliver Kappe Going with the Flow - The Use of Continuous Processing in Organic Synthesis
25.10.2017 Prof. Valerii Bukhtiyarov Size and synergetic effects in reactions of selective oxidation and hydrogenation over mono- and bimetallic supported catalysts
19.10.2017 Prof. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins Multifaceted Chemistry with Phosphorus-Functionalised Ferrocene Derivatives
17.10.2017 Prof. Mark Gandelmann New Bonding and Reactivity: Chemistry of N-Cations and N-Radicals
04.10.2017 Prof. Sukbok Chang Development of Direct C-H Amination Reactions: Mechanism, Scope and Applications
22.09.2017 Prof. Kuiling Ding A Story of SKP/Pd Catayst: Mechanistic Understanding, Process Inmovation & Drug Discovery
05.09.2017 Dr. Alessandro Gallo CO2 reduction to methanol over bimetallic catalysts
24.07.2017 Prof. Eric Rivard

Metallacycle Transfer and N-Heterocyclic Olefin Ligands in the Main Group: Drawing Inspiration from Rostock

20.07.2017 Prof. Jesús Pérez Torrente Design of iridium NHC-based molecular and hybrid catalysts for hydrogen transfer reactions
13.07.2017 Dr. Qiang Liu Co- and Mn-catalyzed hydrogen Transfer reactions

Prof. Jennifer Strunk

Stefanie Kreft

Marcel Sonneck

Jiadong Xiao
Heterogeneous Photocatalysis: The Perspective of Reaction Engineering

Application of heterogeneous copper catalysts in photocatalytic H2O and CO2 reduction

Graphene as electron mediator for homogeneous and heterogeneous photocatalytic water Splitting systems

Visible light driven photocatalytic ozonation of water pollutants by OH radical/C3N4 catalysts: Mechanistic insights by in situ EPR
06.07.2017 Dr. Sarim Dastgir Opportunities for Downstream Oil and Gas Monetisation in the GCC
04.07.2017 Dr. Bill Morandi Shuttle Catalysis - a Conceptual Blueprint for Reversible Functional Group Transfer
29.06.2017 Dr. Anant Kapdi Multifunctional nucleoside development using sustainable Palladium Catalysis
28.06.2017 Dr. Andreas Steffen Cooperative effects in excited d10 coinage metal compounds - from luminescence to photocatalysis
16.06.2017 Dr. Andrea De Toni Herausforderungen in der Entwicklung von Diesel-Autoabgaskatalysatoren
14.06.2017 Prof. Carsten Bolm Asymmetric Synthesis and catalysis under mechanochemical conditions
13.06.2017 Dr. Valerie Briois Operando X-ray Absorption Investigations of Heterogeneous Catalysts: Methods and Results
08.06.2017 Prof. Gerrit Luinstra Catalytic Copolymerization of Propylene oxide and carbon Dioxide on Surfaces
15.05.2017 Prof. Bas de Bruin Redox Activity of Carbenes & Nitrenes; On the Convergent and Divergent Radical-type Pathways of Metal-Bound 'Substrate Radicals'
03.05.2017 Prof. Gabor Laurenczy Carbon dioxide as hydrogen vector
10.04.2017 Prof. Johannes Lercher Towards Understanding Heterogeneous Catalysts
27.03.2017 Dr. Atsushi Urakawa Continuous Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Chemical Fuels and Operando Spectroscopic Investigations
21.03.2017 Dr. Sebastian Kunz Ligands on Nanoparticles (NPs) - Combining the Benefits of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis?
20.03.2017 Dr. Sebastian Wohlrab From pores in silica to functional materials for C1 conversion
09.03.2017 Prof. Richard O'Hair

More than just an analytical method! Using Mass Spectrometry to Build Bridges between Gas and Solution Phase Metal Chemistry

