Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry. [More...]

Faszination Forschung - Issue 18 | Focus on Catalysis

Faszination Forschung

Focus on Catalysis – in it’s current edition, Faszination Forschung, the scientific journal of the Technical University of Munich, presents Catalysis research as the main topic of the magazine. An article by TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann is about the importance of catalysis research for modern societies and how TUM is positioning itself in this field with the new Catalysis Research Center (CRC). Furthermore you can find three research portraits on professors of our department: Prof. Ulrich Heiz, Prof. Thorsten Bach and Prof. Thomas Brück. Another article presents the field of research of Prof. Johannes Barth, associate member of the CRC from the Department of Physics. [more...]

Prestigious award for new catalytic production strategies for olefins and alcohols

Prof. Johannes Lercher receives Eni-award

[08.07.2016] The New Frontiers in Hydrocarbons – Downstream-Eni award 2016 has been awarded to Professor Johannes Lercher, Chair of Technical Chemistry II, at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The prize honors his research establishing new catalytic strategies for the production of alkenes and alcohols from hydrocarbons. With 200,000 euros in prize money the Eni Award is one of the most important industrial science awards worldwide. [more...]

Chemist joins executive committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

A new molecular toolkit for the de-novo design of bioactive agents

08.07.2016] Prof. Roland A. Fischer, holder of the chair of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry at TUM, is the new Vice President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The general meeting of the DFG appointed Fischer to the executive committee of the largest research funding institution and central self-governing science organization in Germany for a period of four years. The body is responsible for setting the strategic and conceptual direction of the DFG. [more...]