Photo of Wolfgang Schuhmann, Professor at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
RUB, Kramer

Giulio Milazzo Prize of BES Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann honored for his research

The Bioelectrochemical Society (BES) honored the research work of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann, Ruhr-University Bochum, with the Giulio Milazzo Price at the biannual BES Symposium 2019 in Limerick, Ireland, where he gave the "Giulio Milazzo Prize" lecture.

RUB, Marquard

Publication alert Life cycle of tiny catalyst particles observed

Individual nanoparticles are very difficult to investigate, because they are extremely small. But that is the goal of the scientists to later be able to customise their properties. The new approach: 'particle at a stick'.

> more about: Press Release idw, 03.05.2019
> more about: Press Release Ruhr-University Bochum, 03.05.2019

Original publication
Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Patrick Wilde, Thomas Quast, Justus Masa, Corina Andronescu, Yen-Ting Chen, Martin Muhler, Roland A. Fischer, Wolfgang Schuhmann: Oxygen evolution electrocatalysis of a single MOF‐derived composite nanoparticle on the tip of a nanoelectrode, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201903283

Photo of Wolfgang Schuhmann, Professor at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
RUB, Kramer

ERC Advanced Grant Catalysts for controlled cascade reactions

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann received an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant to study the conversion of harmful gases into useful basic chemicals on an industrial scale. For this purpose, he is getting 2.5 Mio. € for the next 5 years.

> more about: Press Release Ruhr-University Bochum, 28.03.2019

Logo of Ruhr-University Bochum

07.03.2019 First UnOCat Assembly

Our first assembly of the CRC/TRR 247 graduate school UnOCat "Understanding Oxidation Catalysis" took place at the RUB on 7th of March.
Doctoral researchers in CRC/TRR 247 discussed their work and elected Anna Rabe as their PhD representative as well as Steven Angel as her deputy.


11.02.2019 Networking event for female early career scientists

On 11th of February, the international day of women and girls in science, young female scientists of CRC/TRR 247 met in Essen for an informal networking event. Together, they discussed the CRC/TRR 247 support of female scientists in their academic qualifications and career developments.

Photo of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kleist

New CRC/TRR 247 project Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kleist joins CRC/TRR 247

The new project C6 "Metal‐organic frameworks as molecularly defined single‐site catalysts and precursor species for bimetallic Co/Fe materials in liquid phase oxidation reactions" aims at the development of single‐site catalysts based on metal‐organic frameworks (MOFs) containing well‐defined Co and Fe species in their framework structures.

S. Angel

Materials Research Society Best Poster Award for Steven Angel

Steven Angel, PhD candidate in project C2, received the Best Poster Award at the "Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing for Sustainability Symposium" at the Materials Research Society conference in Boston in November 2018.

His poster entitled „Spray-flame synthesis of nanosized LaMO3 (M = Fe, Co) perovskites for CO oxidation” is presenting results of his work with two solvents (Ethanol and 2-Ethylhexanoic acid) and their influence on spray-flame synthesis of the perovskites LaFeO3 and LaCoO3.

Greeting card with christmas tree made of a microcrystalline diamond layer on silicon

Happy Holidays Christmas greetings

Greetings of the season and our best wishes for a prosperous New Year 2019!

Photo of Malte Behrens, Professor at University Duisburg-Essen

UA Ruhr Joint platform for catalysis research

Prof. Dr. Malte Behrens will continue his work in teaching and research with a UA Ruhr professorship in "Materials Chemistry of Catalysts" at the faculty of chemistry, University Duisburg-Essen and at the faculty of chemistry and biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum.

> more about: Press Release idw, 14.12.2018
> more about: Press Release CENIDE, 17.12.2018


Kick-off meeting Successful start in Duisburg

In total 74 scientists, including project leaders, but also young researchers, participated in our kick-off meeting in Duisburg on 4th/5th of December 2018.

> more about: Press Release CENIDE, 17.12.2018

Group of four scientists in the laboratory
RUB, Kramer

Publication alert Discovery of a Multinary Noble Metal–Free Oxygen Reduction Catalyst

Scientists at Ruhr-University Bochum show that noble metal-free catalysts are as active as platinum and provide a base to produce more efficient and less expensive catalysts.

> more about: Press Release Ruhr-University Bochum, 23.10.2018

Original publication
Löffler, T., Meyer, H., Savan, A., Wilde, P., Garzón Manjón, A., Chen, Y.-T., Ventosa, E., Scheu, C., Ludwig, A., Schuhmann, W.: Discovery of a multinary noble metal free oxygen reduction catalyst, Advanced Energy Materials 2018, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201802269

Photo of Wolfgang Schuhmann, Professor at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
RUB, Kramer

Alessandro Volta Medal Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann honored for his research

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) honored the fundamental and applied research work of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann, Ruhr-University Bochum. He developed novel biosensors, redox polymers and materials for electrocatalysis and batteries. Congratulations!

> more about: Press Release Ruhr-University Bochum, 05.10.2018

Six scientists of the Ruhr-University Bochum in the laboratory
RUB, Marquard

Publication alert New catalyst with dual function

Scientists at Ruhr-University Bochum developed a new economical catalysts for a more sustainable plastics production.


> more about: Press Release Ruhr-University Bochum, 24.07.2018

Original publication
Barwe, S., Weidner, J., Cychy, S., Morales, D.M., Dieckhöfer, S., Hiltrop, D., Masa, J., Muhler, M., Schuhmann, W.: Electrocatalytic 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural oxidation using high surface area nickel boride, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201806298.

Professor Kristina Tschulik smiling in the camera
RUB, Marquard

Hellmuth Fischer Medal Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik honored for her research

DECHEMA awarded the Hellmuth Fischer Medal to Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik, Ruhr-University Bochum, for her fundamental research of electrochemical processes on nanoparticles.

> more about: Press Release Ruhr-University Bochum, 15.06.2018


Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in the Liquid Phase New Collaborative Research Centre / Transregio

The new research network, funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), started its work in July 2018 and will combine catalysis research and nanotechnology. The University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr University Bochum, the MPI für Kohlenforschung, the MPI CEC and the Fritz Haber Institute will work together to accumulate fundamental knowledge and "achieve great things together" (Prof. Dr. Malte Behrens, spokesperson of CRC/TRR 247).

> More detailed information can be found in the press releases:
Press Release DFG, No. 17, 18.05.2018
Press Release University of Duisburg-Essen, 18.05.2018
Press Release Ruhr-University Bochum, 18.05.2018
Press Release FOCUS Online, 18.05.2018
Press Release MPI CEC, 24.05.2018
Press Release MPI für Kohlenforschung, 03.07.2018
Press Release University of Duisburg-Essen, 28.03.2017