23.02.2017 Dr. Marco Conte Novel nanomaterials for the selective oxidation of hydrocarbons
31.01.2017 Prof. Michael Willis Intorducing and removing sulfur dioxide (in organic molecules): New opportunities for catalysis
24.01.2017 Prof. Arjan Kleij Cyclic Organic Carbonates: Synthesis and Application in Stereo- and Enantio-Selective Synthesis
23.01.2017 Prof. Paul Kamer

Approaches to Bridge the gaps between homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis

23.01.2017 Prof. Stefan Mecking Novel polymer materials via selective catalytic funtionalization of fatty acids


15.12.2016 Dr. Torsten Beweries

Dr. Dirk Hollmann

Daniel Türks

Amine borane adducts as model compounds for hydrogen storage and materials chemistry

Visualisation of electron transfer steps using EPR spectroscopy

Catch the wind - CO2-Methanisation for sustainable power storage
30.11.2016 Prof. David Cole-Hamilton Catalytic production of chemicals from waste bio-oils
28.11.2016 Prof. Andrew Weller

Solid–State Molecular Organometallic Synthesis and Catalysis

21.11.2016 Dr. Geraldine Masson Visible light photoredox catalysis as a tool for organic synthesis
01.11.2016 Prof. Eduardo dos Santos Toward a more sustainable chemical industry: terpenes and arylpropenoids as feedstock in transition metal complex catalyzed reactions
13.10.2016 Dr. Jens Wortmann Introduction in Intellectual Property Rights and Searching Patent Databases
07.10.2016 Prof. Michael North CO2 separation and utilisation
23.09.2016 Prof. Detlef Heller
Dr. Christoph Kubis
Dr. Haijun Jiao
Dr. David Linke
Kinetik in der homogenen Katalyse - Möglichkeiten und Probleme
Kinetics of homogeneous catalytic multistep reactions: Investigations on the hydroformylation of alkenes with catalysts modified by P(III) ligands
Kinetics - What can Computation do?
Kinetic Modelling in Heterogeneous Catalysis
23.08.2016 Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner Methanides and metalated ylides: Unique ligands in carbene and main Group element chemistry
27.07.2016 Dr. Marc Walter Ein Streifzug durch das Periodensystem: Von ästhetischen Molekülen zur Aktivierung kleiner Moleküle
25.07.2016 Prof. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt Chemie und Energie: Entwicklung von Katalysatoren zur nachhaltigen Speicherung von Energie in chemischen Verbindungen
20.07.2016 Prof. Michael Schmittel Networking nanoswitches for catalysis and communication
18.07.2016 Dr. Bao Nguyen Catalyst deactivation in High Value Chemical Manufacturing
11.07.2016 Prof. Yundong Wu Bridging Theory and Experiment in Establishing Mechanisms of Catalytic Reactions
23.06.2016 Dr. Maria Wächtler From photoinduced Dynamics towards materials for solar energy conversion
22.06.2016 Dr. Thomas Kuchling Hydrierendes Upgrading von biogenen Ölen zu hochwertigen Kraftstoffen
21.06.2016 Dr. Rafael Rodriguez-Lugo Chemistry inspired in Nature: ligands based on biomolecules, non-innocent ligands and environmentally friendly reactions
Prof. Wolfgang Grünert
Dr. Ursula Bentrup
Dr. Andreas Martin
Wissenschaftliches Festkolloquium
Aktive Zentren und Reaktionsmechanismen der SCR von NO an Redox-Zeolithen – Was wir wissen und was wir ahnen
Synthese und Wirkungsweise von Molybdat-Katalysatoren für heterogenkatalysierte Oxidationsreaktionen - Monitoring mittels in situ spektroskopischer Methoden
Der Sabatier-Prozess im Zeichen erneuerbarer Energien: Renaissance einer Hydrierreaktion
08.06.2016 Dr. Jola Pospech

Dearomative Functionalization with Arenophiles 

19.05.2016   August Michaelis Festsymposium
18.05.2016 Prof. Greta Patzke Transition Metal Oxides and Oxoclusters for Energy and Environmental Applications
18.05.2016 Dr. Katalin Barta New strategies for the conversion of Lignin: from model studies towards application
13.05.2016 Prof. Edgars Suna Development of Chiral Pyridine Catalysts
04.05.2016 Prof. Douglas Stephan

