Open Projects


Research Projects

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Master and Bachelor Thesis

We are constantly looking for students who would like to do their bachelor/master thesis in the research field of heterogeneous catalysis and technical chemistry in the group of professor Palkovits. In case you are interested please contact professor Palkovits directly. For descent applications, please add to your request: your CV, a certification with all examinations and a short motivation. Of course, all students can get an overview first about topics by contacting the group.

Research Projects

Throughout the year, various research projects are offered in the working group. In the following, current research projects are advertised. Students who are interested in doing research work with us as part of their studies are best advised to contact the respective supervisors. It is also possible to personally visit the working group to get an overview of available projects. Dr. Irina Delidovich will be happy to answer any general questions you may have.

External research internships, bachelor and master theses

Since December 2019, Professor Palkovits holds a Max-Planck Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. The group "Solid Molecular Catalysts" offers research internships, bachelor and master theses on a regular basis. A detailed overview and further information are available via the following link.

Recent Topics

At the moment, the following projects are offered in our group:

  • Synthesis and characterization of metallic catalyst for gas-phase transformations (Julia Wohland)
  • Electrocatalysis for the valorization of biogenic carboxylic acids to fine chemicals (Jerome Meyers)
  • How accurate does the environment of a metal center need to be modeled to provide reasonable adsorption energies? or IR-spectroscopic investigation of metal-nitrogen interactions in single-site catalysts to clarify the coordination (Nina Sackers)
  • Improving adsorption behaviour of Oxymethylene Ether on Hypercrosslinked Polymers or Structuring zeolites into flow optimized structures (Christian Gierlich)
  • Bimetallic base metal catalysts for the reductive amidation of biogenic acids (Moritz Haus)
  • Synthesis of Acetals for the use as fuel additive and optimization of the reaction system (Carsten Stobbe)
  • Investigation of stability and activity of covalent triazine networks in direct NO decomposition (Maurice Vennewald)
  • Applications of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry (Stefan Palkovits)



Dr. Irina Delidovich



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