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.

selected stories

Small in Size, Big in Impact"
Prof. Ulrich Heiz builds nanocatalysts atom by atom. His objective is to produce customized catalysts for the widest range of applications.
Millions at my Beck and Call!
Prof. Thorsten Bach combines photochemistry and catalysis. His aim: Using light as a natural energy source and suitable catalysts for the efficient and selective production of certain substances.
Catalysis - the Frontier Technology
The development of new catalysts and catalytic processes will play a crucial role in the future success of Germany as a key location in the chemical industry. With its high-tech infrastructure and dense competence network of national and international reach, TUM’s new Catalysis Research Center provides an ideal scientific platform for the country that invented industrial catalysis to shine.
The Search for Efficient Processes to Generate Green Crude
The production of “green aviation fuels” from algae is not yet commercially viable because of the extensive costs and amount of space required. Researchers from the Industrial Biocatalysis Group at TUM are looking to change that.