FLP Chemistry: New Avenues in Synthesis and Catalysis 

02.05.2016 Dr. Julia Rehbein Reaction Mechanisms - A Matter of Change
26.04.2016 Dr. Inke Siewert Proton-coupled Electron Transfer Reactions Mediated by Cobalt and Copper Comlexes
21.04.2016 Dr. Ivana Fleischer New reagents and catalysts for the functionalization of alkenes
24.02.2016 Prof. Martin Nielsen Is more better? - Studies on the expansion from conventional mononuclear organometallic compounds to polynuclear cluster complexes and the resulting impact on reactivity will be presented.
22.02.2016 Prof. Ding Ma Aqueous-Phase Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Reaction at Low Temperature
18.02.2016 Prof. Peteris Trapencieris Aziridines - from chemistry to biology, back and forth
08.02.2016 Dr. Christian Hering-Junghans N-Heterocyclic Olefins - A New Class of Tunable Ligands
27.01.2016 Prof. Christoph Tzschucke Palladium-Catalyzed Direct C-H Arylation of Pyridine N-Oxides
26.01.2016 Dr. Evgeny Pidko Computational catalysis for sustainable chemistry: from mechanistic insights to performance optimization
14.01.2016 Dr. Alexey Sergeev Transition-metal mediated cleavage of strong C-O and C-C bonds for sustainable chemistry


16.11.2015 Prof. RNDr. Martin Kotora Lewis Base Catalyzed Allylation of Aldehydes and Ist Application in Natural Compound Synthesis
11.11.2015 Dr. Ivan Shuklov

Alonso Rosas
Dr. Jens Deutsch

Prof. Johannes de Vries
Lactic acid as a platform chemical in the sustainable chemistry
Photocatalytic valorization of carbon dioxide
Direct amination of petro- and biobased alcohols with ammonia
Crotyl alcohol as a new platform chemical. Ist preparation from bioethanol
10.11.2015 Prof. B. Maes Construction and Decoration of Nitrogen Containing Compounds using Transition Metal Catalysis
03.11.2015 Prof. M. Wark Semiconductor nanocomposites and organically modified iron-based thin films for photoinduced water splitting
19.10.2015 Prof. M. Albrecht Donor-flexible ligands for oxidation catalysis
22.07.2015 Prof. A. Sickmann Impact of proteases for Bioanalytics
23.06.2015 Prof. T.-G. Ong All Manifestations of Carbodicarbene and Amino-NHC in Catalysis and Main Group Elements
16.06.2015 Jacqueline Priebe

Dr. Ch. Kubis

Dr. H. Atia

C. Kreyenschulte
Opportunities and limitations of in situ EPR spectroscopy for monitoring light-generated charge carriers during heterogeneous photocatalytic hydrogen generation

In situ IR-spectroscopy for the study of kinetic and mechanistic aspects of homogeneously catalyzed alkene hydroformylation

Temperature programmed methods (TPX)

Electron microscopy at LIKAT-Probing the nano-world
09.06.2015 Prof. Ch. Hahn Hydrofunctionalizations of alkynes catalyzed by electrophilic palladium, platinum and gold complexes
04.06.2015 Prof. O. Baudoin Palladium(0)-catalyzed C(sp3)-H activation: a powerful tool for the construction of polycyclic sytems
26.05.2015 Prof. T. Nugent Breaking Symmetry and Avoiding the Bane of Synthesis (Protecting Groups) to Access Alzheimer Drug Candidates
24.04.2015 Prof. P. Kamer Ligand design in homogeneous catalysis: rational design, combinatorial approaches and artificial enzymes
15.04.2015 Dr. A. Antonchick Development of novel methods for C-H bond functionalization
13.04.2015 Prof. F. Ragaini Nitroarenes and carbon monoxide. Versatile reagents for the synthesis of base and fine chemiclals
17.03.2015 Dr. M. Alcarazo

