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...]

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ESR-spectroscope
(Photo: Tobias Schlößer / FZ Jülich)

Novel process for producing high-voltage cathodes for lithium-ion batteries

[06.12.2017] When lithium-ion batteries are charged too quickly, metallic lithium gets deposited on the anodes. This reduces battery capacity and lifespan and can even destroy the batteries. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich have now presented a process that, for the first time ever, allows this so-called lithium plating process to be investigated directly. This puts new strategies for quick-charging strategies close at hand. [more...]

Rostocker Katalyse-Forscher ausgezeichnet

Preisträger Prof. Matthias Beller (mitte) mit TUM-Präsident Wolfgang A. Herrmann und Susanne Wamsler, der Tochter von Dr. Karl Wamsler. (Bild: Heddergott / TUM)

Clariant und TUM vergeben erstmals Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award

[05.12.2017] Der 2017 erstmals verliehene „Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award“ für Katalyse-Forschung geht an Prof. Matthias Beller, Direktor des Leibniz-Instituts für Katalyse in Rostock. Die Auszeichnung vergeben die Technische Universität München (TUM) und das Chemieunternehmen Clariant in Erinnerung an den 2016 verstorbenen Dr. Karl Wamsler, TUM-Ehrensenator, bedeutender Gestalter der deutschen Nachkriegschemie und großzügiger Förderer von Wissenschaft und Kunst. [mehr...]