Principal Investigator Robert Schlögl

Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl

Phone: +49 208 306 3595

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Department Heterogeneous Reactions
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Project Area BB7: Advanced TEM and in situ X-Ray Spectroscopy

Project B7 aims at generating a fundamental understanding of the geometric and electronic real and surface structure of oxidation catalysts of the spinel- and perovkite-types under their working conditions.

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Curriculum Vitae

Professional career

Scientific education and dregrees


Awards and Scholarships

Positions and functions

  • BESSY Beamtime Committee, Berlin (Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung m.b.H.)
  • BESSY Scientific Advisory Board
  • Dechema e. V. Fachsektion Katalyse, Chair 1996-2002
  • GeCatS board member of German Catalysis Society
  • EFCATS ‑ European Federation of Catalysis Societies - Board
  • Hahn-Meitner-Institut (HMI), Berlin, Scientific Advisory Board (1995-2001)
  • IACS - International Association of Catalysis Societies
  • Chairman of the Selection Committee for the Academy Awards for the BBAW, 1999-2004
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Advisory Board for Scientific Information, Chair (1999-2005)
  • Chairman of Chemisch-Physikalisch-Technische Sektion des Wissenschaftlichen Rates der MPG, 2004-2006
  • GDCh (Society of German Chemists), Literatur-Kommission
  • PCCP (Physical Chemistry ‑ Chemical Physics) Advisory Board
  • Advisory Board Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (2008-2012)
  • Scientific Advisory Board Leibnitz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock (2010-2014)
  • Chair of MPG Presidential Commission on Future Directions of Science (since 2010)
  • Chairman of the Steering Committee „Energy Systems of the Future“ of the German Acedemies, acatech (since 2012)

Editorial Boards

Selected Publications

  1. W. Zhang, A. Trunschke, R. Schloegl, D. Su, Real-Space Observation of Surface Termination of a Complex Metal Oxide Catalyst, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 6084 (2010).
  2. J. Zhang, D. Su, A. Zhang, D. Wang, R. Schloegl, C. Hebert, Nanocarbon as robust catalyst: Mechanistic insight into carbon-mediated catalysis, Angew. Chem. Inter. Ed. 46, 7319 (2007).
  3. D. Teschner, J. Borsodi, A. Wootsch, Z. Revay, M. Haevecker, A. Knop-Gericke, S.D. Jackson, R. Schloegl, The roles of subsurface carbon and hydrogen in palladium-catalyzed alkyne hydrogenation, Science, 320, 86 (2008).
  4. D.S. Su, T. Jacob, T.W. Hansen, D. Wang, R. Schloegl, B. Freitag, S. Kujawa, Surface chemistry of Ag particles: Identification of oxide species by aberration-corrected TEM and by DFT calculations, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 5005 (2008).
  5. M. Schur, B. Bems, A. Dassenoy, I. Kassatkine, J. Urban, H. Wilmes, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler, R. Schloegl, Continuous coprecipitation of catalysts in a micromixer: Nanostructured Cu/ZnO composite for the synthesis of methanol, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 42, 3815 (2003).
  6. R. Schloegl, Chemistry's Role in Regenerative Energy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 6424 (2011).
  7. C. Rameshan, W. Stadlmayr, C. Weilach, S. Penner, H. Lorenz, M. Haevecker, R. Blume, T. Rocha, D. Teschner, A. Knop-Gericke, R. Schloegl, N. Memmel, D. Zemlyanov, G. Rupprechter, B. Kloetzer, Subsurface-Controlled CO(2) Selectivity of PdZn Near-Surface Alloys in H(2) Generation by Methanol Steam Reforming, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 3224 (2010).
  8. Y.-S. Hu, X. Liu, J.-O. Mueller, R. Schloegl, J. Maier, D.S. Su, Synthesis and Electrode Performance of Nanostructured V(2)O(5) by Using a Carbon Tube-in-Tube as a Nanoreactor and an Efficient Mixed-Conducting Network, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 210 (2009).
  9. M. Havecker, A. Knop-Gericke, T. Schedel-Niedrig, R. Schlogl, High-pressure soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy: A contribution to overcoming the "pressure gap" in the study of heterogeneous catalytic processes, Angew. Chem.-Int. Ed. 37, 1939 (1998).
  10. H.-J. Freund, G. Meijer, M. Scheffler, R. Schlogl, M. Wolf, CO Oxidation as a Prototypical Reaction for Heterogeneous Processes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 10064 (2011).