Cationic ligands: Synthesis and applications

16.03.2015 Dr. F. Noronha Hydrogen production from ethanol
24.02.2015 Dr. A. Trunschke From molecular precursors to nanostructured metal oxide catalysts


18.12.2014 Dr. A. Köckritz Oxidations in the liquid phase using environmentally benign conditions
  Dr. J. Radnik X-rays as tool for the characterisation of oxidation catalysts
  Dr. E. Kondratenko Supported well-defined noble metal nanoarticles for high temperature oxidation of methane and ammonia
  Dr. J. Rajenahally Green oxidation process using non-noble metal oxides-based nanocatalysts for synthesis of nitriles, amides and esters
  Dr. S. Wohlrab Design of porous catalysts for the selective oxidation of methane
24.11.2014 Prof. T. Skrydstrup Resent Developments in Carbonylation
  Prof. K. Daasbjerg Novel Hybrid Materials Prepared from Graphene and Polymer Brushes
19.11.2014 Dr. K. V. Raghavan Engineering the Catalyst microenvironment for Selective Organic Synthesis-Interesting Developments
05.11.2014 Dr. V. Artero Bioinspired catalysts and molecular-engineered electrode materials for hydrogen evolution


Prof. J. de Vries

What is that pincer doing in my cashew nuts?

  Prof. C. Claver Metal nanoparticles as catalysts for selective hydrogenation and Fischer-Tropsch reaction
  Prof. S. Gladiali The Impact of homogeneous catalysis in hydrogen activation. A personal account
25.08.2014 Prof. J. Mittendorf Medicinal Chemistry - an Innovation Driver at Bayer HealthCare
09.07.2014 Prof. H. Huang Exploring New Reactivity for Homogeneous Catalysis from C-H to C-N Bonds Activation
09.07.2014 Prof. R. M. Llusar Barelles New insights into the chemistry of transition metal cluster chalcogenides and their applications
08.07.2014 Prof. Sh. Stahl Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation Reactions
25.06.2014 Dr. R. Horn Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation Reactions - Mechanistic Insight from In Situ Experiments and Kinetic Simulations
23.06.2014 Prof. Sh. Stahl
Catalyc and Gas Phase Methane Oxidation at High Temperatures
19.06.2014 Dr. S. Sokolov

Dr. N. Steinfeldt

Dr. M. Hapke

Prof. D. Heller
Crafting vanadium catalyst for propane dehydrogenation: metal-support teamwork
Catalysts with pre-formed metal nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and application
Stable, active and in between: Synthesis of group 9 metal complexes with different (neutral) ligands
Homogenen Katalyse mit Rh-Komplexen -Katalysatorsynthese
12.06.2014 Dr. M. Scalone With efficient catalysis towards the commercial synthesis of edaglitazone and aleglitazar
06.06.2014 Dr. P. Dupau Industrial Selective Hydrogenation for Flavour and Fragrance Applications
05.06.2014 Dr. R. Marschall Mixed metal oxides and composites for solar energy conversion
13.05.2014 Prof. D. Grotjahn Moving Protons: Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Bifunctional Catalysis for Organic Chemistry and Energy
08.05.2014 Dr. E. Reisner Artificial photosynthesis with molecular catalysts integrated in nanostructured materials
16.04.2014 Prof. V. Hessel

Flow Chemistry with Perspective towards Green Engineering - which is more than Engineering Green Chemistry

06.03.2014 Dr. A. Schaadt Methanol aus CO2 und H2 - Ein sinnvoller Ansatz?
12.02.2014 Prof. K.-E. Jäger Glowing biocatalysts: news from enzymes and fluorescent proteins
11.02.2014 V. Füllert

C. Kreyenschulte

Dr. M. Brötzmann
Ga(NAs) at atomic resolution

Ungeordnete Strukturen im EFTEM

HRTEM-investigations of semiconductor heterostructures and self-organized metal-silicide surface patterns
28.01.2014 Dr. R. Hergenröder Photoelectron Spectroscopy under ambient conditions
21.01.2014 Prof. D. Schmeißer Methanisierung von Rauchgas- und Oxyfuel- CO2



