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