Dr. M.M. Pohl

Dr. U. Bentrup

Dr. H. Jiao

Prof. Neymeyr

STEM Investigations on Carbon supported and Nitrogen modified Fe2O3 Catalysts
Monitoring of catalytic reactions by in situ spectroscopic methods

Computational Chemistry – A Multifunctional Tool in Catalysis

How mathematics can help to explore spectroscopic data
10.12.2013 Prof. A. Lei Insights toward Copper-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions
15.11.2013 Prof. M. Gaunt New Catalytic Strategies for Chemical Synthesis
29.10.2013 Prof. Ch. Hess Probing catalysts and gas sensors at work
07.10.2013 Prof. K. Jurkschat Phosphorhaltige Zangen-Liganden zur Stabilisierung niedervalenter Organoelementderivate
01.10.2013 Prof. J. Pérez-Ramirez Catalytic processes for halogen recycling - past, present, future
23.09.2013 Prof. R. Morris Iron Catalysts for Asymmetric reductions
30.08.2013 Prof. B. Garrett Catalysis Research in the Institute for Integrated Catalysis
15.08.2013 Prof. J. Blacker The Scale-up and Application of Chemo- and Bio-Catalytic Processes 
12.07.2013 Prof. J. G. de Vries Catalytic conversion of renewable resources into bulk and fine chemicals
08.07.2013 Prof. T. Skrydstrup Efficient Transition Metal Catalysis with Two-Chamber Reactors
03.07.2013 Dr. R. Rinaldi

New Thinking in Heterogeneous Catalysis for Cellulose and Lignin Conversion

13.06.2013 B. Milow Forschen für die Energiewende - Aktivitäten des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt
07.05.2013 Prof. G. Liu Transition Metal-Catalyzed Fluorination
02.05.2013 Dr. M. K. Dongare Tiatanium peroxide gel: A novel material for adsorption, photocatalysis, TS-1 synthesis and protective coating
29.04.2013 Prof. K. Ding Chiral Catalyst Evolution: Rational Design and Serendipity

Dr. U. Armbruster

Dr. J. Holz

Dr. S. Hübner

Dr. K. Junge

Heterogeneously Catalysed Hydrogenation of CO2
Asymmetric Hydrogenation

Continuous Hydrogenations in Microstructured Reactors

Catalytic Reduction of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
11.04.2013 Prof. M. Muhler High-temperatur Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over iron catalysts
27.03.2013 Prof. P. Dixneuf Le ruthenium a l`eau: C-H bonds acting as functional group
22.03.2013 Prof. R. Farrauto New Catalysts and Reactor Designs for the Hydrogen Economy
19.03.2013 Prof. W. Grünert Selektive katalytische Reduktion von Stickoxiden an Eisen-Zeolithen: Neues zu Aktiven Zentren und Reaktionsmechanismen
07.03.2013 Prof. C. Schulzke Modelle für molybdän- und wolframhaltige Oxidasen – Untersuchungen zur Rolle der Liganden und des Metalles für die katalytische Funktion
21.02.2013 Prof. F. Glorius Stories on design & surprise: C-H activation, asymmetric arene hydrogenation and NHC organocatalysis
20.02.2013 Prof. S. Stewart The Synthesis of N and O-Heterocycles through Palladium Mediated Domino Reactions
18.02.2013 Dr. M. Walter Aktivierung kleiner Moleküle mit Übergangsmetallkomplexen
06.02.2013 Prof. P. Canu Behavior of planar model catalysts at ambient in conditions, in stagnation point flow reactor: questioning the pressure gap
31.01.2013 Prof. R. Sebesta Asymmetric conjugate additions of organometallic reagents using ferrocene ligands
24.01.2013 Prof. H. Grützmacher Cooperative Metal Ligand Interactions: From Dehydrogenations to Organometallic Fuel Cells
10.01.2013 Prof. Fornasiero Modular assembly of innovative heterogeneous catalysts
07.01.2013 Sh. Das
P. Rajagopalan
N. Kalevaru

"Days of India" 2012/2013 in Germany: Scientific Colloquium


19.12.2012 Prof. A. Lei Insights of Copper Chemistry in Coupling Reactions
18.12.2012 Prof. Atta-Ur-Rahman Some Adventures in Natural Product Chemistry and Higher Education
13.12.2012 Prof. P. Kamer Tentative title will be: Ligand design and biological concepts in homogeneous catalysis
28.11.2012 Prof. N. Kockmann Chemische Reaktionen an Grenzflächen - Intensivierung in Mikroreaktoren
05.11.2012 Dr. van Gastel An EPR and DFT study of Epoxide Opening with Titanocene
17.10.2012 Prof. S. Gladiali Advances in the CO-styrene copolymerization catalyzed by Pd/pyridine nitrogen ligands
16.10.2012 Prof. M. Albrecht Mesoionic carbenes: multitasking ligands for catalytic applications
11.10.2012 Dr. M. Armbrüster A Knowledge-Based Approach to Noble Metal-Free Intermetallic Compounds as Selective Hydrogenation Catalysts
30.08.2012 Prof. J. Cheng The Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Cyanation Reaction
27.08.2012 Prof. Ch. Schneider Selektive Reaktionen von Dienolaten: Asymmetrische Katalyse und schneller Aufbau molekularer Komplexität
24.08.2012 Dr. A. Pla-Quintana A journey through Rh(I)-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition reactions: from mechanistic studies to the search for new catalysts
06.08.2012 Prof. M. Antonietti Heterogene Organokatalyse: unerwartete C/N-Verbindungen
11.07.2012 Dr. H. Mutin Synthesis of mixed oxide catalysts by non-hydrolytic sol-gel
09.07.2012 Prof. Q. Xu Nanostructured materials and their functional applications
06.07.2012 Dr. A. Seidel

Polycyclische aromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe - eine Herausforderung an Analytik, Synthese und Toxikologie

05.07.2012 Prof. F. Shi Heterogeneous Catalysis in Nitrogen Containing Fine Chemical Synthesis
28.06.2012 Dr. St. Vajda Well defined sub-nm to nm size clusters in dehydrogenation and partial oxidation reactions: Cluster size, composition, oxidation statte, morphology and assembly effects on catalyst performance
25.06.2012 Prof. Zh. Xi Zirconocene and Si-Tethered Diynes: A Happy Match Directed toward Organometallic Chemistry and Organic Synthesis
14.06.2012 Dr. K. Kumar Building Molecular Complexity Over Rings of Lord: Chemistry for Chemical Biology
01.06.2012 Prof. C. Wentrup Nitrenes and nitrile imines: chemistry, properties and relationship
22.05.2012 Prof. R. van Santen Mechanistic aspects of Fischer-Tropsch catalysis
28.03.2012 Dr. H. Doucet Palladium catalysed arylations or alkenylations of heteroaromatics via C-H bond activation
27.03.2012 Prof. S. Gladiali Asymmetric Hydrogenation by Rh-Binepine Catalysts: Mechanistic Insights
22.03.2012 Dr. Nagler
Prof. Franke
Prof. Börner
Einweihung Evonik Advaced Catalysis Lab
27.02.2012 Prof. J. Caro Festkolloquium für Prof. Dr. Bernhard Lücke
24.02.2012 Dr. St. Enthaler The rise of the zinc age in homogeneous catalysis?
20.02.2012 Prof. R. Ernst Metal-Pentadienyl Compounds: The Chemistry, Bonding, Reactivities and Applications of Open Metallocenes and Related Complexes


Dr. A. Pfaltz Neue Katalysatoren und Screeningmethoden für die Asymmetrische Synthese
19.01.2012 Prof. B. Chaudret Surface Chemistry and Reactivity of Organometallic Nanoparticles
10.01.2012  Prof. M. Röper Rohstoffbasis im Wandel
04.01.2012  Prof. Ch. Darcel

On Iron-Catalyzed reactions